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  • Liza Hasan

    Seeing the world through liza’s brushes

    The goal of Liza Hasan's art is not solely confined to aesthetics; there is a far bigger purpose than that. Her art is shaped by her urge to bring to fore the emotions of her subjects, while commenting in her own quiet way on the society and culture that encircle her.

  • Passion for Pixels

    He started off small. But those who do big things in their lives usually do. That's the great thing about 'star' people- they start

  • Living with a Camera

    Khaled Hasan's story is an inspiration for people who want to turn their passion into a full time profession.

  • Stories through Photography: Knowing Hasan Chandan

    In the last two decades, photography in our country has flourished and made a place for itself in the international area. Many

  • Between A Man and His Camera

    25-year-old documentary photographer, Rahul Talukder, first started using the camera on his cell phone. “That was around

  • The Man Who Never Gave Up

    On the streets of Banani, one of Dhaka's busiest commercial areas plies a tiny cycle rickshaw which has a difference when compared to

  • The World of Theatre

    In the world of arts and entertainment, Shabdabali Group Theatre needs no introduction. For 37 years the group has

  • A Journey of Art and Passion

    "Every incident that we come across everyday that can be a scene of beauty and peace or a bleak image of injustice or

  • Pioneering a New Art

    Shimul Saha's innovative visual arts have always been one of the major attractions in any art exhibition. Saha has introduced a new dimension of visual art by using entirely unique materials to depict day to day struggles of human life, philosophical ideas and

  • Finding Solace in Art

    Artist Masuma Khan's childlike innocence and power of spreading optimism while teaching art makes her a favourite to her students.

  • Excelling in New Media

    A rising star in the field of art today, in the country, is the young Efat Razowane Reya. "Thank you! But if you don't mind, I'd rather be a rising star in the New Media genre in Bangladesh," smiles Reya. A young student with big, dreamy eyes, Reya depicts confidence, determination and one cannot miss the flicker of rebellion.

  • Inherited Gumption

    When she was just a child, her father used to frequently say, “My daughter is going to grow up to be a barrister one day!”

  • Man of the Earth

    A popular name in the field of agriculture, Rezaul Karim Siddique has been researching on how to develop cultivation and growth of crops in Bangladesh for more than three decades. Not only does he work for the betterment of agriculture, he also works towards the development of farmers and organic farming.

  • Chasing Dreams

    Growing up in a middle-class family belonging to Gazipur, Probal Rashid had an ordinary childhood. Completing his schooling and Bachelor's in Business Administration in his home-town, Probal joined the Centre for Asian Arts and Cultures for a 2 month-long foundation course on photography to cater to his childhood knack for taking photographs.


    “Writing for children is something very special. When I try to depict their child-like dreams, their innocence and imagination in my writing, what I enjoy most is that I start to think like them”, says Ashique Mustafa,

  • Saving Lives

    BRAC is known to empower people and communities in situations of poverty, illiteracy, disease and social injustice. However, BRAC


    Md. Abdus Salam is a teacher, a trainer and the principal of a school- a profession not uncommon if a little underappreciated in these


    Professor Kaiser Haq is undoubtedly one of the literary giants of our time. He is a renowned poet, an essayist, a translator and teacher

  • The Argus Helmet

    Argus is a third eye, invented by Samiul Haque, Istiak Ahmed Inam and Mainul Hasan Alin. It is made to send tactile feedback through

  • Toru-The Idea Tree

    Yet another platform that emerged recently is Toru - the idea tree, a think tank and a ground for innovation and creativity. Earlier this

  • The Interactive Classroom Board

    Among the impressive inventions that emerged from The Maker's Lab, was the Immersive Augmented Education system, by Akkas Uddin

  • The AR Box

    As a prototype, 'The reward based academic games through applied knowledge' or The Air Box gave the audience of The Makers Lab a fun

  • Product Popularity Evaluator

    In today's world of modern technology and globalisation, consumers deal with a wide variety of brands selling very similar products to

  • Office solution for Presentations

    One of the projects which received much admiration at The Makers Lab was the 'Interactive Office Solution for Presentation' by engineers

  • February 21

    Every year on February 21, many of us try to relive the revolution fought in 1952. We wonder about the past, try to understand the

  • The Birth of Art

    Northbrook Hall, located inside the famous Laalkuthi, at Farashgonj, on the north bank of the Buriganga River, is the first of its kind in

  • The Literary Den

    People familiar with Bangla literature know this place as one of the main hubs for intellectuals. The on going adda (rendezvous) of famous

  • Fading words

    As we step over the threshold of the Northbrook Public Library, the sight of high ceilings, tall ornate bookshelves and the wonderful smell of old books transports us back

  • Adorsholipi

    Isteaque Ahmed is an author who has had his books published at the Ekushey Boi Mela for 7 years now. Starting from 2009, he has had one book published each year- 'Hotel Bonolota,' 'Nail Cutter' and 'Death Certificate' to name a few. This year, Isteaque's new book is 'Adorsholipi,' published by 'Jagriti Prokashoni.'

  • Mayanagar Chourasta

    This year Ekushey Boi Mela featured many young writers. One of them, who is already being talked about widely is writer Al Nahian, for his third book 'Mayanogor Chourasta.' His previous books were a compilation of his short stories named 'Silent Call' and 'Nil Nidra Enterprise' which were well received by the readers.