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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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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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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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