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Folk Poet Abdul Hye Mashreki

Folk Poet Abdul Hye Mashreki

Literature Desk :Abdul Hye Mashreki (1 April 1909 - 4 December 1988) was a renowned folk litterateur and poet of Bangladesh. In the 30s and 40s, he got a

Writer, playwright Zia Haider

Literature Desk :Zia Haider (18 November 1936 2 September 2008) was a writer, poet, playwright, translator and professor. His full name was Sheikh Faisal Abdur Rouf Mohammad Ziauddin Haider.

Educationist, linguist Golam Maksud Hilali

Educationist, linguist Golam Maksud Hilali

Tasiqul Islam :Golam Maksud Hilali (1900-1961), educationist, linguist and litterateur, was born on 30 November 1900 at Fulbari in Sirajganj. He obtained his MA in Persian (1924) and in

Writer Syed Emdad Ali

Writer Syed Emdad Ali

Mohammad Abdul AwwalAli, Syed Emdad (1875-1956), was a writer, editor. He was born in a family in Bikrampur, Munshiganj. He had to earn his bread while at school and

A silent untold story

-Tahia TabassumI want to say you something, A silent untold deep story, To let see the wound in everything, I suppose to lock it with a key. A golden wound

Science writer Abdullah Al-Muti Sharafuddin

Science writer Abdullah Al-Muti Sharafuddin

Sajahan Miah :Abdullah Al-Muti Sharafuddin, (1930-1998) educationist, administrator and Science writer. Born on 1 January 1930 at village Fulbari in Sirajganj. Abdullah Al-Muti Sharafuddin obtained MSc degree (1953) in

Playwright, critic Munier Chowdhury

Playwright, critic Munier Chowdhury

Anupam Hayat :Munier Chowdhury (1925-1971) educationist, playwright, literary critic, was born on 27 November 1925 in the town of Manikganj. His ancestral home was in Noakhali District. His father,

Great writer Voltaire

Great writer Voltaire

Literature Desk :Author of the satirical novella Candide, Voltaire (1694-1778) is widely considered one of France's greatest Enlightenment writers.He established himself as one of the leading writers of the

Writer, dramatist Nurul Momen

Writer, dramatist Nurul Momen

Faisal Mahmud :Nurul Momen (1906-1989), educationist, playwright, was born at Alfadanga in Faridpur on 25 November 1906. His father Nurul Arefin was a physician. He did his Matriculation in

Now I seek peace

                                 - Sk NazrulWar no more, I seek peacePeace O calm and quiet like milk-white catkin Like pigeons flying in the blue sky Like grazing cow in the field

Poet, philosopher Muhammad Iqbal

Poet, philosopher Muhammad Iqbal

Sheila D McDonough :Allama Iqbal, a great poet and philosopher, was born on November 9, 1877, at Sialkot, Punjab, India [now in Pakistan] and breathed his last on April

Novelist Humayun Ahmed

Novelist Humayun Ahmed

Literature Desk :umayun Ahmed (13 November 1948-19 July 2012) was an author, dramatist, screenwriter, playwright and filmmaker. Dawn referred him as the cultural legend of Bangladesh.  Ahmed reached peak

Poet Begum Sufia Kamal

Poet Begum Sufia Kamal

Ahmad Kabir :Begum Sufia Kamal (1911-1999), poet, litterateur, social activist, feminist, was born on 20 June 1911 in a landowning family of Shayestabad in Barisal. She was the daughter

Cranberry Cocoa Muffin

Cranberry Cocoa Muffin

Ingredients40g - Frozen cranberries8g - Vanilla extract5g - Salt112g - Eggs142g - Butter205g - All-purpose flour4g - Baking soda4g - Baking powderMethod* To prepare the muffin batter, sift the flour,

Coconut Cranberry Chocolate Fudge

Coconut Cranberry Chocolate Fudge

Ingredients400g - Condensed milk300g - White chocolate100g - Desiccated coconut130g - Dried cranberries50g - Dried almonds, finely slicedA pinch - SaltMethod* Layer a baking pan or any square pan with

Rasgolla Milli Feuilly

Rasgolla Milli Feuilly

Ingredients6 - Puff discs 4" diameter50g - Sugar14 - Angoori rasgolla200g - Dark chocolate10 g - Fresh cream200g - Whipped cream30g - Whipped creamMethod*  Bake the puff discs with a

Chained in the Processor

Chained in the Processor

Md Sadat Hussain Rafsanjani :The world that we are living in, are you sure it is real? Is there any chance that we are living in a simulation? It is

Book review

Bangabandhuke Nibedito Padaboli (Poems dedicated to Bangabandhu, the Father of the Nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman) edited by Milon Sabysachee. Published by Malek Mahmud, Siddikia Publications, 38/3, Banglabazar, Dhaka-1100. Cover Design

Farrukh Ahmad: Humanist poet  of rejuvenation

Farrukh Ahmad: Humanist poet of rejuvenation

Mahmuda Begum Sinthia :Farrukh Ahmad (1918-74) is a modern poet of post-Rabindra phase of twentieth century. He was born on June 10.1918 at Majhail village of Magura district, then East

Lalon Shah, the great Sufi Baul of Bangladesh

Lalon Shah, the great Sufi Baul of Bangladesh

Professor Dr Anwarul Karim :Lalon Shah (1774 (?)-17th October 1890) was a Sufi and Vaishnaba Baul.  He is taken as the Rumi or the Hafiz of Bangladesh for his wonderful

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