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Making books accessible

February 11, 2015
Hammad Ali
Making books accessible

For the few years that I was living outside Bangladesh, one of the things I missed the most was the Ekushey Book Fair
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Posted in Culture, Education, Entertainment, Language, Literature, Reading | 2 Comments »

The disappearing language and the Bengali imagination

February 26, 2014
Nadia Chowdhury Kahn
The disappearing language and the Bengali imagination

As a Bangladeshi of Bengali descent, it is often fun to see how much Bengali has disintegrated into nothingness over the years.
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Ekushey and the national language of politics

February 21, 2014
Samia R. Karim
Ekushey and the national language of politics

This is an Ekushey like most others before. Although all our Ekusheys are located in political spaces adorned by cultural symbols, it has always been an event
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Posted in Democracy, Language, Politics | 8 Comments »

Hay Festival: Opening cultural gateways

November 29, 2012
K. Anis Ahmed
Hay Festival: Opening cultural gateways

The recently concluded Hay Festival Dhaka has left readers and writers with the excitement of coming into touch with vibrant literary discussions with our counterparts on other shores.
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Posted in Culture, Language, Literature | 9 Comments »

Nay to Hay?

November 29, 2012
Mridul Chowdhury
Nay to Hay?

The recent Hay Festival in Dhaka was a rare treat in many ways. Meeting some of the South Asian literary luminaries was a delight as expected, but meeting the ‘protesters’ of the Dhaka Hay Festival added a dimension to my experience that I was not prepared for.
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What’s in an accent?

April 26, 2012
Irfan Chowdhury
What’s in an accent?

Those of you live in North America and in the United Kingdom are perhaps most familiar with varying accents with which English is spoken, where the same words are pronounced in different ways, making them almost unfathomable to unexposed ears.
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Should the state dictate how to speak and use Bangla?

February 28, 2012
Shafquat Rabbee
Should the state dictate how to speak and use Bangla?

Some folks with love for Bangla and power in hand are passing busy days in Bangladesh. The honourable prime minister has just confirmed that it will be mandatory for all “basic cellular phones” to have Bangla keyboards.
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