Arts & Letters

  • The light that never goes out

    Professor Serajul Islam Choudhury reached eighty on June 23, 2016. He is affectionately called SIC Sir by his students. Regarded as the country’s foremost intellectual, he is the most inspiratio ...

  • In London at the Globe

    “Anything special,” my brother asked over the phone, “you want to do while over here?”  2016 is the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Which occasioned eve ...

  • Sehri tales

    Once upon a time, back in my school days, I used to be, for the lack of a better word, a creative writer. Blissfully ignorant of things like plausibility, and originality, and all those subtle little ...

  • History for youngsters

    True that our youngsters are no stranger to comic strips, whether translated or original. But when it comes to graphic novels, they actually have no access to the genre, unless through some imported E ...

  • Lakhindar Babu, please listen

    Gupinath stands upright in the dim lamp light, the knife in his hand dripping with blood. Without changing his posture, he holds up the just peeled-off skin of a giant lizard.1  “You Sau ...

  • The novel that is yet to be written

    It won’t be an exaggeration to say a thousand years of struggle for freedom culminated in the nine-month-long war in 1971. It is from this point of view that the liberation war is considered the ...

  • Captain Suresh Biswas, myth and reality

    “… he had a hero. Another Bengali, who left home a hundred years ago and went to England, working as crew on a ship. Eventually, he ended up in Brazil - or was it Mexico? - and joined its ...