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How long will the pride last?

How long will the pride last?

by Mehrab Jamal The city of Dhaka sits at the bottom of two lists constructed in regards to the quality of life, ‘toppled’ only by Syria’s Damascus in one (ranked 139th in The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Liveability Ranking and Overview 2013) and ‘dominated’ by only other 13 other nations in another (ranked 208th in the Mercer Quality of Living Report […]

Nazrul today: glory, gains and grievances

Nazrul today: glory, gains and grievances

by Badiuzzaman Bay Kazi Nazrul Islam is a national poet, yet he is not. That is the message that speakers at an open mic in March sent out, pouring out a barrage of allegations and reprimands before a clearly agreeable audience. Nazrul as a national poet is being neglected, they said, comparing the perceived neglect to the pre-1971 state denial […]

Closer to reality

Closer to reality

by Adel Ahmed People have been telling stories since time immemorial. The art of story-telling is in our blood and can be traced back through the ages piercing the veils of time. The primitives would sit around the fire as the shamans and elders would dance and weave stories of myth, the supernatural and the impossible. The ancients sat around […]

Leaving Bangladesh dry

Leaving Bangladesh dry

by Mehrab Jamal It seems as though the people of Bangladesh are great disciples of the popular adage ‘the grass is always greener on the other side’. More and more people, most of whom are highly qualified, literally flee the country in the hopes of attaining a better education, and better careers for better lives. Brain drain, by definition, is […]

Dominance of superheroes in mainstream entertainment

Dominance of superheroes in mainstream entertainment

by Alamgir Khan (Jamil) Avengers: Age of Ultron (Avengers 2) is released world-wide this month, with high expectations of this making US $2 Billion. This kind of expectation is not something new. For many years most of the anticipated hits for the movies have come from the comic books, mainly superheroes. Some people complain that these movies hog all the […]

Rise of the Tigers

Rise of the Tigers

by Adel Ahmed Cricket is not just a mere sport, its poetry in motion. It’s elegant, dynamic, stylish and always full of twists and turns that will leave the spectators bewildered and at other times, thoroughly exhilarated. Cricket unites us and brings us together as we cheer with one voice and one heart while our Tigers battle in the arena […]