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Songs of joy and liberation

Songs of joy and liberation

In 1971, the cultural front of the liberation war consisting of a group of young artists sang to liberate the country. We know them as — muktir gaan (songs of freedom). In 2017, from Leela to Chitkar to Madol and Betal — we find the rising voices of courage singing to demand a Bangladesh for all. Talking to band members, Akramul Momen writes about a new wave of rock, metal and other genre of Bangla band music today.

June 4, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Is creative education possible?

Is creative education possible?

Let’s get back to a distant past for a while, say, the very beginning of human life in earth. Assume yourself as prehistoric kind in a savannah with lots of other animals. Do you think you have any guide book to follow to face various situations arising in savannah?

May 28, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Everyday traffic for urban youth

Everyday traffic for urban youth

It’s a dream that one day the streets of Dhaka will also be navigable during times other than the holiday season and the impediments can be overcome as Rummana Ferdous Fagun writes.

May 21, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Against the grain

Against the grain

Apparently young people are more conscious about their clothing choices than any other in the society. They are conscious about their self-images and these choices tend to affect and reflect on the image. While unravelling thoughts behind such decisions Maureen Nawer writes about the story of a girl with those tough, heavy army boots or the boy with long shiny hair; she writes about those against the wind fashion choices!

May 14, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Cafe without Coffee

Cafe without Coffee

With the introduction of hand-held gaming devices, gaming cafes in Dhaka are no longer that common. Istiaque Ahmed Nahian takes a nostalgic ride to the past and talks about the way these cafes were space for urban youth to socialise in a city deprived of play grounds and greeneries.

May 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Young rescuers of Rana Plaza

Young rescuers of Rana Plaza

This past week the nation has observed the fourth anniversary of the collapse of Rana Plaza. Atia Ferdousee Chaity writes about the stories of young rescuers who volunteered after the catastrophic collapse and saved many lives there.

April 30, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
A journey of accomplishment!

A journey of accomplishment!

Dristy Rahman and Shama Sania Shiblee write about the experience of Bangladeshi students participating in international competition and bringing prizes home.

April 23, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Noboborsho — celebration of tolerance and secularism

Noboborsho — celebration of tolerance and secularism

As the nation just celebrated Bengali New Year — Noboborsho, Ayan Soofi writes about the legacy of resistance and commitment to secularity embedded in the history of this celebration.

April 16, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Sports in everyday lives

Sports in everyday lives

Cricket and football are the two most popular sports among youths of Bangladesh. Riasat Raihan writes about the everyday experience of watching and playing sports of mostly urban university and college students….

April 9, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
The things we were barred from reading

The things we were barred from reading

Talking to Somudro Saikat, an activist of Gonojagoron Moncho and a freedom fighter’s son, who published a book for free distribution with contents that are allegedly excluded from the textbook to meet the demands of Hefazat-e-Islam, Mahfuz Mizan writes about the impact of such exclusion in student’s learning process….

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