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First impressions: Dhaka Lit Fest

First impressions: Dhaka Lit Fest

Weekend Tribune

Mon, Nov 19 2018

An outsider's perspective on Dhaka Lit Fest

A festival of no surprises

A festival of no surprises

Rubaiyat Kabir

Tue, Nov 13 2018

We have seen these reactions before

Are these seats taken?

Are these seats taken?

SN Rasul

Mon, Nov 12 2018

A literary festival won’t be everybody’s cup of tea, and that’s OK

‘Culture will remain largely unaffected...

‘Culture will remain largely unaffected...

Dhaka Lit Fest

Sun, Nov 11 2018

Referring back to the period of increasing cultural pride and optimism of the UK in the 1990s, the panel...

On Drumduan Hill

On Drumduan Hill

Dhaka Lit Fest

Sun, Nov 11 2018

Tilda Swinton and Ahsan Akbar discuss the education system in her unique school

Tilda Swinton talks about her Drumduan...

Tilda Swinton talks about her Drumduan...

Showtime

Sat, Nov 10 2018

Swinton talked about her school named Drumduan School, situated on the Moray Coast of Scotland

Manisha Koirala: ‘There’s no substitute...

Manisha Koirala: ‘There’s no substitute...

Showtime

Sat, Nov 10 2018

The session took place in front of a houseful of audience who wanted to get a glimpse of their favourite...

Can screenplays be considered...

Can screenplays be considered...

Showtime

Sat, Nov 10 2018

The cinema scenario has been changing continuously and we have to cope up with the medium by customizing...

Library of Bangladesh: Taking translation...

Library of Bangladesh: Taking translation...

Dhaka Lit Fest

Sat, Nov 10 2018

Poet, translator and academic Kaiser Haq termed Library of Bangladesh as one of the most productive initiatives...

Dhaka Lit Fest ends by reaffirming its...

Dhaka Lit Fest ends by reaffirming its...

Dhaka Lit Fest

Sat, Nov 10 2018

Ondaatje Prize winning novelist Philip Hensher and actor Tilda Swinton are among those who addressed...

Storytelling in an era of...

Storytelling in an era of...

Dhaka Lit Fest

Sat, Nov 10 2018

Chris Heiser, publisher and co-founder of The Unnamed Press was speaking at the panel titled...

On the craft of poetry

On the craft of poetry

Dhaka Lit Fest

Sat, Nov 10 2018

The panel started with a discussion that encompassed their works, craftsmanship and views on different...

Connecting the children with...

Connecting the children with...

Dhaka Lit Fest

Sat, Nov 10 2018

An interactive session on ‘Superdogs’ with Himanjali Sanker

‘There isn’t a proper place in English...

‘There isn’t a proper place in English...

Dhaka Lit Fest

Sat, Nov 10 2018

Philip Hensher is the author of The Northern Clemency and Scenes from an Early Life. In this interview,...

How much does one know about the history...

How much does one know about the history...

Dhaka Lit Fest

Sat, Nov 10 2018

Award winning author Philip Hensher talks about his latest novel

‘My friends were my books’

‘My friends were my books’

Dhaka Lit Fest

Sat, Nov 10 2018

In this interview, Courtney Hodell talks about her foundation and her career as an editor

Three authors on the appropriation of...

Three authors on the appropriation of...

Dhaka Lit Fest

Sat, Nov 10 2018

The author admits that it was a conscious choice on her part to engage more with the political to offset...

Combating the crisis of literary...

Combating the crisis of literary...

Dhaka Lit Fest

Sat, Nov 10 2018

Muhammad Muhsin remarked that hearing the word ‘shongkot’ or crisis after Bengali literature...

Powerful stories of women that...

Powerful stories of women that...

Dhaka Lit Fest

Sat, Nov 10 2018

The session kicked off with the story of Engineer Khaleda Shahriar Kabir, the first female civil engineer...

‘Ever since I left Bangladesh, I have...

‘Ever since I left Bangladesh, I have...

Dhaka Lit Fest

Sat, Nov 10 2018

Returning to Dhaka, Oscar winner Tilda Swinton addresses DLF and recites from ‘Last and First...

Tilda Swinton captivates audience at...

Tilda Swinton captivates audience at...

Showtime

Fri, Nov 9 2018

At the end of the session, a short video directed by Swinton was screened for the audience