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Bangladesh Media on Ventilator: Survival is in the Paywall

The old revenue model of newspapers was first hit by a degenerating disease some two decades ago. The coronavirus crisis has sent it to...

Mehmed the Conqueror: An intellectual genius among Ottoman sultans

Among the billions of people who have walked the earth since the dawn of humanity, only a few are rightfully remembered for their exceptional...

Andrei Arsenevich Tarkovsky: Russian auteur with legacy of distinctive time, film aesthetics

While his life will become a limited series, let’s get to know master filmmaker Tarkovsky and his cinematography exploring spiritual themes with spatial metaphors,...

William Golding’s initial struggles as a writer

Friday last week I was at Carrefour and in its book section there was this sale of books (I guess the same remainders that...

Why we shouldn’t tear down statues of appalling historical figures

We risk whitewashing our own collusion in the false penning of history - and our own role in turning a blind eye towards crimes committed against defenceless nations.

The Seat of Tantricism In India

Kamakhya Temple, situated atop Nilachal Hill in Assam’s capital of Guwahati in northeast India, is one of the fifty-one Shakti Peeths found throughout the Indian subcontinent which are places of worship consecrated to the Mother Goddess, the female principal of Hinduism and the main deity of the Shakta sect.

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