Pahela Baishakh over the years

April 13, 2011
MK Aaref
Pahela Baishakh over the years

Well, the Gregorian (western calendar that we all follow) started the year Jesus Christ died, the Islamic calendar marks the Prophet (SM)’s migration from Mecca to Medina, so what happened on the first day of Bengali New Year? Apparently it is a doctored event, created by the courts of Akbar the Great to facilitate the...
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Mr. Medici, wherefore art thou?

January 27, 2011
MK Aaref
Mr. Medici, wherefore art thou?

Why is there such a dearth in public philanthropy in the arts? I am not saying that the rich of Bangladesh are parsimonious scrooges in the flesh. They are not.
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