Archive for September, 2017

Losing its shine

Losing its shine

Senior teachers and former vice chancellors of the University of Dhaka tell Mohiuddin Alamgir about the various reasons for which the quality of education at the prestigious institution is declining Thousands of admission seekers are currently taking entrance exams to enroll themselves to the University of Dhaka, considered to be the best seat of learning for higher education in the […]

Government should monitor pricing of all basic needs and not just healthcare

Government should monitor pricing of all basic needs and not just healthcare

After conducting more than ten thousand successful operations, surgeon Doctor Lutfor Rahman, the chief cardiac surgeon at Labaid Cardiac Hospital, is providing free consultancy to patients over social media. Rahman tells Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid about the aspects that aspiring surgeons should adhere to   These days, people are coming up with more heart-related problems. What are your suggestions for […]

Handy coconuts

Handy coconuts

Ahmed Shatil Alam writes about the IT professional who left a lucrative job to start his own coconut-selling business After finishing his graduation from the Computer Science and Engineering department of a private university in Dhaka, Rakibul Islam joined an Information Technology (IT) firm at a lucrative salary. Although it was not his dream job, he was happy with it. […]

All about the handkerchief

All about the handkerchief

Muhammad Ibrahim IbneTowhid reminisces about Rumal Churi, a local game that had more to do with athleticism than stealing Rumal churi or stealing the handkerchief is a game mainly played by teenagers and young children.The rule of the game varies from one area to the other. The game is usually played between two different groups. Each group can have a minimum […]

Children at work

Children at work

Text by Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid Photos by Indrajit Ghosh With the heavy responsibility of running the family, there are still thousands of children, across the country, who are forced to work in order to support their families. A large number of children are involved in ferrying different types of products in corners of the city. Some of the products […]

Confusion and panic

Confusion and panic

An article on social media, shared by hundreds of people during the past week, was eventually found to be false. There has been similar false news being shared and spread over the past few years on various local and national issues, often creating unnecessary confusion and panic. New Age Xtra had asked readers about their opinions on such fake news […]

Lives ablaze

Lives ablaze

Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid spends a day in Cox’s Bazar and Teknaf to witness the sufferings and stories of the Rohingyas fleeing the killings and torture in their homeland of Myanmar Photos by Abdullah Apu The day did not start with a brilliant dawn. Just as the sun began to give away its rays in the sky, we headed towards […]

Exercise for the brain

Exercise for the brain

Mir Hanjala Al Masud writes about the unique Aloha learning system which is helping students hone the creative and logical skills in more than 32 countries worldwide The human brain has two sides: right and left. The left side of the brain is responsible for logic, such as the skills required to process problems related to science and mathematics. On the other hand, […]

Collective welfare through fundamental resources

Collective welfare through fundamental resources

By Shishir Reza POLITICAL ECONOMY OF AGRARIAN-LAND-AQUARIAN REFORMS IN BANGLADESH  ISBN: 978-984-34-0949-2 Author: Dr. Abul Barkat Publisher: Mukto Buddhi Prokasana Economist professor Abul Barkat has written a book on ‘agrarian-land-aquarian reforms’ that was published by Muktobuddhi Prokasana. This book in Bangla, entitled ‘Bangladeshe krishi-bhumi-jola sonskarer rajnoitik aurthoniti’ (Political economy of agrarian-land-aquarian reform in Bangladesh (November, 2016)’ focusses on a real […]

Deep brain stimulation

Deep brain stimulation

Dr Khondaker A Mamun writes about a method that can be a light of hope for patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease The human brain is a scientific wonder and a perplexing mystery at the same time. Even with amazing advancement of medical sciences, the level of knowledge about this vital organ is inadequate and scientists still don’t seem to have […]