Archive for December 18th, 2015

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 […]

New profession on the rise: Gangster

New profession on the rise: Gangster

by Towheed Feroze In the past, the preferred profession for any teenager included, engineer, architect, doctor or government official but we now have, thanks to the countless movies glorifying hoodlums, a new entry: gangster. Yes, do not recoil in horror! As soon as your son learns to understand that he must carve out a special place in the world for […]

Heroes of 71

Heroes of 71

Ahmed Shatil Alam writes about an android game, based on the nation’s liberation war, that was launched on the Google Play Store on December 16, 2015 It was always a desire for self-proclaimed gamer Tarek Ahmed to play a game on his smartphone or PC based on the historic liberation war of 1971 and its heroes. ‘I have played many […]