Archive for March 11th, 2016

The safety of our money

The safety of our money

Account holders of various banks in Bangladesh share their concerns with Mahfuzul Haque, following the recent incidents of bank card, POS and international credit card cloning scams Incidents of frauds through ATM bank cards, Point of Sale (POS) and other methods have been making the headlines in dailies over the past few weeks. The technological prowess being used by the […]

Daughter of the sea

Daughter of the sea

Following his visit to Kuakata, Mahfuzul Haque lists the many activities tourists can engage in, at the seashore Kuakata is a rare place in Bangladesh where you can witness sunrise and set. In the morning, it seems like the sun opens its eyes from the lap of the Bay of Bengal. In the evening, it goes back to the same […]

Inadequate security

Inadequate security

Over the past few weeks, it has been reported by the national dailies that frauds through ATM booths and Point of Sales (POS) may have amounted to stolen funds worth nearly BDT 1 crore. Besides residents of Bangladesh, Non-resident Bangladeshis (NRB) have also fallen victims to the crimes. New Age Xtra had asked the readers about their reactions to the […]

Invisibellas on the wall

Invisibellas on the wall

After visiting the Invisibellas art project, Namira Hossain writes how the themes of each art piece there depicted the struggles faced by women on a daily basis Two days before Women’s Day, on the 6th of March, an alley in Nuton Bazaar became an explosion of colours and laughter. Curious onlookers gathered to watch the young artists as they coloured […]

The Joint Family syndrome

The Joint Family syndrome

by Asifur Rahman Khan With beef priced at Tk 400 per kilogramme, it certainly pays to being a vegetarian. Not that I am a vegetarian, but contemplating on the switch. And it’s not just the price of beef. Last year, when I wanted to put my three year old daughter into a decent school, I was dumbfounded at the admission […]

Blocks for the future

Blocks for the future

Ahmed Shatil Alam reveals the various aspects of the environment-friendly Compressed Stabilised Earth Blocks (CSEB), introduced in Bangladesh by a German social business venture PHOTO courtesy : Building Pioneers It is widely known that the air quality in Dhaka is unhealthy, with the rest of the country slowly following suite.  One of the root causes is traditional brick kiln which, […]