Archive for June, 2016

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 […]

Ali’s second home

Ali’s second home

Ahmed Shatil Alam talks to the few who had the good fortune of meeting the legendary boxer Muhammad Ali during his five-day long visit of Bangladesh in February 1978 PHOTO-400 YEARS OF DHAKA The legendary boxer and one of the greatest athletes of all times Muhammad Ali passed away on June 3, 2016 at the age of 74 after battling […]

Biometric conundrum

Biometric conundrum

The biometric re-registration deadline for SIM cards ended on May 31, 2016. It was declared earlier that unregistered sim cards will be shut down after this date. However, we have found plenty of situations where registered SIM cards were rendered inactive. New Age Xtra had asked its readers whether they or people they know have faced this problem and they […]

Hills of Bisnakandi

Hills of Bisnakandi

Text and photos by  Sourav Lasker A thin stream can be seen flowing down the hills of Meghalaya. Lush green vegetation amplifies the beauty of the water and the hills as it flows through the stones toward the waterfall between Gowainghat of Sylhet near the India-Bangladesh border. The spot becomes most scenic during the monsoon.           […]

In his sleep

In his sleep

Somnambulism is a sleep disorder that affects many people in our country. Syed Tashfin Chowdhury writes about the experiences of a few sleepwalkers and how their families coped with it The hard shove forced Masud (not his real name) to wake up and discover himself standing right by the pond. His father was standing by him and had pushed him […]

Reaching out to the customer

Reaching out to the customer

by Khairul Islam With the popularity of social media, the concept of business and marketing has been changing rapidly across the world. Nowadays, instead of having a small costly outlet in a city shopping center, the traders occupy virtual space for their businesses. The social media like Facebook and Twitter has opened up a new avenue that facilitates conversation among […]

Power of local technology

Power of local technology

Following a visit to Sherpur on May 28, Manjurul Ahsan writes about a locally-invented technology that can do wonders for the quality and production cost of rice in our country Asaduzzaman Rawshan, a rice miler in Sherpur, could use his facilities for 60 days a year to grind rice as he was dependent on natural heat from sunlight to dry […]

To buy or not to buy

To buy or not to buy

On the wake of a number of mobile court drives on superstores in the country, the Superstore Owners Association called a strike last month. Consumers and superstore owners tell Namira Hossain why a proper and efficient government monitoring authority is required to ensure food quality and services Photos by SOURAV LASKAR Just a few weeks ago, Rubab Momen was going […]

Are those really eggs?

Are those really eggs?

We have heard rumours and seen news clips on fake eggs being brought into Bangladesh and being sold. New Age Xtra had asked its readers whether they or anyone they know have found such eggs. Also, what they feel the authorities should do in order to curb the import and sale of such harmful eggs in the local market. Farhan […]