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A portrait of my father

A portrait of my father

Some people don't believe in heroes but they haven't met my Father.   Every time I think of this extraordinarily simple man, my heart fills with pride. He was unlike anyone else; very different from everyone in his family and time. It was difficult to understand him most times; he was an enigma in...

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Sachin Dev Burman: The wizard of music

Sachin Dev Burman: The wizard of music

Maya Angelou once said, "Everything in the universe has rhythm, everything dances" As true as this saying is, not everyone has the potential to pick up these rhythms; be it the melody of flowing water or the sad tunes of gloomy moonlight. One's music resonates with the environment they belong to...

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The Persian merchant who built Dhaka city

The Persian merchant who built Dhaka city

When we talk about the 17th century, the name that springs up the most is that of Mir Jumla. A survivor and great tactician, Mir Jumla's story is one that deserves attention and great respect. Mir Jumla is the word for us when describing someone who started off from humble beginnings and climbed...

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Siraj ud-Dowla: Last nawab of Bengal

Siraj ud-Dowla: Last nawab of Bengal

The inner workings of politics, treacherous mind games and vile layers of masks people wear to benefit themselves trace back to time of the disintegration of the Mughal Empire, paving the way for regional states. In the contest for supremacy, the English emerged 'victors'. But if we take a closer...

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Akbar, the Great

Akbar, the Great

When the word "empire" comes into our minds, there are not many we can think of without eventually coming to the Mughal Empire. Thought to be the greatest empire of all time, The Mughal Empire stretched from the outer fringes of the Indus basin in the west, northern Afghanistan in the northwest,...

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