Archive for June, 2017

Silence: crucial and cruel

Silence: crucial and cruel

Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid writes about mime, silent performance, and its prospect in the country SILENCE at times tells more than words. And mime is a strong way to deliver messages. This form of entertainment, done with gestures, mimics and dance, communicates and entertains without using words. The white face helps the audience to see the performer from distance. The […]

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman

Rezaul Karim Manik and Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid write on the 90 year old woman cyclist who has been providing medical services for the last 44 years Jiroemon Kimura is till date the oldest person to live, 116 years – a record in the world. As he shared his tips for a healthy life, he ranked everyday exercise to be […]

Let’s steal the bride!

Let’s steal the bride!

Shaikha Shuhada Panzeree writes about Bouchi, a Bangladeshi game that seems to have faded away over the past decade Brides are precious- who does not fancy of having a doll-like bride all dressed up to be taken to the groom’s house? But the bride of Bouchi-a native game of rural Bangladesh, has something different about her; she requires to be […]

Time Plus

Time Plus

Ahmed Shatil Alam talks to a group of technology enthusiasts-who made the first ever combo-app that could be usable as a mobile game as well as security and awareness purposes Suppose, you are stuck in a traffic jam or you have plenty of time but nothing to do. What will you do to utilize your time? Many of you will […]

Dhaka during Ramadan

Dhaka during Ramadan

By Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid Photos by Indrajit Ghosh Iftar lovers are swarming Old Town’s Chawkbazar, as over 100 shops are offering variety of traditional items from the first day of Ramadan. The most popular dishes include ‘suti kebab’, leg fry, roasted chicken, ‘shahi paratha’, grilled lamb, ‘boro baper polay khay’,’ jali kabab’, ‘dahi bara’, ‘shahi jilapi’, ‘halim’ and ‘Kashmiri […]

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 […]