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Valentine’s Day for singles

Valentine’s Day for singles

Shagufta Tasnim Nur  explores how singles could truly be unaffected amid the lovers’ parade and escape feeling the blues I crawled out of bed to a Sunday waiting to happen. I crawled out of bed to a lot of sunshine and a workweek ahead that didn’t seem as bright. I crawled out of bed to a day like any other […]

February 14, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Embracing embarrassment

Embracing embarrassment

It happens to the best of us at some point in life or other. When it happens, there is not a single thing you can do to undo the situation…

February 7, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Chasing after dreams

Chasing after dreams

Last week, I read about Jack Ma, the richest man in China and the 18th richest man in the world. He applied to Harvard University 10 times and got rejected every time…

January 31, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
What is it with winters and weddings?

What is it with winters and weddings?

The residential area of Dhanmondi is a great place; I especially love it when it is not the time for countless children to scurry to the countless schools in the vicinity, to create a tiresome traffic…

January 24, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
COP 21: Climate change and youth

COP 21: Climate change and youth

While governments and international organisations work at the macro level, youths need to use their power as voters, mobilisers, and innovators to ensure sustainability in the future…writes Sohara Mehroze Shachi As one of the 11 youths selected from all over the world for the Climate Tracker fellowship, I had the opportunity to be part of the biggest climate conference COP […]

January 17, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Dilemma of the eyes and exercise

Dilemma of the eyes and exercise

We take a lot of pride in our capital city. Despite its many shortcomings, we can all agree that Dhaka has a certain charm that is hard to find anywhere else…

January 10, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
A good job or a good boss?

A good job or a good boss?

Shagufta Tasnim Nur weighs between a good job and a good boss to understand what is more important to have a good working experience Right at the cusp of graduating at nearly the same time next year, I was downright strolling onto the corridors of my academic institute without a care in the world, last week. Living in the world […]

January 3, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Social work: A great pastime or a passing fad?

Social work: A great pastime or a passing fad?

The growing enthusiasm towards volunteerism is exploited by some institutions without authenticity, accountability and audit…writes Farhat Afzal Volunteerism is undoubtedly a noble initiative that our youths have taken great interest of associating themselves with more prominently over the last decade, but what is less discussed is how sometimes the causes are exploited for reasons deeper than what appears on surface. […]

December 27, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Choice to heed

Choice to heed

Lately, I have been thinking about how much of a change has come by in the past four years or so. You see, four years ago I had been the near perfect specimen of a student at a school…

December 20, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
‘I came, I saw, I ate’

‘I came, I saw, I ate’

After my classes ended one evening, I went to a nearby food cart to grab a bite. Out of the myriad of tidbits to choose from, I chose the poori. It looked fresh, hot right out of the large frying pan containing some kind of a pitch black liquid-ish material…

December 13, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak