Celebrating Pahela Baishakh

Pahela Baishakh celebrated

Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bangla calendar, was celebrated amid traditional festivities and enthusiasm despite various restrictions prompted by last year’s women assault on Dhaka University campus.

April 14, 2016
April 14, 2016

Pahela Baishakh, Halkhata, and memories

Are the Bangla New Year and Halkhata celebrations today similar to the way they were back in the ‘50's or ‘60’s? How did Bangalis welcome the New Year in those days?

April 14, 2016
April 14, 2016

Pahela Baishakh celebrated

Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bangla calendar, was celebrated amid traditional festivities and enthusiasm despite various restrictions prompted by last year’s women assault on Dhaka University campus.

April 13, 2016
April 13, 2016

[WATCH] Story of the first Mongol Shobhajatra

You are wrong if you think that Mongol Shobhajatra began long ago. A group of students of Fine Arts Institute of Dhaka University (DU) brought out the first colourful procession marking Pahela Baishakh in 1989.

April 13, 2016
April 13, 2016

Chaitra Sankranti celebration- then and now

The busy urban living does not allow us to perform many of our rituals, festivities and practices the way our families observed them over the years. One such ritual is Chaitra Sankranti celebration.

April 12, 2016
April 12, 2016

10 tips to survive unbearable summer heat

The summer is here and the heat of the sun is becoming unbearable. Thanks to the Equinox phenomenon (sun's direct position above the equator line), people get heatstroke, fall sick in this season. And children and elder people suffer the most.

April 11, 2016
April 11, 2016

Khaleda sends greeting card to Hasina

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday greeted her archrival Awami League President Sheikh Hasina on Pahela Baishakh with a card.

April 10, 2016
April 10, 2016

Opinion: Pahela Baishakh and Olama League’s Haram ‘fatwa’

Bangladesh Awami Olama League claims Pahela Baishakh celebration is ‘Haram’. So then, is our government upholding a ‘Haram’ culture as it is a public holiday? Are the 160 million Bangalis observing a Haram festival? How could one organisation openly declare this and walk away without any protest from any quarters or action from the government?

April 3, 2016
April 3, 2016

Vuvuzela banned at Bangla new year celebration

Vuvuzela, matches and lighters have been banned at Mongol Shovajatra brought out from the Institute of Fine Arts in Dhaka every year to celebrate the Bangla new year, the home minister says.

May 14, 2015
May 14, 2015

Why not forming taskforce to address rights violation by cops: HC

High Court asks government to explain why it should not direct to form a permanent task force to address the incident of violation of human rights by law enforcers.

April 17, 2015
April 17, 2015

Sexual assault on women and minor on Pahela Baishakh

THERE are no words to express the shock and disgust at the sexual assault of young women and a minor at the Suhrawardy Udyan gate