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POEM

The river of tears in the afternoon Original Bengali: Oporahne Osrunodi    -Milon SabyasachiAfter a long period you stood silent in a great festival merely in the unlimited empty space. Time

5 things to see and do in Srinagar

5 things to see and do in Srinagar

Shireen Quadri :If you swelter in the searing heat and have decided to take a few days off, head for Kashmir, also known as paradise on earth. The Valley is

Delicious variety of monsoon snack recipes

Delicious variety of monsoon snack recipes

Weekend Plus Desk :Dont just stick to tea and pakoras when the rain clouds gather. Add variety to your monsoon snack list, say experts. Noah Barnes, Executive Chef at The

Playing crosswords daily may keep your brain younger

Weekend Plus Desk :Love to play word puzzles such as crosswords? It may improve brain function and keep your brain ten years younger, a study has found.The results indicated that

Literary works of M Mizanur Rahman

Shahriar Meher :M Mizanur Rahman is basically an eminent poet of Bangladesh. He is myriad-minded genius. He is a story-teller, essayist, translator, and columnist. In various Bengali and English dailies,

Humayun Ahmed: A legend in Bengali literature

Humayun Ahmed: A legend in Bengali literature

Literature Desk :Humayun Ahmed, a native of Bangladesh, wore many hats during his lifetime. These include: filmmaker, screenwriter, playwright, author, teacher and dramatist. He was considered a literary and cultural

Use roses to hydrate skin,  treat acne and de-stress

Use roses to hydrate skin, treat acne and de-stress

Weekend Plus Desk :Roses have a lot of uses apart from its de-stressing fragrance. From being an ace hydrator to being a healer, experts have rated the rose and its

Research shows a big breakfast daily may help you stay slim

Research shows a big breakfast daily may help you stay slim

Weekend Plus Desk :Want to reduce that ever-burgeoning waistline? Make breakfast the largest meal of the day as it may help maintain your body mass index (BMI), researchers say. A

Dear mums and dads of  badly behaved children

Dear mums and dads of badly behaved children

Nivriti Butalia :There is a scene in the film Sense of an Ending where Jim Broadbent’s character Anthony Webster is meeting, after some 40 years, the character of Veronica Ford,

Fitness tips for monsoon:  Don’t let your  fit mode dry out

Fitness tips for monsoon: Don’t let your fit mode dry out

Weekend Plus Desk :Fitness is not just a habit, it is a lifestyle; one that requires commitment and dedication so dont let monsoon dampen your spirits. Some quick and easy

Your car may contain  harmful pollutants

Your car may contain harmful pollutants

Weekend Plus Desk :If you thought driving a car on a heavily polluted road may be safe, think twice. According to a new study, car cabins contain extremely high levels

A lake, forests, mountains… Pokhara has many delights

Weekend Plus Desk :Standing by a lake, with forested hills on one side and snow-capped Himalayan peaks on the other, was an unforgettable moment for me in Pokhara, the

Consume more Vitamin C to  prevent infections during monsoon

Consume more Vitamin C to prevent infections during monsoon

Weekend Plus Desk :With the national capital witnessing humid weather making people vulnerable to infectious diseases, doctors have urged children to increase intake of Vitamin C rich food, thus

Fast growing satellite towns in Kolkata

Fast growing satellite towns in Kolkata

Dr Md Shairul Mashreque :We are familiar with favorite city Kolkata previously called Calcutta. It is a lively city with a lot of entertainment. The city dwellers are found

Ixoras

-Mahmuda Begum Sinthia :The ixoras are fully bloomed. Everything is so perfumed. I have managed to capture these in my mind. A warm sunny morning at the Lake-Wabda Is

There’s no excuse

 Salina Akhtar :Sometimes it seems Life is just to fix, As soon as we rush, There's no excuse for a little bit of mistake. Never the less,  nothing is

Expected Education: A book on reviewing quality education

Education is treated as the backbone of a nation. It is the most powerful means of achieving sustainable and meaningful development. The government of Bangladesh places great importance on

Al Mahmud:   Prominent poet

Al Mahmud: Prominent poet

Literature Desk :Mir Abdus Shukur Al Mahmud commonly known as Al Mahmud is a poet, novelist, short-story writer. He is considered as one of the greatest Bengali poets emerged

Poet Ahsan Habib

Poet Ahsan Habib

Bimal Guha :Ahsan Habib (1917-1985) poet and journalist, was born on 2 February 1917 in the village of Shankarpasha in Pirojpur district. After passing the Entrance examination in 1935

Media and Journalism in Australia

Legal protection :Australian journalists are more vulnerable to defamation action than many of their international counterparts. Australia lacks both a bill of rights and an explicit rights to freedom

Media and Journalism in Australia

Media and Journalism in Australia

Prof Dr M Zahangir Kabir :Australia has a modern and diverse media industry spanning traditional and digital formats mostly catering to its predominantly English-speaking population. In 2011-12, Australia was

Cosmetics are more than cosmetic!

Cosmetics are more than cosmetic!

John Chave :“I can’t help feeling that some of the changes are merely cosmetic,” wrote a recent commentator on Emmanuel Macron’s new cohort of parliamentary deputies.  What could he

Pick  fragrances according  to your  personality

Pick fragrances according to your personality

Weekend Plus Desk :Have a hyper personality? Go for woody notes. The introvert ones can pick out fragrances like Fijian water and cherry blossom, say experts.Shikhee Agrawal, Head Trainer

Be  generous to  live  happily

Be generous to live happily

Weekend Plus Desk :Want to live a happy life? A mere promise to be generous is enough as it can trigger a change in the brain areas that can

Unfaithful Facebook messages make  women more  jealous

Unfaithful Facebook messages make women more jealous

Weekend Plus Desk :Women are more likely to get jealous or upset than men when they read messages on Facebook or other social media indicating that their romantic partner

Sun-Kissed Basil Oil

Sun-Kissed Basil Oil

You can buy basil oil in fancy food stores for a hefty sum - or make your own. I call this ‘sun-kissed’ basil oil because you use no heat

Summer Tomato and Basil Soup

Summer Tomato and Basil Soup

Use the very freshest, ripest, plumpest, bursting-with-flavor tomatoes you can find - preferably ones from your, your neighbour’s or a local farmer’s garden.Fresh basil and basil oil adds an herb-filled

Unforgettable memories of Ghazal emperor

Unforgettable memories of Ghazal emperor

Kazi Liakat Hossain :Fans of Ghazal emperor Mehdi Hasan observed his third death anniversary on June 13, 2017 with the tearful eyes. Ghazal maestro Mehedi Hassan breathed his last

Waiting for you

Tahia Tabassum :Waiting for you is not easyI always find myself busyWith the work of this earthly attachmentsAnd at the mock I used to get.Living for you is holy

Flower

M Mizanur Rahman :How innocent a flower is!All of you must have got it in your notice.Oh! My dear flower,how much you’ve made me your lover?That I do not