• Flash Point

    Flash Point

    An explosive yet poignant account of the lives of those who walk the red carpet and those who photograph them.

  • A Tribute to Indira Gandhi

    Indira Gandhi was one of the most charismatic public figures. She was also probably the most enigmatic and intensely private in her

  • Women Empowerment in Bangladesh of the Forest, Tree & Grassroots

    The issue of emancipating women raises obvious questions: Is there a final point; indeed, is the starting point similar across countries;

  • The Pakistan Paradox: Instability and Resilience

    THE idea of Pakistan stands riddled with tensions. Initiated by a small group of select Urdu-speaking Muslims who envisioned a unified

  • Essays on an esoteric subject

    On 2 August 2006, Selig Harrison, a highly-regarded American journalist, wrote an op-ed piece on Bangladesh in The Washington Post

  • The Hanging of Afzal Guru and the Strange Case of the Attack on the Indian Parliament

    ON 13 December 2001, the Indian Parliament was attacked by a few heavily armed men. Eleven years later, we still do not know who was

  • Verses of Concealed Agonies

    Poets, authors and playwrights have all along expressed different dimensions of feelings through their literary works. Tales that we

  • Too much happiness

    It's all about happiness

    The trademark of a great writer like Munro is that her words never get old. While I have read many of the short stories of this collection, and immediately recognized many of the titles, and as I kept on reading these many of the characters, names, and plots seemed familiar, I can't say I felt bored or had the urge to skip a line or two as I had done earlier.

  • Once a Saint

    Sometimes the sinner, always a saint!

    ...the book is not just about being the Saint; in fact it's about the life of a man whose entry into adulthood was marked by an adventure which would only be right for someone who would eventually go on to play the slightly unorthodox Simon Templar.

  • Why humans need to communicate

    Two concepts—communications and communication—mistakenly or unknowingly are used interchangeably in the applied filed of communication in Bangladesh.

  • A 'solipsistic' epic…

    This is the third of the six-volume autobiography of the global sensation Norwegian Karl Ove Knausgaard. His magnum opus “My Struggle” has been compared to French novelist Marcel Proust's philosophical musings in “In Search of Lost Time”.

  • Mahabharata viewed in a new perspective

    MAHABHARATA, an ancient Indian epic, literally means 'Great India' and propagates 'eternal truth' for humanity. Of all the epics of the

  • Bangabandhu rejuvenated for children

    Amid a plethora of books on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Husne Ara Shahed's “Amader Priyo Bangabandhu” comes as a praiseworthy venture.

  • Mankind's power to overcome adversities

    The novel “Mysterious Island” by Jules Verne is an adventure fiction which mixes mystery with mankind's power to overcome hostile circumstances. It was first published in 1874 written in a classical narrative form. This is really exhilarating for me to review this book after 150 years of its publication. Certainly, its writer Jules Verne has been successful that people still remember his works with honour which are still alive and unquestionably entertaining.

  • Stroll along a beaten path

    Mahmudul Huque, a Professor of History, Chittagong University, has edited a substantial volume of essays (in his words, a festschrift) written in honour of Professor Alamgir Muhammad Serajuddin, Professor Emeritus of History, Chittagong University, and its former Vice Chancellor.

  • Dark Destinies, Dark Ships

    Thanks to “Literary Encounter,” a programme initiated by Goethe-Institut Bangladesh, in cooperation with The Reading Circle...

  • Journalism: Offline Online

    The history of journalism in Bangladesh is largely non-academic as people with different educational backgrounds have come up and joined this exciting profession without any career plan.

  • A glimpse of Indian society

    The very beginning of Aarushi by India based eminent journalist Avirook Sen reminds me of the opening lines of The Grass is Singing by Doris Lessing.

  • Talking about mundane things

    Pother Pore is a book of poems about human love and relationship.

  • Celebrating adolescence in enigmatic past

    Even people with little idea about the settings of a cadet college would tell you that life inside it is a cautious catwalk on a shuddering ramp.

  • When river turns red

    The book 'River of my Blood' is divided into ten chapters, each named after the months in Bangla. The story starts in the month...

  • A plea for personal space

    Ever since the Ekushey Boimela this year, friends have been posting excerpts from a book, Nimishei Nishiddho Tumi.

  • Victimized masses and unsatisfied souls

    ... neither India nor any other South Asian country should exhibit superfluous eagerness to butter up the western powers all the time. Each state should have its own individual values and principles to determine its policies on development.

  • A singular woman's tale

    The Firebird is a story told by a woman (who is nameless) about herself and her life in a village in what is now Poshchimbongo in India.

  • Story of simple problems of life

    Danielle Steel is a popular American novelist and has written 142 books--98 of which are novels—and she has sold more than 800 million copies.

  • The Lost Gods

    In The Sleeping Army, Freya went to Hel and back. She fought dragons, fled fire and outwitted giants - all to restore eternal youth to the Norse Gods.

  • Bangladesh: Reform Agenda for Local Governance

    Local government is a constitutionally mandated system in our country.

  • The life journey of a theatre actress

    Binodini is the life story adapted from her two autobiographical notes titled My Story and My Stage Acting.

  • For Whom the Bell Tolls

    Muhammad Zamir has worn, and continues to wear, different hats. A former career diplomat...

  • Story of Quarter Century of Development

    When Azizur Rahman Khan writes something on the economy of Bangladesh, one needs to take note.