Rural Bangladesh's Baishakhi fairs: a tradition fading away

Dhaka, April 14 -- Every year on the first day of the Bangla calendar, known as Pahela Baishakh, the village of Bhadughar in Brahmanbaria hosts the Baruni or Banni fair on the banks of the Titas River... Read More

Bangladesh set to ring in Pahela Baishakh 1431 with richness of human culture and heritage

Dhaka, April 14 -- Bangladeshis are all geared up to greet Pahela Boishakh, the first day of the Bangla calendar, with a renewed message for the victory of humanity. They will sing "Eso He Baishakh" ... Read More

Call Ready: The microphone that amplified Bangabandhu's call for independence in danger of being lost to history

Dhaka, March 7 -- On Mar 7, 1971, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman stepped up to the microphone at Dhaka's Race Course Maidan, now Suhrawardy Udyan, amidst the tension and hopes of a nation on the br... Read More

Books worth Tk 600m sold in Amar Ekushey Fair

Dhaka, March 3 -- Publishers have sold books worth Tk 600 million in this year's Amar Ekushey Book Fair, up from Tk 470 million last year. The fair's organising committee formed by the Bangla Academy... Read More

Suhrawardy Udyan may become unavailable. Where'll Ekushey Book Fair be held?

Dhaka, Feb. 29 -- As readers, publishers, and writers bask in the joy of a two-day extension of the Amar Ekushey Book Fair, uncertainty looms large over the venue of next year's fair. According to of... Read More

Seven more publishing houses flagged for irregularities at book fair

Dhaka, Feb. 19 -- The management committee of the Ekushey Book Fair has issued warnings to seven more publishing houses over policy violations. The letters were issued on Saturday based on the recomm... Read More

Integrity of Bangla Academy Literary Awards under serious scrutiny

Dhaka, Jan. 31 -- The Bangla Academy Literary Awards, which aims to affirm, connect, and energise the world of reading by showcasing the authors and illustrators, is facing a crisis of confidence. Mu... Read More