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Radical medical

Radical medical

During the recent student protests because of the question paper leaks of medical college admission tests, Shahbagh intersection was blocked. Consequently, patients of nearby hospitals suffered…

November 1, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
The beauty and necessity of being weird

The beauty and necessity of being weird

When I was a little girl, my biggest ambition in life was to become a shopkeeper. Not the CEO of a chain of departmental stores, but rather the owner of a tiny store that sold the most basic household items. I presume my terrific…

October 18, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Triangle that isn’t quite one

Triangle that isn’t quite one

I was having a hard time trying to fall asleep the other night. Although my body was definitely tired with my eyelids growing heavy, my mind decided to stroll on a different path…

October 11, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Goat-speed shopping in goat-speed traffic!

Goat-speed shopping in goat-speed traffic!

I am returning home after a horrific and life altering experience at the not-so-new New Market. It is Eid season, so of course traffic is moving at a goat’s pace, not that it is much different during other times of the year. Still, the biblical verses assure us of this..

October 4, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Nonviolence: private university students demonstrate exemplary successful movement

Nonviolence: private university students demonstrate exemplary successful movement

Farhat Afzal shows that the private university students have brought out a new nonviolent, respectful model of carrying out mass protests, which were thoughtfully planned and brought results February 21, 1952. Students from Dhaka University and other political activists went against the law and organised a protest. They gathered at the university premises defying Section 144, which forbids assembly of […]

September 20, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Secret of becoming your unique self

Secret of becoming your unique self

Farhat Afzal argues that both submitting to values of others and being a rebel is detrimental as both are extremes, instead one should find his own values and stick to them It is easy to be at either ends of any spectrum. One can either be the biggest rule follower out there or one can be a rebel. What is […]

September 13, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Us versus them?

Us versus them?

My mother always tells me that her generation is the one that has witnessed the most changes of the past century. They witnessed the evolution from radios to televisions, that became permanent fixtures in households in the 1970s…

September 6, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Too scared to be creative?

Too scared to be creative?

I am always astounded at the ease with which children come forward to show a creative work they have done. Be it a drawing or a poem, they are happy to show their masterpiece to any curious individual. Their enthusiasm is not dampened even by those who are not as willing…

August 30, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Human versus advertisement!

Human versus advertisement!

Take a look around and observe your surroundings. Do you see any form of advertisements? Keep in mind, product branding also counts as a form of advertisement. If you don’t see any, then you’re probably living under a rock…

August 23, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Living in a time when being young is ‘uncool’!

Living in a time when being young is ‘uncool’!

I received a massive eye roll from my niece the other day when I told her how we would watch shows on BTV when we were younger…

August 16, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak