Hadudu game for above 60-year-olds

A friendly match of Hadudu took place in Manikganj. Interestingly, all those who participated in this competition were 60-years-old or above.

Calls to preserve house of Poet Nazrul’s wife Pramila in Manikganj

Teota village of Shibalaya upazila of Manikganj. The memories of national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam and his wife Pramila are scattered in this village which is located on the bank of Jamuna river. But as time passes, memories are also fading.

Gayatri Kundu finds her childhood home after 76 years

Gayatri Kundu was four-five years old when she left Dhaka with her family and moved to Kolkata.

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.

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.

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.

September 15, 2022
September 15, 2022

Hadudu game for above 60-year-olds

A friendly match of Hadudu took place in Manikganj. Interestingly, all those who participated in this competition were 60-years-old or above.

September 12, 2022
September 12, 2022

Calls to preserve house of Poet Nazrul’s wife Pramila in Manikganj

Teota village of Shibalaya upazila of Manikganj. The memories of national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam and his wife Pramila are scattered in this village which is located on the bank of Jamuna river. But as time passes, memories are also fading.

August 29, 2022
August 29, 2022

Gayatri Kundu finds her childhood home after 76 years

Gayatri Kundu was four-five years old when she left Dhaka with her family and moved to Kolkata.

August 20, 2022
August 20, 2022

Asadganj’s century-old dried-fish market

The dried fish market of Chattogram's Asadganj is locally known as the dried-fish port.

August 1, 2022
August 1, 2022

Prof AK Nazmul Karim's contribution to sociology in Bangladesh

Professor AK Nazmul Karim was the only Bengali founder of the Department of Sociology at Dhaka University when it was formed in 1957. On the century of his birth, The Daily Star speaks with renowned sociologist Anupam Sen

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?