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Dhaka Lit Fest-2015 to kick off Nov 19

The three-day Dhaka Literary Festival-2015 will be held on Bangla Academy premises in November 19-21. The festival co-directors— Sadaf Saaz, Ahsan Akbar and K. Anis Ahmed, at a press conference held at the Bangla Academy on Sunday, announced the date. Nobel laureate in medicine, Harold Varmus, also the author of The Art and Politics of […]

by Md Mahmudul Hasan My earliest exposure to the work of the most prominent Bengali Muslim woman writer Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain (1880–1932) occurred during my elementary education years when I read her essay ‘Eid Sammilon’ (Eid Gathering). It celebrates the congregational prayer, social rendezvous and get-together of Muslims during the festive season of Eid. She […]

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Ambedkar, Gandhi and the battle against caste By ARUNDHATI ROY ANNIHILATION OF CASTE is the nearly eighty-year-old text of a speech that was never delivered.* When I first read it I felt as though somebody had walked into a dim room and opened the windows. Reading Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar bridges the gap between what […]

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Dan Mozena, the American ambassador to Bangladesh, recently visited Silicon Valley in California to address the local diaspora on the importance of universal education in Bangladesh. The town-hall meeting was organized by Agami, a non-profit organization working to promote education for under-privileged children of Bangladesh. “Lack of education is the biggest impediment to progress in […]

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Today is the 84th anniversary of birth of poet Shamsur Rahman, a leading poet of the contemporary Bangla literature. Poet Shamsur Rahman (October 23, 1929 – August 17, 2006) emerged in the latter half of the 20th century and authored more than 60 collections of poems including Prothom Gaan Ditio Mrityur Agey, Roudro Karotitey, Biddhosto […]

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If you have been reading Eckhardt Tolle’s books, The Power of Now, and The New Earth, you know that the most important task for humanity right now is to expand consciousness. If you got excited by Eckhardt’s books it means you are already in the process of “waking up.” The more consciously aware you are, […]

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Due diligence is the term commonly used for investigation of any kind. People in today抯 world are extremely cautious before entering into any kind of investment whether it is stocks or assets. Investment due diligence involves performing a thorough check up on the property before investing. In case of stocks or hedge funds, the person […]

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 The Institute for International Business is spearheading a new fellowship created between the Kelley School of Business and the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) at the University of Dhaka in Bangladesh.  The Herman B Wells-M.O. Ghani Faculty Fellowship, signed into agreement in March 2012, is named in honor of the deceased former IU president and […]

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Winds of Change: Projonmo Chottor Faruque Azam A wind of change is blowing in the wind my friend Time of change is at the Shahbagh Chottor; Sea of young generation swarmed the square Like the rebels, who seek truth and justice Without arms, without bullets, without blood on hand.. Where have you been Oh young […]

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CHITTAGONG, BANGLADESH — It is not the most glamorous of campuses: a handful of converted apartment blocks, huddled around a short, narrow gated street that ends in a small garden. Tucked away inside the buildings, there is a small library, a dining hall, a doctor’s clinic, classrooms and a small gym where karate classes are […]

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Click Here to Read: LAST WRITING OF HUMAYAN AHMED – THERE W’S

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After spelling the word “Guetapens,” Snigdha Nandipati wasn’t sure what to do or expect. She blinked and looked to both sides before the sparkling confetti fluttered down over her hair and face. Then the smile broke, as the 14-year-old Indian American from California finally registered that she was the 2012 Scripps Spelling Bee champion. In […]

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