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Drawn in sand

Drawn in sand

Jibon Roy, a sand artist in Bangladesh, shares with Ahmed Shatil Alam, how he has been swept over by the art form In his second movie ‘Ice cream’ that focused on a love-triangle, promising drama maker turned filmmaker Redoan Rony introduced a relatively new form of art called sand art. The two and more minutes long sand art depicted the […]

Drawn in sand

Jibon Roy, a sand artist in Bangladesh, shares with Ahmed Shatil Alam, how he has been swept over by the art form In his second movie ‘Ice cream’ that focused on a love-triangle, promising drama maker turned filmmaker Redoan Rony introduced a relatively new form of art called sand art. The two and more minutes long sand art depicted the […]

On the back of elephants

On the back of elephants

Historians tell Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid about the real stories behind the names of various areas in Dhaka  Often, as a teenager, while passing through green road area of Dhaka, I asked my rickshaw puller to notify me when we are entering ‘Bhooter goli’. It was not because I am scared. I wanted to look at the houses that I […]

Birishiri: where the turquoise flows

Birishiri: where the turquoise flows

Photo and text by Hridita Anisha Photos by Jovago.com The lake of Birishiri is reputed to have a tinge of an exceptional greenish-blue – hence the title. Birishiri is in Netrokona: a place quite close to Dhaka, and thus can be visited in a span of two days or short.The easiest way is to hop on a bus from Mohakhali […]

Blind leading the blind

Blind leading the blind

Namira Hossain writes about the odds that the visually-impaired VashkarBhattacharjee had to overcome and how he is  helping others like him. During a hot summer day on July 1, 1979, in a remote village in Chittagong, a government employee and a housewife welcomed their baby boy to this world. He was bleeding through his nose and mouth, baffling the parents […]

The chariot festival

The chariot festival

Rakibul Azam Rana writes about a nearly 400-year old annual tradition that takes place in Dhamrai and manages to bring together people from different communities The Roth Jatra is a joyous festival among the Hindu community in India and Bangladesh. In the Asian subcontinent, the Sri Sri Joshomadhob Roth Jatra of Dhamrai is one of the most famous and traditional […]

When medicines do not work

When medicines do not work

Medical professionals tell Mahfuzul Haque why the arbitrary intake of antibiotics, with or without prescription, can lead to health complications Antibiotics are mainly used for the treatment or prevention of bacterial infections. Physicians say though antibiotics are needed to cure some severe health complications but for the health conditions that are not serious, the antibiotics should not be taken. The […]

Forgotten delights

Forgotten delights

Ahmed Shatil Alam visits the Fruits Fair that was organised in Dhaka, last week When Nabil, a student of class seven from a private school in Dhaka saw Cherimoyas (locally known as Ata) on a tree, he was a bit confused as this was the first time he had come across this fruit. Later, he learnt about the fruit from […]

E3 2016: A cultural phenomenon

E3 2016: A cultural phenomenon

Md Wahid Hasib writes about the latest reveals at E3 2016, after staying up late to catch all the press conferences by major names in gaming over the internet COURTESY – E3 2016 Every year video gaming enthusiasts look forward to Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the premier video gaming exposition where video gaming companies gather and showcase their creation to […]

Animal instinct

Animal instinct

Namira Hossain writes about the efforts of the Creative Conservation Alliance that is trying to conserve natural resources and wildlife in rural areas Humans by nature are destructive creatures. We wage wars, pollute our cities and our rivers, destroy forests and ruthlessly hunt other species of animals for their meat, fur or just simply for sport. If numbers on Wikipedia […]