A purple-backed starling on a tree at the National Botanical Garden in Dhaka. The photo, taken on April 18, indicates that this is a starling species of migratory birds. Photo: Sourav Mahmud Sourav Mahmud Bangladesh is a country of starlings, ... Bangladesh Daily Star, 6 days ago
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IBNS): To raise funds for the welfare of the underprivileged and the intellectually challenged, Chemould and Smita Art jointly organised Freedom on Aug 14- a pre-Independence Day art workshop in which well-known cartoonists and ...India Blooms, 2 weeks ago
Impatient publishers wait for that lucrative moment when the copyright of a modern classic ceases to exist. When the time machine crosses, at last, the law-bound 60 years after the death of the author, they are allowed to publish a Jibanananda Das ...Times of India, 1 month ago
The beauty of a full moon shines upon us every month and is almost ubiquitous in the arts. But a blue moon rarely happens and is barely alluded to in the arts. But when it does appear, it becomes the centre of attention of the aesthetes and ...Bangladesh Daily Star, 1 month ago
Barring Arun Sarkar, well-known poets of the 40s — Subhas Mukhopadhyay and Birendra Chattopadhyay in particular — wrote poetry which carried a strong socio-political accent. But you, Alokeranjan Dasgupta and Sakti Chattopadhyay (poets of the ...Times of India, 1 month ago
'Tagore wrote a song, not for George V, but a song devoted to the "dispenser of human destiny -- Bharat bhagya vidhata" -- God.' 'Tagore relinquished his knighthood after the Jallianwalla Bagh massacre in 1919. He could never have been reverent of the British crown.' March 13, 1939: An anguished Rabindranath Tagore writes, 'I should only insult myself if I cared to answer those who consider me capable of such unbounded stupidity as to sing in praise of George the Fourth or George the Fifth as ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Late writer Humayun Azad These are dark times. So dark that forces more medieval than those in the Middle Ages are trying to hurtle us back into a place where nothing grows except the seeds of intolerance; so dark that the people who have been ...Bdnews24.com, 2 months ago
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