Durian Sukegawa’s ‘Sweet Bean Paste’: On second chances and the plight of leprosy patients

Sweet Bean Paste (2013) by Durian Sukegawa is a tale of friendship and redemption in an unforgiving society.

Sally Rooney's conversations on suppressed female hysteria: A review of the adaptation

Sally Rooney is well known for transforming her novels into visually pleasing and satisfactory adaptations.

Five books I would sell my soul to re-read for the first time

Honeyman gives Eleanor a personality beyond her mental illness.

The much awaited “The Sandman” series premieres in August

As someone who is a big fan of The Sandman series, I was ecstatic at the announcement, with only a little bit of dread over whether the adaptation will do right by the comic series.

“Sundarer Taane Mongol Shotru”: Not just a passion project

Over the turn of pages, readers will realise how the Sundarbans have become a muse for the author from being just a mere passion project of documenting the lives of the region’s people.

5 books to read after you’re done binging 'Stranger Things'

These books, full of horror, humour, grisly monsters, and misfit kids, are the perfect remedy to fill the gap in your time until the show returns with more episodes. 

June 30, 2022
June 30, 2022

Durian Sukegawa’s ‘Sweet Bean Paste’: On second chances and the plight of leprosy patients

Sweet Bean Paste (2013) by Durian Sukegawa is a tale of friendship and redemption in an unforgiving society.

June 26, 2022
June 26, 2022

Sally Rooney's conversations on suppressed female hysteria: A review of the adaptation

Sally Rooney is well known for transforming her novels into visually pleasing and satisfactory adaptations.

June 20, 2022
June 20, 2022

Five books I would sell my soul to re-read for the first time

Honeyman gives Eleanor a personality beyond her mental illness.

June 20, 2022
June 20, 2022

Boitoi and Walton hosting e-book fair

Boitoi, the largest e-book platform of Bangladesh, is organizing a 15-day ebook fair from June 16 to June 30. 

June 18, 2022
June 18, 2022

Baatighar completes 17 years of readership

“We witnessed great footfall in the afternoon and are glad that people came to the celebrations even amidst this gloomy weather,” shared Zafar Ahmed Rashed, CEO and Chief Editor, about the first day of the event.

June 18, 2022
June 18, 2022

Odds and Ends from a Poem on Odds and Ends

A pity, it began as a reflective study. A bird’s eye view of Kafka’s conundrum  Is a fallen leaf lost, or free? I slid a window wide open Found a dead moth crumpled on the sill.

June 18, 2022
June 18, 2022

The Swaying Dreams

Drowned paddy fields look beautiful throughout the day. In the morning, when there is a rough wind, the flooded rice plants dance in the reflection of drenched sunlight.

June 18, 2022
June 18, 2022

From the Shores of the Lethe

Fame, at least in the wake of industrial revolution and immediately after, had as much to do with “production” and “distribution” as with “talent.

June 13, 2022
June 13, 2022

The story behind “Everyday Stories”

Each of them represented a unique crisis that women in our country are most frequently faced with, and when I had their stories assembled, I knew this was what I was looking for. 

June 11, 2022
June 11, 2022

The Locksmith’s Luck

Azhar was a forty-year-old bachelor and an expert locksmith. He also owned a hardware store. He was generally considered to be a good citizen even though fifteen years ago, he went to prison for stealing jewels. But since then, he has been very careful about not getting caught. The stolen money helped him travel around and enjoy the small luxuries of life.