Archive for March 31st, 2017

Left with nothing

Left with nothing

Namira Hossain talks to victims of the latest Korail slum fire to see how they are coping after this forgotten tragedy It was 3:00am of March 16, 2017 when Asma heard her landlady crying that there was a fire. She quickly grabbed her sleeping children and stood out on the field stricken by the sight of the sky ablaze. ‘The […]

For fresh and unadulterated food

For fresh and unadulterated food

Ahmed Shatil Alam learns how a strip of paper can solve the formalin-laced food issue in Bangladesh For the past few years, the issue of formaldehyde usage, widely known as formalin, a chemical that can kill human beings if consumed in significant amounts, has been one of the most discussed on media. Formalin is used illegally on fishes, foods and […]

Birds of Bangladesh

Birds of Bangladesh

By Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid Photos from the exhibition Bird photography, especially wild bird photography, is considered challenging.  The most celebrated technical challenge in bird photography is of capturing crisp images of birds in flight. While the static portrait shots of birds at rest are pleasing aesthetically, there is also a dynamic power of a well-executed flight shot. The avifauna of Bangladesh includes […]

Autonomy and self-determination

Autonomy and self-determination

April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day. Mst. Maleka Pervin reveals the various strategies that may work against the disorder that is becoming more rampant across the globe with every passing year Tocelebrate the World Autism Awareness Day on April 2, there will undoubtedly be unique fundraising and awareness generation campaigns. These can provide us with focus through which a voice can […]

Riveting insight into a repressive past!

Riveting insight into a repressive past!

by Towheed Feroze Simply fascinating is my assessment of this thoroughly researched book, which should become a must read for sociology students and made mandatory at HSC level. The reason is because this work, the thesis of Dr Bilkis Rahman, opens up the excruciatingly repressive conditions women faced in 19th century Bengal. That women in the past were disenfranchised and […]