Archive for January, 2016

The Wounded healer

The Wounded healer

Namira Hossain writes about the efforts of Ayreen Khan and her organisation iCan Foundation that is working at raising awareness against child abuse in Bangladesh, with the help of a number of NGOs and public organisations When we think of heroes, we often imagine the caped crusaders and masked superheroes who grace our television screens and live within the pages […]

Land of the green leaves

Land of the green leaves

photos and text by Sadiqur Rahman The hills and tea gardens should be the number one priority for tourists visiting Moulavibazar in North-eastern Bangladesh. To make a difference, tourists could also visit the Barshijora Eco Park, only two kilometres from the district headquarters. The park is an attempt at conserving the tropical semi-evergreen forest. Forest department of the country established […]

Exposition experiences

Exposition experiences

A number of expositions like the Trade Fair, CITY IT Expo and many others are currently going on in different parts of Dhaka city. Although the motive behind most of these expositions are to promote investment and encourage sales growth of the showcased products and services, visitors to most of these expositions are complaining about a number of irregularities present […]

Reaching out with healthcare

Reaching out with healthcare

Sadiqur Rahman writes about three of the most popular mobile healthcare providing institutions in Bangladesh Being a densely populated country with limited resources, Bangladesh is struggling to improve key indicators in health sector including immunisation coverage, survival rate from infectious diseases and mental health amid improvements in reducing child mortality rate. It has been identified many times that some critical […]

‘EXPERT’ BLUNDERS

‘EXPERT’ BLUNDERS

by Asifur Rahman Khan Whenever ‘blunders’ are discussed in my friend circle, the name ‘Michael Bay’ reverberates amongst us like a cult gone wild. It’s not because he successfully killed off one of the best toys of yesteryears, it’s because NASA shows his film ‘Armageddon’ during their management training programme where new managers are given the task of trying to […]

Indoor sun

Indoor sun

Mahfuzul Haque writes about the industrial version of the ‘Botol bati’ Adequate lighting is a must for efficient operation in any business establishment. If the factories, offices, warehouses and other facilities of a company or organisaton can make use of sunlight to provide lighting to their rooms during the day, it will help cut down electricity costs and can be […]

POLICE : The Bangladesh story

POLICE : The Bangladesh story

A comic strip by Mehedi Haque and Farhan Ahmed                                                                                                       […]

Bridge to nature

Bridge to nature

Following a visit to Singapore, Syed Tashfin Chowdhury  writes about some of the top tour venues in the country that is providing entertainment and knowledge to tourists Photos by Naila Hossain The tourism sector of Southeast Asian countries have been experiencing growth since the nineties. While Taiwan, South Korea, Vietnam, Myanmar and many others have chalked out ambitious plans to […]

Dearth of open spaces

Dearth of open spaces

With the population in Dhaka increasing each week, the recreational spots and fields for games and sports are becoming extinct in the city. New Age Xtra had asked readers about their favourite open public spots in Dhaka, during their childhood and whether these spots are still accessible by the common public for the same purposes.   Adnan Akib January 21, […]

Are you SAD?

Are you SAD?

Namira Hossain writes about the mental disorder that is triggered among people during the change in seasons Our moods can do very strange things to us if we are not aware, pulling the strings on us from our subconscious as though we are mere puppets. Sometimes, during especially critical situations, we can find ourselves exercising immense levels of control that […]