King Harshavardhana of Vardhana dynasty

The elegant sight of white flowers presented a beautiful contrast to the cacophony of colours adorned all around the palace walls. The colours held luxurious textures of all kinds: muslin, linen, cotton, and abundant kinds of silk. The air bore the sweet aroma of...

Indo-Roman trade relations

Tigers, elephants, rhinoceros, serpents and many more exotic species were now in their land. People watched in awe as these animals gradually made their home in Rome. How did those animals get there? The answer is simple- trade.   The history of this trade is...

Badakhshan’s Treasure Trove: What is Lapis Lazuli ?

A piece of heaven on Earth, a stone with such hypnotic beauty that it has left everyone an admirer and yearning for more, Lapis Lazuli is perhaps a stone so popular that it has been recorded through most of human history. Dating back to antiquity, Lapis Lazuli, more...

S.M. Sultan – A Divergent Outlooker

SM Sultan is one of the most legendary and one-of-a-kind figures of Bangladesh. SM Sultan, born as Sheikh Mohammed Sultan, was an exceptional artist, having had his artwork exhibited with world-renowned names like Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Henri Matisse, John...

Alexander The Great – The Undefeated Phenomenon

Alexander the Great was the creator of the world’s grandest empire. With incredible military achievements and diplomacy, he built a legacy others could only dream of achieving. Alexander was the king of Macedonia, an ancient kingdom of Greece, and a part of the Argead...
Mosque of Bangladesh

Mosque of Bangladesh

Andarkilla Shahi Jame Masjid. In a period of twelve months of the conquest (1667 CE) of Chatgaon Buzurg Umed Khan began constructing the masjid on the highest point of a cliff in the regions of the vanquished stronghold following the command of Nawab Amir al-Umara. It...

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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...

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Coco de Mer

Coco de Mer

Coco de Mer, commonly known as the sea coconut, or double coconut, Lodoicea is a monotypic genus in the palm family. The only species, Lodoicea maldivica, is endemic to the islands of Praslin and Curieuse in the Seychelles. The coco de mer palm has separate male and...

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Feng Shui

Feng Shui

Almost 6,000 years ago originating in China, Feng Shui referred to as ‘Chinese Geomancy’ is a pseudoscientific traditional practice. “Feng” means wind and “shui” means water. The philosophy of feng shui is a practice of arranging the pieces in living spaces in order...

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Forest bathing

Forest bathing

Spending time in nature good for our bodies and minds. From the fresh air, to the gentle sounds of nature, to the feel of sunlight on our skin, keep our feeling refreshed, restored and revitalized. The art of slowing down in nature has a name. Forest bathing, or...

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Nefertiti The Queen of Egypt

Nefertiti The Queen of Egypt

Nefertiti is a name well known in Egyptian mythology or civilization. She is an Egyptian queen known for her beauty, and she ruled alongside her husband, Pharaoh Akhenaten. Nefertiti and her husband became renowned for their social reform. Instead of believing in many...

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The Mongol Warrior Princess

The Mongol Warrior Princess

The Mongolian Empire is remembered for their barbaric conquests, and for the power of their great leaders, who succeeded to spread the empire to many continents. The Mongolians took their fighting to another level. By the age of 2, boys were trained to ride on...

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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...

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World History

THE HAUNTED OF HASTINGS HOUSE

THE HAUNTED OF HASTINGS HOUSE

Hastings House is an ancient, beautifully made house situated in Alipore, Kolkata. It was built in the late 1700s as a country house for Indian first Governor-General under the British rule, Warren Hastings. Even though it is a structure from decades ago, it is still...

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Abdur Rahim Khan-E-Khana

Abdur Rahim Khan-E-Khana

The educational department flourished greatly during the 16th Century. The 16th Century consisted mostly of the good development of India in South Asia, which was mostly possible because of the third Mughal Emperor, Akbar, who was crowned at the age of thirteen by...

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Tipu Sultan’s Weapons

Tipu Sultan’s Weapons

The British East India Company's relentless enemy, Tipu Sultan, was at odds with his attack on British-allied Travancore in 1789. Although he gave them a good fight, Tipu Sultan was defeated, and the East India Company eventually took many of his things by force. From...

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