Archive for September, 2017

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 […]

City of wind- II

City of wind- II

By Mahfuzul Haque The city has people of different colour and ethnicity. While walking along the streets, do not be surprised if someone asks you, “Kemon achen, bhai?” (How are you, brother?). I met such a man, from Tangail who works there. He informed about a place in Devon Street where Indian and Pakistani food items are offered. It seemed […]

Rice becomes dearer

Rice becomes dearer

There has been a silent increase in the prices of various types of rice. New Age Xtra had asked readers if they think that this increase in prices will have an adverse effect on the overall expenditure and lifestyle of the citizens of Dhaka, if not properly checked by authorities in time.  Shishir Reza Currently, if we look at the […]

Toil, tears and sweat

Toil, tears and sweat

Through a number of real life accounts, Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid highlights why the country is facing a dip in remittances from migrant workers A significant portion of the county’s economy is driven from overseas cash flow, most of which are remittances sent by migrant workers. According to ILO, more than 400,000 workers leave the country for overseas employment each […]

A glimpse of letterpress legacy

A glimpse of letterpress legacy

by Abu Jar M Akkas A man is picking up small metal pieces, one after another, from a case, of four drawers, full of compartments for each of the letters. He picks them up without looking into where he is putting his hand, sets them, one after another, on a compositing stick, to make up a line. When the line […]

‘Politicians from either parties of our country have never paid attention to the popular demand’

‘Politicians from either parties of our country have never paid attention to the popular demand’

Anupam Debashis Roy is popular over social media through his video series ‘Choromchitro’, where he critically looks at socio-political and international issues related to Bangladesh. He shared with Syed Tashfin Chowdhury why his video series is gaining millions of views over social media.   Please tell us a bit about yourself. My name is Anupam Debashis Roy. Born in Syedpur […]

Greener rooftops

Ahmed Shatil Alam reveals the many programmes of Green Savers, an organisation that is promoting gardening in the country It was not a usual start for Dhaka based green activist Ahsan Rony to become a saviour of environment.  He may rather be called a rooftop gardening activist as he was not very fond of plantation much, growing up, he never […]