• The dichotomy of life

    It was indeed a rewarding experience to visit the Alliance Francaise de Dhaka that is hosting Rashed Alam’s first solo exhibition “Three Shadows of Art”.  Rashed loves to exp..

    Arts & Letters | by Nadira Sultana Ava - 9 April 2016
  • Spider and Other Stories

    Saleha Chowdhury has authored more than 65 books in Bangla in different genres from fiction to nonfiction to translation. For her illustrious contribution to literature, she has won the prestigious Ba..

    Arts & Letters | by Sumaiya Tasnim - 9 April 2016
  • Where the mind is valiant

    Where the mind is valiant and the head held high Where knowledge flows; where walls of homes Won’t create fences and split the world into enclaves, Confining people to cubicles in their backy..

    Arts & Letters | by Rabindranath Tagore - 2 April 2016
  • Alternative education for transforming the world

    Azfar Hussain is a prominent Bangladeshi theorist, critic, poet, translator and activist who writes in both Bangla and English. He is vice president of the Global Center for Advanced Studies (GCAS) an..

    Arts & Letters | by Rifat Munim - 2 April 2016
  • GCAS at a glance

    The Global Center for Advanced Studies (GCAS) is a fully licensed, non-profit and privately funded institute of higher education in the State of Michigan. Located in Wyoming, Michigan, it is governed ..

    Arts & Letters - 2 April 2016
  • Poems of Impropriety

    When The New Yorker wanted to interview Gil Scott-Heron just a year before his death, he reluctantly agreed. He treated the interview with his usual irreverence, openly smoking crack in his Harlem apa..

    Arts & Letters | by Ahsan Akbar - 2 April 2016
  • A tribute to real world heroes

    A cold winter morning I found a book on my table with a small note from a very good friend. Later that evening my reading journey began; a journey into a book filled up with small glimpses of everyday..

  • On this day in 1971

    On this day in 1971, people of Dhaka woke up to the horror of one of the most brutal genocide campaigns in history. The Pakistan army, well equipped with ammunition and tanks, engaged in an orgy of ki..

    Arts & Letters | by Arts and Letters - 26 March 2016
  • Poetry

    Demilitarized zones Ahsan Akbar You: Impenetrable with your barracks of uniformed, armoured, marching armies-- Ready to shoot an unsuspecting trespasser A dreamer’s, not a schemer’..

    Arts & Letters - 26 March 2016
  • Between science fiction and fantasy

    A discussion on science fiction was hosted by Bangla Academy last November, as part of the Dhaka Literary Festival. Despite being in the morning, all the seats were occupied. The writers participating..

    Arts & Letters | by Ikhtisad Ahmed - 26 March 2016
  • Spoken word poetry in Dhaka

    Poetry is one of our strongest cultural expressions. Whether in the form of small rhymes or recitations or rhythmic beats of Nazrul’s chol re chol re chol, poetry is instilled in us as a form of..

  • To see or not to see

    The paintings and artworks featured in Shawon Akand’s second solo art exhibition roamed between two worlds: a world we are unfamiliar with and a very familiar world that we are living.  ..

    Arts & Letters | by Arts and Letters - 26 March 2016
  • Poetry

    Definition of Love Love is the craziness of two people, who draw each other to the core.  Love is putting your life at risk, walking barefoot upon the sands of separation. Love is leaning on..

    Arts & Letters | by Rafiq Azad - 19 March 2016
  • Poetry

    State of the nation  by Seema Amin I. Saw a dispersed man in the sidewalk. All the marks of torture (in your soul)  have blended with the night. Empty street   yellow palette,..

    Arts & Letters - 19 March 2016