Mostafa Tofayel: In Kolkata, the then capital of Bengal, in 1915, there was a committee in observance of the 300th death anniversary of William Shakespeare, the all-time greatest poet-playwright.
Risingbd Desk: Günter Grass, Germany’s Nobel Prize-winning author, widely regarded as the country`s most famous writer, has died at the age of 87.
Aminul Islam: The 39th death anniversary of Polli Kabi Jasimuddin, who created an unpretentious appeal of rural Bengal and epitomized Bengali`s folk life, is being observed today in a befitting manner.
Risingbd Desk: The audio version of the book “I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education And Changed The World”, by Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, was honoured with the Best Children’s Album at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards here.
Risingbd Desk: British author Salman Rushdie’s first novel in seven years will be released in September, his publishers said today.
Staff Correspondent: The month-long book fair “Amar Ekushey Granthamela-2015” begins on the Bangla Academy premises and in a portion of Shuhrawardy Uddyan in the capital today.
Staff Correspondent: The "Bangla Academy Sahitya Award 2014" under seven categories was announced today (Thursday) ahead of the month-long Ekushey book fair beginning Sunday.
Staff Correspondent: Birangona means ‘Brave Woman’. In the 1971 Bangladesh War of Independence from Pakistan, more than 200,000 women and girls were systematically raped and tortured.
Staff Correspondent:The seventh death anniversary of maestro playwright Selim Al-Din is being observed today (Wednesday) with due respect and honour.
Staff Correspondent: Today (January 2) is the 98th birth anniversary of novelist and short story writer Shawkat Osman.
Staff Correspondent: Prominent children’s literature writer and poet Ekhlashuddin Ahmed has died at the age of 74.
Staff Correspondent: Today is the death anniversary of renowned poet, novelist and playwright Mir Mosharraf Hossain. He died on December 19 in 1911.
Staff Correspondent: Today is the 80th birth anniversary of noted writer and journalist Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury.
Risingbd Desk: Renowned author J. K. Rowling is set to create magic in the 12 days leading upto Christmas, by opening yet again the gates of the wizarding world of Harry Potter for her fans.
Risingbd Desk: The Mona Lisa may have been a Chinese slave and Leonardo da Vinci`s mother, according to an Italian historian whose comments on the famous painting sent online commentators into a frenzy.
Staff Correspondent: Eminent artist Qayyum Chowdhury has died at Combined Military Hospital in the capital on Sunday night.
Staff Correspondent: The 15th death anniversary of Sufia Kamal, the noted poet and social reformer, is being observed today (Thursday).
Staff Correspondent: The 66th birth anniversary of legendary author, dramatist, screenwriter, playwright and filmmaker Humayun Ahmed is being observed today (Thursday).
Aminul Islam: The Youm-e-Ashur, or the day of Ashura implies the 10th day of Muharram, according to the Islamic calendar. Ashura marks the final day of mourning in Muharram. On this day, the Shia community of the Muslims observe complete mourning of the martyrdom of Hussain ibn Ali in the Battle of Karbala.
Aminul Islam: Today is 22 October, is the 61st death anniversary of the metaphor wizard poet Jibanananda Das, acknowledged to be the pioneer of modernism in Bengali poetry.
Risingbd Desk: The 61st death anniversary of poet Jibanananda Das is being observed today (Wednesday).
Staff Correspondent: Veteran poet Nirmalendu Goon will be able to return home within a week as a bypass surgery on him has been conducted successfully.