Literature

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    Omani writer wins Man Booker literature prize

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:00am on May 23, 2019

    Jokha Alharthi on Tuesday became the first Arabic author to win the Man Booker International prize for her novel Celestial Bodies which reveals her Omani...

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    Poet Hayat Saif remembered

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on May 21, 2019

    Recently demised Ekushey Padak winning poet Hayat Saif was remembered at a memorial meeting held at Poet Shamsur Rahman Seminar Room of Bangla Academy on...

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    Medieval manuscript finally decoded amid ‘a series of eureka’

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 06:35pm on May 16, 2019

    The infamous ‘communist propaganda’ that not only puzzled the Federal Bureau of Investigation during the Cold War period but baffled Alan Turing, the pioneer of...

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    Sikandar Abu Zafar remembered

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on May 16, 2019

    Poet Sikandar Abu Zafar was remembered at a commemorative programme held at Poet Shamsur Rahman Seminar Room of Bangla Academy on Wednesday.The programme titled ‘Kobi...

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    Stan’s ex-manager charged with elder abuse

    Reuters . Los Angeles | Updated at 12:00am on May 15, 2019

    The former manager of Stan Lee has been charged with elder abuse against the late comic book legend, a Los Angeles court official said on...

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    People pay final tributes to Hayat Saif

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on May 15, 2019

    Friends, peers and well-wishers paid their last respects to Ekushey Padak winning poet Hayat Saif at Nazrul Mancha of Bangla Academy on Tuesday.Hayat Saif passed...

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    Poet Hayat Saif passes away

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on May 14, 2019

    Ekushey Padak winning poet Hayat Saif passed away at a city hospital early Monday. He was 76.Hayat Saif breathed his last at 12:15 am on...

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    Zainul Abedin pioneered fine arts education: seminar

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on May 12, 2019

    A pioneer of modern art movement and education, Zainul Abedin played the most influential role by establishing the country’s first modern art educational institution that...

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    Tagore’s birth anniv today

    Monwarul Islam | Updated at 12:15am on May 08, 2019

    The 158th birth anniversary of Nobel Laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore will be observed today.Different cultural organisations have taken elaborate programmes to mark the great poet’s...

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    Cultural orgs plan special programmes

    Culture Desk | Updated at 12:00am on May 08, 2019

    Different government and cultural organisations will celebrate the 158th birth anniversary of Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore organising diverse programmes.The main celebration programme will be...

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