culture

July 18, 2021
July 18, 2021

Iron Maiden Returns With “The Writing On The Wall”

The British heavy metal group released the new song on July 15.

June 24, 2021
June 24, 2021

How “American” Is American Pop Culture?

Welcome to Art of Re-packaging Cultural Elements 101.

June 9, 2016
June 9, 2016

Heritage sites in Tongibari

Once known as the City of Courage, Bikrampur -- now called Munshiganj -- holds a history of more than 2,500 years. And if you are planning a day-trip to visit a few heritage sites close to Dhaka, then make a trip to Tongibari, a part of the-then Bikrampur capital of Bengal. We managed to visit only three out of the dozens of heritage sites there.

May 18, 2016
May 18, 2016

Sadiq Khan's Democratic Islam

The man of the hour in the United Kingdom, if not in Europe, is obviously Sadiq Khan – Pakistani by origin, Muslim by faith, and newly elected Mayor of London.

April 2, 2016
April 2, 2016

Dhaka’s treasure trove

Dhaka Kendra, a private museum, continues to astound visitors with its huge collection showcasing the history of Old Dhaka, since its inauguration in 1997 at Mohini Das Lane. Nestled inside the building are rare antique collections from the past life of the city, from daily life artifacts of nobles to old photographs along with many other treasures, one would be amazed to see.

March 19, 2016
March 19, 2016

FEATURE: Life lessons in an artist’s haunting “3D” mosquito nets

Consider the humble mosquito net. It’s the cheapest and the most effective way to fend off malaria. But what about mosquito netting as high art?

February 16, 2016
February 16, 2016

FEATURE: To be the world's strongest kid

It’s a sweltering Sunday afternoon outside the Oil and Gas Discovery Centre as a crowd gathers to line a narrow stretch of road in Seria.

February 3, 2016
February 3, 2016

FEATURE: Asia's big nosh

It might seem that the beginning of the year is all about movies with various guilds lining up to reward their favourite films and actors but it's also the time when the food industry celebrates its own by announcing “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants”.

January 25, 2016
January 25, 2016

When the gates of hell open

This year, on August 28th - the 15th day of the 7th month in the lunar calendar - it is Yu Lan festival in Hong Kong, also known as Hungry Ghost Festival

December 28, 2015
December 28, 2015

Crossing divide

A man and a woman from two different countries can make a happy family if they respect each other's culture and values.