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    Loko Sangeet and ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at NDUB

    Notre Dame University Bangladesh (NDUB) hosted Boishakhi Mela 1426 recently at their campus. The day started with a Mongol Shobhajatra, followed by a moment of silence for the tragic incidents in New Zealand and Sri Lanka. Members of the NDUB family...

  • Ramna Batamul case in limbo

    It has been almost 20 years since the dreadful Ramna Batamul carnage during a Chhayanaut event, which saw the death of 10 people.

  • With 'Lever Ayush Hajaro Konthe Borsohboron 1426'

    Bhutan PM enjoys the Bangla New Year

    The spirit of our cultural festivity filled the air as the rays of the early morning sun of the Bangla New Year 1426, beamed with the

  • 'Melay Jaire' t-shirt launches

    This is great news if you are a fan of the song synonymous with Pohela Baisakh and festivity, Melay Jaire. Shwapno, one of the largest grocery chains in Bangladesh,

  • The Panta magic

    Pahela Baishakh celebrations seem incomplete without plates of Panta Bhaat, served with Bhorta or fish. For decades, Bangalees, on their New Year, have been treating themselves to the traditional delicacies.

  • Pohela Baishakh My Bengali New Year Musings

    Pohela Baishakh, in other words, got momentum as a kind of counter-discourse -- a vibrant collective and spontaneous response to the damming of the Bengali nationalist consciousness by successive Pakistani military governments working in cahoots with Muslim League politicians.

  • Jashore groups boycott Baishakh festivity in protest

    Several cultural organisations of Jashore have boycotted Baishakh festivity in protest against a government decision to curtail Bangla new year celebration programmes.

  • Trump admin wishes joyous Pahela Baishakh

    The Trump administration greets Bengalis across the world on the occasion of Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bangla New Year.