Pahela Baishakh 1426 | The Daily Star
  • The real Lalon

    Only a year later, in 1890, Shaiji would breathe his last at the age of around 117.

  • Toys and simpler times

    “One day, you and I will be as far apart as this kite is now from the natai,” he said and giggled. “You will be a gentleman working in an air-conditioned office. I will be a labourer in some distant land.”

  • Bonbibi: The guardian spirit of the Sundarbans

    The tiger was not far away. He saw the large animal that was coming towards him. Fierce. Greedy. Hungry. Death comes in different

  • Quamrul’s Bengal

    February 2, 1988. Presiding an evening session of the Second National Poetry Festival at the University of Dhaka, famed artist Quamrul Hassan doodled what would become one of the most important works of his career, and our art history.