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The rebirth of Dhaka Muslin - Possibilities [Image: A woman in fine Bengali muslin; Dhaka, 18th-century/Wikipedia.org]
The rebirth of Dhaka Muslin - Possibilities [Image: A woman in fine Bengali muslin; Dhaka, 18th-century/Wikipedia.org]
11 Jan 2021 MP3

This week's program presented - 'Dhakai Mosliner Punorjonmo' (Rebirth of Dhaka Muslin) - describing the possibilities of re-establishing the ancient 'Muslin' industry - a handwoven legendary fabric made with the finest hand spun yarns from locally grown cotton alongside the river banks of Brahmaputra near Dhaka, Bangladesh. Canberra scientists Dr. Abed Chaudhury, a molecular geneticist and Dr. Tanvir Hossain, a plant scientist discussed in depth the recent attempts to revive the Muslin industry in Bangladesh. They touched on factors such as plant biology, gene editing technologies, weaver training and commercial entrepreneurial support that could not only revive the rich heritage of the country but also become a major foreign currency earner beyond the present garment industry. The singer of the song played in the program was Sandhya Mukhopadhyay. The background Dilruba music piece collected from YouTube was by G. Saroja. This week's program was produced and presented by Tanvir Hossain.

'Jibon o Sangskriti' - Exploring the influence of human gene on human culture - Part 2: Some unknown facts on the origin and evolution of 'Bangla' language [Image: thedailystar.net/Sarah Anjum Bari/How the Persian language seeped into Bengali/The tale of Laili and Majnu]
04 Jan 2021 MP3

'Jibon o Sangskriti' - Exploring the influence of human gene on human culture - Part 2: Some unknown facts on the origin and evolution of 'Bangla' language [Ehsan Ullah]

New Generation's Voice: The year that was 2020 [Photo: Ehsan Ullah]
28 Dec 2020 MP3

New Generation's Voice: The year that was 2020 that changed our life, expectations and future realities [Adnin Zahid and Adiba Ahmed]

Farewell Zillur Rahman bhai - Canberra will remember you [Photo: Ehsan Ullah]
21 Dec 2020 MP3

Tribute to Mr. Zillur Rahman, a long-time resident of Canberra, who passed away on 6 Dec 2020 [Shamsuddin Shafi Biplob]