Daily Archives: February 21, 2014

OUR FIRST ETERNAL FLAME

OUR FIRST ETERNAL FLAME Shah Husain Imam Ekushey is a collection of metaphors — springtime, undying embers, inalienable right to mother tongue, self-identity and, above all, renewal of roots and moorings. The discourse revolved around one question whether we are … Continue reading

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EKUSHEY FEBRUARY : EVERLASTING SOURCE OF OUR INSPIRATION

EKUSHEY FEBRUARY : EVERLASTING SOURCE OF OUR INSPIRATION Sixty-two years ago on this date, history was written in Bangladesh with blood. The alien rulers struck at the core of our existence : our language, our way of life and living. … Continue reading

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THE RELEVANCE OF EKUSHEY

THE RELEVANCE OF EKUSHEY ALI RIAZ Ekushey February, a spring day in 1952 that turned bloody and entered the history books, must never be forgotten. Anyone who speaks Bengali is indebted to the day; they will remain so forever. At … Continue reading

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THE ETERNAL EKUSHEY

THE ETERNAL EKUSHEY MUHAMMAD ABDUL MAZID The Bengali Language Movement  which gave birth the incidence of 21st February in 1952, sixty years ago, popularly  known as the supreme sacrifice on  Ekushey  ( the 21st )  ,was a socio politico cultural  … Continue reading

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SHAHEED DHIRENDRANATH DUTTA

SHAHEED DHIRENDRANATH DUTTA MAKING OF THE BENGALI LANGUAGE MOVEMENT M. Waheeduzzaman Manik The historic Bengali Language Movement stands out as the inauguration of our struggle for self-determination, and it is no exaggeration to say that our organized resistance for saving … Continue reading

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SPIRIT OF EKUSHEY

SPIRIT OF EKUSHEY Sadya Afreen Mallick The music that gave it grandeur… Years ago, prominent cultural figures hailing from Barisal, were invited over for the centennial celebrations of Brojo Mohon College, popularly known as BM College. The ship was to … Continue reading

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INTERNATIONAL MOTHER LANGUAGE DAY: CHALLENGES OF OUR TIMES

INTERNATIONAL MOTHER LANGUAGE DAY: CHALLENGES OF OUR TIMES SYED MUAZZEM ALI It is a matter of great pride and honour for the nation that our immortal “Amar Ekushey” is also observed today all over the world as the International Mother … Continue reading

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THE SONG THAT EPITOMISES EKUSHEY

In loving memory of Altaf Mahmud THE SONG THAT EPITOMISES EKUSHEY Fahmim Ferdous Literature, music and arts are a crucial part of any event that matters to the masses; they help people connect to the incident and be driven by … Continue reading

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ENLIGHTENING BANGLADESH

ENLIGHTENING BANGLADESH Md Shahnawaz Khan Chandan Every Friday, a lively crowd of children and adults is seen in Jigatala, eagerly waiting for something to come. They are not waiting for a school bus; it’s a weekend. Rather, it’s a van … Continue reading

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LOST in TRANSLATION

LOST in TRANSLATION  Abida Rahman Chowdhury The language that we so proudly speak today is soaked in blood, bears the weight of a war, has a history of influence from Europeans, Mughals, Arabs, Persians, and East Asians thus adapting many … Continue reading

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A MILLENNIUM OLD DISCOURSE

A MILLENNIUM OLD DISCOURSE Mannan Mashhur Zarif Bangla — the language of a million, a language that has shaped the culture of millions; a language that influences literature through stalwarts like Tagore, Nazrul and Jibanananda, a language that sets the … Continue reading

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THE OTHER TALES OF FEBRUARY

THE OTHER TALES OF FEBRUARY Syed Badrul Ahsan IN a country where hordes of people choose not to remember history or deliberately push it away in their narrow partisan interest, where the young have carefully been kept away from coming … Continue reading

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TODAY, AMAR EKUSHEY

TODAY, AMAR EKUSHEY SYED BADRUL AHSAN Abul Maal Abdul Muhith’s work on the history of the language struggle — State Language Movement in East Bengal 1947-1956– provides an insightful account of how events shaped up after February 21 and 22, … Continue reading

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IN SO MANY WORDS

IN SO MANY WORDS  Today, February 21 belongs not just to Bangladesh but also to the world    Photo- Dhaka Tribune – Zeeshan Khan – Languages are fascinating, living things. They grow, evolve, become structured, compete, plunder, devour, survive and then … Continue reading

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NATION PAYS TRIBUTE TO EKUSHEY MARTYRS

NATION PAYS TRIBUTE TO EKUSHEY MARTYRS Star Online Report The nation today is paying glowing tribute to the Language Movement martyrs who laid down their lives for the mother tongue in 1952. President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina … Continue reading

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DO HINDUS HAVE A FUTURE IN BANGLADESH?

DO HINDUS HAVE A FUTURE IN BANGLADESH? In the wake of chaotic and disputed parliamentary elections in early January, the Hindu minority in Bangladesh finds itself in an increasingly perilous position in a country where they are overwhelmingly outnumbered by … Continue reading

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