Bangla Sunday, September 27, 2020

FEATURE

After seven decades, the children of Partition are going b...

Khalid Bashir Rai was seven when his family had to abandon their home. It was August 15, 1947, the day India was partitioned into two s...

Meet Kashmiri cartoonist taking a dig at Indian rule

Last August, India stripped Kashmir of its special status and imposed a communication blackout cutting off the Muslim-majority region f...

Indus dolphins are dying out in India – and thriving in Pa...

Indus dolphins are among the eight freshwater dolphin species currently existing in the world  “Have you seen dolphins...

‘Our Role Is to Reduce Their Grief’

There are no signs to signal the way to the New Valley of Peace, or, as the Iraqis call it, the “Corona cemetery.” But it&r...

‘Fair & Lovely’ name change may seem superficial but it’s...

Nandita Das As the Covid-19 surge occupies much of the news, there are also various social schisms that are vying for attention. T...

India’s comfort food tells the story of its pandemic

The evening, surender malik recalls, was a blur. Exhausted, he had just sat down to watch television as his wife prepared dinner when P...

In New India, a Muslim rose smells different from a Hindu...

Some years ago, I found myself at a literary festival in a distant land. The host took us for drinks and dinner at a very upscale, very...

Epidemics, war have impacted Muslim worship throughout his...

Crowds gather on a pilgrimage at the Kaaba, the birthplace of Prophet Mohammed, Mecca, July 1889. [Hulton Archive/Getty Images] Th...

What the great pandemic novels teach us

Quaker Solomon Eagle, who “prophesied evil tidings” during the Great Plague of London in 1665 For the past four years...

Coronavirus: India charity making 70,000 meals a day for t...

The project has seen at least six restaurants coming together to cook food for the hungry The streets of Mumbai, India's financial...

Gilgit-Baltistan: Where Pakistan, China, Iran meet

China’s growing appetite for energy from the Gulf is opening doors for it to assume a larger strategic and military role in the M...

Bangabandhu and I: Memories of an artist

Today (17 March) marks the birth centenary of our Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahmanthe visionary who made us drea...

My Life in Italian Isolation

Two people in masks walk in Rome When news of Italy's nationwide lockdown first circulated late Monday night, I was attending my...

Meet the artists resisting India's new citizenship law

A large poster of a woman wearing hijab in the three colours of the Indian flag hangs over a highway signboard near Shaheen Bagh in the...

Life along Pakistan’s mountain highway where China is inve...

The Karakoram Highway revamp is a key part of China’s trade and infrastructure initiative in the region, and local communities&...