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Human evolution in Indian subcontinent (Science: The evolution of mankind - Part 3) [Image: Monash University Malaysia documentary/YouTube]
Human evolution in Indian subcontinent (Science: The evolution of mankind - Part 3) [Image: Monash University Malaysia documentary/YouTube]
15 Jan 2018 Listen MP3

This week’s program presented a discussion with Prof Qasim Ayub, a human evolutionary geneticist who was part of the international 1000 genomes project consortium. He described the migration of humans from Africa about 50,000 years ago into the rest of the world and discussed the evidence of interactions with Neanderthals and Denisovians, who were similar but not identical to modern humans. He also described aspects of more recent population history of South Asia, particularly of Bangladesh and Pakistan. This week’s program, which is in English, continues the ‘Manush Elo Kotha Theke’ theme of programs broadcast on 8th Aug 2016 and 16 Oct 2017. The singer of the song played in the program was Bhupen Hazarika. This week's program was produced and presented by Sadequr Rahman.

'Kothae Kothae Je Raat Hoey Jae' - Pulak Bandopadhay (Part 2) [Image: YouTube.com]
08 Jan 2018 Listen MP3

Stories behind the creation of super-hit Indian Bengali songs in the 60s and 70s - Pulak Bandyopadhyay (Part 2) [Shampa Barua]

Megacity Dhaka and I [Photo: Bengal Classical Music Festival 2017/YouTube.com]
01 Jan 2018 Listen MP3

An expatriate's search for Dhaka as it was four decades ago [Ehsan Ullah]

Merry Christmas [Image: Jharna Purification]
25 Dec 2017 Listen MP3

Meaning and significance of Christmas, birth of Jesus Christ and a message for all humankind [Jharna Purification]