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  • Gramophone's Gauhar Jaan

    Gauhar Jaan was a songstress of Hindustani music who came into limelight in the last decade of 19th century and dominated the first...

  • Readying the Future Today

    Can leadership be taught in a classroom? We are confronted with this question every day when we teach leadership to a diverse group

  • CULTIVATING THE BOOKWORM

    There's no point in elaborating how the habit of reading helps in a person's emotional, cognitive and creative development: the myriad

  • BLOGGING: A BOOST FOR YOUR CAREER

    Many of us tend to think that the world of blogging is a realm only limited to the so-called creative professionals - writers,

  • Once upon a time in Dacca

    Marriages are made in heaven but customs are made in society. In pre-partition and early fifties of Dhaka pairs were

  • Gluttony or Gastronomic Delight

    Gluttony is the fifth among the western grouping of seven deadly vices or cardinal sins. It was introduced in fourth century CE for ethical education and confession. The others are pride, greed, lust, envy, wrath and sloth.

  • SHUT UP AND LISTEN

    Nobody listens! Everybody just wants to talk. To let our voices be heard is more important than hearing what the other party has to say, it seems. But is that really so?

  • A lift of shame?

    Monir Hossain, 35, works as a senior executive in a firm. He used to travel to and from office in private cars.

  • SNUG AS A GUN

    Is the pen mightier than the keyboard? With the increasing use of laptops and smart phones, and in the realm of 'tweeting' and instant messaging, one could think that the world might just rub the pen off its hands. Typing surely has its many advantages. But the pen, too, has a myriad of benefits that a keyboard can't simply provide.

  • Who's up for a rustic Eid?

    I have only heard about on watched on TV the empty roads in Dhaka during Eid; I have never experienced a congestion-free Dhaka myself.

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