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The sad scenario of suicide

The sad scenario of suicide

Suicide always means the untimely demise of a soul. People decide to take their own lives after an array of traumatic experiences, which, prompts them to believe in the meaninglessness of their lives. Reasons for committing suicide could vary. Recently, such incidents among youths are on the rise. Maureen N observes various reasons behind the rise and prescribes a way […]

March 18, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
A woman commuter in the Dhaka city bus

A woman commuter in the Dhaka city bus

Public buses, dominated by male commuters in Dhaka, have notorious reputation for their discriminatory service and environment. For women, this transportation system has little to offer but demands a lot, both physically and mentally. Women, who travel frequently by bus, have experienced gender discrimination often. Nasrin Humayra shares her thought, drawing from her own experience. During my student days, I […]

March 11, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Stepping into the future with robots

Stepping into the future with robots

With the advancement of technologies, we are experiencing miracles. Robots are taking over different works replace human labour; couple that with Artificial Intelligence, it becomes an even more competent work-horse. Hiya Islam contemplates on a future that may be dominated by robots. Picture this. It’s 7:00 am and the alarm is ringing. It shuts up when motion is detected on […]

March 4, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
‘Mental health over every damn thing!’

‘Mental health over every damn thing!’

Depression is a mental hurdle that every human being has to endure at some point of life. Many people, might feel, but fail to acknowledge its presence. Many, unfortunately, get pummeled in the battle and perish. Zaara Zareen observes this situation and shows the light at the end of the tunnel.  Depression. Just one word, which can be held responsible […]

February 25, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Losing my religion

Losing my religion

Inevitably, Lingua Franca, or a shared tongue, is used to make bridges among people from a diversified cultural as well as lingual background, in this globalised world. However, tolls might hit high for these kinds of practices, which, often feed on original identities. Istiaque Ahmed Nahian observes this complex situation in the context of Bangladesh. The basic definition of ‘Lingua […]

February 18, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
The wrong Valentine

The wrong Valentine

Valentine’s Day, the day of love, is knocking right on the door. In this festive mood of love, Shaikha Shuhada Panzeree explores the history behind this day and finds out contemporary capitalist ideas lurking in this practice.    There are the excited or worried lovers getting all worked up for the advancing Valentine’s Day, on the one hand, there are […]

February 11, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Limbo – between madness and reality

Limbo – between madness and reality

We consider someone mad because that person does not fit into category of the normal or does not comply with the conventional reasoning. Recently, Shiamak Ali encounters such a person with vivid, parallel notion of reality. While growing up, we have learned that mental health is a serious issue that is not something to be discussed in jest. ‘Mentally ill’ […]

February 4, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Global warming: the elephant in the room?

Global warming: the elephant in the room?

Human race has grown into a group of whooping 7 billions, exponentially using resources of the world. This process involves causing serious damage to the environment, global warming could be seen as the culmination of all. Hiya Islam writes about this burning issue.   Global warming may not be a pressing problem to many of us right now. A few […]

January 28, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
I wish things could be different

I wish things could be different

For different reasons, normally, fathers do not get much time with their sons, eventually a distance brews between father-son. Yet, there are so many ways a father can be the hero of his son’s life, can be the source of inspiration. Riasat Raihan writes about ideal father-son chemistry. I wish things could be different Who is the most important person […]

January 21, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
IBA admission test :  revision required

IBA admission test : revision required

IBA is arguably the most prominent business school of this country. However, in Mohammad Izaz Arefin Mridha’s writing, some important aspects have come up which need to be pondered upon. The Institute of Business Administration or IBA of University of Dhaka is unarguably one of the leading business schools in the country. Thanks to its brand image and achievements of […]

January 14, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak