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Cultural conundrum

Cultural conundrum

By Raphy Islam Recently, a 13 year old stunned me with a simple question: ’Why do we need to learn English?’ Unfortunately, I couldn’t answer satisfactorily. It’s not that I haven’t pondered on this, but I always accepted it to be a reality that cannot go away, not anytime soon. Genuinely, English has been a means for me with which […]

Lasting effect

Lasting effect

By Md Sadid Uddin Despite of so much progress in women empowerment in our country, the number of harassment incidents, is persistently increasing. There seems to be a hullaballoo in the society immediately after an incident occurs. After the news media covers the issue, the reactions begin to sprout up in the social media. Over the past few years, many such incidents including […]

Social Media Bashing

Social Media Bashing

By Raphy Islam Over the last decade the only constant friend I’ve had, which I’ve to confess in a rather unfortunate manner, is an inanimate being. It’s all knowing, extremely useful and has become everyone’s most desired tool. It is the internet. I must admit, I am not a computer wizard but I am blessed for living in the information […]

The Wandering, woeful ‘Feminism’ of Wonder Woman

The Wandering, woeful ‘Feminism’ of Wonder Woman

By Shahana Siddiqui Like millions of men and women globally, who either grew up with the comic books or Lynda Carter’s Wonder Woman TV series, I too was eagerly looking forward to the much awaited standalone WW movie. Though no expert, comic books and superhero movies are kryptonite to me and my nine year old son! But as the release […]

Learner’s permit

Learner’s permit

By Raphy Islam A few months back, I was asked to tutor a kid on the English subjects of class six from the Bengali medium. I am still trying my very best to complete my undergraduate degree and I passed my school only five years back. I figured that it will not be a problem. Surprisingly, I was wrong. First […]

Stagnation

Stagnation

By Raphy Islam A city may stand as a symbol of hope, ambition or despair, misery; but most of all it can become synonymous with dream, whether the dream is fulfilled or it is still being fetched out from the air, is a different point. Cities represent dreams. For a small country like ours, Dhaka is that city of dreams. […]

Empathy II

Empathy II

By Raphy Islam It was a reasonably cold evening. I was waiting on a rickshaw, sitting patiently. When I am on the road, I usually try not to be restless. I was sitting patiently as the rickshaw-puller stopped by the side of the road and told me that he needs to drink a glass of water. He was quite an old […]

To boldly imagine the impossible

To boldly imagine the impossible

by Towheed Feroze It’s apt that when Star trek, the 1966 TV series about space escapades, celebrates 50 years of on screen success, a writer in Bangladesh should produce a book on the search for alien life form. And, once more, we face that oft asked question: Do they exist? Well, firstly why get into that argument at all! As […]

Remembrance of Eids past

Remembrance of Eids past

Arafat Mohammad Noman takes a trip down memory lane The saying ‘don’t grow up, it’s a trap’ has been remarkably visible for the last few years. With maturity being the dominant tag, life squeezes the fun out of your Eid bliss- the bliss that has been gifted by the ignorance during your childhood. I sometimes feel like requesting Doc Brown […]

‘AN INSPECTOR CALLS’: A message that is relevant for all times

‘AN INSPECTOR CALLS’: A message that is relevant for all times

by Roohi Huda JB Priestley’s ‘An Inspector Calls’, produced by Jatrik productions, was a sheer pleasure to watch amidst many other spectators at Gulshan Club on May 28, 2016. There were two shows on May 28th and one on May 27th. The play was adapted and directed by well-known actress Naila Azad who acted in Hollywood movies such as Crossing […]