Archive for April 7th, 2017

Aerial athletes

Aerial athletes

Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid reveals the passionate pigeon owners who race their birds on regular intervals in the country Unknown to many other than the pigeon owners, Pigeons are from the Columbidae bird family, which includes as many as 310 varied species including the Dove. Humans have had a relationship with pigeons in various sectors including military, domestication, in religion […]

Racing car of dreams

Racing car of dreams

Ahmed Shatil Alam writes about the first hybrid racing car in Bangladesh In terms of expenditure, Formula One (F1)can be regarded very high on the list of most expensive sports of the world, if not the topmost. Each Formula One car is worth approximately $2.6 million in material costs, as reported by autoweek.com, a popular American fortnightly automotive enthusiast publication. […]

Breaking stereotypes

Breaking stereotypes

Photo by Koustubh Dhar Wrick The female rickshaw-puller in Bangladesh tells Ahmed Shatil Alam why she was forced to take this profession It may have been another sorrowful story of a pregnant woman from rural Bangladesh – in the third month of her pregnancy besides already having a child of four years – who was devastated and clueless after being […]

Mashrafe’s legacy

Mashrafe’s legacy

Ahmed Shatil Alam prepares a timeline in the career of the national cricket team captain who recently retired from the T20 format of the sport   The news of the retirement of from T20 version by Bangladesh national cricket team Captain Mashrafe bin Murtaza -acclaimed as one of the best ever captains in Bangladesh’s cricket history- has not only shocked […]

The beautiful crop

The beautiful crop

Xtra Desk Photos by Indrajit Ghosh  Once upon a time, not very long ago, flowers were not considered agricultural products in Bangladesh.However, due to the huge demand of flowers, the country often used to import a substantial amount of flowers every year. There were some who cultivated flowers in their backyards or on their rooftops. But in recent days, flower […]