Archive for April, 2017

Lofty ideals

Lofty ideals

Ahead of Labour Day 2017, workers from various sectors of Bangladesh share their woeful stories with Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid Faisal Haque is a cleaner at a prominent hospital in Gulshan 2. When his age was asked he smiled but did not reply while continuing his work. Haque looked no more than 16 years old. Working from 7:00pm till 7:00am, […]

Separating oil from water

Separating oil from water

Ahmed Shatil Alam writes about an innovation that can possibly solve oil spillage issues in Bangladesh It was the first week of December in 2014, when winter had just arrived in Bangladesh. The tourist guides and other professionals related to tourism were harbouring hope that local and foreign visitors will visit Sundarban, the largest mangrove forest in world, soon. But […]

Satyajit Ray: an auteur seeking truth

Satyajit Ray: an auteur seeking truth

By Syed Faiz Ahmed ‘Say not, “I have found the truth,” but rather, “I have found a truth.” Say not, “I have found the path of the soul.” Say rather, “I have met the soul walking upon my path.” For the soul walks upon all paths. The soul walks not upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed. […]

Quorum crisis

Quorum crisis

The 15th session of the tenth parliament is set to begin on May 2, 2017. Mohiuddin Alamgir writes how a quorum crisis is deeply hampering the overall function of the parliament A lawmaker’s presence at the parliament is immensely important to help at playing a central role of the Parliament at making new laws as well as making changes to […]

Sacrifice for a greater cause

Sacrifice for a greater cause

K.M. Golam Rabbani writes about the myth behind the Sindur Moti pond in Kurigram district The mysterious tale of Sindur Moti pond of Rajarhat upazila in Kurigram is renowned in the northern parts of Bangladesh. The Hindu communities regard this ancient pond as a gift from God. They believe that the pond is a medium to be free from sin […]

Making the wrong lists

Making the wrong lists

Ahmed Shatil Alam explores various reasons that has led to Dhaka be in the top ten of a number of recent surveys on cities of the world Asiful Azam, a private banker, lives with his parents, younger sister and newly married wife in a part of Dhaka which was once known as the ‘middle class’ area of the capital. Being […]

Without a word

Without a word

Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid writes about his experience as an audience member at the recent ‘International Mime Fest 2017’ at the Dhaka University premises Mime is the form of entertainment that uses gestures, mimics and dance, not words, to communicate and entertain. The purpose of the white faces of the mime is to help the audience be able to see […]

Born out of blood

Born out of blood

Namira Hossain visits the recently opened Liberation War museum There are few stories more gruesome and horrifying than the birth of Bangladesh in 1971. For those who lived through it however, these are not just stories, indeed it is part and parcel of what they had lived through and an unforgettable bloody history for those who came after. Despite hearing […]

Online brand personality

Online brand personality

Xtra Desk writes about a firm that claims to provide innovative solutions for digital marketing and online presence of brands Digital marketing is an umbrella term for all online marketing efforts. Businesses leverage digital channels such as Google search, social media, email, and their websites to connect with their current and prospective customers. Today the reality is that people spend […]

Rupasi Bangla exhibition 1424

Rupasi Bangla exhibition 1424

By Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid A three-day long photo exhibition titled ‘Rupasi Bangla National Photo Exhibition and Competition 1424’ was organised by Bangladesh Photojournalists’ Association at its office auditorium at Purana Paltan. More than 100 photographs by 56 photojournalists were exhibited during the event that ran till April 15. The photographs were selected from 1,100 entries which represented the diverse […]