Archive for July 21st, 2017

Extracurricular activity, business or a party!

Extracurricular activity, business or a party!

Shaikha Shuhada Panzeree sheds light on how profit-making motives, behind the organization of Model United Nations (MUN) conferences, are gradually making the conferences drift away from their main objectives of developing young leaders for the nation The practice of Model United Nations (MUN) in Bangladesh became popularised among the educational institutions over the past seven years. Initially, it was undertaken […]

Water, at any time

Water, at any time

The water selling ATM booths from DWASA will soon be found all across Dhaka city. Md Amjad Hossain writes City dwellers of Dhaka face extreme difficulties while trying to get pure drinking water. The situation intensifies during summer. Alternatives to water from the pipeline is scarce asrivers around Dhaka have become severely polluted, and the underground water level is depleting further […]

A Scarred world

A Scarred world

Shaikha Shuhada Panzeree explains the issue of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) that is still prevalent in many countries of the world Along with discriminatory, horrifying experiences like rapes, molestation, physical and mental torture of many kinds, a form of hideous violence against women is female genital mutilation (FGM) that has been used as a weapon to suppress and scar women […]

South Asian emphasis

South Asian emphasis

Xtra Desk Following are two books that has focused on some of the pressing issues in South Asia. Ethnicity and Human Security inBangladesh and Pakistan The book identifies the sources and nature of threats to people belonging to ethnic groups and conceptualises human security in a manner that addresses the inadequacy of the traditional approach. It conducts an analysis on […]