Amar Ekushey 2016

Amar Ekushey 2016


As we step into the 64th year since the fateful day of February 21, 1952, we take the opportunity to reflect on the long road we have

Old Bangla prose

By my faith! For more than forty years I have been speaking prose without knowing anything about it!

The extinction of Bangla

Every year the month of February makes me immensely proud to be a native speaker of Bangla. At the same time I am also happy to be

Teaching my child her mother tongue

Almost every morning I chat with my mom on Viber or Skype. We are thousands of miles apart, she is in Bangladesh and I am in the

The first-ever bangla grammar and dictionary by a portuguese priest

EVEN the school children at the primary school level today would tell us that the very first Bangla grammar and dictionary was written

One step forward, two steps back

BANGLADESH'S vision of a knowledge-based society is shackled in the vicious cycle of falling readership and substandard publishing sector infested countless problems.

In the land of the Bangalis

AS we celebrate another Amar Ekushey, we remind ourselves of the importance of language in forming and defining our identities. We

The economics of learning a new language

When we look back at the previous century, we do so today with the wisdom that is only ever afforded to hindsight. But even through

Satyajit Roy's memorable speech at Dhaka

I have been hearing about “Shaheed Dibosh” for a long time, about February 21. But if I had not come here and seen it for myself,