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    Ending pandemics and a message from Coleridge

    Nayan Sayed Jibon | Updated at 03:05pm on July 08, 2020

    The redemption of the ancient mariner was accepted only when he was fascinated by the beauty of the sea snakes. Nayan Sayed Jibon argues that...

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    Paatal Lok: a crime thriller web series

    Riasat Raihan | Updated at 12:00am on July 05, 2020

    Paatal Lok, premiered on Amazon Prime on this May, is a crime thriller web series. Against the backdrop of crime, journalism and policing, the series...

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    Bhobishyoter Bhoot: a powerful socio-political satire

    ASM Riad Arif | Updated at 12:00am on June 28, 2020

    Bhobishyoter Bhoot is a Bengali satire film directed by Anik Dutta. ASM Riad Arif writes about the socio-political representations of the film and freedom of...

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    Kothao Keu Nei remains ageless

    Afnan Rahman | Updated at 09:30pm on June 24, 2020

    Kothao Keu Nei is one of the most popular Bangladeshi television series of the 1990s which has been re-aired on Bangladesh Television amid the COVID-19...

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    Rise of parasite: the dynamics of inequalities

    MD Talebur Islam Rupom | Updated at 12:00am on June 21, 2020

    Bong Joo-Ho’s Parasite (2019), besides winning the Oscar for the best picture and the best direction, sheds light on one of the most concerning issues...

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    Of absurdity, waiting and finding meaning: the Beckettian landscape of the world

    Nayan Sayed Jibon | Updated at 03:05pm on June 17, 2020

    The pandemic, on the one hand, has transformed our familiar reality and on the other hand, gave us enough time to procrastinate about our existence...

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    Blackness and criminality: does cinema matter?

    Md Nazmul Arefin | Updated at 12:00am on June 14, 2020

    It is important to observe and analyse how African-Americans form relationships with other racial groups depicted in the Hollywood cinema. We should not forget that...

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    A Thousand Splendid Suns

    Al Nahian Avro | Updated at 07:20pm on June 10, 2020

    Afghan-American writer Khaled Hosseini’s second novel A Thousand Splendid Sun (2007) is the story of the sufferings of an illegitimate girl against the backdrop of...

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    Extraction: dear critic, be self-reflexive

    Muhammad Kamruzzamann | Updated at 12:00am on June 07, 2020

    Netflix’s Extraction (2020) has been widely criticised for its superficial and politically incorrect portrayal of Dhaka. Taking up that que, Muhammad Kamruzzamann argues that only...

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    Humanity vs nature: The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

    Nayan Sayed Jibon | Updated at 10:15pm on June 03, 2020

    Earnest Hemingway’s protagonist Santiago is a classic example of the nature of humankind. Santiago shows how human, in the face of the harshest nature, can...