“The Baby”

In the chilly winter night as I walked past the forest, I heard a feeble crying of a baby. I shivered in my warm clothes.

After I Go

After I go

For fans of ‘Heartstopper’, an Alice Oseman reading guide

I wanted to share my personal reading order of Alice’s work and a glance into what you can expect from each.

2w ago| Star Literature

Intuitions of Harmony: The Vibrant Vision of Rabindranath Tagore

Born in 1861, Rabindranath was brought up in a large family with an open, eclectic approach to culture, religion and the world of ideas. This receptivity to heterogeneous influences remained with...

2w ago| Star Literature

From Rabindranath Tagore’s Chhinnapatra

Our boat was docked by a sandbank on the other side of Shelaidaha. It was a gigantic strip of sand where the contour of a river could be seen.

The Sehri Tales prompt is a Rorschach test for participants

If there is one thing that worries me a little, it is that the strong trend for themes of sexual violence that began to appear during lockdown, continues to be favoured by a significant number of...

May 21, 2022
May 21, 2022
May 21, 2022
May 21, 2022

“The Baby”

In the chilly winter night as I walked past the forest, I heard a feeble crying of a baby. I shivered in my warm clothes.

May 18, 2022
May 18, 2022

For fans of ‘Heartstopper’, an Alice Oseman reading guide

I wanted to share my personal reading order of Alice’s work and a glance into what you can expect from each.

May 17, 2022
May 17, 2022

The Myth Bridge: Goethe Institut Bangladesh and HerStory Foundation revisit women of folklore through Dungeons and Dragons

Going live from May 15 is The Myth Bridge, a live-action simulation game that “[brings] to life” and connects nine women characters from Bengali and German folklore. 

May 15, 2022
May 15, 2022

UPL launches book, ‘Millennial Generation in Bangladesh’

The book in question, according to the blurb on UPL’s website, asks noteworthy questions like, “How do [Millennials] identify themselves in the social and national contexts and how can the nation&...

May 14, 2022
May 14, 2022

My Defeat

Life is a battlefield. Every living species fights a different battle; therefore, I can only talk about mine.

May 14, 2022
May 14, 2022

Tracing the Roots

When I look back to find the definitive moment when my writing habits took root, I can’t find it. It is a distant vanishing point from which everything radiated, or maybe there was not a single...

May 11, 2022
May 11, 2022

Taslima blasts literature award for Mamata: 'Kolkata's writers, artists are sold out'

Exiled Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen has criticised the choice of Paschimbanga Bangla Academy to confer West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee a literature award and alleged that “Kolkata&...

May 10, 2022
May 10, 2022

The 'idol-breaker' of Iran: poet Forough Farrokhzad

She would be the first woman in the history of Persian literature to publish poems that spoke openly of women, sexuality, longings, and equality.

May 10, 2022
May 10, 2022

Mamata Banerjee conferred with Bangla Academy Award for ‘relentless literary pursuit’

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday was awarded her government-run Bangla Academy’s maiden honour for her "relentless literary pursuit".