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The Twin Blue Lotus

Renaissance Ahmed :Shakespeare is a wonderAs we come across the verses he wrote,Shakespeare is splendidAs we listen to the grand words he used,But, Shakespeare is simply excellentAs he offered

The historic Language Movement

Prof. Abdul Ghafur :Language Movement occupies a most glorious chapter in the history of Bangladesh. Although the Movement reached its climax in February 1952, when police fired on the

Remembering Shakespeare

Remembering Shakespeare

Abdullah-Al-Musayeb :The 451 birth and 399 death anniversary of William Shakespeare is on 23rd April. William Shakespeare was born 450 years ago on 23 April, 1564, and died at

Beauty

Syed Ali Ahsan :In the ocean when the tide trumps, Wind shifts And the waves sweep the shore While conches and mother pearls are Spread over the sand They

Dacca then and Dhaka now

Rummana Chowdhury :(From the  prvious issue)Inside the cage is an unknown bird how does he come and go? The world consists of how many ways when the call comes

Book Review

Book Review

Shadi O Swopner Sada Ghora (Shadi And The Winged White Horse Of Dream- Bengali version of juvenile short stories) by Hossain Mahmud. Publisher : S.M. Rezaul Karim, Globe Library

Folkloric Bangladesh

Dr. Ashraf  Siddiqui :(From the previous issue)His Totemism (1887), Questions on the Customs, Beliefs and Languages of Savages (1907), The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead

Gunter Grass, Nobel-winning German novelist

Gunter Grass, Nobel-winning German novelist

The writer Günter Grass, (October 16, 1927-2015) who broke the silences of the past for a generation of Germans, has died (13 April)  in hospital in Lübeck at the

Folkloric Bangladesh

Dr. Ashraf  Siddiqui :(From the previous issue)A number of folklore collectors were appointed by the Academy to work on the project in the regions rich in folklore. As a

Andhar kete Alo (From Darkness to Light) by Fazlul Quadir.

Andhar kete Alo (From Darkness to Light) by Fazlul Quadir.

Publisher : Tauhidur Rahman, Bangla Shahitya Parishad, Dhaka. Fourth Publication : February 2015 (1st Publication : I.F.B., June 1982). Cover : A. Tasnim Rahman (Illustrations : Hashem Khan, Zahid

Where shall I go?

Shamsul Alam Belal :Where shall I go? Wherever I go, I see a mysterious girl, Spreading beam from her bosom, Calls me in a mystical tone and soon I

Dacca then and Dhaka now

Rummana Chowdhury :My little country Bangladesh is on the forefront of many peace missions all over the world. The 175 million plus people are often the happiest people on

Friend, I go with my age today

M. Mizanur Rahman :My friend, today I go with my age.I can't help otherwise so long I live.Verily I know, I got little or no knowledge.Like me, my friend,

Book Review

Book Review

Danobir Ragib Ali Gono Sombordhona Smarok (Recalling Mass-Reception of Magnanimous Ragib Ali). Editor : Abdul Hamid Manik. Associate Editor : Abdul Mukit Opy. Publisher : Dewan Taufik Majid Layek.

Folkloric Bangladesh

Dr. Ashraf  Siddiqui :Back of all literature stretches and unmapped and immeasurable world of oral tradition which may roughly be called Folklore. As in other countries in the world in

Sthanio Sarkar Ain O Porjalochona

Sthanio Sarkar Ain O Porjalochona

(Local Government Acts and its Review) :by Safiul Azam. Publisher: Mobarak Hossain, Munni Publication, 38/2Ka, Banglabazar, Dhaka. Published in Ekushey Boi Mela 2015. Cover: Farhan Shahriar, Price: 725 taka, 

‘Kaler Nirantar Jatra’

reflects the living  memories of a former bureaucrat :Published by Palok Publishers. 179/3, Fakirerpool, Dhaka 1000. ISBN 9789849097143The author had the rare opportunity to closely observe the techniques and

Mystery

Reza Sarwar :         Mystery of self is absolute         of which eternal secrecy         of endless moments juxtaposed         in the means of time         beauteous and lovely.         Who am I and where

The Proverbs

Dr. Ashraf Siddiqui :Back of all written literature stretches an unmapped and immeasurable world of oral  tradition which may roughly be called folklore. A proverb is an important branch

An ode to freedom

Shamsur Rahman :Freedom, you're Tagore's timeless poetry and everlasting lyrics. Freedom, you're Kazi Nazrul, the regally maned magnificent man, rapturous in creation, oh joy. Freedom, you're the radiant gathering

'The Lizard Cage' talks about inhumanity to man

'The Lizard Cage' talks about inhumanity to man

When we go through Karen Connelly's debut novel The Lizard Cage, it takes us into an exotic land. Connelly is a Canadian writer and 'The Lizard Cage' is her  

Reflexion

Reflexion

Abu Bakar Siddiquee :Prior to the eighties of twentieth century there was scarcity of shops in Dhaka city where one could buy gift items according to the nature and

I am from here to eternity

Reza Sarwar :From nothingness I shall reach my goal.It's not Kaba, Al-Aksa, Tur or NASAIn all my nasal breathI shall reach to a great space.Here's my start,Here's my end

Mohammad  Barkatullah

Mohammad Barkatullah

Badiuzzaman :Mohammad Barkatullah (1898-1974)  essayist, prose writer, was born on 2 March 1898 at Ghorasal in Pabna. His father was Haji Azam Ali. Barkatullah studied at Shahjadpur High School

Novelist Sabahattin Ali

Novelist Sabahattin Ali

Sabahattin Ali (February 25, 1907 - April 2, 1948) was a Turkish novelist, short-story writer, poet, and journalist.He was born in 1907 in Egridere township (now Ardino in southern

Rabindranath Tagore

Closed path :I thought that my voyage had come to its endat the last limit of my power,---that the path before me was closed,that provisions were exhaustedand the time

Nobel Laureate Knut Hamsun

Nobel Laureate Knut Hamsun

Knut Hamsun (August 4, 1859 - February 19, 1952) was a Norwegian author, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in  :Literature in 1920. Hamsun's work spans more than 70

POEM

Asad ChowdhuryPerspiring Cursing my enemies, I say, The past was vast and long in size, The future a bit lank by comparison, Slightly pale, and smaller in bulk as

Recounting the sacrifices that made Bangla the State Language

Barrister Nazir Ahmed :Bangla is the State Language of Bangladesh - more than 155 million people of Bangladesh speak Bangla.  It is the mother tongue of almost all people

Turkish writer Yasar Kemal

Turkish writer Yasar Kemal

Yasar Kemal (born Kemal Sadik Gokceli; 6 October 1923 - 28 February 2015) was a Turkish writer of Kurdish ethnicity. He was one of Turkey's leading writers. Kemal was