Archive for October, 2017

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 […]

Barriers to international entrepreneurship

Barriers to international entrepreneurship

By Prodip Kumar and Gourav Roy The barriers in international business development are the different forces that influence the state and development of the firm. These are both internal and external forces which together form the environment. The internal forces are the forces a company can control and include finance, production, marketing and personnel. The external forces are uncontrollable by […]

Skin deep

Skin deep

The recent beauty pageant in Dhaka has faced a lot of controversies. This week, New Age Xtra had asked readers if they think that the discussions surrounding the lives of the participants and others related to such pageants are appropriate and whether there should be other categories that will look into the personality and skills of the participant rather than […]

Lethal challenges

Lethal challenges

Shaikha Shuhada Panzeree writes about the intricate details linked to the ‘Blue Whale’ phenomenon Recently, a 15-year-old student of Class X asked his teacher, ‘Teacher, have you heard about this Blue Whale challenge? Try it, it’s really interesting!’. A few others in the class nodded in agreement with him. This very student has admitted to his depression before. He had […]

Four wheels move the body

Four wheels move the body

Ahmed Shatil Alam finds the second automobile designer of Bangladesh In the global automobile arena, the name of Bangladesh was popularized through the Bangladesh-born US-based legendary car designer Nizamuddin Awlia Leepu. Leepu, a former Dhaka Residential Model College Student, can transform any type of vehicle into his own vision by taking hunks of scrap metal and creating a unique but […]

Dhaka Attack: Just go and see the film!

Dhaka Attack: Just go and see the film!

by Towheed Feroze Many a times I have seen movie critics say that the inclination for mindless film plots does not rest with the actors. They do what the directors tell them to do. In the end, when the editing of a movie leaves countless loose ends and incongruities, the rating of the film falters. Hence, I have written countless […]

The City of lakes

The City of lakes

By Afreen Sadia   Udaipur, from the western Indian state of Rajasthan, is known as the city of lakes. It renders a true taste of Rajasthani culture even in this time of western cultural supremacy. Be it food, clothing or entertainments, they believe in holding onto their enriched roots. Bagore ki Haveli, a palace in the town arranges cultural shows […]