Archive for December, 2015

Beating stress

Beating stress

Most Bangladeshis struggle through stressful weekdays, being forced to spend hours in traffic congestion, spending more time at work followed by household and other personal and necessary chores. The resultant stress is affecting most people, manifesting into the form of severe diseases, most of which can be fatal. New Age Xtra had asked its readers what procedures can be followed […]

Hosting a million

Hosting a million

A number of promotions are currently being offered by the national air carrier, reputed hotels and concerned departments of the government involved with tourism to observe 2016 as tourism year in Bangladesh. Tourists and tour operators tell Sadiqur Rahman about the drastic improvements still required to boost the tourism sector of the country PHOTOS BY SADIQUR RAHMAN On October 27, […]

The difference of Kerala

The difference of Kerala

The locals call Kerala ‘God’s Own Country’.  The paradise like state is full of natural resources and an ideal place in terms of human resource development index in South Asia – the literacy rate has reached cent per cent and the disparity  rate  is the lowest.  All communities in the state have been living peacefully for half a century. But, […]

Ki to healing

Ki to healing

Namira Hossain writes how the Japanese Reiki technique can be a formidable step toward healing from repressed trauma In the book, ‘The Everything Guide to Reiki’, by Phylameana Lila Desy, Reiki is described as ‘an ancient hands-on healing art that intentionally channels ki energies to promote balance and well-being.’ The term Reiki is derived from two Japanese syllables, rei and […]

Ignorant musings

Ignorant musings

by Asifur Rahman Khan The age-old question ‘why are we on earth?’ has elicited thousands of philosophical theories from thousands of philosophers for thousands of years that a handful of scientists have tried to invalidate over the duration of mankind. Of course, success came very slowly. Maybe that is why, for a long time, we all believed that the earth […]

Against cyber harassment

Against cyber harassment

Ahmed Shatil Alam writes about ‘Justice For Women, Bangladesh’, a Facebook-based group that is helping victims of cyber harassment Around the first quarter of this year, Shimana, a young lady in her mid-twenties, was beside herself with the predicament that she faced. A number of photos of her with her boyfriend had gone viral on the internet, along with her […]

A hazardous profession

A hazardous profession

Following a visit to the Shutki Mahal of Cox’s Bazar, Sadiqur Rahman reveals how child workers at the dried fish processing yards, alongside adult workers, are increasingly affected by diseases due to unscrupulous practices of some shutki traders in the area Photos by Sadiqur rahman Marzina (10) of Nazirtek, Cox’s Bazar never attended school in her life. She is one […]

A testament to the sacrifices

A testament to the sacrifices

photos and text by Md Hatem Ali Bijoy’ 71, a monument of historic importance and aesthetic beauty, is located at the Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) campus in Mymensingh. Famous sculptor Shyamal Chowdhury built the beautiful monument, which is reminiscent of the nation’s liberation war. The sculpture was built in 2000 near the Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin auditorium and was dedicated to […]

Nurture the talents

Nurture the talents

Bangladeshi freelance software developers and outsourcing companies have managed to make a name for themselves in the world’s outsourcing market. New Age Xtra had asked its readers whether they feel that software developers should also foray into game developing, an avenue that is being pursued currently by many South Asian countries in this market. Readers were also asked how the […]

Revisiting a childhood home

Revisiting a childhood home

By visiting her childhood home, Namira Hossain reflects on why such visits are necessary for many of us They say, ‘you can’t go back home again,’ but sometimes if you are lucky, you can. I left my old childhood home where I grew up in a peaceful neighbourhood in Baily Road, when I was sixteen. Without looking back, I moved […]