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Portuguese pirates

Portuguese pirates

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Fri, Nov 28 2014

The shadow cast by Vasco da Gama, and the Portuguese, over these lands that are now Bangladesh is, it...

The Bhawal estate scandal

The Bhawal estate scandal

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Fri, Nov 7 2014

Justice delayed, justice deniedDhaka, and, indeed, the rest of the lands that are now Bangladesh, and...

Gunpowder plots

Gunpowder plots

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Fri, Oct 31 2014

India, it has been said, was the ‘largest gunpowder producer in the world until the twentieth century....

An enduring cure for sadness

An enduring cure for sadness

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Fri, Oct 24 2014

From the Shamanic aspects of Animism from the Hindu Brahmanic traditions, through the philosophical...

The Bangladesh riviera

The Bangladesh riviera

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Fri, Oct 17 2014

Originally, riviera was an Italian word And what better way to describe Cox’s Bazar District , as the...

Just a word

Just a word

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Fri, Oct 10 2014

The trading of words between Sankrit and European languagesTrade between the ancient lands that are now...

RICE – Food for thought

RICE – Food for thought

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Fri, Oct 3 2014

Both of these southern terminals lie, today, in the lands of BangladeshWhether the domestic cultivation...

Denying Bangladesh

Denying Bangladesh

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Fri, Sep 19 2014

These are examples of neglect and wilful denial, an ignorance that diminishes Bangladesh today. A tragedy...

Persian perceptions

Persian perceptions

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Fri, Sep 12 2014

A closer look at the apparently close historical relationship between present day Iran and Bangladesh...

The fishing fleet

The fishing fleet

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Fri, Sep 5 2014

Description of nearly two centuries of husband seeking travel between Britain and the sub-continentThe...

Dhaka, the city of palaces

Dhaka, the city of palaces

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Fri, Aug 29 2014

With unquestionable origins, the city has stood close to the great crossroads of the northern India“Space,...

Genghis Khan’s raids, and...

Genghis Khan’s raids, and...

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Fri, Aug 22 2014

What is certain is that their cultural, economic, even their genetic heritage made a lasting change in...

Daylesford House

Daylesford House

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Fri, Aug 15 2014

Daylesford House was, from the Middle Ages, the home of the Hastings familyThe late Victorian writer...

Freedom fighter

Freedom fighter

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Fri, Aug 8 2014

The greatest thorn in Norman sides was an Anglo Saxon chieftain known as Hereward the WakeWhen the Normans...

Did the earth move for you?

Did the earth move for you?

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Fri, Aug 1 2014

The land mass which comprises the area south of the Himalayas is continuing its advance into Asia, at...

Baubles, bangles and beads

Baubles, bangles and beads

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Fri, Jul 25 2014

At Wari Bateshwar, millennia old tools for cutting precious and semi precious gemstones have been recovered,...

Gangaridai, the wellspring of...

Gangaridai, the wellspring of...

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Fri, Jul 18 2014

The least breadth of the Ganges is eight miles, and its greatest 20The verdant and fertile lands that...

Chinese whispers

Chinese whispers

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Fri, Jul 11 2014

Early 15th century China was already very familiar with the lands of the Indian subcontinent, especially...

A secret kingdom

A secret kingdom

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Fri, Jul 4 2014

It may, even, still be hidden in the deep valleys, caves and crevices of these lands, is that of the...

The thoroughfare of Islam

The thoroughfare of Islam

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Fri, Jun 27 2014

We may assume that Islam arrived, almost certainly, in the lands that are now Bangladesh, in the early...

The light of Asia, born in...

The light of Asia, born in...

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Fri, Jun 20 2014

Contemporary writings describe his Vihara as having 8,000 students, from across the known world, and...