Eminent writer Maahasweta Devi dies

Mahasweta Devi, the eminent writer of Hajar Churashir Maa, has died today in Belle Vue Nursing Home at 4pm Bangladesh time in Kolkata, her relative confirmed to the Dhaka Tribune. Devi died from co ...

Mahasweta Devi passes away

Eminent litterateur and social activist Mahasweta Devi has passed away on Thursday afternoon at a private hospital in Kolkata. The 90-year-old Magsaysay awardee passed away at around 3:16pm Indian ...

Free your mind

If you would like to brush up on a subject or explore academics from the comfort of your own home, then the internet has the answer for you. Some of the best universities in the world offer free cours ...

Kerry Kennedy talks on women’s rights in Bangladesh

Kerry Kenney, the president of the Robert F Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights and who is now visiting Dhaka, yesterday stressed the need for proactive citizens to help the government, NGOs a ...

Heartbleed: The problem explored

There is a reason why they call this new bug “Heartbleed.” The implicit damage that this can do to your digital life will leave you with heart palpitations. If you haven’t heard alre ...

The business of Information

Ever wondered who is setting the news agenda that is feeding you information about the world? For instance when it comes to Ukraine, we are bombarded on a daily basis about Russian aggression. We hear ...

Are you happy?

I am by no means your typical run of the mill anything. I am not saying that I am special; I am saying that I define things differently. We all do. Growing up in a culture like ours that favours homog ...

Essential Baishakh

Pantha bhat Love it or hate it, this watery rice is synonymous with Pahela Baishakh. Ilish machh Revered by Bangalees everywhere, hilsha is the national fish for a reason. Shada sari,  ...

The food cart revolution

Complain all you want about Dhaka, but one thing you cannot deny is the wide variety of dining options in the city. In recent years we have seen everything from Japanese sushi to Brazilian churrasco. ...

Eyes on Bangladesh

Click here to read an interview with the curator of Eyes on Bangladesh 1. Close Distance. Misti, 30, is a housewife  living in  Dhanmondi, Dhaka. Mayna, 18, is a maid living at this house ...

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