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  • Pablo Neruda

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Tagore and Einstein

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ayesha Siddika

    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.

  • Shimul Mustapha

    The many facets of Nazrul

    His poetry and nationalist activism earned him the title, 'Rebel Poet'. Accomplishing a large number of much-admired works throughout his life, Kazi Nazrul Islam is more than a rebel.

  • Is poetry dying?

    Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings…” while “poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.”

  • Swedish Nobel winning poet Tomas Transtroemer dies

    Swedish poet Tomas Transtroemer, who won the 2011 Nobel Prize for Literature, has died at the age of 83, his publishing house Bonniers says

  • Jasimuddin

    A tribute to Jasimuddin

    As old Greece had its Iliad and Odyssey and old India its Mahabharata and Ramayana, so modern Bengal does its Nakshi Kathar Math and Sojan Badiar Ghat.