The speech that paved the way for Bengali Freedom

Today’s leaders frequently employ teleprompters, which show text onto translucent beam-splitter mirrors to give the impression that their statements are unscripted and unplanned. Bangabandhu had a teleprompter too, but instead of using pixels for his characters, real people were seated …

The beautiful Curzon hall

Curzon Hall is a structure in Dhaka, Bangladesh, that has an extremely fascinating history. It was significant in many political battles and is today a vital part of traditional education. The University of Dhaka has a School of Science division, …

Ahsan Manzil: The Pink Palace of Dhaka

Ahsan Manzil (Ahsan Monjil) was the official residential palace and seat of the Nawab of Dhaka. The building is situated at Kumartoli along the banks of the Buriganga River in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Construction was started in 1859 and was completed …

Nakshi Kantha

Nakshi Kantha embroidered quilt said to be indigenous to Bangladesh. The term nakshi kantha, popularly used in Bangladesh, is found even in medieval literature. The name nakshi kantha became particularly popular among literate people after the publicaton of jasimuddin’s poem Naksi Kanthar …

The abandoned Panam Nagar

Panam Nagar is a fully abandoned city of Hindu merchants in Bangladesh built in the early nineteenth century, located about 37 km south of the capital city Dhaka. It is a popular tourist attraction in Bangladesh and one of the …

Bono Bibi : The spirit of Sundarban

The largest mangrove forest in the world, the Sundarbans, are home to the Bengal Tigers and are spread across Southern Bangladesh and West Bengal in eastern India. Bonbibi is a legendary lady of the forest, revered by both Hindu and …

Delicious Winter Pithas in Bangladesh

Bangalis are known for their love of pithas or traditional homemade cakes which are a specialty during the winter season. Winter is incomplete without the aroma of the pithas attracting everyone’s attention. With the varieties of pithas prepared during this time, from steamed to …