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Saving the mothers

Saving the mothers

Ahmed Shatil Alam writes about a Bangladeshi doctor whose invention is now saving millions of mothers When all their efforts had gone in vain during the delivery of a female patient in 2000, all the doctors from Dhaka Medical College and Hospital’s Obstetrics and Gynaecology department were frustrated. They dreaded not being able to save the patient. As she bled […]

The Truth about honesty

The Truth about honesty

Namira Hossain writes about the new app that has everyone talking   Every few years or so, a new app comes along that dominates conversations and newsfeeds for a while. Very few could have missed the posts on Facebook with the illustration of a white envelope with a turquoise background, imploring for ‘feedback’ both positive and negative. For what may […]

Why not a high end bike!

Why not a high end bike!

Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid writes about the female biker who is breaking the norms For the past year or so, the capital is seeing female traffic sergeants and some of them have hit the road with scooties. Comparatively, female bikers are far less in number than their counterparts. And this is where female biker Jannatul Nayeem Avril is making a […]

The Muted health

The Muted health

Raphy Islam pays a tribute to singer Chester Bennington  A few days ago, one of my very close friends called at 2:00AM and asked, ‘Have you heard the news?’ I joked, ‘Who died?’ She took a few seconds. I understood she was in tears but trying her utmost to not make a sound lest I hear it. She wasn’t believing […]

Let the children play

Let the children play

Namira Hossain writes about the dangers of parents who share extensively about their children on social media Children are incredibly astute creatures, I have discovered. They soak in their surroundings and read all nonverbal cues and observe the behaviours of the so-call ‘adults’ around them with curious minds. It is the year 2017 and what do children see when they […]

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman

Rezaul Karim Manik and Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid write on the 90 year old woman cyclist who has been providing medical services for the last 44 years Jiroemon Kimura is till date the oldest person to live, 116 years – a record in the world. As he shared his tips for a healthy life, he ranked everyday exercise to be […]

A Tale of sorrow and suffering

A Tale of sorrow and suffering

Jennifer Reid from Manchester recently performed ballads in Dhaka and pointed out resemblances between the plight of garment workers’ in Bangladesh and the workers in Britain during the early industrial period. Shaikha Shuhada Panzeree writes People, who love to indulge in musical poetry, sure savour the bliss extracted from ballads. Jennifer Reid, a Manchester-based performer of 19th century industrial revolution […]

Satyajit Ray: an auteur seeking truth

Satyajit Ray: an auteur seeking truth

By Syed Faiz Ahmed ‘Say not, “I have found the truth,” but rather, “I have found a truth.” Say not, “I have found the path of the soul.” Say rather, “I have met the soul walking upon my path.” For the soul walks upon all paths. The soul walks not upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed. […]

Born out of blood

Born out of blood

Namira Hossain visits the recently opened Liberation War museum There are few stories more gruesome and horrifying than the birth of Bangladesh in 1971. For those who lived through it however, these are not just stories, indeed it is part and parcel of what they had lived through and an unforgettable bloody history for those who came after. Despite hearing […]

Breaking stereotypes

Breaking stereotypes

Photo by Koustubh Dhar Wrick The female rickshaw-puller in Bangladesh tells Ahmed Shatil Alam why she was forced to take this profession It may have been another sorrowful story of a pregnant woman from rural Bangladesh – in the third month of her pregnancy besides already having a child of four years – who was devastated and clueless after being […]