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Skin deep

Skin deep

The recent beauty pageant in Dhaka has faced a lot of controversies. This week, New Age Xtra had asked readers if they think that the discussions surrounding the lives of the participants and others related to such pageants are appropriate and whether there should be other categories that will look into the personality and skills of the participant rather than […]

Vulnerable minds

Vulnerable minds

Reportedly, the ‘Blue Whale’ challenge, has already claimed its first victim in Bangladesh. The game has already caused havoc in India and many countries of the West. New Age Xtra had asked readers about how, they think, parents and guardians can save their children from such pervasive games. Readers also commented on other features in New Age Xtra.   Sirajul […]

Hate crimes on rise

Hate crimes on rise

During the past week, two elderly Bangladeshis were attacked in New York City. New Age Xtra had asked readers whether they feel that anti-immigration and anti-muslim rhetoric are the main reasons behind such surge in hate crimes against muslims and Bangladeshis in the Western world.   Nahid Hossain Blaming a significant number of people in the world as ‘terrorists’ is […]

Confusion and panic

Confusion and panic

An article on social media, shared by hundreds of people during the past week, was eventually found to be false. There has been similar false news being shared and spread over the past few years on various local and national issues, often creating unnecessary confusion and panic. New Age Xtra had asked readers about their opinions on such fake news […]

Rice becomes dearer

Rice becomes dearer

There has been a silent increase in the prices of various types of rice. New Age Xtra had asked readers if they think that this increase in prices will have an adverse effect on the overall expenditure and lifestyle of the citizens of Dhaka, if not properly checked by authorities in time.  Shishir Reza Currently, if we look at the […]

Under the open skies

Under the open skies

More than one lakh Rohingyas have reportedly fled to Bangladesh border from Myanmar over the past few weeks, thus gaining international media attention. New Age Xtra had asked its readers that, under the circumstances, from the Myanmar government, the international community, Bangladesh government and others, who they think should come forward to solve the sufferings of the Rohingyas.   Mahfuz […]

For a hassle-free Eid journey

For a hassle-free Eid journey

The residents of Dhaka have been facing severe traffic congestion over the last few weeks. With Eid happening next week, we had asked readers what kind of steps they feel that the authorities need to take to ensure hassle-free Eid journey home for revelers.   Mazharul Islam Obak Skyline meaning helicopter can be one of the communication modes, for these […]

Flood fund crisis

Flood fund crisis

Plenty of questions and allegations are surfacing regarding distribution of government relief funds for the flood affected people of Bangladesh. New Age Xtra readers shared their opinions on how this problem can be addressed Gazi Anis Bangladesh is self-sufficient in food. So we should be able to deal with food problems of flood victims. But the problem is that while […]

Pangs of the pilgrim

Pangs of the pilgrim

There have been a number of problems with the Hajj flights and visas this year due to which a significant number of pilgrims are facing uncertainties about going to hajj this year. New Age Xtra had asked its readers their opinion whether they think that the growing number of Hajj agencies are providing the right kind of services to the […]

Football’s commercialisation

Football’s commercialisation

Recently, Neymar agreed to a transfer from Barcelona to Paris Saint Germain at a whooping amount of GBP 200 million. Given these recent circumstances, New Age Xtra had asked readers if they feel that football is gradually becoming more commercial than a sport. Islam Arif Neymar’s transfer is not the only indication of football’s commercialisation. Rather this began around the […]