Archive for February, 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 […]

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. […]