FeaturesColin Window swaps life as a bridge officer on the Woolwich Ferry in London and travels to Dhaka, Bangladesh to train and work as a ferryman. He learns how to use a sampan (a small wooden rowboat) to transport goods and passengers across the Buriganga River - while dodging the huge barges and passenger ships that dominate the river.>>PLAY
Bangladesh will disappear. BBC - Hot Planet
Professors Iain Stewart and Professor Kathy Sykes take a timely look at global warming, exploring the world's leading climate scientists' vision of the planet's future. "Bangladesh already suffer severe flooding in river erosion and is forecast to be devastated by climate change within 40 years. Its likely that 35million Bangladeshis will become climate refugees, at risk from famine, desease and political unrest">>PLAY
Village life in Bangladesh is still in many ways unchanged since time immemorial. The air is pure, the houses are mostly made of mud with grass thatch. Coconut, palm, banana and betel nut trees abound. The blue sky, broad rivers. People wash themselves as well as their clothes in the river or the pond.
Many children, mostly boys, and sometimes men, are swimming as soon as the school or working day is over.>>PLAY
In a remote village in northern Bangladesh, an amateur archaeologist has discovered the remains of a mosque believed to be built in the 7th century, 69 years after the death, in 632 CE, of the Holy Prophet (saws) himself.
Home of the Royal Bengal Tiger & The Largest Mangrove Forest
The Sundarbans are the largest littoral mangrove belt in the world, stretching 80km (50mi) into the Bangladeshi hinterland from the coast.
The culture of Bangladesh is composite and over centuries has assimilated influences of Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Islam and Christianity. It is manifested in various forms, including art and craft; folklore and folk tales; languages and literature, philosophy and religion...
Cox's Bazar is considered as the longest beach in the world, with a total of 121 kilometer length sea beach. The beach is located in the south division of Bangladesh, also known as the Cox's Bazar district. The name Cox's Bazar was derived from its founder, Captain Cox. He founded the very attractive beach in 1798. The Cox's Bazar beach started only as a small port and health resort.
It is up to India to try to stop Sheikh Hasina ruining Bangladesh
THE Punch-and-Judy show of Bangladeshi politics, in which the ruling party—run by the daughter of a former president—bashes the opposition—run by the widow of a former president—before swapping places with it, has been running for decades. The outside world rarely pays attention because nothing seems to change. [READ]
The prime minister sets the country on a dangerous path
Kazi Nazrul Islam's
Dhormer Pothe Shohid Jahara..'
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Singer: Saifullah Mansoor
Lyrics by Kazi Nazrul Islam
Kazi Nazrul Islam is a household name in Bengal. A towering figure in Bengali literature and the national poet of Bangladesh, yet he is virtually unknown in the West. Why? There are two reasons for this: partly because, as William Radice (Sampling the Poetry of Nazrul Islam..[READ]
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Directed/Written by Humayun Ahmed
Starring: Ferdous, Shaon, Ahmed Rubel
Humayun Ahmed had a meteoric rise in Bangla literature. His first novel, Nondito Noroke was written while he was still a student of the University of Dhaka, gained immediate popularity and critical acclaim. Equally successful was his second novel, Shankhanil Karagar ..[READ]
The Postmaster', [bw.1961]
Film by Satyjit Ray [Watch the full Film]
Based on three short stories ['Teen Kanya'] by Rabindranath Tagore: Postmaster, Monihara, and Samapti.
The Postmaster', [bw.1961] was made into a movie by Satyjit Ray, and it became part of 'Teen Kanya'
Rabindranath Tagore [The Nobel Prize in Literature 1913], though known mostly for his poetry, Tagore also wrote novels, essays, short stories, travelogues, dramas, and thousands of songs...[READ]