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Humour and humility walk hand in hand!

Humour and humility walk hand in hand!

Mahbubar Rahman :George Barnard shaw, on education, once made his critical observation that a person can be classified as truly educated whose past three generations are educated. When a

Why do you make me crying by the seashore?

-M Mizanur RahmanHow beautiful sea is at pleasure                               but I am crying by its shore.How the billowing waves could knowthat I kept the fire of my heart hidden abreast?I

Cartoonist, writer Dr Seuss

Cartoonist, writer Dr Seuss

Literature Desk :Throughout his career, cartoonist and writer Dr. Seuss (1904-1991) published over 60 books.  The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham were among his most

Blood-soaked Vernacular

--Rabiul HusainA deep darkness covers all over the universeInvisible emptiness is the backbone of the skyInnumerable Planets Stars Suns Moons Constellation ThusAll are the alphabets of language nebula highBright

The immortal Ekushey

The immortal Ekushey

Dr Muhammad Abdul Mazid :he Bengali Language Movement  which gave birth the incidence of 21st February in 1952, popularly  known as the supreme sacrifice on  Ekushey  ( the 21st),

Ekushey February

-Mohammad Nurul Huda :This is the Ekushey day-recalling the 21st of February The day when a stirred-up race erupted incandescently And till now, that day in Bengali minds shines brilliantly.

A Gipsy Daughter

A Gipsy Daughter

by Md Maiz Uddin :Published by Ramshankar Debanath, Bivas, 68-69 Pearidas Road (Rumi Market) Shop No 10, Banglabazar, Dhaka. Publication: February, 2020. Cover: Author. Available at Chirodin Prokashoni, Matigondha.

No Ending

No Ending

by Mohammad Mamun Mia :Publisher: Panjeri Publications Ltd, 43, Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin Sarak (old 16, Shantinagar), Dhaka 1217. First published : February 2019. Cover Design: Dhruba Esh. Distributor (abroad):

Poet Abu Zafar Obaidullah

Poet Abu Zafar Obaidullah

Aminur Rahman :Abu Zafar Obaidullah was a (1934-2001) poet, litterateur and civil servant. Born on 8 February 1934 in Baherchar-Kshudrakathi village under Babuganj upazila of Barisal, he got his

Educationist, writer Kabir Chowdhury

Educationist, writer Kabir Chowdhury

Shawkat Hussain :Kabir Chowdhury (1923-2011), National Professor, academician, writer, cultural and social activist, was born on 9 February 1923 in Brahmanbaria. His father was Khan Bahadur Abdul Halim Chowdhury

A pigeon is lamenting

--Gazi Abdulla-hel BaquiCome with me to the war field,Ah! See the scenes of the dark knowledge,Bornout of the mortal frowning.Brothers and friends, mothers and sisters,Relations and creations, fowls and

Fiction writer Lewis Carroll

Fiction writer Lewis Carroll

Literature Desk :Lewis Carroll (1832-1898) was the pen name of Charles L Dodgson, author of the children’s classics Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. Lewis Carroll was

Novelist Charles Dickens

Novelist Charles Dickens

Literature Desk :He was a novelist, journalist, editor, illustrator and social commentator who wrote such beloved classic novels as Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, Nicholas Nickleby, David Copperfield, A

On Haiku

- Gazi Abdulla-hel Baqui1 My mind pens haiku as haiku haunts the heart to bloom and to colour. 2 Giraffe neck haiku pulls the highest than all souls ever

Two poems of Ahmad Ali

1. My greenish-dark birdShe is not far from her birth-placebut on the bank of Kopotakkho river,  and nobody knew that I loved her. When she often sings  the sweetest songs

Poet, playwright Lord Byron

Poet, playwright Lord Byron

Literature Desk :Poet, playwright (1788-1824) Lord Byron is regarded as one of the greatest British poets and is best known for his brilliant use of the English language.He was

Journalist, writer Monajatuddin

Journalist, writer Monajatuddin

Muhammad Maniruzzaman :Monajatuddin (1945-1995) was a journalist and writer. He was born at Keranipara of Rangpur town in 1945. His father was Alimuddin and mother Motijannesa. He passed Matriculation

Novelist Jane Austen

Novelist Jane Austen

Literature Desk :Jane Austen (1775-1817) was a Georgian era author, best known for her social commentary in novels including Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice and Emma.While not widely

Ode to Man

  -Farah Naz    Oh, Men I wish you knew how I admire to see you!When I am your daughter I want you to feel I am that part of

Novelist Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay

Novelist Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay

Syed Azizul Huq :Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay (1876-1938), novelist, was born in Debanandapur under Hughli district on 15 September 1876. His early years were spent at his maternal uncle's home

We have to be like bee

-Tahia TabassumYou were in a chronic,Living this life is not ironic.Jump a step and see,We all have to be like bee.Too much sensitivity around,The habitation is not the ground.The

Epic Poet Michael Madhusudan Dutt

Epic Poet Michael Madhusudan Dutt

Dulal Bhowmik :Michael Madhusudan Dutt (1824-1873), epic poet and playwright, was born on 25 January, 1824 in a landed family in the village of Sagardari in Jashore. His father,

Book Review: Bhenge Jawa Swopner Kotha

Book Review: Bhenge Jawa Swopner Kotha

Bhenge Jawa Swopner Kotha is a memorable book of writer-journalist Jamaluddin Jamal. The content of the book lies on its title. In this Jamaluddin has described his childhood, adolescence

Justice Muhammad Habibur Rahman

Justice Muhammad Habibur Rahman

Muazzam Hussain Khan :Justice Muhammad Habibur Rahman (1928-2014), educationist and a thoughtful writer, was born on 3rd December in 1928 at village Dayarampur in Jangipur subdivision of Murshidabad in

Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe

Literature Desk :Edgar Allan Poe’s (1809-1849) stature as a major figure in world literature is primarily based on his ingenious and profound short stories, poems, and critical theories, which

In quest of reading

Faruque Ahmed :In my secondary school days in the early 1960s, apart from reading textbooks, I developed a deep fascination for reading books including novels, short stories, fictions, poems,

Nobel Laureate Poet T S Eliot

Nobel Laureate Poet T S Eliot

Literature Desk :TS Eliot (September 26, 1888-January 4, 1965) was renowned for his literary criticism as he was for his poetry. He was a groundbreaking 20th-century Poet who is

Love! A symbol of peace

-Mohammad Mamun MiaLove!  Love! Love! You are my Love It may be a bluff; Everything in the world is very tough. Give and take is the go of the

The Brook

- Lord TennysonI come from haunts of coot and hern, I make a sudden sally And sparkle out among the fern, To bicker down a valley.By thirty hills I hurry

Natyacharya Selim Al Deen

Natyacharya Selim Al Deen

Saymon Zakaria :Selim Al Deen (1949-2008), playwright, teacher, was born on 18 August, 1949 in the village Senerkhil under coastal Sonagazi upazila, Feni. His father Mofizuddin Ahmed was a