Archive for July 28th, 2017

The unbearable burden of being

The unbearable burden of being

Ahmed Shatil Alam charts the alarming rise in the number of suicides and attempted suicide cases in the country and the reasons behind these In Bangladesh, suicide is often regarded as an isolated case. Unfortunately the country has secured its position among the top suicide-prone countries in the world. Every hour more than one person commits suicide in Bangladesh, according […]

You are not alone!

You are not alone!

Shaikha Shuhada Panzeree focussed on a platform that is acting as an online support system to the depressed Over the last two years, at least 10 SSC and HSC examinees have committed suicide after getting poor results. It’s nothing new that young Bangladeshi students feel immense mental pressure and angst ahead of their public examination results. Family expectations, the requirements of […]

The Muted health

The Muted health

Raphy Islam pays a tribute to singer Chester Bennington  A few days ago, one of my very close friends called at 2:00AM and asked, ‘Have you heard the news?’ I joked, ‘Who died?’ She took a few seconds. I understood she was in tears but trying her utmost to not make a sound lest I hear it. She wasn’t believing […]

All about the connections

All about the connections

by Zarin Rafiuddin Across Oceans: Poems by Sayeeda T Ahmad Published in 2016 by Bengal Lights Books (bengallights.com) What is a connection? Is it only the geographical? Or, are those landmasses also connected to our own bodies and how we view them in relation to a wider sphere of thought? In her debut poetry collection Across Oceans, Sayeeda T Ahmad explores the connections she had with different […]

Under water

Under water

Text by Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid Photos by New Age Hours of non-stop rainfall submerged most areas of Dhaka city during the last few days. While city dwellers struggled to travel on the roads with waist-high water, simultaneous construction and repair work for the elevated expressway, WASA water lines and city corporation drainage system have left the city in a […]