Mahasthangarh: What are the new findings?

Mahasthangarh of Bogura, the over 2,500-year-old huge city amazes people to this day.

'Jabbarer Boli Khela’: A legacy of anti-British movement

At the beginning of 20th century, Abdul Jabbar Saudagar, a merchant from Chattogram, introduced a wrestling competition. His intention was to cultivate a sport that would prepare the youth to fight against British rule.

How is ‘Tomtom’ made?

At Baishakhi mela and all other local fairs, indigenous toy known as “Tomtom” is very popular.

What's worth seeing in Rangpur?

There are many places worth seeing if you are visiting Rangpur.

Hathazari’s famous jilapi made of rice flour

Have you ever heard of jilapi made of rice flour? Jilapi made of rice flour and jaggery at Hathazari upazila in Chattogram is quite well known for its uniqueness and taste. The sweet smell is enough to draw you to the store. The interesting thing is, you can only buy this jilapi for three months during the winter.

Preparations have taken up the 1st week of Boi Mela

Amar Ekushey Boi Mela 2022 has started. Due to Covid restrictions, the fair couldn’t go ahead in it’s usual setting. A lot of people were deprived of the festival. The book fair has started again this year amidst concerns and confusion over the duration and scope of the fair.

May 30, 2022
May 30, 2022

Mahasthangarh: What are the new findings?

Mahasthangarh of Bogura, the over 2,500-year-old huge city amazes people to this day.

May 24, 2022
May 24, 2022

'Jabbarer Boli Khela’: A legacy of anti-British movement

At the beginning of 20th century, Abdul Jabbar Saudagar, a merchant from Chattogram, introduced a wrestling competition. His intention was to cultivate a sport that would prepare the youth to fight against British rule.

May 11, 2022
May 11, 2022

How is ‘Tomtom’ made?

At Baishakhi mela and all other local fairs, indigenous toy known as “Tomtom” is very popular.

May 10, 2022
May 10, 2022

250-year-old 'Poradaho Mela' held in Bogura

The 250-year-old traditional “Poradaho Mela” was held this year in the presence of thousands of people at Golabari area under Gabtoli upazila of Bogura district.

April 14, 2022
April 14, 2022

Why is Pahela Baishakh celebrated on different dates in West Bengal and Bangladesh?

This is the year 1429 in the Bengali calendar. However, since many argue that if Emperor Akbar introduced the Bengali calendar 438 years ago, why is it the year 1429 in the calendar?

April 11, 2022
April 11, 2022

Pottery still surviving in Kartikpur village

Once, a village fair used to be filled with pottery items like jars, plant pots, rice pots, tepa dolls, terracotta jars of different sizes, small toys, vases and many more.

April 2, 2022
April 2, 2022

'Kannakatir Mela' returns to Lalmonirhat border after 4 years

Four years later, Narayani Rani met her father. When she spotted him on the other side of the barbed wire at the Lalmonirhat border, she burst into tears.

March 19, 2022
March 19, 2022

How was the Amar Ekushey Book Fair this year?

Since independence, the Amar Ekushey Book Fair has been organised every year to honour the glorious legacy of the 1952 Language Movement.

March 11, 2022
March 11, 2022

Transgender poet Shova tells her story at Boi Mela

Some say she is the first transgender poet in Bangladesh. Overcoming many adversities, she recently published her second book "Ami Shova Bolchi". Even though her book was published, she couldn’t get a stall to carry her book. That’s when Shova decided to personally sell her book at the fair premises, and went viral on social media.

March 6, 2022
March 6, 2022

International Kolkata Book Fair kicks off with country theme 'Bangladesh'

The 45th International Kolkata Book Fair has begun. Hosted at Central Park of Salt Lake City, the fair features the country theme as “Bangladesh” this year. The birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and 75th independence day of India elevated this year’s book fair to a new dimension.