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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
Being ambitious: virtue or vice?

Being ambitious: virtue or vice?

They say that a person without ambition is like a boat without a rudder. But perhaps, using a boat analogy is not the best way to describe it…

April 19, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Shrunken words and implications therein

Shrunken words and implications therein

Farhat Afzal is disturbed by the amalgamation of Bangla and English language and the teenspeak language on internet and mobile phone message that is affecting the youth from writing full and proper spelling of words A friend once asked me, ‘Isn’t typing out entire words exhausting when you are texting?’ I realised she was referring to my aversion to using […]

April 11, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak