Archive for June, 2016

Domino effect

Domino effect

Shoppers and city planners tell Sadiqur Rahman how shoppers’ preference to certain shopping hubs of the city are intensifying the traffic congestion problem prior to Eid  We are less than two weeks away from this year’s Eid-ul Fitr, the biggest religious festival for muslims around the world. With Eid knocking on the door, shoppers are thronging the many city shopping […]

Tracing the footsteps of Poe

Tracing the footsteps of Poe

During a visit to Boston, USA, Neebiir Kamaal looks for the house of his favourite author When I had landed in Boston, last winter, I didn’t really know what to expect. As I got off the bus at South Station Bus Terminal in Boston, I could still feel the lure of New York, for it seemed that my romance with […]

E3 2016

E3 2016

Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2016 was held in the USA last week. The exposition showcased many new gaming items and gaming titles for various platforms. New Age Xtra had asked its readers which reveal at the E3 are they most excited about. Shahir Ahmed Everyone emphasized on Virtual Reality (VR). It’s probably the way of the future and ‘Watchdogs 2’ […]

Forgotten delights

Forgotten delights

Ahmed Shatil Alam visits the Fruits Fair that was organised in Dhaka, last week When Nabil, a student of class seven from a private school in Dhaka saw Cherimoyas (locally known as Ata) on a tree, he was a bit confused as this was the first time he had come across this fruit. Later, he learnt about the fruit from […]

‘AN INSPECTOR CALLS’: A message that is relevant for all times

‘AN INSPECTOR CALLS’: A message that is relevant for all times

by Roohi Huda JB Priestley’s ‘An Inspector Calls’, produced by Jatrik productions, was a sheer pleasure to watch amidst many other spectators at Gulshan Club on May 28, 2016. There were two shows on May 28th and one on May 27th. The play was adapted and directed by well-known actress Naila Azad who acted in Hollywood movies such as Crossing […]

Alpana’s farm

Alpana’s farm

Sadiqur Rahman writes about Alpana Rani, the award-winning farmer who is preserving not just different varieties of spinach but other edible plants as well Photo courtesy – infra-red communications ltd Despite being a village housewife in a poor family, Alpana Rani hoped to collect daily food items for the family members, especially vegetables, from her surrounding areas. That was why […]

Not so social

Not so social

Mahfuzul Haque lists the ways through which social media influences our daily life and activities Think of a day without social media. It may sound devastating to many as social media is now a major part of our daily life. Whether we embrace or reject the notion, the existence of social media in our life can no longer be ignored. […]

Mutant overload

Mutant overload

‘X-men: Age of Apocalypse’ was released recently. Most movie-goers and comic book fans have criticised the movie as the ‘worst X-men movie ever’. New Age Xtra had asked readers about their opinions after watching the movie. Nadeem Mohammad I can guarantee that this is far better than ‘Avengers : Age of Ultron’. Secondly I noticed that nowadays people keep criticising […]

Lighting up the darkest island

Lighting up the darkest island

Rasel Ahmed reveals about the solar mini grid that has illuminated the households of people living in Monpura island Monpura is one of the remotest and darkest islands of the country under the sub district of Bhola. The island, which is home to more than 50,000 people, is very popular among the local travellers for its panoramic natural beauty. Life […]

The surprise package of northern Bangladesh

The surprise package of northern Bangladesh

by  Reema Islam Photos – Jovago.com The North-Eastern belt of Bangladesh is dotted with the images of hills across the border as the land starts to undulate and create the most spectacular views. Sherpur is one such border district in Mymensingh and is home to the Garo Hills, an extension of the Meghalaya hills, named after the indigenous tribes that […]