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When the tremors hit

When the tremors hit

The earthquake in Myanmar on April 13 was also felt in Bangladesh leading to panic and concern among Bangladeshis. New Age Xtra asked its readers where they were when the earthquake had hit and how they had responded.   Minhaj Ahmed Rinku I was in my car as I was going to one of my relatives’ house in the evening […]

Flowers for all

Flowers for all

New Age Xtra had asked its readers about the ways they use flowers in everyday life. Readers also commented on other articles published in Xtra last week.       Rapper Ank April 6, 2016 A decorated house with flowers is always charming and radiant and it keeps the inhabitants calm and relaxed. Flowers are also used to decorate the […]

Believe the hype

Believe the hype

The movie ‘Batman versus Superman’ is being screened in two cinemas of Dhaka right now. There have been long queues at both cinemas for tickets to the movie. Despite the hype, most critics have panned the movie for its length, dialogues and other problems. New Age Xtra had asked its readers their opinion about the movie if they have watched […]

Battling the heat

Battling the heat

We have not passed the month of March and already the daily temperature is over 32 degrees centigrade. According to Accuweather, the temperature will persist over 32 degrees during the next week as well. New Age Xtra had asked its readers how the heat is affecting them and how they are coping with the heat-related problems. Tamreen Emdad March 22, […]

Toughest profession

Toughest profession

This week, New Age Xtra had asked the readers what, in their opinion, is the most difficult profession in Bangladesh and their reasons. Hasan Masrur Tanjil March 15, 2016 Being an entrepreneur is the most difficult job in Bangladesh due to the lack of capital and experience on and off the field.   Imayed Ahsan March 15, 2016 Every single […]

Inadequate security

Inadequate security

Over the past few weeks, it has been reported by the national dailies that frauds through ATM booths and Point of Sales (POS) may have amounted to stolen funds worth nearly BDT 1 crore. Besides residents of Bangladesh, Non-resident Bangladeshis (NRB) have also fallen victims to the crimes. New Age Xtra had asked the readers about their reactions to the […]

Discrimination at the workplace

Discrimination at the workplace

International Women’s Day will be celebrated globally on March 8, 2016. While Bangladesh has made significant improvements in areas of gender equality, most women rights promoters feel there is still more that needs to be done. New Age Xtra had asked readers the ways in which gender discrimination still exist in our society. Readers had also commented on other articles […]

For a congestion-free city

For a congestion-free city

Alike other cities across the world, the ‘No Car Day’ event was held for the first time in Dhaka on February 18, 2016. Many university students as well as people from all walks of life had taken part in promoting the event while rallies were also held on the day to raise awareness. New Age Xtra had asked its readers […]

On the airwaves

On the airwaves

There are currently more than 25 licensed FM radio channels, from which 18 are actively broadcasting various programmes that incorporate music, infotainment, listener participation, public awareness campaigns and messages and commercials. New Age Xtra had asked its readers, how frequently they listen to the FM radio channels and what their favourite radio programmes are on these channels.   Abdullah Hasan […]

Popular genres of the Ekushey Boi Mela

Popular genres of the Ekushey Boi Mela

The Ekushey Boi Mela is going on at the Bangla Academy premises with plenty of fanfare. New titles are being launched by the publishers in the fair daily, most of which are targeted toward readers who prefer particular genres like science-fiction, thrillers, non-fiction, poetry etc. New Age Xtra had asked its readers about the genre of books they are likely […]