Archive for August 18th, 2017

Perils of normalcy

Perils of normalcy

Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid reveals how and why the number of ‘high functioning addicts’ are increasing in the country and the solutions to such addiction   Upon returning to Dhaka after completing his higher education abroad, Danish Chakmal joined the operations team of a steel manufacturing company in Chittagong two years back. One of the directors of the company was […]

In a relationship with the smartphone

In a relationship with the smartphone

By Shaikha Shuhada Panzeree You wake up, you slip your hand under the pillow, ferreting around the bedside table and you look for your phone, your smartphone. You get out, on a rickshaw, bus or in your car; you have your hands full, your phone and your headset. You come home after a hectic day; you have your loyal companion […]

Saving lives

Saving lives

Md Amjad Hossain writes about a platform that is trying to break the taboo linked with blood donation in the country Almost every day we see people posting status on Facebook looking for blood from donors. The person can be anyone, maybe a close friend, friend of friends or just a Facebook friend. If the one searching for blood is […]

Cultural conundrum

Cultural conundrum

By Raphy Islam Recently, a 13 year old stunned me with a simple question: ’Why do we need to learn English?’ Unfortunately, I couldn’t answer satisfactorily. It’s not that I haven’t pondered on this, but I always accepted it to be a reality that cannot go away, not anytime soon. Genuinely, English has been a means for me with which […]

Flood engulfed districts

Flood engulfed districts

Text by Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid Photos by Mahbub Islam Papon Flood water continues to engulf different districts of the country especially the northeastern parts along with middle regions around Dhaka. Millions are marooned with death tolls increasing each day. The situation has compelled thousands to evacuate their houses and seek shelter in schools, embankments and highways. Despite assurances from […]

Pangs of the pilgrim

Pangs of the pilgrim

There have been a number of problems with the Hajj flights and visas this year due to which a significant number of pilgrims are facing uncertainties about going to hajj this year. New Age Xtra had asked its readers their opinion whether they think that the growing number of Hajj agencies are providing the right kind of services to the […]