Why demolish the first art school building of East Bengal?

Maheshwarpasha School of Art was founded in 1904 by artist Shashi Bhushan Paul. It is the first art school in East Bengal.

Kolkata Coffee House: A birthplace of ideas

Casual social gathering is an integral part of Bangalee lifestyle. One of the most famous of the adda places is the Coffee House of Kolkata.

148-year-old Kolkata tram still running strong

Carrying a heritage of 148 years, Kolkata’s trams are still going strong. In today’s modern life, the trams connect us to the past and uphold tradition. With the passing of ages, the horse-driven...

Munshiganj’s traditional craft of mat weaving at risk of being lost

Around a hundred families in Munshiganj are still keeping the tradition of mat, locally called pati, weaving alive. Each and every mat has a story woven in itself. And it appears as if these tales...

Inside the dream library of Mirajul

Although Mirajul's work requires him to sell a variety of titbits out on the streets, he still finds time to satiate the voracious reader within him.

Visually impaired singer Nurunnabi struggling for a living amid lockdown

Nurnabi, a visually impaired Lalmonirhat resident, used to make a living by singing in markets.

January 23, 2022
January 23, 2022

Why demolish the first art school building of East Bengal?

Maheshwarpasha School of Art was founded in 1904 by artist Shashi Bhushan Paul. It is the first art school in East Bengal.

January 15, 2022
January 15, 2022

Kolkata Coffee House: A birthplace of ideas

Casual social gathering is an integral part of Bangalee lifestyle. One of the most famous of the adda places is the Coffee House of Kolkata.

January 1, 2022
January 1, 2022

148-year-old Kolkata tram still running strong

Carrying a heritage of 148 years, Kolkata’s trams are still going strong. In today’s modern life, the trams connect us to the past and uphold tradition. With the passing of ages, the horse-driven...

December 29, 2021
December 29, 2021

Winter cakes in Dhaka

Winter cake or pitha is a long-standing Bangalee tradition. It was an integral part of Nabanna festival (celebration of harvest season's arrival).

December 6, 2021
December 6, 2021

How Gazipur's Pubail became ‘Shooting Village’

Pubail union in Gazipur Sadar upazila is widely known as “Shooting Village.”

December 5, 2021
December 5, 2021

Selina Hossain chronicling history

After 200 long years, British rule ended in 1947 in the Subcontinent. In June of the same year, Selina Hossain was born.

November 30, 2021
November 30, 2021

Rash Purnima: A Manipuri tradition spanning 242 years

Rash Purnima -- one of the major festivals of the Manipuri community -- is celebrated during the full moon of autumn. According to legend, In 1779, Maharaja Bhagya Chandra, on the day of Shukla...

November 27, 2021
November 27, 2021

Festivities for Khasi tribe!

Moulvibazar's Kamalganj upazila Magurchara Khashia Punji holds a traditional end-of-the-year and New Year celebrations of the Khashia community.

October 31, 2021
October 31, 2021

Cultural engagement and growth to mend communal divide

“Poth cherona pother manush -- Shamprodayik montrona rukhte chhorai shompritir shur” -- was the slogan for cultural programme and protest arranged by Prachyanat at the base of Aparajeyo Bangla on...

October 21, 2021
October 21, 2021

People of Turi community celebrate Dashai Karam after four decades

Dashai Karam, an autumn festival of the people of Turi communite, was not celebrated in Chapainawabganj’s Madhaipur for nearly four decades.