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Nasir Ali Mamun’s 58th solo photo exhibition, book launched

Nasir Ali Mamun’s 58th solo photo exhibition, book launched

Sheikh Arif Bulbon :Over the span of a decade, Nasir Ali Mamun recorded the one-man journey of the ‘fugitive’ and bohemian painter SM Sultan - his pathos, darkness and

From milk to bananas

From milk to bananas

Weekend Plus Desk :If there are times when you struggle really hard to get a good night’s sleep, getting away with all that tossing and turning might be as

Guru Rajjob Ali Dewan devotee passes on

Sir Frank Peters :An entire village is in deep mourning over the death of one of its most revered and respected members, Guru Suruj Dewan. Guru Suruj, 78, was a

‘Wonder drug’ aspirin’s harms outweighs its benefits in healthy elderly

‘Wonder drug’ aspirin’s harms outweighs its benefits in healthy elderly

Weekend Plus Desk :Elderly people who have never had a heart attack in their life can avoid taking a baby aspirin every day, as per a US Australian study

Poet Abu Hena Mostafa Kamal

Poet Abu Hena Mostafa Kamal

Ahmad Kabir :Abu Hena Mostafa Kamal (1936-1989) poet educationist and composer of songs, was born in The village Gobinda of Ullahpara upazila in the district of Pabna on 11

Comrade Muzaffar Ahmed

Comrade Muzaffar Ahmed

Ranjit Roy :Comrade Muzaffar Ahmed (1889-1973) was a revolutionary and pioneer of the Communist movement in India. Affectionately called Kakababu (uncle) by party comrades and sympathisers, his way of

Journalist, writer Qazi Afsaruddin Ahmed

Mir Farjana Sharmin :Qazi Afsaruddin Ahmed (1921-1975) was a journalist, writer. He was born on 24 September 1921 at Chatmohar in Pabna district. His paternal home was at village

POEMS

MarsiyaHusain of Karbala-Ameen KhorasaneeMen weep for you today in many landsAnd on their breasts in bitter anguish beatAnd in sad, mournful tunes, the tales repeat of how youLost your

Scholar, writer Girish Chandra Sen

Scholar, writer Girish Chandra Sen

Sambaru Chandra Mohanta :Girish Chandra Sen (1835-1910), religious scholar and translator, who made the first creditable and full translation of the holy Quran into Bangla, was born in the

Purify the air in your house with  these easy-to-grow indoor plants

Purify the air in your house with these easy-to-grow indoor plants

Weekend Plus Desk :According to WHO, of the 20 most polluted cities in the world, 14 are in India and indoor pollution is as bad as outdoor pollution. Stagnant

 Shower tips for people who keep tossing and turning in bed

Shower tips for people who keep tossing and turning in bed

Weekend Plus Desk :If you wake up in the morning after an incomplete sleep, wishing you could sleep some more, it is always a good idea to tweak a

 An exhilarating meeting with PFDA- Vocational Training Centre

An exhilarating meeting with PFDA- Vocational Training Centre

Muhammad Quamrul Islam :In the morning of September 8, 2018 we started from our residence at Uttara well ahead in order to reach in time the scheduled meeting at

Spice up your office desk

Spice up your office desk

Weekend Plus Desk :You probably spend more than 40 plus hours in a week at your office desk, so personalising your space with things that make you happy and

Emojis convey not just fun

Emojis convey not just fun

Weekend Plus Desk :That winky-face emoji that you use at the end of a text isn't just a fun picture added to your sentence. It can convey linguistic meaning

How cheese shaped  human evolution

How cheese shaped human evolution

Weekend Plus Desk :While ‘you are what you eat’ is a contested statement, what we consume over many generations can shape the way we evolve as a species. Diet,

Quirky home decor ideas  to brighten up house

Quirky home decor ideas to brighten up house

Weekend Plus Desk :Although you have painted the walls of your abode, replaced your old tile flooring and given a new lease of life to your old wooden furniture,

Poems

Poems

Pollution-Ataturk Kamal PashaVery thirsty people are todayAnd they areIn quest of satisfying their thirst onlyNo need to see the peopleWhat consequences they faceUntil and unless their thirstIs satisfied, they

 Mirror of Time: A book worth reading

Mirror of Time: A book worth reading

In our country, books published in English usually remain unnoticed by the readers. It is quite presumable how many people read books in English, a country in which books

Researcher, litterateur Muhammad Enamul Haq

Muhammad Ibne Inam :Muhammad Enamul Haq (1902-1982) was a researcher, litterateur and educationist. He was born on 20 September 1902, in a respectable family in Bakhtpur under Fatikchhari upazila

Reformer, writer Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

Reformer, writer Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

Literature Desk :The social reformer who strived to make life better for the women of India and pushed the British government to pass the Widow Remarriage Act, Ishwar Chandra

Is coconut oil ‘pure poison’?  What the experts have to say

Is coconut oil ‘pure poison’? What the experts have to say

Weekend Plus Desk :In a country like Bangladesh, asking people not to consume coconut oil can pass off as blasphemy. A dietary staple in most south Indian households, this

10,000 steps a day is good,  but is it really healthy?

10,000 steps a day is good, but is it really healthy?

Weekend Plus Desk :10,000 steps a day is often touted as popular culture’s answer to fitness. With the arrival of the ‘cool’ fitness bands, keeping a track of how

Losing weight through diet,  exercise in pregnancy safe

Losing weight through diet, exercise in pregnancy safe

Weekend Plus Desk :Pregnant women can safely limit their weight gain with diet and exercise interventions, the results of a group of trials by the US National Institutes of

Beat jet lag with these healthy food options

Beat jet lag with these healthy food options

Weekend Plus Desk :No matter how cool and exciting traveling to far off places looks like on social media, you can't avoid the baggage it brings with it -

Using  ice cubes  for  amazing  skin

Using ice cubes for amazing skin

Weekend Plus Desk :Water benefits skin in many ways, but it is surprising to know that frozen water has many uses in beauty care if applied properly. Shahnaz Husain,

Historic locations to beach resorts, why Egypt is great destination for travelers

Historic locations to beach resorts, why Egypt is great destination for travelers

Weekend Plus Desk :According to the United Nations’ World Tourism Organisation, Egypt has been ranked as the second-fastest growing tourist destination of 2017. But what attracts Indian travellers? Egypt

How to make butter at home

How to make butter at home

Weekend Plus Desk :Think of making butter at home and the image of sari-clad women with sweat-beaded brows, labouring underneath the sun with a churner and a big butter

Writer, journalist Mahbub-ul Alam

Writer, journalist Mahbub-ul Alam

Bimal Guha :Mahbub-ul Alam (1898-1981) fiction writer and journalist, was born on 1 May 1898 at his maternal uncle's residence in Fateybad village in Chittagong district. His ancestral home

 List of his famous plays

List of his famous plays

Weekend Plus Desk :Celebrated American playwright and author Neil Simon passed away at the age of 91. Simon’s plays are famous for effectively chronicling urban life along with its

Do you hoard books and never  read them? There’s a term for it

Do you hoard books and never read them? There’s a term for it

Weekend Plus Desk :Just like reading books is a habit, for many people, hoarding books also is. If you have a habit of picking up books and never quite