Archive for March, 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 […]

Breaking Barriers

Breaking Barriers

In recognition of International Women’s Day 2017, Namira Hossain talks to some women who have chosen professions that challenge traditional gender roles In a perfect world, there would be no such thing as a glass ceiling and no such things as gender roles. A person’s ability to do a job should not be a reflection on which gender they belong […]

Thought provoking Non-fictions 

Thought provoking Non-fictions 

By Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid   Goriber Rabindranth Ahmed Sofa’s research and subsequent write ups on Rabindranath Tagore had continued for more than 31 years. During this time, Sofa analysed, revised and in some cases was skeptical about some of the points in the writings of Tagore. All of Sofa’s writings are yet to be published and the publishing house Modhupok […]

Never ending beauty

Never ending beauty

Mifat Nayer No matter how many times one visits or writes about Cox’s Bazar, there is always room for more to write about this Bangladeshi treasure. While visiting the longest natural sea beach at any time of the year, one can find eternal shades of beauty. Each season has its own aura. What can one wish more when the sea […]

Breaking the shackles

Breaking the shackles

Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid writes about an ambitious platform in Dhaka that aims to break the taboo of mental healthcare in Bangladesh Usually, if a person is ill, he/she is asked to visit a doctor. On the other hand, if a person feels depressed, the person is asked to go home and take some rest. But, the mental state needs […]

Buildings crumble, memories remain!

Buildings crumble, memories remain!

Towheed Feroze They say journalists are emotional people. Well, whether one is in the media or not, all human beings have special fondness for inanimate objects built over years of use. Take for example that old T-shirt with the name of your favourite football team which you bought long time ago when mustering up the cost was an uphill task. […]