Hafiz Uddin Ahmad leafed through the stack of day-old newspapers in the officer’s mess, scanning headlines in Bengali, English, and Urdu.
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,
The term diaspora originates from the ancient Greek dia speiro meaning a scattering of seeds.
The history of advertising in Bengal is as old as the history of modern print media in Asia. The first Asian newspaper -- The Calcutta General Advertiser -- was published from the British Bengal in 1780.
While their families search every alleyway, survivors say that they lived right around the corner in the capital city.
We were at the dinner table. My wife asked if I had seen Bulbuli, the Coke Studio Bangla song. Till then I hadn’t. The upload was only a few days old.
Considerable research conducted by renowned Orientalists such as Moriz Winternitz,
It is well-known that Bangla literature took a new turn in the 1940s. Following the revolutionary work of Kazi Nazrul Islam, we got four powerful poets among Bangalee Muslims: Farrukh Ahmad,
Marc Riboud (1923-2016), one of the first generation of Magnum photographers, was born in Lyon, France.
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.
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.
There are many ways a nation’s history can be understood, for it has many points, opinions, and arguments depending on the sources one can reach.
On September 2, the student front of a political party announced its intention to form committees in 16 private universities. It was greeted with apprehension and alarm.