Archive for March 18th, 2016

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. […]

Cricket picks me!

Cricket picks me!

by Towheed Feroze Some-time in 1998, while playing squash at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon court, heard a knock on the door. A little peeved, I opened and found two famous cricketers, Wasim Akram and Mustaq Ahmed smiling sheepishly: can we have fifteen minutes from your time slot for a quick work out? Well, I was never a big fan of […]

Rise of the anti hero

Rise of the anti hero

by Syed Tashfin Chowdhury Of late, Hollywood’s fascination with superhero movies had become monotonous. Since 2000, the formula has remained more or less the same. Almost all the big-budget superhero movies based on popular comic book characters were released as summer blockbusters. Starring some of the biggest names in the global film industry, the movies usually managed to rake up […]