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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 […]

Reaching out to the customer

Reaching out to the customer

by Khairul Islam With the popularity of social media, the concept of business and marketing has been changing rapidly across the world. Nowadays, instead of having a small costly outlet in a city shopping center, the traders occupy virtual space for their businesses. The social media like Facebook and Twitter has opened up a new avenue that facilitates conversation among […]

Introducing seamless online distribution for hotels

Jovago.com, Africa’s hotel booking website that recently forayed into Bangladesh, has announced its partnership with SiteMinder, the global hotel industry’s leading cloud platform, to enable seamless online distribution for hotel clients. The agreement enlists Jovago.com among more than 300 channels integrated with SiteMinder’s Channel Manager and means mutual hotel clients can now seamlessly update their inventory and room rates to […]

Essential facebook etiquette

Essential facebook etiquette

by Arafat Noman ‘The age of internet is a bizarre one; here the teenager acts like a 30-year old and the 30-year old pretends to be a teenager with over-flooded melodrama’.  Cannabis, marijuana, cocaine or other addictive drugs have got their new competitor in the town which can precisely be tagged as ‘blue Yaba’. Traditional tablets of Yaba are made […]

Marketing humanity

Marketing humanity

by Mehrab Jamal A rudimentary notion in marketing as a field of study is that one must cater to human emotions and interests in order to successfully sell a product to said human or collective of humans. This is an intuition in business that is very obvious yet significantly difficult to master. In the piece of text that ensues, a […]

Inclusion of children with autism into schools

Inclusion of children with autism into schools

April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day. Mst. Maleka Parveen writes about the ways through which children with autism can be included into schooling system and the progress Bangladesh has made in this area Historically, World Autism Awareness Day has been observed on April 2nd every year following the United Nations General Assembly resolution 62/139 adopted on December 18, 2007 […]

Live and let die

Live and let die

by Kawshiki Nasser I finally steeled myself and watched ‘Amy’. When it hit the theater in town, I made myself stay away. I had a feeling I would be overwhelmed and I didn’t want to be a cry-baby so publicly. When I finally watched it, I didn’t really learn anything new about the life of the late great Amy Winehouse, […]