Experience

So close…

So close…

A group of Bangladeshi cyclists share their ‘near achievement’ of winning a tough cycling race in the Himalayas with Ahmed Shatil Alam Riding on the growing popularity of cycling in the country, a group of Bangladeshi cyclists trekked the lap of Himalaya in India to participate on one of the world’s toughest cycling competition at an elevation of almost 50,000 feet. […]

Lousy labelling

Lousy labelling

By Raphy Islam I have this mate who travels with me when it’s convenient. My travel partner, in some conversation, very casually mentions, ‘As a feminist, I can’t take this at all…’ The same youngster has been recently rejected by her lover and now she wants to earn some money till her parents decide to marry her off. I believe, […]

Getting the oar in across memories

Getting the oar in across memories

By Abu Jar M Akkas Meeting childhood friends, still remembered, blurred in mind or completely forgotten, is a desire to harbour. The associated excitement doubles when it happens after four decades and, especially, when it also offers a chance to roam about the ground inside the high-walled compound of the school building that I did long ago. St Joseph’s School […]

A glimpse of letterpress legacy

A glimpse of letterpress legacy

by Abu Jar M Akkas A man is picking up small metal pieces, one after another, from a case, of four drawers, full of compartments for each of the letters. He picks them up without looking into where he is putting his hand, sets them, one after another, on a compositing stick, to make up a line. When the line […]

Asking for it

Asking for it

By Namira Hossain I remember learning of the word ‘rape’ when I was 10 years old. I was in Class 4 and my classmate, let’s call him ‘A’ made a lame joke and said that another classmate of ours ‘K’ raped a girl called ‘M’. I didn’t know what the word meant, so a bunch of us looked it up […]

Guilty deliberations

Guilty deliberations

Shaikha Shuhada Panzeree shares her experience as an audience after seeing the performance of 12 Angry Men on stage First aired as a TV play 12 Angry Men by Reginald Rose in 1954 afterwards filmed in 1957, the three category Academy award nominee is considered one of the finest films produced in English language. Starting its stage journey in 1964, […]

Urbanite invasion

Urbanite invasion

After visiting Moinot Ghat, Monojit Saha writes about how the place is reeling from the effects of more tourists Moinot Ghat happens to be a new addition to the list of places urbanites can visit within the span of a day. It is a pretty good place to visit for groups seeking a ‘Cox’s Bazaar’ flavour without suffering all the […]

Without a word

Without a word

Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid writes about his experience as an audience member at the recent ‘International Mime Fest 2017’ at the Dhaka University premises Mime is the form of entertainment that uses gestures, mimics and dance, not words, to communicate and entertain. The purpose of the white faces of the mime is to help the audience be able to see […]

A Clay date

A Clay date

After spending a few hours at the Clay Station, Namira Hossain writes about her experience of playing with clay   In a road tucked away on the side streets of Banani, lies an inconspicuous two-storey, white building that guards one of Dhaka’s best kept secrets. Perhaps not such a big secret anymore –  having hosted a few corporate events, birthday […]

Arts and aestheticism

Arts and aestheticism

Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid visits an exhibition by the Edge Foundation to understand what makes the platform unique from other institutions promoting art A study into the thought of ‘absurd’ refers that things be observed differently and that meaning be sought out even in the most properly portrayed art. Similarly, the American influential painter Jackson Pollock had said, ‘the painting […]