Archive for February 17th, 2017

Muscles for money

Muscles for money

Ahmed Shatil Alam reveals the state of most privately-run gymnasium and fitness centres in the country and how the government can play a role in ensuring better service from these Few years back, Nazmul Khan (not his real name), a Dhaka-based private university student, was sent to hospital for a major injury in his abdomen, straight from a gymnasium in […]

A virtual elder sister

A virtual elder sister

Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid writes about the services through which the ‘Maya Apa’ app has uniquely helped over 1.4 lakh users since 2009 till date Keeping in pace with the changing mode of digitisation and use of advanced technologies, the service sector of the country is rapidly going online and opening its 24/7 care centres. All the initiatives are looking […]

Books at the boi mela

Books at the boi mela

By Sadiqur Rahman Manobota Birodhi Oporadh Bichar Andolon(1971-2013) By Tapan Palit Publisher: Bangla Academy Price: BDT 800 The ruling party peers for instance may credit the Awami League government for initiating the trial against a number of accused war criminals of the Liberation War in 1971. Tapan Palit, a history teacher at Jagannath University, has revealed that the momentum was […]

The Bicycle diary

The Bicycle diary

Ahmed Shatil Alam talks to Yusuf Mohammed, a bicyclist, who has cycled through 64 districts in Bangladesh The story of love between Yusuf Mohammed, a technology based company employee, and his bicycle began from the time he was a child. Later on, he often roamed on rented bicycles without the knowledge of his parents. The few times when he did […]

Geysers of Iceland

Geysers of Iceland

photos by Tanvir Opu Text by Ahmed Shatil Alam Bangladeshiborn Finland-based traveler TanvirOpu has visited more than 250 cities mostly in Europe. New Age Xtra will publisharticles about his Europe journey and the photos he has taken through his camera during this time. Iceland is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic Ocean. With a population of 332,529 and […]