Archive for November 3rd, 2017

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 […]

Land of the thunder dragon

Land of the thunder dragon

Text and photos by Fahim Ahmed Bhutan, the land of thunder dragon, is a quiet mountain nation and the only carbon negative country in the world. The country welcomes tourists with her landscapes, culture, tradition, cuisine and people. The Bhutanese way of life is quite extraordinary:  they can live in harmony within themselves, as well as with nature. James Hilton wrote […]

Game changer

Game changer

By KM Golam Rabbani Chilmari upazila is a river port of Kurigram district. It is a remote and poverty-stricken area located by the river Brahmaputra. Several thousand people become homeless in the area every year following erosion of the mighty river. This forces most of the population to opt for different livelihood after moving to cities to be rickshaw pullers […]

Flyover debate

Flyover debate

During the last week, New Age Xtra had asked readers if they feel that flyovers in Dhaka are helping to ease the traffic congestion or increasing it.   Nahid Hossain Dhaka’s situation is the best example of an unplanned city. The traffic congestion is undoubtedly shortening the lifespan of the citizens here. Flyovers are a good idea as through these, […]