Maqsoodul Haque

The writer is a Dhaka based, jazz-rock fusion musician, poet, writer, Baul researcher and cultural activist.

June 30, 2018
June 30, 2018

Decibels of the drug war

Life revolves around our experiences and first hand experiences determine our course of action in dealing with the many travails of life itself.

June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018

Annisul Huq as initiator of Shilpir Pashe Foundation

It was a relief for Lucky Bhai. He now had a place to rest and recuperate to functional levels in what turned out to be the last months of his life. He could also get to meet legions of fans and...

June 2, 2018
June 2, 2018

Annisul Huq a music connoisseur

It was a billboard that I saw somewhere in Gulshan in 2015 which indicated citizens' aspirations to see Annisul Huq as Mayor of DNCC. I called up Rubana who confirmed the news and promptly...

May 26, 2018
May 26, 2018

A tribute to Annisul Huq's contribution to music

I first heard of Annisul Huq around 1981-82, courtesy of kind words of my dear friend, the physician and TV show maverick Dr Abdun Noor Tushar. Then a student of class ten, Tushar was assisting...

May 19, 2018
May 19, 2018

A tribute to Annisul Huq's contribution to music

It was late 1980s. Narratives of the Liberation War were by then being systematically erased from national curriculums and psyche. No stories, movies or drama serials on the Liberation War were...

April 22, 2016
April 22, 2016

Muchkund Dubey and Hindi translation of Fakir Lalon Shah's works

I have read reports in The Daily Star as well as in the Prothom Alo about a discussion held in Dhaka on 27th March 2016 by

April 14, 2016
April 14, 2016

Melay Jairey and Baishakhi thoughts

Every Bangla Naboborsho or Bangali New Year, I am deluged with requests for interviews by newspapers, periodicals and television...