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What to expect from Harry Potter “Return to Hogwarts”

HBO Max released the trailer of the 20th anniversary special episode.

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A TERRESTRIAL OMNIBUS: When the Mango Tree Blossomed

When the Mango Tree Blossomed is a voluminous compilation of, as the book’s subtitle proclaims, fifty short stories from Bangladesh, edited by Niaz Zaman.

‘Potrika Porbo’ magazine fair underway at Bengal Boi

Bengal Boi is hosting a magazine fair, ‘Potrika Porbo’, at their premises in Dhanmondi until Saturday, December 4.

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The grey area between books and screen adaptations

Reading and viewing stories have become something of a package deal.

Scenes from a Radio-Active Age

As my siblings and I grew up in the first half of the 1960s, the radio set was the most sought-after device in our house. Till Baba bought a television set for us towards the end of the decade, it...

Echoes

I roll and roll and roll, Till I reach my desired goal. The branches grow forth, Till my body aches and is sore. My body turns old.

December 6, 2021
December 6, 2021

What to expect from Harry Potter “Return to Hogwarts”

HBO Max released the trailer of the 20th anniversary special episode.

December 4, 2021
December 4, 2021

A TERRESTRIAL OMNIBUS: When the Mango Tree Blossomed

When the Mango Tree Blossomed is a voluminous compilation of, as the book’s subtitle proclaims, fifty short stories from Bangladesh, edited by Niaz Zaman.

December 2, 2021
December 2, 2021

‘Potrika Porbo’ magazine fair underway at Bengal Boi

Bengal Boi is hosting a magazine fair, ‘Potrika Porbo’, at their premises in Dhanmondi until Saturday, December 4.

November 30, 2021
November 30, 2021

Gyantapas Abdur Razzaq Foundation hosts discussion on freedom fighters of Dhaka

On November 27, Saturday at 7 PM, Gyantapas Abdur Razzaq Foundation hosted its fifth episode of their discussion series,‘Bidyapeeth Baithaki: Antaranga Alape Gunizan, online’. The topic of this...

November 20, 2021
November 20, 2021

On a Long-Awaited Critical Anthology of Bangladeshi Literature in English

For anyone with academic or amateurish interest in Bangladeshi writings in English this must be a long-awaited book. The publication of Mohammad A Quayum and Md. Mahmudul Hasan–edited Bangladeshi...

November 20, 2021
November 20, 2021

Pandemic Musings Anthropocene: climate change, contagion, consolation

Sudeep Sen’s Anthropocene is the third work on the subject by an Indian writer that I have come across in recent years, but it is truly sui generis.

November 18, 2021
November 18, 2021

Ekushey Boi Mela plans for 2022

After the low turnout at Amar Ekushey Boi Mela this year, the Academic and Creative Publishers Association of Bangladesh hosted a discussion seminar on November 16, with notable authors, publishers...

November 18, 2021
November 18, 2021

Syed Abul Fatah Sharfuddin Sharaf Al Hussaini: A forgotten poet

The first traceable progeny of the lineage, Syed Fida Hussain, had settled in Delhi during the reign of the fourth Mughal Emperor, Jahangir, with his son, Syed Golam Hussain and his grandsons, Syed...

November 18, 2021
November 18, 2021

Brandon Taylor’s ‘Real Life’—It’s seldom fair.

Brandon Taylor’s Real Life (Riverhead Books, 2020) begins with the protagonist, Wallace, contemplating his father’s death and feeling lonely amongst his friends because they do not understand the...

November 18, 2021
November 18, 2021

Why Fitzgerald’s “Winter Dreams” is a perfect way to start the season

Three days ago when I woke up in the morning to get ready for work, I stood on my balcony and felt a slight, familiar nip in the air.