Archive for March 17th, 2017

They can do it, too!

They can do it, too!

After visiting the third talent hunt camp of physically challenged cricket 2017, Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid writes about the passion and skills of these cricketers which are in no way less than those of cricketers in the national teams March 8 was an especially lovely day at Chandra of Savar where winter was yet to bid farewell. Some cricketers had […]

Stigmatised

Stigmatised

An HIV positive patient from Bangladesh tells Ahmed Shatil Alam about his illness and how he hides it from even his closest relatives On a day of October 2003, Hasib (name has been changed), a migrant worker from a South-Eastern district of Bangladesh, had returned to his workplace at a food processing company in Saudi Arabia. ‘I had gone to […]

The smart bangle

The smart bangle

Ahmed Shatil Alam reveals how COEL, a recently developed smart bangle for pregnant women, can help at curbing deaths during childbirth Even now in Bangladesh, around 194 women per 100,000 die during childbirth. Studies have revealed that most potential mothers die while giving births as only 30 per cent women deliver at the hands of skilled providers. Many women in […]

The empowering article

The empowering article

Shantonu Sayor reveals how awareness about the Consumer’s Right Protection Act is building the confidence of consumers Faruq Azam, a government employee, bought a cosmetics product from a city chain shop. He was charged with an additional Taka 36 along with the labelled maximum retail price (MRP). As he reacted about the total price, the shop officials said they have […]

Crown jewel

Crown jewel

Tanvir Opu, a Bangladeshi born Finland-based traveller, 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. Rome was not built in a day and the Roman wonders are still surviving even during the modern times as popular […]