Hopes, disappointments and this year’s Ekushey Boi Mela

"I don’t believe that we will get redress from the government in this matter. The only way out is a total reform of the state": Altaf Parvez, writer and researcher.

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The world of Colleen Hoover does not warrant celebration

Depiction of such problematic forms of ‘romance’ and relationships surely distort the judgement of readers regarding love and romance.

19h ago| Books

Amar Ekushey Boi Mela: Fun day for the little ones

Shankha Saha was having too much of a good time to pay heed to his father..The seven-year-old was busy moving around the book fair at Suhrawardy Udyan this morning..Meanwhile, his father Shantanu Saha not only had to keep an eye on him, but also buy him books from the Sisimpur stall.

Young writers and poets awarded by IFIC Bank and ‘Kali O Kalam’

The prestigious Kali O Kalam Torun Kabi O Lekhak Puroshkar 2022 was conferred on January 28 at an award ceremony at Bengal Shilpalay in Dhanmondi, Dhaka.

SHOUTxDS Books presents 'Slam Poetry Nights' — Session 5

For its 5th session, SHOUTx DS Books’ Slam Poetry Nights performed at the Dhaka Lit Fest 2023.

Why I disagree with ‘Bangaleer Mediocrityr Shondhane’, the book that got Adarsha banned from Boi Mela

Where Faham Abdus Salam calls Bengalis mediocre, in my soon-to-be-published book, Before You Shame My People, I see Bangladeshis as a highly promising nation of tortured people who, at the same time, have dissented against and been crushed by the powers of colonialism, imperialism, and an ancestral and oligarchical political system.

February 4, 2023
February 4, 2023

Hopes, disappointments and this year’s Ekushey Boi Mela

"I don’t believe that we will get redress from the government in this matter. The only way out is a total reform of the state": Altaf Parvez, writer and researcher.

February 4, 2023
February 4, 2023

The world of Colleen Hoover does not warrant celebration

Depiction of such problematic forms of ‘romance’ and relationships surely distort the judgement of readers regarding love and romance.

February 3, 2023
February 3, 2023

Amar Ekushey Boi Mela: Fun day for the little ones

Shankha Saha was having too much of a good time to pay heed to his father..The seven-year-old was busy moving around the book fair at Suhrawardy Udyan this morning..Meanwhile, his father Shantanu Saha not only had to keep an eye on him, but also buy him books from the Sisimpur stall.

February 3, 2023
February 3, 2023

Book adaptations to look forward to in 2023

The live-action rock series follows the rise of a rock band through the 1970s Los Angeles music scene as they embark on a quest for worldwide fame.

February 2, 2023
February 2, 2023

Song of the Sky: Nonfiction inspired by Joyce

The dance of the tongue is just as beautiful as the word itself. Effulgent wind, effulgent rain of twilight moon, effulgent sky.

February 2, 2023
February 2, 2023

Abdus Selim’s poetry compilation of the ‘60s is a time machine

Abdus Selim’s translation and compilation is a time machine for all of us living in the new age, where poems have become much neutered.

February 2, 2023
February 2, 2023

One life, and a history of two economies: Mirza Nurul Huda

His is an inspiring tale of a little boy with big dreams rising from the backwaters of Bengal to become a fabled student who went on to be a professor of Dhaka University, and to hold some of the highest offices in public service.

February 2, 2023
February 2, 2023

Surviving in a stagnant industry: What are emerging publishers doing differently?

Preexisting publishers are struggling to sustain in the market since the Covid-19 and the recent rise in paper prices. How are smaller and emerging publishers faring? 

February 1, 2023
February 1, 2023

Amar Ekushey Boi Mela: An essence of Bengali excellence

This celebration of the Language Movement which happens in the Boi Mela allows the ideas associated with it to be passed down from one generation to another. Boi Mela has become a focal point for the discussions surrounding the Language Movement. 

February 1, 2023
February 1, 2023

Horror, mystery, and adventures shape Shah Alam Shazu’s 52nd book

Char Goyenda Mohabipode, the 52nd book by author and journalist, Shah Alam Shazu, is being published in this year’s Ekushey Boi Mela by Anannya. The book consists of five stories whose themes mainly centre around detectives, horror, mystery and adventure.