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Menstrual dilemma

Menstrual dilemma

Shaikha Shuhada Panzeree writes about the global debate that surrounds menstrual leave That ‘women are underprivileged’ seems to be a common viewpoint. While matters like social barriers for women and outlooks toward their contributions have always been topics of discussion and contemplation, their physical incompetence compared to that of men comes up very often- women are less strong! But the […]

The silent killer

The silent killer

Shishir Reza writes about the anthropogenic sources of radiation in our country and how these can be tackled Radiation occurs when energy or particles carry high energy into the environment. Due to the high energy content, radiation can cause harm to micro-organisms and scratch the exterior tissue of human body, plant and animal bodies. As the chemical properties of radioactive […]

Deep brain stimulation

Deep brain stimulation

Dr Khondaker A Mamun writes about a method that can be a light of hope for patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease The human brain is a scientific wonder and a perplexing mystery at the same time. Even with amazing advancement of medical sciences, the level of knowledge about this vital organ is inadequate and scientists still don’t seem to have […]

Own the stage

Own the stage

Shaikha Shuhada Panzeree lists the ways through which performance anxiety can be overcome Your teacher asks you to stand in front of the whole class and talk about your project or give a presentation. So your heart beats faster, you feel the sweaty palms and knots inside your stomach. Even grownups who need to, for career or other purposes, make […]

In a relationship with the smartphone

In a relationship with the smartphone

By Shaikha Shuhada Panzeree You wake up, you slip your hand under the pillow, ferreting around the bedside table and you look for your phone, your smartphone. You get out, on a rickshaw, bus or in your car; you have your hands full, your phone and your headset. You come home after a hectic day; you have your loyal companion […]

A Scarred world

A Scarred world

Shaikha Shuhada Panzeree explains the issue of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) that is still prevalent in many countries of the world Along with discriminatory, horrifying experiences like rapes, molestation, physical and mental torture of many kinds, a form of hideous violence against women is female genital mutilation (FGM) that has been used as a weapon to suppress and scar women […]

Protests in Hamburg  

Protests in Hamburg  

Sonia Taleb writes from Germany describing the atmosphere and plans for protests in Hamburg prior to the G-20 Summitto start from today, there There are two types of people in Hamburg right now.The first kind is taking days off from work or leaving Hamburg for the period of time or at least laying low.Thesecond group is preparing themselves for the planned […]

Uber troubles

Uber troubles

Shaikha Shuhada Panjeree reveals the various problems being faced by riders of Uber in Dhaka Uber is the latest hype in transportation services in Dhaka city. For its promised services and offered comfort, people from middle to high income groups have been using the service from last November when Uber started its service in Dhaka. Despite being new to Dhaka, […]

Quorum crisis

Quorum crisis

The 15th session of the tenth parliament is set to begin on May 2, 2017. Mohiuddin Alamgir writes how a quorum crisis is deeply hampering the overall function of the parliament A lawmaker’s presence at the parliament is immensely important to help at playing a central role of the Parliament at making new laws as well as making changes to […]

Mashrafe’s legacy

Mashrafe’s legacy

Ahmed Shatil Alam prepares a timeline in the career of the national cricket team captain who recently retired from the T20 format of the sport   The news of the retirement of from T20 version by Bangladesh national cricket team Captain Mashrafe bin Murtaza -acclaimed as one of the best ever captains in Bangladesh’s cricket history- has not only shocked […]