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Skills forgone

Skills forgone

Education has multiple facets. Some lessons are simply life skills that books cannot buy. For instance, manners, time management and etiquettes! My horrifying experience during a university…

June 28, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Indifferently insensitive

Indifferently insensitive

During last year’s football world cup, after Spain’s big defeat with Netherlands, I saw about 50 status updates on social media which were all different variations of this: Spain has been raped by Netherlands…

June 21, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Dealing with quarter-life crises

Dealing with quarter-life crises

They say your 20s are supposed to be the time of opportunities and adventure. This is also a time for great personal growth. It is the time of transition where we move from classrooms and professors to cubicles and bosses…

June 14, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Keep your junk in the trunk

Keep your junk in the trunk

I subscribed to the android app of a local news website for sending me push notifications. I do not like it much to be distracted by the frequent ping noises and vibrations that come with these notifications, but I still agreed to it in order to be up to date with the latest breaking news…

June 7, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Friendly of machines, unfriendly of people

Friendly of machines, unfriendly of people

The conditions of pedestrian footpaths of Dhaka city are a pity. Cracks in the pavement, leakage from sewage line, garbage littered by the careless citizen and hawker settlements are just some of the major obstacles pedestrians in Dhaka face every day…

May 31, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Broken jaws, rowdy youths and metallic ‘bling bling’

Broken jaws, rowdy youths and metallic ‘bling bling’

I am sitting down with my good friend at a new restaurant. We have met after a very long time. We are having a good time. As the Bengali phrase goes, we are sharing our shukh dukkher kothabarta…

May 24, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Purposeless baby shoes and opinions you give me

Purposeless baby shoes and opinions you give me

Facebook! Like we haven’t heard enough already! By now millions, if not billions of articles have been written about its impact on our psychology, society and what not…

May 17, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Bridging gaps

Bridging gaps

Ever since I was young, I always considered myself as a person who got along with everyone. I enjoy keeping myself busy with different kinds of activities, meeting new people, and having new experiences…

May 10, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Hunters in action

Hunters in action

The loud chanting of thousands of spectators in unison for Bangladesh, make a momentum for the national cricket team as Tamim and Soumya walk out to the centre of the pitch…

May 3, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Implications of too much self obsession

Implications of too much self obsession

Farhat Afzal notes how random and frequent use of selfie among the young generation exposes them to become narcissists, even if the practice is not that bad always People are endlessly fascinating. Their features, appearances, personalities are all intricately detailed. But rarely do we take the time to focus on minute details – the truth behind the generous smile, the […]

April 26, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak