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Growing Up With Pen and Paper: Masud Pathik's journey as a writer

“A writer has to accept the fact that people will be against them.” This is a fact, stated and accepted by Bangladeshi film director, lyricist and poet, Masud Pathik.

Learning in 10 Minutes

Ever thought of switching on the TV screen in front of your child and study the formulae of algebra, learn English sentence constructions and understand Bangla baekaron (grammar)?

STORIES FROM '71

July 10, 1971. The Pakistani army killed 10 innocent people at Kulkandi village of Islampur upazila, Jamalpur.

An Ambassador of the Youth

Recently, Osama Bin Noor made headlines in Bangladesh, when he went to receive an award in Buckingham Palace, in the wearing traditional garbs – kurta, lungi and a gamcha. Not only did he carry the...

Niaz Rahim: A Story of Principle before Profit

In the fifties when Bangladesh was one of the poorest and most neglected parts of the world under the exploitative Pakistani

In Search of Equality

"The hardships that my mother, like other mothers in our country, went through- she did not deserve it,” says Dr Sayed Saikh Imtiaz, Chairperson and Associate Professor, Department of Women...

February 3, 2017
February 3, 2017

Growing Up With Pen and Paper: Masud Pathik's journey as a writer

“A writer has to accept the fact that people will be against them.” This is a fact, stated and accepted by Bangladeshi film director, lyricist and poet, Masud Pathik.

January 13, 2017
January 13, 2017

Learning in 10 Minutes

Ever thought of switching on the TV screen in front of your child and study the formulae of algebra, learn English sentence constructions and understand Bangla baekaron (grammar)?

December 16, 2016
December 16, 2016

STORIES FROM '71

July 10, 1971. The Pakistani army killed 10 innocent people at Kulkandi village of Islampur upazila, Jamalpur.

November 25, 2016
November 25, 2016

The Art of Curation

Growing up, Tanzim Wahab never planned on becoming a photographer, let alone a curator. But one thing he always knew was that he wanted to work in a highly creative and motivating environment-...

October 28, 2016
October 28, 2016

Sharafat Khan's Creative Venture

No matter how much we have been told not to judge a book by its cover, the truth is, with hundreds of thousands of books published every year, a great, compelling cover art matters.

October 14, 2016
October 14, 2016

Reviving Gaudiya: Rachel's Journey

For a very long time, most of us thought Bangladesh was better known for its folk art forms. At least when it came to the art of dancing, the classical ones we would recognise and associate with...

September 30, 2016
September 30, 2016

Carrying On a Legacy

The words 'pride' or 'achievement' does not really cut it when you get to fill a parent's shoe. Being able to 'be' them and carry on their legacy is a feeling...

September 9, 2016
September 9, 2016

A Work in Progress - Beshi Joss Drums

While a touch of the strings and strokes on the black and white reeds speak thousands of words – of generations, people, nature, love and helps one to travel all over the world, the beating of the...

September 2, 2016
September 2, 2016

The Beautiful World of Dipankar

If you constantly strive to give your best effort, you will be able to bring your dream to life. This is the mantra of Dipankar Das, the owner of Baatighar, one of the most beloved bookstores of...

August 19, 2016
August 19, 2016

An Ambassador of Peace

Rakibul Hasan is a 25-year-old achiever. His all-time smiling face with a balbo beard gives him a look that befriends him with anyone and everyone instantly.