Archive for June, 2015

Love the way you lie

Love the way you lie

Namira Hossain reflects on the cycle of abuse in relationships as she talks to a number of victims who survived physical and emotional abuse It is not uncommon for most people to have experienced unhealthy or toxic relationships in their lives; whether it is with friends, lovers, spouses or even parents and their children. Often in relationships such as these, […]

Ramadan traffic

Ramadan traffic

New Age Xtra had asked its readers how they are suffering due to the traffic congestion during Ramadan. Readers also commented on other articles in last issue Asad Al Faruque June 24 The most pressing problem, traffic gridlock has been the constant culprit that makes the city dwellers’ lives miserable. Everyday, I have to spend extra four hours on the […]

Royalerchobi

Royalerchobi

by Mahfuzul Haque If there is a trash can inside a CNG-run auto rickshaw, the passengers will not throw the waste outside. The passengers sitting inside the auto rickshaws often eat potato chips, drink water and beverage and throw the waste on the street thus polluting our environment on a daily basis. Everybody knows that this is pollution but very […]

Kigali Genocide-The Scream Of Humanity

Kigali Genocide-The Scream Of Humanity

I am driving along the hills towards the African city of Kigali and the border of Democratic Republic of Congo. There are great cumulus clouds amidst the swaths of sunny blue in the summer sky. There are cows and sheep in the pastures. Sometimes clouds covering my path on hills force me to slow down on the way. I stop […]

Minnows no more

Minnows no more

Ahmed Shatil Alam reflects on how the India tour of Bangladesh has written a new chapter in world cricket During the first week of February in this year, Bangladesh National Cricket Team Captain Mashrafe Mortaza said in a TV interview that their aim is to qualify for the quarterfinal and to reach the stage. Yes, of course Bangladesh reached the […]

For the malnourished

For the malnourished

Ahmed Shatil Alam talks to the ICDDR,B team of scientists who developed the first RUTF in Bangladesh for children suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM) Monjuri Begum of Kallyanpur slum in Dhaka has three children: Rahim (10), Shakil (12) and Komola (15) are all in good health. Komola and Shakil work as domestic workers while also studying in a local […]

For the love of theatre

For the love of theatre

Veteran theatre activists, directors and actors tell Sadiqur Rahman about the current situation of the theatre movement and how theatre can be promoted to all audiences across the city and country Motiul Islam, a non-government employee of Sylhet, recently came to Dhaka on professional purpose. He got to hear that ‘Mahajoner Nao’, a musical play by Subachan Natya Sangsad and […]

‘Theatre must fight for truth’

‘Theatre must fight for truth’

Cultural personality and veteran thespian Ataur Rahman reflects about the importance of theatre and the scope for its improvement in Bangladesh. Sadiqur Rahman writes… You have played an important role in the theatre movement of the country over the decades. How did you get involved in this area of performing art? I was involved in theatre through my family ambiance. […]

Spoiling the broth

Spoiling the broth

New Age Xtra had asked its readers their opinions about the increasing number of drama on channels, starring actors who have little or no experience in acting or theatre. Readers also commented on other articles in last issue Muhammad Jahidul Islam June 15 Globalisation has made the world a global village through free flow of satellite TV. Satellite TV helps […]

Going Green

Going Green

by Afsana Zarin Do you remember the good old days when you could not wait for the summer vacation to start? And as soon as it started, you would pack your bags and get ready to spend the vacation over at your grandparents’, just so you could get your hands on all the seasonal fruits from their garden? Mangoes, lychees, […]