How is ‘Tomtom’ made?

At Baishakhi mela and all other local fairs, indigenous toy known as “Tomtom” is very popular.

250-year-old 'Poradaho Mela' held in Bogura

The 250-year-old traditional “Poradaho Mela” was held this year in the presence of thousands of people at Golabari area under Gabtoli upazila of Bogura district.

Why is Pahela Baishakh celebrated on different dates in West Bengal and Bangladesh?

This is the year 1429 in the Bengali calendar. However, since many argue that if Emperor Akbar introduced the Bengali calendar 438 years ago, why is it the year 1429 in the calendar?

Preparations have taken up the 1st week of Boi Mela

Amar Ekushey Boi Mela 2022 has started. Due to Covid restrictions, the fair couldn’t go ahead in it’s usual setting. A lot of people were deprived of the festival. The book fair has started again...

Banarupa floating market in Rangamati: a place with all daily necessities

Boats keep floating in, carrying all kinds of products and produces from the hills, towards Shamata Ghat of Banarupa Bazaar in Rangamati.

Boithakata Floating Haat on Belua river in Pirojpur

The floating vegetable market on the Belua river of Pirojpur is a popular market. It runs from morning till noon on every Saturday and Tuesday. All trades happen on the boats filled with goods on...

May 11, 2022
May 11, 2022

How is ‘Tomtom’ made?

At Baishakhi mela and all other local fairs, indigenous toy known as “Tomtom” is very popular.

May 10, 2022
May 10, 2022

250-year-old 'Poradaho Mela' held in Bogura

The 250-year-old traditional “Poradaho Mela” was held this year in the presence of thousands of people at Golabari area under Gabtoli upazila of Bogura district.

April 14, 2022
April 14, 2022

Why is Pahela Baishakh celebrated on different dates in West Bengal and Bangladesh?

This is the year 1429 in the Bengali calendar. However, since many argue that if Emperor Akbar introduced the Bengali calendar 438 years ago, why is it the year 1429 in the calendar?

April 11, 2022
April 11, 2022

Pottery still surviving in Kartikpur village

Once, a village fair used to be filled with pottery items like jars, plant pots, rice pots, tepa dolls, terracotta jars of different sizes, small toys, vases and many more.

April 2, 2022
April 2, 2022

'Kannakatir Mela' returns to Lalmonirhat border after 4 years

Four years later, Narayani Rani met her father. When she spotted him on the other side of the barbed wire at the Lalmonirhat border, she burst into tears.

March 19, 2022
March 19, 2022

How was the Amar Ekushey Book Fair this year?

Since independence, the Amar Ekushey Book Fair has been organised every year to honour the glorious legacy of the 1952 Language Movement.

March 11, 2022
March 11, 2022

Transgender poet Shova tells her story at Boi Mela

Some say she is the first transgender poet in Bangladesh. Overcoming many adversities, she recently published her second book "Ami Shova Bolchi". Even though her book was published, she...

March 6, 2022
March 6, 2022

International Kolkata Book Fair kicks off with country theme 'Bangladesh'

The 45th International Kolkata Book Fair has begun. Hosted at Central Park of Salt Lake City, the fair features the country theme as “Bangladesh” this year. The birth centenary of Bangabandhu...

March 4, 2022
March 4, 2022

Ekushey Book Fair, an integral part of Bengali culture

The Ekushey Book Fair is held every year to preserve the glorious memory of the 1952 Language Movement.

March 2, 2022
March 2, 2022

No more waiting around for special occasions to enjoy ‘Meijjan’

The word "Mezban" comes from the Persian language meaning "Host." But the word Mezban adopted in Chattogram’s local accent sounds as "Meijjan". And as soon as you hear...