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Books at the boi mela

Books at the boi mela

By Sadiqur Rahman Manobota Birodhi Oporadh Bichar Andolon(1971-2013) By Tapan Palit Publisher: Bangla Academy Price: BDT 800 The ruling party peers for instance may credit the Awami League government for initiating the trial against a number of accused war criminals of the Liberation War in 1971. Tapan Palit, a history teacher at Jagannath University, has revealed that the momentum was […]

Story Books for Children

Story Books for Children

Xtra Desk Golper Jhuri Golper Jhuri or ‘compilation of stories’ is a set of 12 short stories in Bengali. The 40 page story book comes with a colorful cover and hand sketched pictures for all stories which are related to the storylines. These stories for children can be self read or parents can read it to their children. The subjects […]

From corners of the world

From corners of the world

Sadiqur Rahman reviews some of the recent books by Non-Resident Bangladeshi authors currently available at the Ekushey Boi Mela The Ekushey Boi Mela is the only time of the year when a huge number of Bengali books are published and also bought by thousands of book-lovers in the country. The authors, publishers, editors and other professionals related to the publication […]

News of the world December 4, 2015- December 10, 2015

News of the world December 4, 2015- December 10, 2015

Researchers in China have unveiled a car that can be controlled simply by the mind, according to a Reuters report. A research team from Nankai University in Tianjin helped developed the car, which is the first of its kind. The car works by capturing EEG (electroencephalogram) signals from the driver’s brain. It comes with 16 sensors to convert these signals […]

Pushed by poverty

Sadiqur Rahman reflects on the sufferings faced by some child domestic workers, as a government policy to ensure their protection and welfare is yet to be approved Most Bangladeshis were shocked to hear about the heinous torture of a minor domestic worker named Mahfuza Akhter Happy by national cricketer Shahadat Hossain and his wife Jesmine Jahan Nrittya after the victims […]

Note to readers:

Note to readers:

New Age Xtra is postponing the ‘Reader Base’ section till Facebook is unblocked in Bangladesh. Till then, we will be publishing news from around the world in this page. – New Age Xtra team News of the World: November 27- December 3, 2015 Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced that he became a father for the first time […]

Note to readers:

Note to readers:

New Age Xtra is postponing the ‘Reader Base’ section till Facebook is unblocked in Bangladesh. Till then, we will be publishing news from around the world in this page. – New Age Xtra team News of the World: November 21- 26, 2015 Breaking his silence on the raging debate over acts of intolerance, actor Aamir Khan on Monday expressed ‘alarm’ […]

The green carpet

The green carpet

One of the main attractions of Sylhet region is its tea estates. These centuries-old estates are not only acclaimed for their scenic beauty, but also play an important role in the economy of the area as well as the country as tea is a product that has high international and local demand. Every year, many tourists visit the area. Few […]

Delicious dip into theology and ancient Bengal

Delicious dip into theology and ancient Bengal

Coffee table books published in Bangladesh are still rare. Sorry to say this but the reason is while publication globally, as in industry, has undergone phenomenal changes in the last forty years, the overall thought here in Bangladesh remains somewhat ossified. But a first glance at the book in question is ample proof that some publishing houses have shed the […]

Water, water everywhere

Water, water everywhere

Text by Mahfuzul Haque PHOTOS  by Sanaul Haque and Sourav Lasker The people of Dhaka experienced the ugly consequences of unplanned urbanisation when rainwater inundated almost all the streets on September 1. The traffic movement virtually came to a standstill leaving the city dwellers facing unbearable sufferings on the roads. The office-goers could not reach office timely and many students […]