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A star has fallen..!

A star has fallen..!

The allegations of sexual misconduct against Kevin Spacey have shocked us all. Is this really happening? How could a beloved actor perform such terrible acts? Are those acts coming from a normal person of there is something lurking in the depth of their minds? Nasif Tanjim tries to find answers.   You have just finished a fantastic movie. You turn […]

November 12, 2017 · 0 comments · Mindspeak
Are humans actually the best of all creations?

Are humans actually the best of all creations?

Are human really smarter than other animals or we just superficially imposed our supremacy over other species? Samin Sakib takes on these questions and finds out other animals are aptly adapt. He compares our intelligence with other animals and comes up with interesting answers.   Why are humans smarter than other animals? Such a simple question. Many of you might think […]

November 5, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Nomad’s guide to Pollyanna

Nomad’s guide to Pollyanna

Drawing from his life lesson, a young Nomad writes a guide to Pollyanna in this semi-fictional, semi-autobiographical commentary. Nomad tends to create fictional characters that are somewhat arbitrary in nature. They don’t share the same comfort zones but they tend to deal with paroxystic events inside their minds and find solace under the dark star lit sky, afterwards. Anger is […]

October 29, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Business competitions: different aspects and effects on future career ..

Business competitions: different aspects and effects on future career ..

Business competitions are becoming more popular day by day promising lots of benefits to young students. Do the positives outweigh the negatives? Can winning business competitions land your dream job? Nasif Tanjim undertakes these questions and tries to explore the underneath truth of these competitions.   A couple of weeks back I was having dinner with some of my friends. […]

October 22, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
I-Hate-Politics Fellows.!

I-Hate-Politics Fellows.!

It is a common verbatim among our youth, ‘I hate politics.’ This tendency to hate ‘everything politics’ is a contemporary phenomenon since major national struggles in our history are led by our youth from the Language Movement (1952) to the Liberation War (1971) to the Anti-Autocracy movement of 1990. Fariha Tabassum names her own generation as her i-hate-politics-fellows and calls […]

October 15, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Of friendship (extended)

Of friendship (extended)

Istiaque Ahmed Nahian, a literature nerd, playfully reflects on the meaning of friendship. Apologies for trying to be a literature nerd, and salutations for those who did not get the title, because you are in for a treat. Barnackles! Almost typed ‘colon D’! Anyways, the topic of my piece is also casual like my writing style. It is about FRIENDSHIP. […]

October 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Coffee and Caffeine

Coffee and Caffeine

On the international coffee day, Maureen talks about its essential role in our life as well as personality traits depending on your coffee order. A daily dose of caffeine is what most of us are dependent upon. When I say most, I mean most, as in pretty much around 90 per cent of the people I know are either a […]

October 2, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
The homecoming of Durga

The homecoming of Durga

With folded hands, my prayers at the feet of the Goddess. Jai Maa Durga! — kaleiodoscopic kanvas  Durga Puja, yet another moment in our lives in which mythology, religious practice and culture interacts with each other. Nasif Tanjim writes about a daughter’s return to her troubled home and the promises she brings with her focusing mainly on different versions of […]

September 24, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Prank : Humor or Humiliation?

Prank : Humor or Humiliation?

Samia Sultana Lira reflects on the recent incidences of prank in public places, mostly by group of young men to earn online accolades and likes. They say, ‘Just for fun.’ Is it? You wake up in the morning with an alarm tone. A busy day ahead! You hurry for the washroom lest you should get late for classes. Taking toothpaste […]

September 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Teachers as friends

Teachers as friends

Samin Sakib asks, can we be friends with our teachers? Where do we create barriers?   An ever-changing world seeks advancement in every aspect of life including education. Since it is recognised that the level of education in the developed world is far higher than in the developing countries, it stands to reason that education has an important role to […]

September 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak