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Farewel poet Shahid Qadri (1942-2016) [Image: risingbd.com]
Farewel poet Shahid Qadri (1942-2016) [Image: risingbd.com]
19 Sep 2016 Listen MP3

This week's program remembered and paid tribute to Shahid Qadri, Bangladeshi writer and poet who died in New York recently at the age of 74. Considered one of the leading contemporary Bengali poets, Shahid Qadri introduced urbanism and modernity in Bengali poetry - infusing patriotism, cosmopolitanism and universalism in its treatment of nature and city life that delved deep into self alienation in modern living. Shahid Qadri poems recited in the program were: 'Ke jeno bolchhe' by Quazi M Arif, 'Probasher pongktimala' by Gopon Saha, 'Ekti utthan potoner golpo' by Shahid Qadri, 'Tomake ovibadon' by Kabir Sumon and 'Songoti' by Runi Sarker. The instrumental piece was played by Pandit Kashinath Misra and Anuradha Chaurashia. This week’s program was produced and presented by Shamsuddin Shafi.

Rais Bhuiyan - subject of Kathryn Bigelow's new film and 'The True American' book [Image: scpr.org]
12 Sep 2016 Listen MP3

Interview: Rais Bhuiyan - a tale of mercy and forgiveness (Part 2) [Raquibul Sheikh]

The True American - Murder and Mercy in Texas [Image: Book cover detail]
05 Sep 2016 Listen MP3

Interview: Rais Bhuiyan - a tale of mercy and forgiveness (Part 1) [Ehsan Ullah]

 Caption: The Rising Story of Bangladeshi Band Music [Image: Tasneem Rahman]
29 Aug 2016 Listen MP3

The rising story of Bangladeshi band music (1970-1990) [Tasneem Rahman]