Poet

July 13, 2022
July 13, 2022

Poet Helal Hafiz hospitalised

Poet Helal Hafeez has been admitted to the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in the capital at 8 PM on Wednesday.

May 23, 2022
May 23, 2022

The Islamic strain in Kazi Nazrul Islam

Nazrul’s iconic poem uses both Islamic lore as well as Hindu myths to rebel against all that dehumanises and discriminates against human beings.

October 7, 2021
October 7, 2021

Remembering a literary personality: Farida Majid (1942-2021)

I find two distinct types among denizens of the world of letters. There are writers single-mindedly focused on literary production in one genre or more, and others I would call, for want of a better term, literary personalities.

October 21, 2017
October 21, 2017

Pablo Neruda did not die of cancer: Experts

A team of international scientists says that Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda did not die of cancer or malnutrition, rejecting the official cause of death but not laying to rest one of the great mysteries of post-coup Chile.

June 30, 2016
June 30, 2016

Afghan fury as Iran, Turkey claim Rumi

Who can lay claim to Rumi, the Sufi mystic who is one of the world's most beloved poets? A bid by Iran and Turkey to do so has exasperated Afghanistan, country of his birth eight centuries ago.

May 25, 2016
May 25, 2016

Nation paying homage to Nazrul on his birthday

The nation is paying tribute to National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam on the occasion of his 117th birth anniversary.

May 8, 2016
May 8, 2016

Tagore's encounters with luminaries of the West

Rabindranath Tagore, during his visits abroad, he engaged in intriguing conversations with brilliant minds from across the world – starting from British sci-fi master HG Wells to French dramatist-art historian Romain Rolland to genius German physicist Albert Einstein – where he spoke about the correlation of art and science, international relations and religion, and multiculturalism.

April 16, 2016
April 16, 2016

Poet Syed Shamsul Haq flown to London for treatment

Eminent litterateur Syed Shamsul Haq is flown to UK for treatment as he has been suffering from critical lungs disease.

March 12, 2016
March 12, 2016

Poet Rafiq Azad dies

Renowned poet Rafiq Azad passes away at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Hospital in Dhaka at the age of 73.

February 29, 2016
February 29, 2016

She dodged traffickers, can’t break social prejudice

Ayesha Siddika who was kidnapped from Benapole border and sold to flesh traders in Kozhikode, Kerala in May 2015, sheds light on her captive life to protest against the social exclusion and constant insults she has been enduring since her return to Bangladesh in last December.