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The poet's mystique
Features - Rabindranath Tagore

thagore_historyMy first encounter with Rabindranath Tagore was on a cold winter's day in early 1964. He was there as a sketch in pencil, on the mantelpiece of a Bengali home in Quetta. The flowing beard, the penetrating eyes, that sense of gravitas --- all of this came alive in that sketch. I asked the host, a colleague of my father's, who the gentleman was in the sketch. A great man, said he. He is Rabindranath Tagore, a poet. Young as I was, in primary school, I asked no more questions.

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REFLECTONS On Tagore, as a way of not letting go
Features - Rabindranath Tagore

To mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Rabindranath Tagore, the first Asian Nobel Laureate, Harvard University Press has just published The Essential Tagore, the largest single volume of his work available in English. Tagore was as prolific and diverse a writer as the world has known, and this volume presents selections of his work across many genres, with new translations by Tagore scholars and others, includingAmitav Ghosh andAmit Chaudhuri.

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Celebrations in Stratford
News - Literature

Shakespear HomeWilliam Shakespeare was “born under a rhyming planet” at the building now known as 'The Birthplace' in Henley Street in 1564. He died in 1616 on the same day --- April 23 --- and was buried in Stratford's Holy Trinity Church. At eighteen he married Anne Hathaway in 1582. Their eldest daughter Susanna was born to them in 1583 followed by the birth of twins, son Hamnet and daughter Judith, in 1585 and a couple of years later they moved to London.

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Calls You
Poems on Bangabandhu - Homage to Bangabandhu

SUFIA KAMAL

The sky, the wind, the hills and river of this Bangla
Calls you Bangabandhu, if only you could come Back
To see still now seat of honour spreads on human heart
Still people remember you; mother, father, sister and brother
All those who are wretched, infirm and neglected
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Siddique Mahmudur Rahman
Authors - Contemporary Authors

Siddique Mahmudur Rahman is an eminent author, researcher, translator, editor, publication specialist. He is pioneer in studying on Postal History and Postage Stamps of Bangladesh. He published 9 books on postal history and postage stamps of Bangladesh and was awarded 6 prises from USA, Australia, South Korea and Indonesia. He has six translated works. He has specialty in translation of Bangla poems.

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Merriment
Poems - Other

by Julian Parrish

Merry Merry; I like to you marry!   
Please request your father to do hurry,  
Otherwise I shall think new
With out you. 

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The Samurai Woman
Poems - Other

By  Audity Falguni

a)
I do unwrap my silk kimono
Too reticent and bashful,
In the solitary, tranquil bathroom-
Only a sparrow looked at me
From top of the window glass!

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‘Eminent scholar Siddique Mahmudur Rahman gets another international award
News - Literature

Eminent research scholar, translator and editing specialist of Bangladesh Siddique Mahmudur Rahman was awarded Silver from American Philatelic Society for his book Postage Stamps of Bangladesh 1971-2008 in August 2009.

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Living Legend of Bangladesh Shah Abdul Karim is no more
News - Literature
Shah Abdul Karim, the living legend and maestro of folk song of Bangladesh, died of old age complications at a Sylhet hospital at the age of 93. Thousands of people from different walks of life paid homage to the legendary folk artist Shah Abdul Karim as his body was taken to Derai upazila for burial.He was buried beside his wife Aftabunnesa Sarala on the premises of his residence.
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I become perfect every morning
Poems - Bimal Guha
Every day I gather fragmented pieces of poems
Stand in a posture of prayer
In front of the poems, illuminated dazzle flicker
in my eyes, face, body and heart
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Joint Statement
Poems - Bimal Guha
Setting sun of the Century stealthy signs joint statement
On a memorandum of understanding
The news was circulated personally
By the cloud-journalist
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Cool darkness
Poems - Bimal Guha
At midnight a fast steam engine
Stopped at the station blowing up black smoke
I heard soundless boarding and alighting passengers
At my known locality, relatives and friends
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