Archive for March 3rd, 2017

Mosquito city

Mosquito city

Dhaka city dwellers tell Ahmed Shatil Alam about the various ways through which they are tackling the mosquito menace in their households, work and other places while also complaining that there has been little efforts from the authorities to battle the problem It was like any other night when Rashed Ahmed, who works at a private bank and lives in […]

Baywatch

Baywatch

Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid reveals the problems faced by lifeguards at Cox’s Bazar beach As one travels to any of Kolatoli, Laboni or Sugandha points of the Cox’s Bazar sea beach, one is likely to find people staring at the sea from an elevated stand. When I had first visited the beach, I thought they were merely visitors enjoying a […]

Curtain call

Curtain call

Book lovers, publishers and others at the Ekushey Boi Mela tell Sadiqur Rahman about the various ways the festival can be improved during the coming years As the month-long ‘Ekushey boi mela’ of 2017 concluded on February 28, book lovers at the fair hoped for more coordinated festivals along with quality titles in the years to come. The book lovers, […]

A movement of knowledge

A movement of knowledge

Xtra Desk Although community services are not compulsory in our high schools, university students and young professionals of the country have been involved in a number of activities that is in some ways contributing to the society. The activities include social service, development platforms, extracurricular programmes and activism. Bangladesh Study Forum (BDSF) is an organisation that looks forward to engage […]

Undaunted by war

Undaunted by war

Bangladeshi born Finland-based traveler Tanvir Opu has visited more than 250 cities mostly in Europe. New Age Xtra will publish articles about his journey in Europe and the photos he has taken through his camera during this time. Bosnia-Herzegovina is known to us as a war ravaged country. But surprisingly it is still one of the most beautiful countries of […]