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What Is the Stonehenge?

What Is the Stonehenge?

What Is the Stonehenge? The Stonehenge is one of the world’s most famous prehistoric monuments and one of the biggest mysteries of its kind. The Stonehenge is an ancient, huge man-made circle of standing stones in Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, England. It was built over hundreds of years. Work...

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Rockstrata: A Heavy Metal Music Band

Rockstrata: A Heavy Metal Music Band

Rockstrata is undoubtedly the pioneer of Bangladeshi heavy metal music. This image probably taken in the late 1980s captures (from the left): Arshad Amin (Bass), Mainul Islam (Guitar), Shoaib Rahman (Vocals), Imran Hussain (Guitar). The drummer Mahbubur Rashid is not seen in this picture because...

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Warfaze: A Heavy Metal Music Band

Warfaze: A Heavy Metal Music Band

Warfaze, a pioneering Bangladeshi heavy metal music band along with Rockstrata, is performing at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka Hotel in 1988. The band was incepted by Ibrahim Kamal in 1984. The initial lineup was: Kamal on bass, Helal on drums, Mir and Naimul on guitars, and Bappi on vocals. This...

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Boot Polish in Dhaka

Boot Polish in Dhaka

A 'Boot-polish' stand is seen on the footpath of Dhaka, probably in the 1960s. Shoe-shiner or boot-polisher is an occupation in which a person buffs shoes, applies wax, and then polishes them with a brush or a piece of cloth to give the shoes a shiny appearance. Most of them do polishing with a...

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A Street Drama

A Street Drama

This image shows a street-play (potho nattay) called 'Kheypa Paglar Paychal' in front of Rokeya Hall probably in 1981. The main character was played by our renowned cinematographer and filmmaker Kawsar Chowdhury (e.g., 'সেই রাতের কথা বলতে এসেছি'). This picture represents a segment of the...

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A Typical Middle Class Family in the 1980s

A Typical Middle Class Family in the 1980s

With this single image captured in Mogh Bazar, Dhaka (1986), our legendary photographer and cinematographer Late Anwar Hossain painted a picture of typical middle-class families in Dhaka in the 1980s. The mother is probably sorting rice with a 'kula' before cooking, and at the same time, she is...

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