Archive for March, 2016

Beyond obsession

Beyond obsession

Namira Hossain reveals the unique characteristics of stalkers and how one can get rid of their unwanted attention through certain steps Ria is in her twenties and a resident of Dhaka city. One day she suddenly received a Facebook message from a man whose profile she had been ‘stalking’ on Facebook. Chatting led to them meeting which led to them […]

Battling the heat

Battling the heat

We have not passed the month of March and already the daily temperature is over 32 degrees centigrade. According to Accuweather, the temperature will persist over 32 degrees during the next week as well. New Age Xtra had asked its readers how the heat is affecting them and how they are coping with the heat-related problems. Tamreen Emdad March 22, […]

Heat afflictions

Heat afflictions

Doctors and fitness experts tell Ahmed Shatil Alam the ways through which Bangladeshis can beat the heat Thanks to human and natural causes,  the temperature is increasing in Bangladesh, with every year. Now the six seasons of the country can be classified  as winter, monsoon and summer. The last seems to occupy most months of any year now. Just two […]

Hills of Maheshkhali

Hills of Maheshkhali

Photos and text by Sadiqur Rahman It would take nearly half an hour at thrilling speed on a boat to reach Maheshkhali Island from the number six ghat of Cox’s Bazar district. The beautiful Maheshkhali, the only hilly island of the country, covers an area of approximately 268 square kilometres that always welcomes guests with its spectacular tranquility. The entire […]

Live and let die

Live and let die

by Kawshiki Nasser I finally steeled myself and watched ‘Amy’. When it hit the theater in town, I made myself stay away. I had a feeling I would be overwhelmed and I didn’t want to be a cry-baby so publicly. When I finally watched it, I didn’t really learn anything new about the life of the late great Amy Winehouse, […]

The fight against marine debris

The fight against marine debris

Save Our Sea, an environment-friendly organisation, has been trying to raise awareness about sea debris while also encouraging the cleaning up of the seabed, Ahmed Shatil Alam writes… For the last few years we are getting used to a term called ‘marine debris’, after consecutive attempts by several organisations to clean up the Bay of Bengal coast-or more specifically Cox’s […]

A thankless job

A thankless job

After spending a day with cleaners and sweepers of the capital, Sadiqur Rahman reveals the kind of danger these professionals face every day just to keep the city clean Photos by Sadiqur Rahman Since the early eighties, a public awareness message in the country asked everyone to ensure personal hygiene by washing hands with soap after using the latrine. Also, […]

Toughest profession

Toughest profession

This week, New Age Xtra had asked the readers what, in their opinion, is the most difficult profession in Bangladesh and their reasons. Hasan Masrur Tanjil March 15, 2016 Being an entrepreneur is the most difficult job in Bangladesh due to the lack of capital and experience on and off the field.   Imayed Ahsan March 15, 2016 Every single […]

Two days in Yangon- II

Two days in Yangon- II

photos and text by Muktadir Rashid Tourists, with a desire for shopping, can visit the Bo Gyoke Aung San market (Ex-Scott Market). Much like Bangladesh, you can bargain the prices and purchase gems and other valuable stones along with wooden souvenirs.  The market is more like Dhaka’s New Market but cleaner and decorated. I bought a bottle of water with […]

Passion on wheels

Passion on wheels

Ahmed Shatil Alam talks to a motorbike stuntman from Chapainawabganj who is quite popular in his community through the risky stunts he pulls with his motorcycle on a regular basis When we sit to watch any instalment from the Tom Cruise starring blockbuster franchise ‘Mission Impossible’, we are filled with anticipation about at least one or two sequences involving motorcycles. […]