Archive for October 6th, 2017

Aliens of the land!

Aliens of the land!

Shaikha Shuhada Panzeree spends a day in the Bihari camp of Mohammadpur It’s a whole different world, in colours and in music. The air and the echoes tell a different story, of guilt and struggles, of denial and obstacles. The Geneva Camp was established after 71’s war to accommodate the Biharis or the Urdu speaking people, who were stranded in […]

Check before you hit the road

Check before you hit the road

Ahmed Shatil Alam and Md Amjad Hossain reveal how Traffic Alert, a page on Facebook, has become a free source of traffic information for commuters of Dhaka city If all Dhaka citizens were asked about the ‘biggest problem’ in their daily lives, a majority of them are likely to mention the traffic congestion in the city. The problem is no […]

The silent killer

The silent killer

Shishir Reza writes about the anthropogenic sources of radiation in our country and how these can be tackled Radiation occurs when energy or particles carry high energy into the environment. Due to the high energy content, radiation can cause harm to micro-organisms and scratch the exterior tissue of human body, plant and animal bodies. As the chemical properties of radioactive […]

Plight for shelter

Plight for shelter

by Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid Photos by Sony Ramany A month has already passed since the influx of Rohingyas from Myanmar began. Till date, more than 570,000 Rohingyas have fled from the violence in Rakhine state into Bangladesh. UN has already termed the violence a textbook example of ethnic cleansing of ‘the world’s fastest-developing refugee emergency’ and a ‘humanitarian nightmare […]

Networking for tomorrow

Networking for tomorrow

By Mutasim Hussain Mona Now-a-days, one most often says in the business world – ‘information is money and communication is power’. Well, if one starts believing in the saying, what will he or she achieve? Both information and communication are vital for ‘Networking’. The process can unite working people (a focused group working for collective purposes) to think positively, move […]

Hate crimes on rise

Hate crimes on rise

During the past week, two elderly Bangladeshis were attacked in New York City. New Age Xtra had asked readers whether they feel that anti-immigration and anti-muslim rhetoric are the main reasons behind such surge in hate crimes against muslims and Bangladeshis in the Western world.   Nahid Hossain Blaming a significant number of people in the world as ‘terrorists’ is […]