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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Beyond the Breakwater by Catherine Foley: A humble memoir

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Pat McCabe has a lot to answer for. The class messer of Irish literature has altered forever how we read rural Irish memoirs. His evisceration of the central

Deadpool 2 full of graphic humor and adrenalin

| By and Zarin Rafiuddin
Deadpool 2 (2018) is the direct sequel to the Deadpool (2016), featuring the mutant Wade Wilson, also known as Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds). The movie was directed by David
Deadpool 2 full of graphic humor and adrenalin

Black Star Renegades is a loving homage to Star Wars

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Stop me if you've heard this one before. A young man discovers that he's destined for greater things in the galaxy, joins a mysterious, semi-religious order that act
Black Star Renegades is a loving homage to Star Wars

The Post shows the press's bravery to expose the truth

| By and Zarin Rafiuddin
The Post (2017) by Steven Spielberg was nominated as Best Picture in the 2018 Academy Awards. It is a historical political thriller directed and produced by Steven Spielberg. The
The Post shows the press's bravery to expose the truth

The joy of rediscovering a classic

| By and Liton Chakraborty Mithun
The storyline centers around the female protagonist Jaigun, firstly widowed and then divorced. She is abandoned by her second husband Karim Baksh as she has given birth to a
The joy of rediscovering a classic

Throb of Life at Dawn

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Mahfuz Ul Hasib Chowdhury substantiates a cluster of poems warmly embracing theessence of lifeIn the current era of disillusionment, prejudices, skepticism and unrest, conveying the message of hope is
Throb of Life at Dawn

Infinity War is packed with action and a great cast

| By and Zarin Rafiuddin
Avengers: Infinity War has been loosely 10 years in the making. The first Avengers introduced an artifact known as the tesseract, which was sought after by Loki. It turned
Infinity War is packed with action and a great cast

The Eternal City

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A valuable addition to the enriching resources available on Shahjahana bad,this time in translation of a nearly two centuries old Persian accountThe 2017 publication of the English translation of
The Eternal City

Seminar on Ngugi wa wa Thiong'o

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Marking the 80th birth anniversary of internationally acclaimed writer and activist Ngugi wa Thiong'o, the Centre for Studies in African Languages and Literatures organized a seminar yesterday at 3pm
Seminar on Ngugi wa wa Thiong'o

A modern mind vs a backward village

| By and Shuva Das
Shuva Das illustrates some previous century's glimpse that reflects the social rigidity, as depicted by the authorMarxist storyteller Manik Bandopadhyay (1908 -1956) was a dazzling novelist
A modern mind vs a backward village

A thorny love story

| By and Zarin Rafiuddin
Zarin Rafiuddin attempts to untangle the Gordian knot of this emotionally complex filmThere may be few films as emotionally complex and riveting as the Oscar nominated
A thorny love story

Communal trauma and monstrosity

| By and Mahfuz Ul Hasib Chowdhury
Mahfuz Ul Hasib Chowdhury elucidates his views about an investigative text on the plight of religious minorities in BangladeshPainfully true that even after the independence of
Communal trauma and monstrosity

A journey of gleaming emotions

| By and Nafisa Faruque
Nafisa Faruque reviews some despairing days of 1971 with glimpses of precious hope allowingyou to experience everything through the writers' eyesThe year 1971 is etched as an indelible reminder
A journey of gleaming emotions

A saga of betrayal and colonial intrigues

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Mahfuz Ul Hasib Chowdhury scrutinizes a textual drive glancing back to the Battle of PlasseyThe Battle of Plassey (known as Palashi in Bengali) is one of
A saga of betrayal and colonial intrigues

A life beyond life: An appreciation of Chariot of Life

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Hayat Saif reviews the chronicle of an eye witness of the Liberation War of BangladeshTawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury's Chariot of Life, sub-titled Liberation War, Politics and Sojourn in
A life beyond life: An appreciation of Chariot of Life

The tide of nationalism for the rise of Bangladesh

| By and Shuva Das
Shuva Das illustrates the inner inception of independence movements ofBangladesh as unveiled by the authorProfessor A. F. Salahuddin Ahmed is an intellectual celebrity and a renowned
The tide of nationalism for the rise of Bangladesh

Scything the secular

| By and Seema Chishti
Seema Chishti depicts old fissures in the society of Uttar Pradesh that elucidated by the bookA clean sweep of Uttar Pradesh, with a tally of 73
Scything the secular

Call Me by Your Name

| By and Zarin Rafiuddin
Zarin Rafiuddin explores the multi-layered composition of love in this movie reviewEveryone's love story is distinct to themselves but what we can take from it is
Call Me by Your Name

A general's in-depth A to Z study of 1971 Bangladesh military operation

| By and Nadeem Qadir
Nadeem Qadir journeys with the author Major General Md. Sarwar Hossain, who gives a detailed study of his exhaustive research on how the Bengali army officers planned, fought
A general's in-depth A to Z study of 1971 Bangladesh military operation

Women have many beautiful aspects and not just appearances

| By and Zarin Rafiuddin
Zarin Rafiuddin reads the chronicles of Kaur's life through her poetryWhat does it mean to hurt, lose, love and heal? Such questions are asked and explored
Women have many beautiful aspects and not just appearances

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