pahela baisakh

The Ballad of Baishakh

This beige silk sari paired with a red blouse and traditional jewellery makes you stand out, complemented by the reflected gleam of the sun. If you are more about making a statement than just...

April 14, 2019
April 14, 2019

Pahela Baishakh celebration in pictures

Bangalees throughout the country are celebrating Pahela Baishakh, the first day of the Bangla calendar, amid traditional festivities and enthusiasm despite various restrictions.

April 3, 2017
April 3, 2017

The Ballad of Baishakh

This beige silk sari paired with a red blouse and traditional jewellery makes you stand out, complemented by the reflected gleam of the sun. If you are more about making a statement than just...

April 18, 2016
April 18, 2016

Violence against women increasing, says Anisuzzaman

Despite progress of women in different socio-economic and cultural fields, violence against women is continuing to dim their success, speakers say.

April 16, 2016
April 16, 2016

Fifty fall sick after having Baishakh feast

At least 50 people became sick after having food at a Pahela Baishakh programme in Kachua upazila town on Thursday.

April 16, 2016
April 16, 2016

In colour, in festivity

The nation in a most colourful way celebrated Pahela Baishakh on Thursday, despite security concerns and a ban on outdoor

April 16, 2016
April 16, 2016

No-hilsa campaign worked well

The sale of hilsa dropped significantly at retail markets the day before Pahela Baishakh, thanks to social media campaigns and calls to

April 14, 2016
April 14, 2016

Festivity all around

The Bangla year 1423 arrives, ushering in renewed vigour and a sense of joy among the Bangalees.

April 14, 2016
April 14, 2016

Hot, sunny day awaits revellers

The weather may remain sunny and hot, taking a toll on hundreds of people going out to celebrate Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bangla New Year, today.

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...

April 12, 2016
April 12, 2016

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...