Archive for September, 2016

The man in the mirror

The man in the mirror

Namira Hossain writes about the experience of a transgendered person as they go through their transition and society’s reactions towards them Rommel shares, ‘When I walk around, I can hear people behind me whispering and making bets – is it a boy or girl?’ At 28 years old, many of us have not found ourselves yet, as we soul search […]

Beauty of the wild

Beauty of the wild

photos and text by Ariful Islam Munna Nature photography is a passion for most photographers. The branch of photography has helped in the conservation of nature and its elements like birds, animals and insect. These three are the subjects of my photography. I like to travel and explore in search of the beauty of nature, which is currently threatened by […]

Next tourist destination

Next tourist destination

On the occasion of  World Tourism Day during this week, New Age Xtra had asked its readers which tourist spot they think can be the next big destination after Cox’s Bazar and Bandarban that the government needs to develop.   Gazi Anisur This should be the Sundarban. There are still many people who are not informed about the real beauty […]

Aquatic adventures

Aquatic adventures

Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid chases dolphins in the Buriganga river It was a sensational discovery that dolphins can be found in the rivers of Bangladesh, but only a bit of research substantiated this fact. Still, this was a sight that needed to be seen and so this led to a journey down to the river Buriganga.. They can be seen […]

‘We report the truth as much as fairly and fully as we possibly can’

‘We report the truth as much as fairly and fully as we possibly can’

Walter V Robinson is a Pulitzer prize-winning investigative journalist for The Boston Globe, where he has been working as a reporter and editor for the past 44 years. Robinson, currently the Editor at Large at the Globe, also led the Spotlight investigative team, whose reports around 2002 on the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic […]

Eco-friendly tiles

Eco-friendly tiles

Ahmed Shatil Alam writes about a locally made ceramic tile that can be more useful, environment-friendly and save money of local producers In recent times, Bangladesh has enjoyed a boom in the ceramic industry as it is exporting in high volumes and also enjoying greater demand in the local market. According to a Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET) […]

Sadarghat has more to tell

Sadarghat has more to tell

After spending a day at the bustling launch terminal of Dhaka, Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid shares some of the intricate facts related to Sadarghat and the people related to it Around medieval times and prior to the dawn of the modern era, towns were built beside rivers to ensure smooth trade and communication with other towns of the country as […]

Little Mermaid to Big Ben

Little Mermaid to Big Ben

by Nazmul Haque When I told my Danish Colleague that I was going to travel from Copenhagen to London by train, he rolled his eyes and said it was a stupid idea. His reasons were, it would be ludicrously expensive compared to flying and it would be long and boring. Well, it did not put me off one bit. I […]

A Natural solution

A Natural solution

Ahmed Shatil Alam writes about an innovative approach that tackles the everyday problems women face when menstruating In ‘digital’ Bangladesh, you see the urban population leading relatively comfortable and secure lifestyles, and yet barely a tenth of the total adult women use sanitary pads during their menstrual period. Only 10 per cent of adolescent school girls use sanitary pads, says […]

Rivers of blood?

Rivers of blood?

Heavy rainfall, along with the sacrifice of thousands of animals across Dhaka, led to waterlogging, containing blood and other waste products, on the city’s roads. New Age Xtra had asked its readers whether they faced water-logging in their areas and how the situation was resolved. Topu Ahmed Due to poor drainage system, some areas of the capital faced water-logging. But […]