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Breaking through a white ceiling

Breaking through a white ceiling

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Fri, Oct 23 2015

Satyendranath Tagore may have received his due attention if he weren’t overshadowed by his brother RabindranathWere...

Sacks of gold

Sacks of gold

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Fri, Oct 16 2015

The jute industry is no doubt a major contributor to the growth of BangladeshNot for nothing has jute...

Tea time

Tea time

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Fri, Oct 9 2015

The history of tea stretches back farther than the breakfast tableWhere historians write of the origins...

Dhaka’s Heritage: The Tale of the...

Dhaka’s Heritage: The Tale of the...

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Sun, Oct 4 2015

A trip back in time to the days of gloryOne rainy Friday morning, our tour team had taken an endeavour...

The art of heritage

The art of heritage

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Fri, Oct 2 2015

Bangladesh has a rich history full of various forms of artistic expression Gemstones and  pressed...

The Bengali tristate

The Bengali tristate

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Fri, Sep 18 2015

Dhaka was indubitably a major hub of both the Mughal and British empiresAt around the time of the early,...

Portuguese Bangladesh

Portuguese Bangladesh

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Fri, Sep 11 2015

Portugal’s relationship with Bangladesh is a long and storied oneBangladesh, to the interested observer,...

A wicked traitor?

A wicked traitor?

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Fri, Sep 4 2015

Mir Jafar legacy may be tainted, but his actions can be understoodMir Jafar has been tarred for his dubious...

The people’s poets

The people’s poets

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Fri, Aug 28 2015

Bengal has a rich history of producing exemplary poetsPerhaps it would seem, to some, a little ironic,...

Bengal syndrome?

Bengal syndrome?

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Fri, Aug 21 2015

We have a 20th century diagnosis for the psychological phenomenon of identification with, and positive...

A friend indeed?

A friend indeed?

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Fri, Aug 14 2015

Edmund Burke dared to question the motives of the East India Company when no one else wouldWhether Edmund...

The tangled politics of Europe and...

The tangled politics of Europe and...

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Fri, Aug 7 2015

The Ostend Trading Company of Belgium played no small part in shaping this sub-continentDazzled, perhaps,...

The land of ogres

The land of ogres

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Fri, Jul 31 2015

The kingdom of Arakan has a diverse and long-winding historyDespite the tendency to equate today’s...

A golden age

A golden age

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Fri, Jul 24 2015

The sub-continental empires owe a lot to the wealth generated in the Ganges delta in BangladeshThe average...

Festival of breaking the fast

Festival of breaking the fast

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Fri, Jul 10 2015

Religious rites like fasting have trickled down from the forefathers of our most revered prophetsEvery...

The dignity of Dhaka

The dignity of Dhaka

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Fri, Jul 3 2015

All financial roads of the time, it seems, led to DhakaMir Jumla arrived in Dhaka in 1660, in hot pursuit...

This is cricket

This is cricket

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Fri, Jun 26 2015

The foundation of cricket in Bangladesh stretches back farther than you think The first recorded mention...

The soul of Bengal in Baul music

The soul of Bengal in Baul music

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Fri, Jun 19 2015

Within the tradition lies a haunting expression of what it means to be BangladeshiIt may be no accident...

Teen rebel

Teen rebel

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Fri, Jun 12 2015

In 1927, as a result of his work, he was elected a Fellow of London’s prestigious Royal Society. The...

The sugar road

The sugar road

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Fri, Jun 5 2015

The earliest documentary reference to sugar, however, is found in a Chinese manuscript of about the eighth...

TripAdvisor names world's top...

TripAdvisor names world's top...

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Wed, Jun 3 2015

TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, has shared the world's top-rated landmarks based...