Archive for June 17th, 2016

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 […]

Eid culture, thirty years ago!

Eid culture, thirty years ago!

by Towheed Feroze 1986: the height of the pop punk rage. Everyone is wearing trainers, or in our local lingo ‘Keds’. From the early 70’s, all forms of sports shoes were, for some odd reason, known as Keds. We wore Bata/Khadim Keds to school and by the 80’s, style meant Nike, Reebok, Roadster or Pan. This was the time when […]

E3 2016: A cultural phenomenon

E3 2016: A cultural phenomenon

Md Wahid Hasib writes about the latest reveals at E3 2016, after staying up late to catch all the press conferences by major names in gaming over the internet COURTESY – E3 2016 Every year video gaming enthusiasts look forward to Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the premier video gaming exposition where video gaming companies gather and showcase their creation to […]