Archive for March 24th, 2017

No country for heritage buildings

No country for heritage buildings

Ahmed Shatil Alam finds out the reasons behind the disappearance of heritage buildings and sites from Dhaka The news of demolition or partial-destruction of heritage sites or buildings from the Mughal and British era are very common in Dhaka. Around the second week of February this year, a news broke out that a Mughal era building, located in Shayesta Khan […]

Boka Baksha!

Boka Baksha!

The founders of a new online store tell Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid how their venture is going to be unique from other similar online stores The world is a place where all kinds of mammals and other living beings survive. Only humans are deemed as the smartest of all living beings here. However, when all other animals depend on nature for their […]

Technology for human welfare

Technology for human welfare

By Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid Technology is science in action. Although a discipline can be twisted and misused towards destructive ends for progress, one should not blame the technology for the way it is being used. Many view this as a complex system of foreign origin; however, the author of the book Technology for Human Welfare and other Writings has […]

Arts and aestheticism

Arts and aestheticism

Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid visits an exhibition by the Edge Foundation to understand what makes the platform unique from other institutions promoting art A study into the thought of ‘absurd’ refers that things be observed differently and that meaning be sought out even in the most properly portrayed art. Similarly, the American influential painter Jackson Pollock had said, ‘the painting […]

Of Bánh Mì, Turtles and The Giant Lotus,  Part I

Of Bánh Mì, Turtles and The Giant Lotus, Part I

By Namira Hossain Traffic in Hanoi, Vietnam can only be described as ‘zen chaos’ if you can ever imagine such a thing. Everything moves along at its’ own pace, and crossing the street is like playing a game where one has to walk slowly and steadily to avoid the onslaught of motorcycles which even swerve onto the pavements from time […]