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‘Happy Birthday’ poet Rudra Muhammad Shahidullah

Bdtodays Desk:  ‘Abelay Shonkhhodhoni’, ‘Afim tobuo bhalo’, ‘Dhromo she to hemlock bish’, ‘Ek Glas Ondhokar Hate’ are the wonder poem of poet Rudra Muhammad Shahidullah. But the poet is famous for his song ‘Bhalo asi, bhalo thako, and, his play ‘Bish Briksher Bij’. The poet was passed away 21 June 1991. But today is his birthday. He was noted for ...

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Nazrul’s death anniv observed

Organisers and awardees pose for a photo at the programme of Nazrul Institute, top, Professor Serajul Islam Chowdhury speaks at Bangla Academy. — Snigdha Zaman Different cultural organisations observed national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam’s 41st death anniversary through special programmes on Sunday. Nazrul Institute, Bangla Academy, Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre and others held programmes at different venues across the capital ...

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The End of Eddy – and why writing about life can be a dangerous game

The End of Eddy is the newly released English translation of Édouard Louis’ first novel, En Finir avec Eddy Bellegueule. First published in 2014 when its author was only 21, it quickly became a best-seller: within a year, this striking account of a young gay man growing up in a deprived environment of rural northern France had sold more than ...

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Friends through antiquity

This is more than a wonder to see our modern technological and computerized devices, including e-book reader, PDF readers and tabs, projectors which could have replaced our traditional paper-jacketed books, failing to compete with those of our traditional, old-fashioned paper-books. It is to be acknowledged that cinematography in modern time is incredibly advanced, but apart from a great number of ...

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How nervy elites seized Robert Burns before radicals got there first

Two hundred years ago in 1817, Robert Burns’s bones were dug up, along with the coffin in which he had been laid to rest in 1796, in Dumfries in south-west Scotland. Workmen were preparing for the re-interment of Scotland’s national poet beneath a mausoleum being built as a more fitting memorial. The workmen present stood in the cramped graveyard of St Michael’s Church, ...

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Hemingway, Kerouac and Salinger: Hipsters now read literary classics to their children

You may have grown up reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Magic Key, but today’s young parents are raising their children on literary classics. Yes, hipsters have reached the children’s storybook market, reading their kids Hemingway, Kerouac and Capote before bedtime. These versions of the classics, however, have been made child-friendly – after all, tales of domestic violence and ...

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Allan Garden Conservatory

Lifestyle Desk: Toronto city of Canada itself could be termed as a vast park.  It has more than 1,500 parks with numerous open spaces and 600 km of trails. The parks system covers 8,000 hectares – roughly 13% of the city’s land area. It includes about 40% of Toronto’s natural areas, many of which lie within the ravine system and along ...

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POTAKA, Bangla programming language launched

“Learning to write programmes stretches your mind, and helps you think better; it creates a way of thinking about things that I think is helpful in all domains,” said Bill Gates, the chairman and founder of Microsoft. Computer courses are taught in the secondary and higher secondary school level as optional subjects. Even then most of ‘optional’ coursework is based ...

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RUET to launch two more new departments

Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET) is going to launch two more new departments to meet up the gradually increasing demands. The new departments named “Building Engineering and Construction Management” and “Material Science and Technology” will be introduced from the current 2016-17 academic session, a press release of RUET said. Prof Rafiqul Alam Beg, Vice-chancellor of RUET, told the ...

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Asia’s most innovative universities

China and India have the biggest populations in the Asia-Pacific region, and the economic news coming out of both countries usually dominates world headlines. But it’s their relatively small regional neighbours Japan and South Korea that dominate the Reuters Top 75: Asia’s Most Innovative Universities, a list that identifies the educational institutions that are doing the most to advance science, ...

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