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Inequality reloaded

Inequality reloaded

Smoking is injurious to health. There is no room for much debate about this fact. However, in the name of discouraging smoking, mocking gender inequality is injurious to society at large, writes Maureen Nawer   What is wrong is wrong irrespective of gender and same thing goes with what is right. Sexism, stereotyping and discrimination are not what we welcome […]

January 21, 2018 · 0 comments · Cover
Book reading: a declining habit?

Book reading: a declining habit?

Youth these days are seemingly avoiding reading books, contrary to their previous generation. The book reading habit has been brutally replaced by the advancements of modern technologies. Nahid Riyasad observes this metamorphosis. How many people of this young generation know Romena Afaz’s Dashyu Bonhur series? Undoubtedly, not many bacause this is old. How familiar is Kuasha then? Not much right? […]

January 14, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
The fiery girls!

The fiery girls!

SAFF UNDER-15 WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP ‘Women, you flames of fire, wake up, wake up’, national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam had once called for an awakening of our women. The recent win at South Asian Football Federation Under-15 Women’s Championship justly showcases that spirit, writes Shaikha Shuhada Panzeree It was an unbeaten championship for Bangladesh scoring 13 goals and conceding none throughout […]

January 7, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
MADAL : Not songs, but sound of tears and courage

MADAL : Not songs, but sound of tears and courage

Talking to band members of Madal, Nahid Riyasad writes about their songs that they describe as the sound of tears and courage of the oppressed.   In the beginning of this millennium, Bangladesh forest department, financed by World Bank and Asian Development Bank, started an eco-park project in Tangail. Some two thousands of Garo and Koch people have been living […]

December 31, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
DUCSU MOVEMENT

DUCSU MOVEMENT

No student election for 27 years Students want Dhaka University Central Students Union election, the president and the chancellor of the university asked for students’ union election, the vice chancellor of the university seems sympathetic to the demand for DUCSU, yet there has been no student body election for nearly three decades. Talking to students, teachers and university authority Nahid […]

December 24, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Student government: a mirage?

Student government: a mirage?

Lately, university students’ demand for a student government/student union is gaining currency. In this context, New Age Youth sought student opinion on the issue.   Do you think an elected student body representative could make a difference in the academic environment of both public and private universities?   Hafsa Sabira Manarat International University I concur with the idea of an […]

December 24, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover, Voice
Knowing 1971

Knowing 1971

That day is not too far when none of the war heroes and heroines of the war will be not with us to share their stories of 1971. Tasnia Ahmed, Sadaf Tasin after visiting Liberation War Museum, Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Bangla Academy and looking through pages of novels and memoirs writes about the way young researcher could know about […]

December 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
The other young lives

The other young lives

A Tribute to Young workers Saydia Gulrukh writes a tribute to the young garment workers who sacrificed their youth to build the national economy of post-independence Bangladesh   November 24, 2012. Few minutes after the Maghreb prayer, a fire broke out at Tazreen Fashions Ltd, an apparel factory situated in Ashulia, Dhaka. Since the factory was filled with illegally stored […]

November 26, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
HISTORY AND MYSTERY Trending tattoo art

HISTORY AND MYSTERY Trending tattoo art

In the context of Bangladesh, Nahid Riyasad explores the histories and realities of trending tattoo art. Before diving into the mysterious world of tattooing, let us hear some young voices. Zerin, a graduate student tattoos herself in order to remind her worth, her storey of overcoming obstacles and strength. Tanzim, on the other hand, dismisses the very idea of tattooing […]

November 19, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
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 · Comments are Disabled · Cover