Shamsad Mortuza | The Daily Star
  • Shamsad Mortuza

    The writer is Advisor, Department of English and Humanities, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB)

  • Baishakhi Spirit, which art Moving Everywhere

    My phone is bombarded with SMS alerts notifying me of various deals available for Baishakh: the discounts that are offered in various
  • Baishakhi smile

    Our car has to take a detour from Dhanmondi Road 27 because of traffic congestion in front of Genetic Plaza, the new hub for getting glass bangles -- one of the must wearable accessories for women on Pahela Baishakh.
  • A GREEN DOVE IN SILENCE: FORTY PROSE POEMS IN TRANSLATION

    There is a feel good factor about Gauranga Mohanta's collection of prose poems A Green Dove in Silence. A neat jacket, crispy pages,
  • Palash tree

    Colours of February

    The celebration of Basanta Utsav contributes to the colour palette of February. Pahela Falgun, the day when the Bengali spring season ushers in, makes yellow the only wearable for those who want to participate in the seasonal festivity.
  • The whistle doesn't pull the train

    I was a junior lecturer when I had the privilege of working alongside Professor Nurul Islam, who was chairing the departmental admission test committee at Jahangirnagar University.
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