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My So-Called ‘Post-Feminist’ Life in Arts and Letters

Deborah Copaken Kogan is a novelist whose most recent work, The Red Book (Hyperion), will be out in paperback on May 7. The Nation. The author’s 2002 book about her career as a war photographer was titled “Shutterbabe”—against her wishes. Illustration … Continue reading

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Light in the hill

 Photographer: Arifur Rahman Title: Light in the Hill Location: Bangladesh There are stories in fragments, but more a gallery of portraits and human conditions. It is a photographic story that brings us very close to the smells, the colors and the efforts of … Continue reading

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Celebrating Bangladeshi success

While two Bangladeshi women, Nishat Majumdar and Wasfia Nazreen reached the summit of Sagarmatha (Mount Everest), two Bangladeshi men Muntasir Mamun and Mohammad Ujjal have been riding their tandem across North America. Follow them on their trip. Meanwhile Sarker Protick bags … Continue reading

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My journey as a witness on National Geographic website

Subscribe to ShahidulNews National Geographic Events Shahidul Alam – My Journey as a Witness My Journey as a Witness Shahidul Alam Beautifully illustrated, My Journey as a Witness, is the first publication of over two decades of Shahidul Alam’s photography. This inspiring … Continue reading

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A Two Day Visa

They sing in harmony. Rhythmic tunes with simple lyrics. The lilting songs and the dance-like-footsteps have a deceptive beauty. The metal sheets balanced on their shoulders may weigh tons. Bare feet on slippery clay weaving through scrap metal, is dangerous … Continue reading

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Venturing Into The Impossible

” Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Sir Arthur C Clarke (16 December 1917 – 19 March 2008) “Oh you are going to take pictures? Let me put on my sincere smile. Don’t manage it all the time.” He chuckled, … Continue reading

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When The Mind Says Yes

It was in the foothills of the Himalayas that he was born. In a bullock cart amidst a snowstorm. It was in the cold chill of January, in the severest winter in Bangladesh’s memory, that he died. Alone and uncared … Continue reading

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