Pahela Baishakh 1425

Pahela Baishakh 1425

A defiant show of identity

A first time visitor to Dhaka on April 14 will be delighted by the undeniable festive mood that this city is adorned with. Most striking


The first day of the Bengali calendar is an occasion of festivity imbued with the spirit of unity among diversity. This is also a time to

Looking back as we move ahead

For most of us, major events of our lives are marked by the Gregorian calendar. But we reserve a special sentiment, even reverence, for

Emergence of Bengali New Year and Calender

As an old saying goes: "Bengalis have thirteen festivals in twelve months." This experience-based adage gives an impression of a

Celebrating common threads

A society's culture can be broadly defined as its “way of life”—beliefs and customs generally shared by the people of that particular

Pahela Boishakh in Atlanta:how expatriates celebrate

Here in Atlanta, in the land of fried chicken and grits, Pahela Baishakh is celebrated with great fanfare. As the chill of winter gives way