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Are you ‘single’?

Are you ‘single’?

Conventionally, the idea of singlehood- bachelordom is rather monolithic. It is largely about the being unwed. Through the story of a young man’s journey from Chittagong to the University of Dhaka, Istiaque Ahmed Nahian explores a lived meaning of it. ‘A bachelor is a man who is socially regarded as able to marry, but has not yet’.  This is the dictionary definition of the word […]

November 12, 2017 · 0 comments · Cover
Football isn’t life, life is football!

Football isn’t life, life is football!

Arguably, football is the most emphatic and popular game across the globe. However, the preference and type of the game is changed a bit. Riasat Raihan explores the present reality of football on the context of a globalised world. ‘Football isn’t a matter of life and death, it’s much more important than that’, quoted by the former Liverpool manager Bill […]

November 5, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
The bright side.

The bright side.

There are so many ways to look at life. Istiaque Ahmed Nahian takes on Pollyanna, a way to look at things positively in any situation. Nahian invites us to play the Glad Game for a change. Today’s issue definitely calls for a prologue. Let us assume that Mr Happy is an aspiring writer and he contributes in a reputed daily. […]

October 29, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
THE CASE OF THEORETICAL PHYSICS AT UNIVERSITY OF DHAKA

THE CASE OF THEORETICAL PHYSICS AT UNIVERSITY OF DHAKA

The announcement of the abolishment of the undergraduate programme of theoretical physics in Dhaka University raises a number of concerns among the young students, as well as academicians. One that prompted Nahid Riyasad to explores the history, politics and reality of the department is – has the higher education in Bangladesh is turning into technical education? Are graduate students in […]

October 22, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Young researcher leading Bangladesh in prosthetics .

Young researcher leading Bangladesh in prosthetics .

A young researcher from Chittagong, Md Mofajjal Karim Chowdhury Rayhan takes a great leap forward as he successfully invents two new models of prosthetic arm that are functional and efficient in technology and cost significantly less than what is available in the market. As a researcher, what drives is not recognition, but the desire to fulfill the need of common […]

October 15, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
The myth of a perfect child…

The myth of a perfect child…

Maureen Nawer writes about the myth of a ‘perfect child’ that burdens our youth today.   The relationship between parents and children is often dependent upon the culture they are brought up in. In our culture, children are expected to listen to whatever their parents say. Starting from food habit to their education and aim in life. They are constantly […]

October 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
A peep into café-coffee culture

A peep into café-coffee culture

Today is International Coffee Day. In the last couple of decades, a café culture is silently emerging on the scene of Dhaka, the capital of a heavily tea drinking nation. Nahid Riyasad explores different aspects of this coffee drinking culture in Dhaka, in accordance to its origin and history.   Bangladesh is one of the largest and finest producers of […]

October 2, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Welcoming Maa Durga!

Welcoming Maa Durga!

Dristy Rahman writes about the celebration of Durga Puja. Devi paksha is the waxing phase of the moon that comes in the month of Ashwin as per the Hindu lunar calendar. The holy occasion of Mahalaya is the first day of Durga Puja or Navratri. This day marks the beginning of the grand festival and prayers are offered to invite […]

September 24, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Another face of facebook..!!

Another face of facebook..!!

Facebook opened doors for new forms of friendship.  There is no denying of it. A school friend you have lost touch with, suddenly is there, just a click away. But, Facebook also allowed space for anonymity. Maureen Nawer writes about these anonymous, fake faces of facebook. When I got to know about Facebook back in 2008, I was curious like […]

September 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Youth responding to flood crisis

Youth responding to flood crisis

Talking to students at different campuses in the country, Sohel Tarek writes about the way, youth has responded to the current flood crisis.   The country witnessed four severe floods in the last four decades. Of them, the flood of 1998 was the worst when two-thirds of the county remained submerged for nearly three months. The flood that hit the […]

September 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover