Archive for August 11th, 2017

Aiming higher

Aiming higher

The ‘43rd World Bridge Championships’ will begin in Lyon of France from August 12, 2017. Syed Faiz Ahmed reveals why despite taking part for the first time ever, the Bangladesh team should receive support from government and other quarters in this particular sport One of the most important yardsticks of estimating a country’s achievement in modern day is by evaluating […]

Organic electronics

Organic electronics

Dr Masrur M Nahid tells Shaikha Shuhada Panzeree about the prospects of research in the field of organic electronics Over the last 40 years or so, organic electronics have come a long way. According to Dr Masrur M Nahid, a Research Fellow at the North Carolina State University, USA, futuristic electronics needs to be integrated in daily life. The prospects […]

The Truth about honesty

The Truth about honesty

Namira Hossain writes about the new app that has everyone talking   Every few years or so, a new app comes along that dominates conversations and newsfeeds for a while. Very few could have missed the posts on Facebook with the illustration of a white envelope with a turquoise background, imploring for ‘feedback’ both positive and negative. For what may […]

TOUCHED BY GOD: HOW WE WON THE MEXICO ’86 WORLD CUP

TOUCHED BY GOD: HOW WE WON THE MEXICO ’86 WORLD CUP

By Mehedi Hassan In June 1986 Diego Maradona, considered by many as the greatest footballer of all time, proudly hoisted the ’86 Mexico World Cup in his hands. Now thirty years on from that magical game, and after a life in sports marked by controversy, Maradona tells, for the first time, the untold stories behind that one-of-a-kind World Cup.   […]

The city of a hundred spires

The city of a hundred spires

Photos and text by Tanvir Opu Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic, is located by the Vltava River. Nicknamed ‘the City of a Hundred Spires’, it’s known for its Old Town Square, the heart of its historic core, with colourful baroque buildings, Gothic churches and the medieval astronomical clock, which gives an animated hourly show. Founded during the […]

Football’s commercialisation

Football’s commercialisation

Recently, Neymar agreed to a transfer from Barcelona to Paris Saint Germain at a whooping amount of GBP 200 million. Given these recent circumstances, New Age Xtra had asked readers if they feel that football is gradually becoming more commercial than a sport. Islam Arif Neymar’s transfer is not the only indication of football’s commercialisation. Rather this began around the […]