Archive for June 2nd, 2017

A bond with the saint!

A bond with the saint!

by Towheed Feroze Sir Roger Moore always used a self-deprecating line to refer to his acting, saying unequivocally that he had been immensely lucky to have become famous with his mediocre performance.The point is: Roger Moore was too good looking to play scarred and deeply tormented souls. No one could imagine Moore, unshaven, scruffy representing a working class person. Though […]

This bird has flown!

This bird has flown!

By Shaikha Shuhada Panzeree As the Beatles’ song ‘Norwegian Wood’ is heard playing through the airplane speakers, nostalgia takes Toru Watanabe, a middle-aged successful businessman, back to his teen days. The song gets him to reminisce the days full of love- one girl stands out from his several love affairs and flings, yet with a presence of pain, melancholia and […]

Fighting against adulteration of watermelon

Fighting against adulteration of watermelon

Md Amjad Hossain talks to a Dhaka University research team that finds a method to detect the added colour at watermelon For the last few years, news of mixing chemicals in fruits has become a national issue. The first ever incident of using chemical in fruits, came in few years back while several national dailies reported that harmful chemical substances […]

Learner’s permit

Learner’s permit

By Raphy Islam A few months back, I was asked to tutor a kid on the English subjects of class six from the Bengali medium. I am still trying my very best to complete my undergraduate degree and I passed my school only five years back. I figured that it will not be a problem. Surprisingly, I was wrong. First […]

Quiet Islamabad and picturesque Kashmir

Quiet Islamabad and picturesque Kashmir

Photos by Abu Jar M Akkas Islamabad, a relatively quiet city with a population of two million, is the political seat of Pakistan. It hosts mainly federal government offices, parliament house, official residences of ranking government leaders, diplomatic enclave and the like. Karachi had been the national capital of Pakistan when it gained independence in 1947. The capital later moved […]