Ekushey Boi Mela

‘Wish it lasted a bit longer’

A bittersweet farewell unfolded at Suhrawardy Udyan and Bangla Academy yesterday as the curtains fell on the 2024 Amar Ekushey Boi Mela. Hundreds of bookworms thronged the fairgrounds, a sight that has become synonymous with the month of February in Dhaka.

BOOK REVIEW: FICTION / A tale of existential crisis in the modern world

The plot sheds light on a privileged modern experience where time stands still, stopping the clock as the days and nights roll and go.

Ekushey Boi Mela likely to get new venue

Uncertainty looms over holding the next edition of Amar Ekushey Boi Mela at Suhrawardy Udyan, as the government has decided to take over the ground for construction of a “cultural zone” called Sonar Bangla Sangskritik Boloy.

BOI MELA 2024 / BTS of Ekushey Boi Mela: Is our publishing industry overly reliant on one event?

Most publishing companies in Bangladesh are not big enough for them to have a fully functioning marketing team or a viable marketing strategy.

BOI MELA 2024 / Trends in horror and graphic novels at this year’s Boi Mela

According to the publishers, the classic horror books are among their best selling novels this year.

BOI MELA 2024 / Behind the scenes: Preparing stall layouts for the Ekushey Boi Mela

For most of the publishers, pavilion planning commenced as early as mid January and the organisers left no stone unturned in terms of planning the layout.

Celebrating Bangla: Ekushey Boi Mela sees huge turnout

If you walked towards Suhrawardy Udyan yesterday, you could feel the excitement in the air. The ambience would easily catch your attention and show that it’s a special occasion -- Ekushey February.

BOI MELA 2024 / Is this year’s Boi Mela a mausoleum of Bangla romance?

Wandering through the bustling lanes of Boi Mela, amidst the cacophony of voices and the rustle of pages turning, I found myself lost in a curious examination of the Bangla love story.

REFLECTIONS / Turning the pages of Ekushey Boi Mela

Boi Mela is more than a clickable link we see on our phone screens; it is more than the controversies and public debates.

March 3, 2024
March 3, 2024

‘Wish it lasted a bit longer’

A bittersweet farewell unfolded at Suhrawardy Udyan and Bangla Academy yesterday as the curtains fell on the 2024 Amar Ekushey Boi Mela. Hundreds of bookworms thronged the fairgrounds, a sight that has become synonymous with the month of February in Dhaka.

February 29, 2024
February 29, 2024

A tale of existential crisis in the modern world

The plot sheds light on a privileged modern experience where time stands still, stopping the clock as the days and nights roll and go.

February 29, 2024
February 29, 2024

Ekushey Boi Mela likely to get new venue

Uncertainty looms over holding the next edition of Amar Ekushey Boi Mela at Suhrawardy Udyan, as the government has decided to take over the ground for construction of a “cultural zone” called Sonar Bangla Sangskritik Boloy.

February 25, 2024
February 25, 2024

BTS of Ekushey Boi Mela: Is our publishing industry overly reliant on one event?

Most publishing companies in Bangladesh are not big enough for them to have a fully functioning marketing team or a viable marketing strategy.

February 23, 2024
February 23, 2024

Trends in horror and graphic novels at this year’s Boi Mela

According to the publishers, the classic horror books are among their best selling novels this year.

February 22, 2024
February 22, 2024

Behind the scenes: Preparing stall layouts for the Ekushey Boi Mela

For most of the publishers, pavilion planning commenced as early as mid January and the organisers left no stone unturned in terms of planning the layout.

February 22, 2024
February 22, 2024

Is this year’s Boi Mela a mausoleum of Bangla romance?

Wandering through the bustling lanes of Boi Mela, amidst the cacophony of voices and the rustle of pages turning, I found myself lost in a curious examination of the Bangla love story.

February 22, 2024
February 22, 2024

Celebrating Bangla: Ekushey Boi Mela sees huge turnout

If you walked towards Suhrawardy Udyan yesterday, you could feel the excitement in the air. The ambience would easily catch your attention and show that it’s a special occasion -- Ekushey February.

February 20, 2024
February 20, 2024

Turning the pages of Ekushey Boi Mela

Boi Mela is more than a clickable link we see on our phone screens; it is more than the controversies and public debates.

February 15, 2024
February 15, 2024

Top 5 highlights of the Ekushey Boi Mela 2024

The Ekushey Boi Mela has been a memorable cultural odyssey and this year has been no different. For you, Star Lifestyle brings forth the top 5 highlights from the Ekushey Boi Mela 2024!

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