6d ago| In Focus

ALAMGIR KABIR: The conscience whipper

Alamgir Kabir’s death anniversary has been an occasion to celebrate and remember him as a prominent film director and tireless film society activist.

1w ago| In Focus

Insights from India’s Nurse Migration: Lessons for Bangladesh

It has now been almost half a century since Indian nurses began migrating abroad, long enough to understand the difficulties and benefits they have encountered in their professional and personal journey. I have studied their migration since the 2000s.

2w ago| In Focus

Misreading Climate Change in Bangladesh

Perilously close to rising sea levels and vulnerable to floods, erosion, and cyclones, Bangladesh is one of the top recipients of development aid earmarked for adaptation to climate change.

Marc Riboud’s Bangladesh 1971: Mourning and Morning

Marc Riboud (1923-2016), one of the first generation of Magnum photographers, was born in Lyon, France.

Ethical encounters: A look into women, war, and cinema in Bangladesh

A modern remake of Ajoy Kar’s 1961 film Saptapodi, Shameem Akhtar’s film Rina Brown (2017) unfolds intimate geographies of love and loss among individuals from India, and West and East Pakistan.

Love Me Do: Sixty years ago, the Beatles began to play

Sixty years ago, John, Paul, George, and Ringo released their first single, Love Me Do, on October 5, 1962. It was a Parlophone 7-inch 45rpm with the seal 45-R 4949.

January 23, 2023
January 23, 2023

ALAMGIR KABIR: The conscience whipper

Alamgir Kabir’s death anniversary has been an occasion to celebrate and remember him as a prominent film director and tireless film society activist.

January 16, 2023
January 16, 2023

Insights from India’s Nurse Migration: Lessons for Bangladesh

It has now been almost half a century since Indian nurses began migrating abroad, long enough to understand the difficulties and benefits they have encountered in their professional and personal journey. I have studied their migration since the 2000s.

January 9, 2023
January 9, 2023

Misreading Climate Change in Bangladesh

Perilously close to rising sea levels and vulnerable to floods, erosion, and cyclones, Bangladesh is one of the top recipients of development aid earmarked for adaptation to climate change.

January 2, 2023
January 2, 2023

Doing journalism and telling the truth: Zahur Hossain Chowdhury’s ways

Among the editor-journalists in our country, one of the most famous names undoubtedly is Zahur Hossain Chowdhury (1922-1980).

December 26, 2022
December 26, 2022

Home and Displacement

The two words in the title are evocative, complex and slippery.  What after all is “home”, and what does “displacement” really mean? 

December 19, 2022
December 19, 2022

Guarding the silences

51 years after 1971, the birth of Bangladesh continues to evoke a range of emotions in Pakistan. There are civilians – poets,

December 12, 2022
December 12, 2022

Roquiah Sakhawat Hossein and Kazi Nazrul Islam

Roquiah Sakhawat Hossein was born in 1880, Kazi Nazrul Islam in 1899. Apart from their difference in gender, there could not have been more differences in the circumstances of their class and upbringing.

December 5, 2022
December 5, 2022

After the Storm

Hafiz Uddin Ahmad leafed through the stack of day-old newspapers in the officer’s mess, scanning headlines in Bengali, English, and Urdu.

November 28, 2022
November 28, 2022

Chronicling the other Bengal

Writers are drawn to the bleakest of places, Arundhati Roy once said, the way vultures are drawn to kills. I didn’t know the full import of the statement until I began to work on my book,

November 21, 2022
November 21, 2022

Probashi: Histories of the Bangladesh diaspora

The term diaspora originates from the ancient Greek dia speiro meaning a scattering of seeds.