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Loneliness, and what I gained from a Creative Writing degree

The workshops were the sessions I’d look forward to. Someone actually reading your work, studying it, telling you what you do well, telling you what you can improve on, all phrased constructively (“I like this!” was a banned phrase). If you’re pursuing writing, workshopping—on some level or another—is what you’ll need.

December 2, 2022
December 2, 2022

Finding myself in Orhan Pamuk books

It is also etched in the corners of multiple pages of the notebook I am writing this draft in. It is on my passport, also on my pajamas. It is the word the world knows me by—my name. Specifically, my last name, Nuri.

November 4, 2022
November 4, 2022

Loneliness, and what I gained from a Creative Writing degree

The workshops were the sessions I’d look forward to. Someone actually reading your work, studying it, telling you what you do well, telling you what you can improve on, all phrased constructively (“I like this!” was a banned phrase). If you’re pursuing writing, workshopping—on some level or another—is what you’ll need.

August 13, 2022
August 13, 2022

Who is Salman Rushdie?

With a literary career of five decades, Sir Salman Rushdie has been no stranger to death threats due to his controversial work. Born two months before the Indian independence from Britain, Salman Rushdie took his first gaze in Bombay — now known as Mumbai. The controversial writer went on to win the illustrious Booker Prize in 1981 for his book, Midnight’s Children; the novelist became one of the most celebrated and successful British authors of all time. However, with his fourth novel, The Satanic Verses, published in 1988, the writer managed to cause international turmoil by hurting Islamic sentiments. Thus, began his controversial life.

May 25, 2022
May 25, 2022

Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury’s body to arrive in Dhaka May 28

The body of prominent writer and columnist Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury is scheduled to arrive in Dhaka under the state management on May 28, 2022.

May 19, 2022
May 19, 2022

Lyricist of “Amar bhaier rokte rangano” Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury no more

Eminent journalist, writer and lyricist Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury passed away today.

May 9, 2022
May 9, 2022

Tagore’s idea of nationalism

If you look for a definition of the word ‘nationalism’ on Google, or in an encyclopedia, you will find quite a few.  However, this word, like many such words, is ‘notorious’ in its own way, as no single definition seems to define it thoroughly.

February 27, 2022
February 27, 2022

Sadat Hossain, Amin Al Rashid, Chanakya Barai win IFIC Bank Kali O Kalam ‘Torun Kobi O Lekhok’ Award 2021

IFIC Bank and Kali O Kolom jointly hosted the annual ‘Torun Kobi O Lekhok’ Awards at 7 pm on Saturday, February 26, in an online telecast. The ceremony was aired simultaneously from IFIC and Kali O Kolom’s Facebook pages.

August 28, 2021
August 28, 2021

Submissions for 2022 Commonwealth Short Story Prize to open September 1

The prestigious Commonwealth Short Story Prize competition returns for its 11th iteration, opening its doors for short story submissions from September 1 to November 1, 2021 (11:59pm in any time zone). 

February 29, 2016
February 29, 2016

She dodged traffickers, can’t break social prejudice

Ayesha Siddika who was kidnapped from Benapole border and sold to flesh traders in Kozhikode, Kerala in May 2015, sheds light on her captive life to protest against the social exclusion and constant insults she has been enduring since her return to Bangladesh in last December.

February 26, 2016
February 26, 2016

Family voices dismay over probe pace

A year has gone by since the murder of writer-blogger Avijit Roy near Amar Ekushey Book Fair, but police are yet to press charges despite making repeated claims they have identified several people involved.