Archive for July, 2017

Tower of tiles

Tower of tiles

Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid writes how the rural game of Satchada evolved to other popular games in urban areas In the age of mobile apps, anyone would feel that Satchada (seven tiles) is possibly the name of some game or similar app. However, adults who were born till the early 90s would be able to tell that this traditional game […]

Social Media Bashing

Social Media Bashing

By Raphy Islam Over the last decade the only constant friend I’ve had, which I’ve to confess in a rather unfortunate manner, is an inanimate being. It’s all knowing, extremely useful and has become everyone’s most desired tool. It is the internet. I must admit, I am not a computer wizard but I am blessed for living in the information […]

Need a truck?

Need a truck?

Ahmed Shatil Alam writes about ‘Truck Lagbe’, the app that can be an answer to the relocation problems of many Dhaka city dwellers   From shifting home to transporting export items to port areas, truck or covered vans would be recognised as one of the major source of transportation in Bangladesh alike other countries. Besides the trucks, covered vans, pickups […]

Reminiscing Manchester

Reminiscing Manchester

By Disha Mosha The cold nights, sunsets at 3:00pm, rain and drizzle every moment, the moody weather switching all seasons in less than five minutes. The walks to the grocery, the walks to the class and the walks to nowhere. A visit here and a visit there; the old buildings, the modern architecture, graffiti and hidden nooks. The chocolate rush, […]

Sense be damned, sensuality rules!

Sense be damned, sensuality rules!

After watching ‘Boss 2’, Towheed Feroze lists the flaws in most mainstream Bangladeshi films today The large banner has the name emblazoned on it: Boss 2. The hero, with lipstick on his lips (believe it!), is staring down from the large banner at mere mortals on the road. On one side is the image of the belle. Well, far before […]

Let the children play

Let the children play

Namira Hossain writes about the dangers of parents who share extensively about their children on social media Children are incredibly astute creatures, I have discovered. They soak in their surroundings and read all nonverbal cues and observe the behaviours of the so-call ‘adults’ around them with curious minds. It is the year 2017 and what do children see when they […]

Sniffing out the danger

Sniffing out the danger

By Ahmed Shatil Alam On the last week of February in 2016, sad news was reported in the media that a gas pipe leak explosion occurred in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka- that killed three people of a family including an US Embassy maintenance engineer and his two children. The incident-which reportedly took place due to the gas pipe leakage, also […]

Home of serenity

Home of serenity

By Sajjad Ahmed Nipu Photos by Sadiqur Rahman Being a sprawling country, India has plenty of tourist attractions. Possibly the most popular and common destination for Bangladeshi travelers is Darjeeling, the place of clouds and mountains. However, Darjeeling city is now fervent with political turmoil. Still, there are some places that you can visit freely, away from all the conflicts. […]

Protests in Hamburg  

Protests in Hamburg  

Sonia Taleb writes from Germany describing the atmosphere and plans for protests in Hamburg prior to the G-20 Summitto start from today, there There are two types of people in Hamburg right now.The first kind is taking days off from work or leaving Hamburg for the period of time or at least laying low.Thesecond group is preparing themselves for the planned […]