Archive for August, 2017

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 […]

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 […]

A brilliant start

A brilliant start

Tauhid Anwar Avik and Affan Sadat Safwan are representing Bangladesh for the first time during the ongoing Volkswagen Ameo Cup Championship in Coimbatore, Madras and Delhi in India. Out of a total of 10 races, the two Bangladeshis have fared really well during the first four races against 18 other racers. Syed Tashfin Chowdhury found out from both, about their […]

Back to medieval times

Back to medieval times

Text by Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid Photos by M H Samrat     One will be whisked back to medieval Bengal if they visit Panam Nagar at Sonargaon, Narayanganj. While passing through the historic structures, one can get an idea of the then culture and lifestyle. The attractive buildings within the 20 kilometre radius area are more than a hundred years old, […]