Bangali New Year | The Daily Star
  • A belated prayer for the Bangali New Year

    In this Noboborsho, let the superego (angelic quality within us) supersede the ego (the balancing force between the animalistic, devilish and the angelic instinct within us, which often makes self-centred decisions), and let the ego take charge of us only on the occasion of necessity.

  • Melay Jairey and Baishakhi thoughts

    Every Bangla Naboborsho or Bangali New Year, I am deluged with requests for interviews by newspapers, periodicals and television...

  • save-hilsa

    To eat or not to eat Hilsa this Pahela Baishakh

    Pahela Baisakh in Dhaka at the Suhrawardi Udyan fare with Hilsa and panta bhat. A writer-poet, now living in Canada, made the claim sometime back that it was he and his group of friends who started the fad.

  • Vast Food Nation

    APRIL 14 – the heyday for hilsa traders and mobile phone operators. It is definitely the wrong day to send important SMSs which get deleted amidst the flood of Shubho Nobo Borsho greetings.

  • Adivashi new year procession faces obstruction

    Law enforcers obstruct indigenous people of Khagrachhari from bringing out a procession marking ‘Biju’ festival as they failed to show the copy of the permission for holding the programme.