Archive for December 4th, 2015

To speak of blood

To speak of blood

Namira Hossain writes about attempts to break the silence on menstruation and why both men and women need to join in the conversation. During a woman’s average lifetime, she will be menstruating for approximately 3,500 days. It is a natural function of the female body, designed with clockwork precision to ensure its’ ability to harbour and nourish a brand new […]

In the heart of Philippines

In the heart of Philippines

by Adel Ahmed As I flew towards the Philippines, I had my share of trepidation. I really did not know what I was getting into or what I was going to experience, totally oblivious of the fact that I was about to be pleasantly surprised. Manila, the capital of Philippines and one of the 16 cities including the Municipality of […]

Stuck in a rut

Stuck in a rut

Mahfuzul Haque writes about the uncertainty that thousands of migrant workers with hand-written passports are facing, after the use of MRPs became mandatory for travel from November 25, 2015 photos by Sony Ramany The latest decision on not allowing the handwritten passport anymore in all airports across the world has pushed many Bangladeshi migrant workers toward an uncertain fate because […]

The defining moment

The defining moment

by M Muhaddes One year ago the novel Old Road New Crossings by Dr Shelley Rahman was translated by Anna Rahman and published by completelynovel.com. This followed the publication by Anya Prokash of the original hardback form in Bengali with the title Purano Rasta Nuton Parapar. The story has been interpreted on different levels as extracts from the reviews reprinted […]

The intelligent machine

The intelligent machine

Mahfuzul Haque writes about a robot that can boldly reach and gather information from places, which cannot be accessed by human beings photos: courtesy   Imagine you have accidentally dropped your mobile phone in a dark, confined space and your numerous attempts to recover it have turned out to be unsuccessful. In such a situation, you may feel terribly saddened to […]

Note to readers:

Note to readers:

New Age Xtra is postponing the ‘Reader Base’ section till Facebook is unblocked in Bangladesh. Till then, we will be publishing news from around the world in this page. – New Age Xtra team News of the World: November 27- December 3, 2015 Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced that he became a father for the first time […]