Archive for October, 2017

All that they want…

All that they want…

Shaikha Shuhada Panzeree takes a look at the sorry state of education for special children in the country Photo- United Nations It is a regular day at a vocational training centre- in a paper crafts classroom there are around ten students with two teachers present. Shahriar, a trainee there, loves to take pictures and draw. As a visitor walked into […]

Maritime vanguard

Maritime vanguard

Ahmed Shatil Alam sheds light on a technology that can curb the number of accidents in the river-ways of the country   In Bangladesh, one of the major and popular ways for public commute is water transport due to hundreds of inter-connected rivers. But every year, hundreds of people die due to the accidents, mainly launch capsize, occurring in the […]

Go healthy!

Go healthy!

Shaikha Shuhada Panzeree lists the reasons behind the rampant junk food consumption in our country Modern day fast life has upgraded our economic status and living standards on many levels. The countless allures that we are offered with vehemently fall short on one aspect: bringing about an unhealthy change in our food habit. It goes without saying that our traditional […]

Getting the oar in across memories

Getting the oar in across memories

By Abu Jar M Akkas Meeting childhood friends, still remembered, blurred in mind or completely forgotten, is a desire to harbour. The associated excitement doubles when it happens after four decades and, especially, when it also offers a chance to roam about the ground inside the high-walled compound of the school building that I did long ago. St Joseph’s School […]

Remembering Rangamati

Remembering Rangamati

Text by Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid Photos by M H Samrat Visits to any of the districts of the Chittagong Hill Tracks are always mesmerising. Rangamati has all the natural beauties to offer- the waterfalls, the lakes, the greens, the hills, the mountain roads and the bridges. Despite innumerable visits, the largest district of the country still has many unexplored […]

Rain-soaked problems

Rain-soaked problems

This week, New Age Xtra had asked readers how the three days long rain had affected their plans Gazi Anis The heavy rain created mental and financial problems for me. It is difficult to walk in the rain, which is why I need more money for rickshaw fare. Sometimes, while walking, I often lose my shoes in the water and […]

The age-old question

The age-old question

Ahmed Shatil Alam finds out the reasons behind the frenzy for eggs among the masses Many of us have laughed or made fun of anyone who asked the question: ‘What came first: the chicken or the egg?’. Indeed, it is a classic question, as people have been asking it for thousands of years. Many years back a group of scientists […]

The low cost lifesaver

The low cost lifesaver

Ahmed Shatil Alam writes about the innovation which is cutting costs and saving lives The disease affects the lungs after the bacterial and virus related infections. Therefore, the physicians usually apply low-flow oxygen therapy to infants to tackle the oxygen crisis in their lungs. But this high-cost therapy is given to the infants through a ventilator in developed countries, while […]

Menstrual dilemma

Menstrual dilemma

Shaikha Shuhada Panzeree writes about the global debate that surrounds menstrual leave That ‘women are underprivileged’ seems to be a common viewpoint. While matters like social barriers for women and outlooks toward their contributions have always been topics of discussion and contemplation, their physical incompetence compared to that of men comes up very often- women are less strong! But the […]

Rickshaw decoration

Rickshaw decoration

Text by Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid The history of cinema banner painting is deeply related to the emergence, development and evolution of films in Bangladesh. The artworks travel back to the times when commercial screenings of films had just begun and cinema halls were being constructed. The colourful rickshaw ornamentation through cinema banners had added additional dimension to the urban […]