Sunday, July 06, 2008

Dhaka University Honours Mac Haque for his outstanding contribution to Bengali Rock

It was the most moving moment of my life to receive a Special Honour for my contribution to rock music from my Alma Mater the Dhaka University where I was a student in English Literature from 1981 to 1983. This is also the first official recognition by the 'establishment' to Bangladesh Rock and Band Music. Location: Teachers Student Centre (TSC) Auditorium, Dhaka University. 2nd July Wednesday 2008

Doing the Honour on behalf of the Vice Chancellor of Dhaka University (who was indisposed) was the Chief Guest and Ambassador to France in Bangladesh, His Excellency Charley Causeret
My acceptance speech. On left Dr.A.K.M.Mustafizur Rahman of the Dhaka University.
"Take it or leave it, I am a representative of my own Belief. I represent MYSELF and my country"
dHAKA LIVE!At the Teachers Student Center (TSC) of the Dhaka University. We performed for well over 2 hours and emotions were highly charged.

Dhaka University Honours Mac Haque for his outstanding contribution to Bengali Rock

Monday, July 09, 2007

Djuice DRock Star guest band 7th July 2007

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Radio Foorti FM talk show

We had a fun filled hour and half with Dhaka's raunchy FM station Radio Foorti. Photo taken after the interview [LTR] RJ Nusrat, Self, Khoka and Mon2 of dHAKA

Thursday, June 07, 2007

The Bauliana book - formal launch programme 4th June 2007

[Top] Nurul Kabir the Editor, Daily New Age in his speech after formally launching the book at Russian Cultural Center, Dhanmondi on 4th June 2007[Left] Making a passionate case for my book

dHAKA LIVE! in concert after the Bauliana book launch

We played an awesome concert after the Bauliana book launch programme and although our set was limited to 6 songs due to the audtoriums time restriction, we performed brilliantly. Emotions are writ large on my face.

A classic shot of the band [Left to Right] Russell on Electric lead guitar, Khoka on Bass, Self on vocals, Shamim on Acoustic Rhythm guitar and Min2 on Keyboards, and on drums Mon2.

"When they ask you tommorow morning whom you heard, tell them that you heard maqsood O' dHAKA" -- my usual good-bye line at the close of the concert!

Friday, June 01, 2007


There was a lot of confusion on the portrait that should go into the cover of mA'AREFOTER pOTAKA. Initially it was the pix on the top by Gorky that was selected, which I thought was a much friendlier version of myself, but once we got the prints from Chanchal below, there was to be no dispute on our selection anymore. We finally got the mA'AREFOT buzz that we wanted!

Some great portraits by Gorky

All the photographs were captured by Gorky inside and near the SoundGarden Studio in Mughbazar, Dhaka