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Unraveling Hope through the Pages

Like diamonds and roses hidden under bomb rubble, ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’ is an intense beauty and strength buried under the surface of the cruel and capricious life imposed upon two Afghani women. The writer Khaled Hosseini offers us the sweep of historic upheavals narrated with the intimacy of family life. In this novel, he weaves the stories of two Afghan women during several decades of cultural turmoil. The two protagonist women are Mariam and Laila, born 20 years apart, […]

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An Eternal Legacy

    “When a violin player in Berlin wanted to know about Bangladesh from me, I took out a folded ten taka note from my breast pocket and showed the picture of Sheikh Mujib, I said look this is Bangladesh; I don’t know anything more than this about Bangladesh.” It was his lifelong devotion to the cause of toiling masses that made Sheikh Mujib Bangabandhu and made us independent. Birth : The greatest Bangalee of a thousand years was born […]

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পাপী কিন্তু অসহায়

ছোট্ট এক কর্মচারির হাতে শুরু হয় আমার যাত্রা, এই যাত্রায় দেখা হয় কমকর্তার সাথে, সচিব-মন্ত্রীর সাথে, সবারই উপকার হয়। নিছক একটি কাগজ আমি। আসলেই কি সামান্য কোনো সৃষ্টি? ছোট্ট পরিধির বস্তু আমি কিন্তু আমার প্রভাব এতো বিস্তর, কেন? এই আমারই গায়ে লেখা কিছু সংখ্যা, এতো কঠোর, এতো ভয়ংকর, কেন? বাংলা মাটির কৃষক-শ্রমিক, এদের সামান্য ধন, এই উপার্জনের লুটের ভার আমাকেই নিতে হয় আমার সৃষ্টির প্রাক্কালে স্বপ্ন দেখতাম — অসহায় হয়েও অসহায়ের সাহায্য করবার। আমার পিঠের লেখার মাধ্যমে দুঃখীর মুখে হাসি […]

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My School in a Cell

Peering through my window I observe The wide landscape with busy people. The rushing humans in their pursuits of Money, fame, respect, excellence. Most eyes tell me the mere aspiration of Earning a living while a few bear Burning hopes of change. I ogle at the loving couples with roses in hand. I grudge them, become an intruder to the pair of eyes. My eyes meet those of a happy family, Laughing daughter, exuberating son, Caring mother, visionary father. Again […]

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A Mind-blending Prodigy

Interstellar is a colossal science fiction with brains, beauty and heart directed by the fiercely rational puzzle maker and problem solver Christopher Nolan. While Asimov laid the foundations of science fiction Nolan with this movie might have started a revolution in this genre. This masterpiece features characters shovelling exposition at each other for almost three hours. A viewer is certain to be intrigued by thinking what might come. This post-apocalyptic film depicts humanity’s despoiled home earth ravaging its population which […]

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Expedition through a Conquest

Rise of Empires: Ottomans directed by Emre Sahin helps a viewer to take an expedition through the historical conquest of Constantinople by the Ottomans. This occupation is not only a clash between Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II and Roman Emperor Constantine Xl but also the encounter of two empires, two religions and the two civilizations at large. Mehmed, new and young to the throne visions the seizure of Roman capital inspired by the ideals of Alexander, the Great. Constantinople, the city […]

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Opposite Responsiblities

1 Huan Yamari, a devoted officer who upholds the communist ideals of the state has been posted in a concentration camp for a couple of years. This officer not for a single moment considers his job as onerous. Sitting in his office now he us listening to the recordings of his interrogation. The screams of the audio clips provide him a sense of pride. Looking at his watch he realizes its time to move to the interrogation room and carry […]

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