Archive for May, 2017

Convenient intrusion

Convenient intrusion

Ahmed Shatil Alam reveals why foreign fruits are replacing the traditional fruits of Bangladesh in the local markets For many of us, the arrival of Baishakh signifies the birth of a new year with new hope and a new season that not only make people’s lives difficult with nor’westers and scorching heat, but at the same time many of us […]

Tech Tubing

Tech Tubing

Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid writes about PC Builder Bangladesh which is claimed to be the first video based podcast of technology in the country   When someone goes to a shop to buy any products, initially the salesmen are the guides for choosing which product suits the necessity of the customer. However, people today have become more aware in terms […]

Guilty deliberations

Guilty deliberations

Shaikha Shuhada Panzeree shares her experience as an audience after seeing the performance of 12 Angry Men on stage First aired as a TV play 12 Angry Men by Reginald Rose in 1954 afterwards filmed in 1957, the three category Academy award nominee is considered one of the finest films produced in English language. Starting its stage journey in 1964, […]

Knocked by a flower

Knocked by a flower

New Age Xtra will be shedding light on some of the forgotten games of Bangladesh over the next few months in this section. This week, Muhammad Ibrahim IbneTowhid writes aboutPhulTokkaand the reasons behind it being so popular among urban and rural children and youth PhulTokka is generally played by children of all ages. For years, this game has been played […]

Karachi: City of lights

Karachi: City of lights

Photos by Abu Jar M Akkas They say that Karachi never sleeps. Because of its night life, Karachi has come to be known as the ‘city of lights’. The financial capital of Pakistan, which has the sea, started off as a fishing town two centuries ago. And it remained the capital of Pakistan from the partition of India till 1960. […]

Sumo, Sake and the Japanese escapade!

Sumo, Sake and the Japanese escapade!

by Towheed Feroze The air of amazement peppered with disbelief in the voice of the customs officer was too perceptible to miss: ‘All of you are going to Japan?’. This was 2001; going to Japan usually conjured up the image of landing in a dream land and, well, for many Bangladeshis, the temptation to stay back and work was sometimes […]

A Tale of sorrow and suffering

A Tale of sorrow and suffering

Jennifer Reid from Manchester recently performed ballads in Dhaka and pointed out resemblances between the plight of garment workers’ in Bangladesh and the workers in Britain during the early industrial period. Shaikha Shuhada Panzeree writes People, who love to indulge in musical poetry, sure savour the bliss extracted from ballads. Jennifer Reid, a Manchester-based performer of 19th century industrial revolution […]

Stagnation

Stagnation

By Raphy Islam A city may stand as a symbol of hope, ambition or despair, misery; but most of all it can become synonymous with dream, whether the dream is fulfilled or it is still being fetched out from the air, is a different point. Cities represent dreams. For a small country like ours, Dhaka is that city of dreams. […]

A house made of bottles

A house made of bottles

Rezaul Karim Manik and Ahmed Shatil Alam write about a couple in Lalmonirhaat who has been catching everyone’s attention by making a house made of plastic bottles During the last few years, the plastic consumption has increased significantly in Bangladesh, especially in the urban areas with the rise in income.  According to the estimation from Waste Concern- a Bangladeshi private […]

Lahore layout

Lahore layout

Photos by Abu Jar M Akkas   Lahore, the cultural capital of Pakistan, is earnestly associated with the partition of India in that the Lahore Resolution was presented by Sher-e-Bangla AK Fazlul Huq in 1940 where now stands Minar-e-Pakistan (Tower of Pakistan), widely known as Yadgar, the memorial, erected in the 1960s. Close by is the Tomb of Allama Muhammad […]