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Heaven on Earth

Heaven on Earth

The pillars at the Mount Batok draw the cutoff line for vehicles. Horses are the only means to travel beyond the active volcano of Mount Bromo in East Java, Indonesia…

August 2, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Morality of youth: myth or fact?

Morality of youth: myth or fact?

One of my earliest memories at school was a teacher’s kid asking me to share my test answers with her in fourth grade…

July 26, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Welcome to the age of confusion!

Welcome to the age of confusion!

Many people complain about our new and modern world lacking the element of human touch in many spheres of life. For example, the increasing numbers of those urbanites who live in multi-storied, gargantuan residential…

July 12, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Prisoners on street

Prisoners on street

I do not think I have quite recovered yet from the ‘Modi fever,’ i.e. the chill we all felt in our collective hypothetical spine when the Indian prime minister visited our country recently…

July 5, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
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