Diaspora

The term Diaspora is used to refer to the movement of people who have left their ancestral homelands and settled in other parts of the world, either because they were forced to do so or because they wanted to leave on their own. The word is increasingly used for such people as a collective group and/or a community. Its origin is traced in thousands years back. In the Bible there is reference of diaspora. In the history of human civilization, we find a number of events of it. The world…

My Dream

A dream is a succession of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations that usually occur involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep. The people of our country are still not free rather sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. They live on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. Even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream deeply rooted in the Bengali dream that one day this nation will…

Folk Music

Folk music consists of ancient songs and music from the heart of a community based on their natural style of expression, uninfluenced by the rules of classical music and modern popular songs. Folk music has great variety, with songs being composed on the culture, festivals, views of life, natural beauty, rivers, and rural and riverine life. These songs are also about social inequality and poverty, about the material world, and the supernatural. Mystical songs have been composed using the metaphors of rivers and boats. Since the country is basically riverine,…

7 March 1971 Historic Speech

The 7 March Speech of Bangabandhu was a speech given by Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founding father of Bangladesh on 7 March 1971 at the Ramna Race Course in Dhaka to a gathering of over two million people. It was delivered during a period of escalating tensions between East Pakistan and the powerful political and military establishment of West Pakistan. He announced a civil disobedience movement in the province, calling for every house to turn into a fortress. The speech inspired the Bengali people to prepare for a war of…

Female Education

Female Education Female education is very essential for the overall development of a nation. More or less half of the population of a country is female. Leaving the females uneducated and unemployed, no nation can prosper. That’s why female education has been a crying need of the day. Once, women were confined within the four walls of the house and were used to doing only household chores. At that time, they were deprived of the light of education because of prejudice, unconsciousness, superstition, social backwardness, prejudiced outlook, social barriers, obstacles…