Archive for February 2nd, 2017

Alienated

Alienated

After the July café attack where most of the attackers were from English-medium schools, Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid asks educationists and psychological experts what potential factors may be pushing these tender minds toward radicalism Despite celebrating its golden jubilee within a few years, Bangladesh is yet to make significant strides in its education sector. With acquisition in the primary and […]

For faster treatment

For faster treatment

The founders of PlexusD, a web-based healthcare platform, tell Ahmed Shatil Alam how their initiative can make a difference in the healthcare sector of the country Few years back, North South University student Nazim Mahmud brought his ill mother to a physician at a reputed hospital in Dhaka. But at the time, an employee of the hospital misbehaved with him […]

Quijotas en Bangladesh

Quijotas en Bangladesh

Xtra Desk Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra may not be a household name in Bangladesh. But he is still widely regarded as the greatest writer in Spanish Language and one of the world’s pre-eminent novelists. The 17th century writer’s major work Don Quixotes is considered to be the most influential work of literature from the Spanish Golden Age and the entire […]

Behind the mask

Behind the mask

After visiting the Mind Matters exhibition, Namira Hossain explains how art can help break the stigma of mental illness People like to use the word ‘normal’ a lot. ‘Normal’ feels safe, it is known, it is what everybody else is doing, it is staying inside your comfort zone. It does not have the cringe-factor, it does not make you think. […]

For better human beings

For better human beings

This week we asked our readers what improvements they feel can make schooling in Bangladesh better. Muhammad Jahidul Islam  To improve schooling in Bangladesh, the pressure from exams need to be reduced. PSC is not needed for kids as it throws them into a competition that can be harmful…Academic books need to be enriched so that students can be less […]

Sweet allure

Sweet allure

Photos and text by Md Sourav Honey farmers across the country are currently busy in the mustard fields as they are eyeing high yield during this season. The farmers pick this season particularly as less fog during the morning ensures that honey bees will produce more honey. Department of Agricultural Extension officials are expecting national production of mustard field-based honey […]