Star Weekend

Bhitargarh: destroyed before discovery

There was a king named Prithu Raja in northern Bangladesh in the 13th century. He had a fort city in Panchagarh called Bhitargarh, and he may or may not have died by committing suicide in a lake.

Bijoya Dashami today

The five-day Durga Puja, the greatest of all Hindu festivals, will come to an end with solemn immersion of the Goddess Durga in the capital and elsewhere in the country.

The Forgotten Museum of Language Movement

It was around 4pm on February 14. The lawns and courtyards of the historic Burdwan House, the home of Bangla Academy, were crammed with visitors, a predominantly young crowd.

The Forgotten History of Dhaka Gate

Once upon a time, it used to mark the terminus of the largest city of undivided Bengal; currently it lies uncared for, surrounded by

Ghuddi: The Romantic Consciousness of Cinema

There are very few films made in our country that can be credited as alternative films. The last person to showcase this independent approach, both nationally and globally was Tarek Masud.

Dhaka's Brahma Samaj

If you are a regular reader of Bengali literature, you must be familiar with the term 'Brahma Samaj'. But if not, don't mix up the term 'Brahma' and 'Brahman'...

April 14, 2017
April 14, 2017

Artwork for Sale, Not the Shobhajatra

At a time when it's all but impossible to organise large-scale events without corporate sponsorship, the Faculty of Fine Arts (FFA), popularly known as the Charukola

February 24, 2017
February 24, 2017

Bangladesh Betar - The Story of Glory

These days, when information technology and the internet are not far from our grasp, on hearing the name “Bangladesh Betar (Betar meaning radio in Bangla)”, one might ask, “Who would listen to...

February 17, 2017
February 17, 2017

The Forgotten History of Dhaka Gate

Once upon a time, it used to mark the terminus of the largest city of undivided Bengal; currently it lies uncared for, surrounded by

February 10, 2017
February 10, 2017

Ghuddi: The Romantic Consciousness of Cinema

There are very few films made in our country that can be credited as alternative films. The last person to showcase this independent approach, both nationally and globally was Tarek Masud.

February 3, 2017
February 3, 2017

Dhaka's Brahma Samaj

If you are a regular reader of Bengali literature, you must be familiar with the term 'Brahma Samaj'. But if not, don't mix up the term 'Brahma' and 'Brahman'...

January 20, 2017
January 20, 2017

The Pioneer Behind Ekushey Book Fair

Muktodhara Prokashoni is the very first reason for us to be able to take part in and celebrate today's Ekushey Boi Mela. On 21st

January 6, 2017
January 6, 2017

180 years of Chittagong Collegiate School

In 1835 the General Committee of Public Interaction submitted a proposal to Lord William Bentinck, asking to establish an institution which would teach English literature and science in major...

December 30, 2016
December 30, 2016

Dhaka's Pandora's Box

The definition of a market is an area or an arena in which commercial dealings are conducted. Now one can say that there's nothing remotely poetic about browsing through a market's shops—...

December 23, 2016
December 23, 2016

An Evening in Laxmibazar Church

Do you know that our country, which has a predominant Muslim population, owns a number of significant age-old structures

December 16, 2016
December 16, 2016

A Tale of a Tragedy

It was December 11, 1971. A N M Golam Mostofa, Veteran journalist of the then daily Purba Desh was catering to family duties.