Mayabee Arannya

March 8, 2021
March 8, 2021

50 years later, the fight goes on

When speaking about our Liberation War of 1971, we often commend our freedom fighters for their sacrifices and bravery and condemn the then Pakistan army for inflicting inhumane torture on our innocent people, especially our women.

March 8, 2021
March 8, 2021

A warrior in the fight against the pandemic

“Having two young children and an elderly mother-in-law at home, it was dangerously risky for me to go out during the pandemic.

March 8, 2021
March 8, 2021

A mother to the entire community

“I was six months pregnant when the pandemic first hit Bangladesh, but I knew I had to go out and help my community,” shares Sajia Akter, a 29-year-old mother of two.

March 8, 2021
March 8, 2021

A beacon of resilience

“I had always dreamt of working to help marginalised communities, and I made sure my dream came true,” shares 23-year-old Beauti Rani Sikder, a woman who not only takes care of her family on her own but has also dedicated her life to taking care of her community.

February 15, 2021
February 15, 2021

Chobi Mela (0): Redefining photo festivals for the post-COVID era

The Drik-Path building peeks into the sky in the middle of the busy commercial area of Panthapath, Dhaka. This is where Chobi Mela Shunno (0) is taking place this year.

March 26, 2020
March 26, 2020

Counting the days to independence

“The struggle this time is for emancipation. The struggle this time is for independence.” These historic words rang through the air

March 7, 2020
March 7, 2020

Road to March 7, 1971

Bangladesh is a country built on a foundation of struggle. The struggle for language, as our people sacrificed their lives to have our mother tongue be our state language in 1952.

February 23, 2020
February 23, 2020

Emperor for People

On May 10, 2019, Japan welcomed its 126th emperor, Naruhito (original name Hironomiya Naruhito), to the Chrysanthemum Throne after the abdication of his father, Akihito. Born on February 23, 1960, today marks the Emperor’s 60th birthday. On this special day, let us take a glimpse into the significance of Emperor Naruhito and the Japanese Imperial Family in world history.

February 17, 2020
February 17, 2020

An unparalleled veteran in the world of publishing

Behind his big glasses and mischievous smile hid over 50 years of experience in publishing. Very few people would be able to claim the same kind of knowledge and understanding of the ins and outs of publishing as Mohiuddin Ahmed, Emeritus Publisher and Director, The University Press Limited.

February 4, 2020
February 4, 2020

Death need not be painful: Palliative care in Bangladesh

In November 2016, nine-year-old Asif was admitted to the only hospital which treats child cancer patients in the country. He was prematurely released from the hospital, with a few months of treatment still left to receive.