Archive for February 23rd, 2017

Faces behind the book

Faces behind the book

After visiting Bangla Bazar, Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid writes about the gruelling work hours and conditions faced by the people involved in the publication and binding of the books that we love to purchase from the Ekushey Boi Mela every year Last week I bought a book from the Ekushe Boi Mela. As soon as I reached home, I turned […]

Memoirs and anthologies

Memoirs and anthologies

Sadiqur Rahman Mithun reviews some of the anthologies and memoirs available at this year’s Ekushey Boi Mela  Golpo Ponchashot By Jyotiprakash Dutta Publisher: Anyaprokash Price: BDT 500 In this book, Jyotiprakash Dutta artistically crafts a wide-range of dynamic plots for each story without ignoring any lives. He also reflects on various subjects in nature, sheds light on lives of individuals […]

Powered by the sun

Powered by the sun

Ahmed Shatil Alam reveals how the solar-powered three wheeler ambulances can make a significant difference in the lives of people living in the villages and rural towns Few years back, on a night, Rashida Akhter, a Feni-based school teacher, fell severely ill with abdominal pain. Her family took her to a nearby physician. But the physician asked the family members […]

Kolkata dreaming

Kolkata dreaming

By Namira Hossain   Sometimes, life takes you places where you did not think you would ever belong, but somehow we can never assess the impact your decision will have on others. My mother’s side of the family is from West Bengal, so I grew up hearing shuddho Bangla being around my maternal grandparents and aunts. Never knew the difference […]

Noteworthy duels from history

Noteworthy duels from history

Xtra desk During the medieval times till the early 19th century, most men and women in Europe, USA and few other parts of the world did not run to judges to resolve disputes. Rather, they took it upon themselves, to settle the lingering issue through duels. Duels often occurred with the help of guns or swords, depending on the weapon […]