Sayyed Mohmud Ullah

February 25, 2020
February 25, 2020

Govt organisations’ stalls drawing visitors

The stalls of government service providers and autonomous institutions have been drawing a good number of book lovers at the Bangla Academy portion of the month-long Amar Ekushey Grantha Mela this year.

February 19, 2020
February 19, 2020

Books for the underprivileged

While thousands of people visit the Amar Ekushey Grantha Mela every year and buy books of their choice, there are still many who have just the same hunger for reading, but cannot afford to do so.

February 18, 2020
February 18, 2020

Adding a touch of history

Thousands of book lovers’ footsteps have fallen on Suhrawardy Udyan throughout the Amar Ekushey Grantha Mela this year, at the site has witnessed significant historic events, most importantly Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s iconic speech on March 7, 1971.

February 17, 2020
February 17, 2020

Poetry, novels dominate numbers

With poetry leading the tally of new arrivals, a total of 2,340 new titles hit the stalls in the first 15 days of the monthlong Amar Ekushey Grantha Mela this year, the highest at the halfway mark in last five years.

February 15, 2020
February 15, 2020

Two celebrations add spark

There’s a book for almost everything, whether it be showing affection to a special someone, or celebrating one’s tradition. But what happens if you need a book that can express both? Yesterday was such an occasion, because it welcomed the first day of spring while love was in the air, and there’s no book on that as of yet.

February 14, 2020
February 14, 2020

A mistaken first day of spring

It was not the first day of spring -- according to the revised Bangla calendar, but Amar Ekushey Grantha Mela still adorned the colours of the season yesterday. Visitors showed up in shades of yellow, and the fair took on a festive mood as evening fell.

February 9, 2020
February 9, 2020

Elderly self-publisher’s photo goes viral

A photo of an elderly man standing in front of a stall at Amar Ekushey Grantha Mela 2020 goes viral on social media, with discussion on him being in full swing among book lovers.

February 8, 2020
February 8, 2020

Big day for little ones

Hundreds of children surrounded Sisimpur Mancha at Amar Ekushey Grantha Mela yesterday noon, shouting, “We love to read books!” They were accompanied by mascots of the popular characters from Sesame Street’s Bangladeshi adaptation.

February 5, 2020
February 5, 2020

An homage to Bangabandhu

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman remains an inseparable part of anything to do with Bangladesh, and with this year marking his birth centenary, the Amar Ekushey Grantha Mela is celebrating the Father of the Nation in full fervour.

February 4, 2020
February 4, 2020

Readers scope out catalogues

Enthusiastic publishers -- with catalogues of their new titles -- are all set to welcome bookworms at the Amar Ekushey Grantha Mela 2020, as the book fair was seen warming up to visitors in its second day yesterday.