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  • Fayeka Zabeen Siddiqua

  • Folkloric Bangladesh

    Bangla folk literature has always celebrated a rich tapestry of themes, from heroic religious narratives depicted in ballads and dramas, to the mundane struggles of life reflected in witty proverbs and riddles. These folk tales, many of which have been passed down through generations orally, reflect the diversity of our different ethnic, linguistic and religious groups. This Pahela Baishakh, we invite you on a journey that takes us back to our roots.
  • Let there be light

    The stigma surrounding depression
  • Sukumar's Myth and Magic

    Silly rhymes, nonsensical verses, absurd characters - that's how Sukumar Ray introduced poetry in to my life with his book Abol Tabol (Rhymes without Reasons), an amazing collection of classic Bengali nonsense poetry.
  • Who Defines Obscenity?

    Recently, the news of a Dhaka University (DU) teacher's suspension – following claims from some of his Masters students that he showed ...
  • Hotel with the worst view in the world

    Banksy is in the news again - this time because of the Walled Off Hotel that he designed and financed in the city of West Bank, in Bethlehem.