Netflix’s ‘The Sandman’ re-creates Neil Gaiman’s world in its own image

If you didn’t read The Sandman, watch The Sandman. If you read The Sandman, don’t expect the same magic as in the pages.

Book news: ‘Banglar Rock Metal’ charts history of Bangla band music

The “Bangladeshi rock band encyclopaedia” is authored by music journalists Milu Aman and Haque Faruk, depicting the chronological history of 180 music bands in the country.

Tagore’s Gitabitan and the bookshelf of a Bengali household

It has been 81 years today since Rabindranath Tagore, a Bengali polymath, poet, composer and the first Bengali Nobel Laureate, breathed his last. In these 81 years, much has changed in the world, including the modernisation of his compositions. Tagore’s songs—Rabindra Sangeet, as they are known—are still popular amongst Bengali music lovers.

Eight-year-old Rituraj writes Rokomari bestselling book

Proceeds from the book’s sales will be donated to charity foundations that work with underprivileged children. 

Home-grown solutions for a global crisis: 'Rohingya Camp Narratives' launches at IUB

“Here one will find on state policy analysis and societal dynamics–exploring grey areas and bringing multidimensional analysis to the refugee crisis”, said Professor Dr Meghna Guhathakurta.

Humayun Ahmed and the language of Bangladeshi novels

His written language came close to spoken language due to the primitive and original style of Bengali syntax—simple sentence structures.

August 7, 2022
August 7, 2022

Netflix’s ‘The Sandman’ re-creates Neil Gaiman’s world in its own image

If you didn’t read The Sandman, watch The Sandman. If you read The Sandman, don’t expect the same magic as in the pages.

August 7, 2022
August 7, 2022

Book news: ‘Banglar Rock Metal’ charts history of Bangla band music

The “Bangladeshi rock band encyclopaedia” is authored by music journalists Milu Aman and Haque Faruk, depicting the chronological history of 180 music bands in the country.

August 6, 2022
August 6, 2022

Tagore’s Gitabitan and the bookshelf of a Bengali household

It has been 81 years today since Rabindranath Tagore, a Bengali polymath, poet, composer and the first Bengali Nobel Laureate, breathed his last. In these 81 years, much has changed in the world, including the modernisation of his compositions. Tagore’s songs—Rabindra Sangeet, as they are known—are still popular amongst Bengali music lovers.

August 5, 2022
August 5, 2022

DhakaYeah designs book cover for HarperCollins India

The novel, first published in Bangla as Narach, is set in late 19th century colonial Bengal. 

August 5, 2022
August 5, 2022

I write a name.—An ode to imagination

Imagination is the capacity to explore that "something else way down." 

August 4, 2022
August 4, 2022

Short Story Review: In “Lucky”, innocent lives encounter destructive politics

For me, the key takeaway from “Lucky” would be the perspective one can gain into living in the shadow of war, which creates around its victims a prison of undying misery.

August 4, 2022
August 4, 2022

At the Blums’—A review of 'The Netanyahus' by Joshua Cohen

Cohen’s book confidently deals with the comedy of the Jewish family.

August 4, 2022
August 4, 2022

Did Western education really uplift the colonised Bengalis?

Paul argues that colonial education rather sowed discord and contributed to unequal divisions of labour between Hindus and Muslims.

August 3, 2022
August 3, 2022

How BookTok motivated me to read again

It has made literary criticism—often regarded highbrow or excessively academic—feel accessible.

July 31, 2022
July 31, 2022

Why I’m excited about ‘House of the Dragon’

Fire & Blood is the historical retelling of the reign of the Targaryens as told by the fictional Archmaster Gyldayn, and it is a compressed version of all the things that make A Song of Ice and Fire so fun.