Archive for May 29th, 2015

Hunt for safe food

Hunt for safe food

Mahfuzul Haque and Sadiqur Rahman write about the ways most citizens of Dhaka obtain pure food for their family members For years, citizens of the country have been struggling through the food adulteration crisis. As a number of initiatives by government, civil society and trade bodies proved unsuccessful against the menace, people of the country are like hostages in the […]

Lottery master

Lottery master

Ahmed Shatil Alam talks to a really, really lucky man who has won numerous contests to win grand prizes including electronic products and foreign trips Will you believe if I tell you that an individual won the rare opportunity to visit Spain for four days and watched El Clásico-one of the most watched and most priced football matches in the […]

Nazrul today: glory, gains and grievances

Nazrul today: glory, gains and grievances

by Badiuzzaman Bay Kazi Nazrul Islam is a national poet, yet he is not. That is the message that speakers at an open mic in March sent out, pouring out a barrage of allegations and reprimands before a clearly agreeable audience. Nazrul as a national poet is being neglected, they said, comparing the perceived neglect to the pre-1971 state denial […]

The kids will be alright

The kids will be alright

After visiting Barisal, Sadiqur Rahman writes about a number of initiatives through which child rights is being promoted in the division    One hour – 10:00am t0 11:00am on the second Tuesday of every month- is fixed for a special hearing arrangement named ‘Konistho Kathan’ during which the top district administrators in Patuakhali engage in discussions with school children at […]

Keeping it natural

Keeping it natural

Mahfuzul Haque meets a group of young agriculturalists who are bringing pure food to city-dwellers When consumers are struggling to find pure food in marketplaces, filled with adulterated and laced food items, a group of young graduates have taken an initiative to inspire farmers to cultivate agricultural products free of chemical fertilisers and pesticides which they supply to the consumers. […]

Washing away the poison

Washing away the poison

This week, New Age Xtra asked readers about the ways they ensure that their family members are having pure food.   Chowdhury Rashaad Shabab May 21 My mother grows fresh produce on our roof: the best shaakh in town.       Shabana Ali May 26 I buy our fish from Bhairab Fish & Co. They supply fresh fish from […]