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Troubles behind the scene

Troubles behind the scene

Teleplay and short film makers in Bangladesh have long been suffering due to the dearth of sponsorship and inadequate screening venues, which they say are two of the main reasons that make surviving as a filmmaker difficult…

October 11, 2015 · 1 comment · Cover
The silent epidemic

The silent epidemic

‘He seemed perfectly alright to me. The day before the incident, we were planning a trip out of town to get away from the city; something for the family to look forward to…

October 4, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Helping others to help yourself

Helping others to help yourself

Once Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi had rightly said: ‘The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others’. There is hardly any greater happiness than making a deprived soul smile with a service provided which involves no self-interest, which is conceptually defined as ‘Volunteerism.’…

September 20, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
No VAT on education: the youth speaks

No VAT on education: the youth speaks

In a time when it had seemed that Bangladeshi people lived in a society that is marked with isolation and indifference to such an extent that people no longer seemed able to come together to stand for what they believed…

September 13, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Where to hang out

Where to hang out

When was the last time you hung out with your friends at some place other than a restaurant? A lot of us would have a hard time answering that question…

September 6, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Scent of democracy

Scent of democracy

Bangladesh has witnessed a general election on January 5 last year where voters could not cast a single vote in more than half of the constituencies, and questions are asked on the practice of democracy in the country on TV talk shows and print media frequently…

August 30, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
No job or low pay?

No job or low pay?

Mahbub Shaheen, a master’s student of Geography Department of University of Dhaka had laid on the railway track near Khilgaon crossing in the capital on June 3 last year…

August 23, 2015 · 2 comments · Cover
Social reformers

Social reformers

A label can be a dangerous thing. No, this label is not the kind that you find glued on your mineral water bottle or on your favourite pack of cookies…

August 16, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Less assurance, more words

Less assurance, more words

The government’s initiative to amend the National Youth Policy in Bangladesh with massive changes in priority comes with many promises that are yet to see light of the day…

August 9, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Facing the music

Facing the music

Frank Vincent Zappa, a famous American musician, once attempted to define ‘underground’ music by saying ‘the mainstream comes to you, but you have to go to the underground…

August 2, 2015 · 2 comments · Cover