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The Prometheus of DU will become a Phoenix

The Prometheus of DU will become a Phoenix

The removal of Raju’s graffiti painted on the wall of Dhaka University Central Library has unsettled many including present students and alumni of DU. Nahid Riyasad looks critically on the motives behind this unexpected removal of such invaluable graffiti. Jibananda Das is a prominent modern Bengali poet; from his poems it is understandable that he had an obsession about death. […]

January 7, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Crack Platoon: Reckoning

Crack Platoon: Reckoning

1971 was a curious time for us as a nation. On one hand it was a time of despair filled with stories of death and destruction; on the other hand, it was a time of pride, filled with tales of courage and bravado. Nasif Tanjim brings you one such tale of bravery of the highest order.   Fade in 9 […]

December 31, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Many divides in our education system

Many divides in our education system

Rassiq Aziz Kabir writes, the main purpose of education is gaining knowledge as well as implementing it in real life situations, but our system is not helping the cause.  Bangladesh has one of the most complex education systems in the world. The country’s conventional education system is divided into three levels — primary, secondary and tertiary. It is seemingly different […]

December 24, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Hollywood’s franchise obsession!

Hollywood’s franchise obsession!

More and more sequels are hitting big screens around us. As popcorn sales soar, is the quality of the movies going down? How did this start? Where to is the industry heading? Nasif Tanjim tries to find answers.   We’re not great at original concepts. Can we interest you in another generic sequel? This seems to be the question Hollywood […]

December 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Opening new horizons

Opening new horizons

Shaikha Shauda Panzeree reflects on the way Dhaka Lit Fest is opening new horizon for today’s youth and cultivating readers among them. Not so many members of the young generation indulge in literature these days-such is the claim. The enchanting process, of building a nexus between a work of literature and a person, of connecting through something that probably exists […]

November 26, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
‘Can we make this through?’

‘Can we make this through?’

Faiza Farah asks, do you really want to die before your death? Do you really want to end your life and tell yourself and the world that you gave up? Or you want to tell yourself right before you die that you made it? After I had my first heartbreak, I was totally numb for days. If I am being […]

November 19, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
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 · Comments are Disabled · 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