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The non child brides of Bangladesh

The non child brides of Bangladesh

Namira Hossain describes the changes in attitudes which have brought about a decline in the number of child marriages in our country Photos by Ariba Tahrim Chaudhury Think about the life of a typical teenage girl. What does she do everyday? She wakes up in the morning, gets ready for school, studies for exams, and talks to her friends about […]

The surprise package of northern Bangladesh

The surprise package of northern Bangladesh

by  Reema Islam Photos – Jovago.com The North-Eastern belt of Bangladesh is dotted with the images of hills across the border as the land starts to undulate and create the most spectacular views. Sherpur is one such border district in Mymensingh and is home to the Garo Hills, an extension of the Meghalaya hills, named after the indigenous tribes that […]

POLICE : The Bangladesh story

POLICE : The Bangladesh story

A comic strip by Mehedi Haque and Farhan Ahmed                                                                                                       […]

Netflix in Bangladesh

Netflix in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is among 130 countries across the world where Netflix, the online entertainment service, went live from last week. Earlier, the website, which streams content like original TV series, documentaries, movies etc. were open for North America and some parts of Europe only. New Age Xtra had asked its readers whether they are planning to subscribe to the various Netflix […]

Born into misery

Born into misery

Mahfuzul Haque writes about the health complications faced by child brides and the babies they give birth to Early marriage remains one of the pressing problems in Bangladesh with a large portion of female children getting married before 18 years of age. Besides ruining the lives of these child brides, such marriages also result in serious health complications in the […]

Little to offer

Little to offer

Sadiqur Rahman reflects on how privately-run television channels in the country are giving little to no focus on developing programmes for children, a segment that is nearly half of the entire population Bangladesh was among the first signatories to the Rights of Children Charter, an outcome of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Children (UNCRC) held in November […]

From Bangladesh to Edinburgh Part II

From Bangladesh to Edinburgh Part II

by Muhammad Mustafa Monowar Adventure Time Breakfasts and dinners at the Pollock Hall’s canteen were getting a bit difficult for me. Not that they were not tasty or not well prepared; there were a variety of items ranging from different kinds of vegetables, mashed potatoes and hash potatoes, scrambled eggs, sausages, desserts, juices and cold drinks; and a lot of […]

From Bangladesh to Edinburgh Part I

From Bangladesh to Edinburgh Part I

by Muhammad Mustafa Monowar One line that changed everything- ‘You have been selected for attending the Future News 2015 Conference’. Well not everything, but that was the beginning of a marvelous journey I was soon to embark on. A month later, I was sitting in an economy class seat on a Qatar Airways plane, peering out of the window into […]

Bangladesh is the proper example in Asia on how to tackle disasters effectively

Bangladesh is the proper example in Asia on how to tackle disasters effectively

Kaat Boon, an architectural engineer and involved with Belgium-based humanitarian action team Build-UP, is currently working as the shelter research consultant with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Boon talks to Sadiqur Rahman about the necessity of improved shelter methods   You have visited a number of disaster prone districts of Bangladesh. Do you think the […]

A new wave in films of Bangladesh

A new wave in films of Bangladesh

This week, New Age Xtra asked the readers whether they feel that recent movies like ‘Sutopar thikana’, ‘Chuye dile mon’, ‘Zero degree’, ‘Olpo olpo premer golpo’ etc can bring back audiences from various segments of society to the cinema halls. They were also asked about the probable improvements that can be made in the filmmaking sector. Readers also commented on […]