Archive for February 10th, 2017

The Millennial conundrum

The Millennial conundrum

Namira Hossain writes about this particular generation of young people, in order to try and understand what really motivates them The Millennial generation is a group of people who were born between the early ‘80’s to the early ‘2000’s, and even though it is a western concept to label generations, it makes sense to do so because being born within […]

Our second home 

Our second home 

As New Age office has moved to a new location from its earlier address at Holiday Building 30 Tejgaon Industrial Area, Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid asked present and former members of the New Age family about their fondest memories in the former building Photo- Sourav Laskar It was during my early school years when I saw a new English newspaper […]

Story Books for Children

Story Books for Children

Xtra Desk Golper Jhuri Golper Jhuri or ‘compilation of stories’ is a set of 12 short stories in Bengali. The 40 page story book comes with a colorful cover and hand sketched pictures for all stories which are related to the storylines. These stories for children can be self read or parents can read it to their children. The subjects […]

Nuisance in the air

Nuisance in the air

During this winter, we are facing dust related problems in most parts of Bangladesh. This is leading to seasonal illnesses for people. We asked our readers if they thought this dust problem can be tackled. Rashed Rahgir   In 2014, some of us in Chittagong demonstrated with a human chain trying to spread the message: ‘We want to breathe pure […]

Enlightening the underprivileged

Enlightening the underprivileged

Saiful Islam and Selim Reza write about a voluntary teaching organisation for underprivileged children In order to teach some underprivileged children, a few students of Jahangirnagar University have initiated Tori, a voluntary teaching organisation. Through the organisation, the Jahangirnagar University (JU) students now provide basic education to children who live and work in the different tea and cigarette stalls near […]

Into the caves

Into the caves

By Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid Photos by Abu Muhammad Hasan Rony I have had a fascination for caves ever since reading Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer and Huckleburry Finn during my school days. During my recent visit to Khagrachhari, my long-awaited dream of venturing into a cave came true. Before going to Khagrachhari we had to notify the law enforcers about […]