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

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.

No more waiting around for special occasions to enjoy ‘Meijjan’

The word "Mezban" comes from the Persian language meaning "Host." But the word Mezban adopted in Chattogram’s local accent sounds as "Meijjan". And as soon as you hear “Meijjan”, you start visualising smoked white rice, various dishes of beef and chana dal (a type of pulses).

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.

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.

March 4, 2022
March 4, 2022

Ekushey Book Fair, an integral part of Bengali culture

The Ekushey Book Fair is held every year to preserve the glorious memory of the 1952 Language Movement.

March 2, 2022
March 2, 2022

No more waiting around for special occasions to enjoy ‘Meijjan’

The word "Mezban" comes from the Persian language meaning "Host." But the word Mezban adopted in Chattogram’s local accent sounds as "Meijjan". And as soon as you hear “Meijjan”, you start visualising smoked white rice, various dishes of beef and chana dal (a type of pulses).

February 26, 2022
February 26, 2022

What's worth seeing in Rangpur?

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

February 23, 2022
February 23, 2022

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.

February 18, 2022
February 18, 2022

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.

February 14, 2022
February 14, 2022

Banarupa floating market in Rangamati: a place with all daily necessities

Boats keep floating in, carrying all kinds of products and produces from the hills, towards Shamata Ghat of Banarupa Bazaar in Rangamati.

February 9, 2022
February 9, 2022

Boithakata Floating Haat on Belua river in Pirojpur

The floating vegetable market on the Belua river of Pirojpur is a popular market. It runs from morning till noon on every Saturday and Tuesday. All trades happen on the boats filled with goods on the river.

February 8, 2022
February 8, 2022

Surviving bookstalls at Kamalapur Railway Station

Thousands of people use the Kamalapur Railway Station daily for travelling.

January 31, 2022
January 31, 2022

No better puri than Buddu's in Old Dhaka!

The aroma is what makes Buddu’s puri in Dhaka’s old town so unique.