December 18, 2021
December 18, 2021

Kolimoddi Dafadaar

The banks along the river Shitalakshya flooded on a regular basis. During the rainy season, most villages around the area turned into islands.

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.

November 1, 2021
November 1, 2021

Facebook banned me for 7 days for telling truth: Taslima Nasreen

Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen, now living in India, claimed that she was banned by Facebook for a week.

October 24, 2021
October 24, 2021

Remembering Shamsur Rahman

Yesterday marked the 93rd birth anniversary of poet, writer, and journalist Shamsur Rahman, widely regarded as a pivotal figure in Bangla literature in the latter part of the 20th century.

October 13, 2021
October 13, 2021

Third World Bengali Literary Conference hosted in US

“The Third World Bengali Literary Conference”, organised by the North America Bengali Literary Society (NABLS), was held on Zoom. The event drew expatriate Bengali literature aficionados from all...

October 2, 2021
October 2, 2021

Paradisal Libraries

Younger people might find this too dated, but I will stick by what  Jorge Luis Borges once said: “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of a Library!”

September 20, 2021
September 20, 2021

Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay named Sahitya Akademi fellow

Eminent Bengali writer Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay has been chosen as a fellow of India’s Sahitya Akademi, its highest honour for a living writer.

September 4, 2021
September 4, 2021

Story of Bengal and Bengalis: The Bengali Homeland and its Inhabitants

With the onset of the new millennium in the 21st century, there seems to be a revival of interest in the space, in the eastern part of South Asia, historically known as Bengal, and the people who...

September 4, 2021
September 4, 2021

FEMALE WARRIORS

I had decided to write a brief review of Selima Chowdhury’s book when it was first published, but what with one thing or another making me put it off, a couple of years rolled by, and we found...

August 30, 2021
August 30, 2021

Noted Bengali writer Buddhadeb Guha dies in Kolkata

Acclaimed Bengali writer Buddhadeb Guha, author of many notable works such as `Madhukari' (Honey Gatherer), died of post-Covid complications yesterday at a hospital in Kolkata at the age of 85.