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Perils of normalcy

Perils of normalcy

Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid reveals how and why the number of ‘high functioning addicts’ are increasing in the country and the solutions to such addiction   Upon returning to Dhaka after completing his higher education abroad, Danish Chakmal joined the operations team of a steel manufacturing company in Chittagong two years back. One of the directors of the company was […]

Aiming higher

Aiming higher

The ‘43rd World Bridge Championships’ will begin in Lyon of France from August 12, 2017. Syed Faiz Ahmed reveals why despite taking part for the first time ever, the Bangladesh team should receive support from government and other quarters in this particular sport One of the most important yardsticks of estimating a country’s achievement in modern day is by evaluating […]

A brilliant start

A brilliant start

Tauhid Anwar Avik and Affan Sadat Safwan are representing Bangladesh for the first time during the ongoing Volkswagen Ameo Cup Championship in Coimbatore, Madras and Delhi in India. Out of a total of 10 races, the two Bangladeshis have fared really well during the first four races against 18 other racers. Syed Tashfin Chowdhury found out from both, about their […]

The unbearable burden of being

The unbearable burden of being

Ahmed Shatil Alam charts the alarming rise in the number of suicides and attempted suicide cases in the country and the reasons behind these In Bangladesh, suicide is often regarded as an isolated case. Unfortunately the country has secured its position among the top suicide-prone countries in the world. Every hour more than one person commits suicide in Bangladesh, according […]

Extracurricular activity, business or a party!

Extracurricular activity, business or a party!

Shaikha Shuhada Panzeree sheds light on how profit-making motives, behind the organization of Model United Nations (MUN) conferences, are gradually making the conferences drift away from their main objectives of developing young leaders for the nation The practice of Model United Nations (MUN) in Bangladesh became popularised among the educational institutions over the past seven years. Initially, it was undertaken […]

Lessons from the disaster

Lessons from the disaster

Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid finds out why a group of four cyclists from Nepal are currently on a world tour For the entire world April 25, 2015 began like any other day. Little did the people of South Asia know that a disaster was on its way! A powerful earthquake struck in the morning between the Nepal’s capital city of […]

Sense be damned, sensuality rules!

Sense be damned, sensuality rules!

After watching ‘Boss 2’, Towheed Feroze lists the flaws in most mainstream Bangladeshi films today The large banner has the name emblazoned on it: Boss 2. The hero, with lipstick on his lips (believe it!), is staring down from the large banner at mere mortals on the road. On one side is the image of the belle. Well, far before […]

Victims of the digital boom

Victims of the digital boom

Online shoppers and traders share with Ahmed Shatil Alam why there are frequent complaints against big online commerce sites of the country In recent years, online shopping has gained momentum in Bangladesh, as a result of a steady increase in internet and mobile cell phone penetration and gridlocked traffic which discourages in-person shopping at the city areas. According to the […]

A change for the better

A change for the better

Ahmed Shatil Alam reveals how and why most Bangladeshis are shifting from rice to tortillas for lunch and dinner IT WAS his usual habit to have rice in every morning before going to his workplace, but since January, Nur Alam — a 30 year old cab driver — stopped eating rice as its price has been increasing almost in every […]

Silence: crucial and cruel

Silence: crucial and cruel

Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid writes about mime, silent performance, and its prospect in the country SILENCE at times tells more than words. And mime is a strong way to deliver messages. This form of entertainment, done with gestures, mimics and dance, communicates and entertains without using words. The white face helps the audience to see the performer from distance. The […]