Archive for October, 2017

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 […]

Popularising homemade food

Popularising homemade food

Ahmed Shatil Alam writes about an online platform that is showcasing and selling homemade food at affordable prices With the advancement of technology, all of us are seemingly connected through the internet leading to the increase of online-based startups. Through ventures like UBER and Pathao in Bangladesh, we are now easily using someone else’s car or motorcycle for our transport. […]

Vulnerable minds

Vulnerable minds

Reportedly, the ‘Blue Whale’ challenge, has already claimed its first victim in Bangladesh. The game has already caused havoc in India and many countries of the West. New Age Xtra had asked readers about how, they think, parents and guardians can save their children from such pervasive games. Readers also commented on other features in New Age Xtra.   Sirajul […]

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 […]