Archive for November, 2017

Faded writings

Faded writings

Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid chronicles the history of handwriting Whether it is everyday handwriting or their personal signature, each person has their own unique style of handwriting. Even identical twins sharing appearance and genetics do not have the same handwriting. A person’s handwriting is tantamount to their fingerprints: people might be able to copy it, but never write it in an […]

Learning through competition

Learning through competition

Ahmed Shatil Alam finds out why a local educational website has become very popular among the knowledge-hungry people of the country Since their college days former Dhaka Residential Model College student Dipesh Dewan and Notre Dame College student Shazzad Hossain Mukit have been good friends. Although they were from different institutions and competed against each other as rivals, that rivalry […]

So close…

So close…

A group of Bangladeshi cyclists share their ‘near achievement’ of winning a tough cycling race in the Himalayas with Ahmed Shatil Alam Riding on the growing popularity of cycling in the country, a group of Bangladeshi cyclists trekked the lap of Himalaya in India to participate on one of the world’s toughest cycling competition at an elevation of almost 50,000 feet. […]

Lousy labelling

Lousy labelling

By Raphy Islam I have this mate who travels with me when it’s convenient. My travel partner, in some conversation, very casually mentions, ‘As a feminist, I can’t take this at all…’ The same youngster has been recently rejected by her lover and now she wants to earn some money till her parents decide to marry her off. I believe, […]

A new fetish!

A new fetish!

Shaikha Shuhada Panzeree reveals the latest problems being faced by women who commute by bus in the city From voyeurism to necrophilia, sexual perversions have increased across the world. In the recent few days, a new kind of fetish made its presence known in Dhaka city and nearby areas as someone or some people have started cutting off women’s dresses […]

#MeToo, against all the odds

#MeToo, against all the odds

By Shaikha Shuhada Panzeree Some opinionated people have reacted to the recent #MeToo campaign in the following manner, ‘what really is the point of speaking up about the personal traumas now, but not talking about it at the time of its occurrence?’ This sudden dissemination of the traumatising experiences women have undergone throughout different stages of their life has created […]

Food or poison?

Food or poison?

Text by Shaikha Shuhada Panzeree Photos by Indrajit Ghosh Starting from school children to adults, mouth watering local chotpoti-fuchka, bhelpuri, jhal-muri, chanachur makha, spicy-saucy colourful achar (pickles) never fail to attract the tongue, these be the celebrities of street food. A latest government study, however, found that street food sold in front of schools in Dhaka exposes public health to […]

Commuter hell

Commuter hell

Ahmed Shatil Alam reveals the various new spots of the city where tailbacks have become a regular scenario over the past five to six years Following the formal inauguration of the eight kilometres long Malibagh-Mouchak flyover on October 27, the citizens of Dhaka, particularly the residents of those areas adjacent to the mega project, were pinning their hopes on the […]

Where muscle is power

Where muscle is power

Shaikha Shuhada Panzeree writes how violence related to student politics is affecting the objective of activism A month or so back, Anika (not her real name), an alumni of Dhaka University, received a call from her younger brother, a college student, who asked her to go to Palashi Bazaar, where earlier a minor clash had occurred between two residents of […]

The unique walker

The unique walker

Ahmed Shatil Alam writes about a device that can be the answer to drop foot complications Mamunoor Islam, a student of Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology, was hurt and frustrated when he saw a young man around his age not able to walk and being restricted to his wheelchair. Mamunoor came across the person when he had gone to […]