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Sacrifice for a greater cause

Sacrifice for a greater cause

K.M. Golam Rabbani writes about the myth behind the Sindur Moti pond in Kurigram district The mysterious tale of Sindur Moti pond of Rajarhat upazila in Kurigram is renowned in the northern parts of Bangladesh. The Hindu communities regard this ancient pond as a gift from God. They believe that the pond is a medium to be free from sin […]

Rupasi Bangla exhibition 1424

Rupasi Bangla exhibition 1424

By Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid A three-day long photo exhibition titled ‘Rupasi Bangla National Photo Exhibition and Competition 1424’ was organised by Bangladesh Photojournalists’ Association at its office auditorium at Purana Paltan. More than 100 photographs by 56 photojournalists were exhibited during the event that ran till April 15. The photographs were selected from 1,100 entries which represented the diverse […]

Of Bánh Mì, Turtles and The Giant Lotus-  Part II

Of Bánh Mì, Turtles and The Giant Lotus- Part II

By Namira Hossain Continued from last issue  The lake has a very interesting legend tied to it where the emperor LêLợi defeated the invading Chinese army with a magical sword that was given to him by the gods, which he then returned to the Golden Turtle God. Turtles are considered in Vietnam to be symbols of longevity and wisdom and […]

Birds of Bangladesh

Birds of Bangladesh

By Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid Photos from the exhibition Bird photography, especially wild bird photography, is considered challenging.  The most celebrated technical challenge in bird photography is of capturing crisp images of birds in flight. While the static portrait shots of birds at rest are pleasing aesthetically, there is also a dynamic power of a well-executed flight shot. The avifauna of Bangladesh includes […]

Of Bánh Mì, Turtles and The Giant Lotus,  Part I

Of Bánh Mì, Turtles and The Giant Lotus, Part I

By Namira Hossain Traffic in Hanoi, Vietnam can only be described as ‘zen chaos’ if you can ever imagine such a thing. Everything moves along at its’ own pace, and crossing the street is like playing a game where one has to walk slowly and steadily to avoid the onslaught of motorcycles which even swerve onto the pavements from time […]

Crown jewel

Crown jewel

Tanvir Opu, a Bangladeshi born Finland-based traveller, has visited more than 250 cities mostly in Europe. New Age Xtra will publish articles about his journey in Europe and the photos he has taken through his camera during this time. Rome was not built in a day and the Roman wonders are still surviving even during the modern times as popular […]

Never ending beauty

Never ending beauty

Mifat Nayer No matter how many times one visits or writes about Cox’s Bazar, there is always room for more to write about this Bangladeshi treasure. While visiting the longest natural sea beach at any time of the year, one can find eternal shades of beauty. Each season has its own aura. What can one wish more when the sea […]

Undaunted by war

Undaunted by war

Bangladeshi born Finland-based traveler Tanvir Opu has visited more than 250 cities mostly in Europe. New Age Xtra will publish articles about his journey in Europe and the photos he has taken through his camera during this time. Bosnia-Herzegovina is known to us as a war ravaged country. But surprisingly it is still one of the most beautiful countries of […]

Kolkata dreaming

Kolkata dreaming

By Namira Hossain   Sometimes, life takes you places where you did not think you would ever belong, but somehow we can never assess the impact your decision will have on others. My mother’s side of the family is from West Bengal, so I grew up hearing shuddho Bangla being around my maternal grandparents and aunts. Never knew the difference […]

Geysers of Iceland

Geysers of Iceland

photos by Tanvir Opu Text by Ahmed Shatil Alam Bangladeshiborn Finland-based traveler TanvirOpu has visited more than 250 cities mostly in Europe. New Age Xtra will publisharticles about his Europe journey and the photos he has taken through his camera during this time. Iceland is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic Ocean. With a population of 332,529 and […]