Publish: December 20, 2013
Winners of Celebrating Life 2013. Photo: Prabir Das
Cover Story

A Growing Presence

Most Bangladeshi women grow up learning their place in society and in the household. They learn that their voice must always be in check, that they belong primarily in the kitchen and that their purpose is to be a homemaker.

Remembering Victory
Photo Feature

Remembering Victory

People from all walks of life celebrated the 42nd Victory Day across the country on December 16, 2013, paying tribute to the martyrs who sacrificed their lives to liberate the country from the Pakistani occupation force in 1971, and with

Sheikh Hasina, Photos: Anisur Rahman
Current Affairs

Congratulations, Sheikh Hasina!

All 154 parliamentary aspirants who did not face any opposition to win in their respective constituencies deserve to be congratulated. They proved that they really love the people. They relieved the voters in their constituencies of the burden of going

Jose Mujica, the poorest president.

A Cut Above the Rest

Meet the poorest president of the world – Jose Mujica, the head of state of Uruguay. He lives in his ‘wife’s farmhouse, off a dirt road outside the capital Montevideo’. He has spurned the luxurious house reserved for Uruguayan leaders

Photo: anisur rahman

Picture of the Week

On December 16, 2013, people carrying the national flag and holding colourful banners placed wreaths at the national mausoleum at Savar in memory of the martyrs of the Liberation War.



“We are ready to sit for dialogue with the opposition parties on any other issues except the 10th general elections. The dialogue now can be held only on the 11th JS polls.” SURANJIT SENGUPTA Awami League advisory council member Said

Sketch: Yafiz Siddiqi


ROBERT DI NERO Considered as one of the greatest actors of his time, Robert Di Nero was born in New York in 1943. With his role in the film ‘Bang the Drum Slowly’ (1973), he gained vast popularity in Hollywood.

Photo: AFP


We, the people The 1972 Constitution is indeed the soul of our nation. It was the reflection of people’s struggle for freedom from terror and discrimination meted out to Bengalis by the Pakistan military regime. It was also a dream