Why STEM Education is Necessary for Bangladesh?

What is STEM? STEM is the short form of four subject names: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. This is a specialized subject focus in education particularly in the secondary and higher secondary level so that the student can choose a right track in their tertiary education. There is no specific education called STEM education, which …

Claps for Music

Suman Chattapaddhyaya (Later known as Kabir Suman) came to Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1996 for his music performance. The audience of the program, held in the indoor stadium at Mirpur, was not inspiring enough for the artiste as Suman was not receiving claps on perfect beats. He then sang another song on easy beats and asked …

Nazrul’s Taals

The National Poet, song writer (and composer) Kazi Nazrul Islam also introduced some new chhandas on which new taals can be made. The new chhanda, rhythm, is to be sufficient to become a Taal when it is presented with some appropriate sounds, the Tabla notes. Unfortunately, the Taals were not really constructed and used in …

Rhythm in Life

[Written in September 2006] The great music maestro Ustad Alla Rakha said “Every life has rhythm, so rhythm is lively.” What a simple and straight discourse! Before I start to write this article I was little confused about the title and also the topic. Should I have started with something like ‘Life in Rhythm’ or …