Archive for April 14th, 2017

Panta Ilish, Shakib, Apu!

Panta Ilish, Shakib, Apu!

Towheed Feroze lists the ways through which we can spend Pahela Baishakh, this year The frenzy to buy Ilish, the fish which is a mainstay for the celebration of the Bengali New Year, is somewhat dampened by the latest storm in the cine world. Shakib Khan-Apu Biswas drama unfolds amidst the steamy heat of high summer. Some are sweating from […]

‘Only through compassion, can we get to the root of addiction’

‘Only through compassion, can we get to the root of addiction’

On April 15th, 2017 Sajida Foundation has taken the initiative to organize a Health and Wellness Fair at the BracCenter in partnership with Purnava Limited to commemorate World Health Day. The theme for this year is ‘Depression: Let’s Talk’. This fair will include interactive sessions with mental health professionals as they engage with the general public on topics that pertain […]

All in the cloud

All in the cloud

Ahmed Shatil Alam reveals how a new innovation can help save medical information of patients for decades There was a time when Bangladeshi people, mostly from the rural parts of the country, had to walk for miles before reaching a clinic or upazila health complex to have their diagnostic tests done for diabetes and hypertension. With some advancement in modern […]

A Clay date

A Clay date

After spending a few hours at the Clay Station, Namira Hossain writes about her experience of playing with clay   In a road tucked away on the side streets of Banani, lies an inconspicuous two-storey, white building that guards one of Dhaka’s best kept secrets. Perhaps not such a big secret anymore –  having hosted a few corporate events, birthday […]

Of Bánh Mì, Turtles and The Giant Lotus-  Part II

Of Bánh Mì, Turtles and The Giant Lotus- Part II

By Namira Hossain Continued from last issue  The lake has a very interesting legend tied to it where the emperor LêLợi defeated the invading Chinese army with a magical sword that was given to him by the gods, which he then returned to the Golden Turtle God. Turtles are considered in Vietnam to be symbols of longevity and wisdom and […]