Archive for August, 2017

DUNKIRK – Where local people became the real heroes

DUNKIRK – Where local people became the real heroes

A hardcore, staunch fan of Christopher Nolan, Samin Sakib reviews his latest release Dunkirk. Dunkirk, a film about men, it is about finding the meaning of life surrounded by the meaninglessness of war. It is an existential masterpiece set across three parallel plots destined to collide, which in turn are set on three planes of existence — earth, air, and […]

August 28, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Film Review
Selling Empowerment!

Selling Empowerment!

Dristy Rahman critically reflects on the marketing strategies that half-heartedly appropriates from feminism. Just in case you were thinking that advertisements are changing the entire world by making people more aware of equal rights, then you are a fool. All the social media campaigns and promotional adverts on television don’t really help. Using feminism to sell products is leading to […]

August 28, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
NEWS

NEWS

NSU A three-day workshop on remote sensing of water-related diseases focusing on cholera was held in the North South University from August 19-21, 2017 as part of an ongoing research project funded by US-National Aeronautics and Space Administration.   Girls Guide On 19 August, Bangladesh Girl Guides Association of Milestone College branch organised a plant a tree campaign in their […]

August 28, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Siddiqur’s sudden slip off study

Siddiqur’s sudden slip off study

Siddikur Rahman, a third-year student of Titumir College, was the worst victim of police brutality in recent time. Talking to him, Nahid Riyasad writes about his despair and dreams.   Siddiqur Rahman, 23, is an undergraduate student eyeing a civil service career ahead of him. Well, fate might have stored something entirely different for him. On July 20, it was […]

August 28, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Experience
The demand for DUCSU

The demand for DUCSU

The last Dhaka University Central Student Union election was held on June 6, 1990. New Age Youth has spoken with students of Dhaka University about their demand for DUCSU. In response students described the current academic environment as simply undemocratic. Why do you think it is urgent to have DUCSU election? ‘DUCUS is related with student’s dignity’ Jahidul Haque Department […]

August 28, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Voice
SONG REVIEW Whisky Lullaby By Rummana Ferdous Fagun

SONG REVIEW Whisky Lullaby By Rummana Ferdous Fagun

This is one of the songs on my playlist that makes me dread listening to it because it makes me think about how utterly fragile life can be, but once the tune gets in my head it just reminds me how beautiful the song is. It is dreadful because I have to listen to the sad end of a perfect […]

August 28, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · FYI
APP REVIEW : Pin your interest.. By Raaisa Tariq

APP REVIEW : Pin your interest.. By Raaisa Tariq

Pinterest is a digital pin-board where you can pin, share, save and categorise images or ideas regarding everything from fashion, photography, quotes to decorating, cooking, crafting etc. It allows you to follow other users’ board of similar taste. The site was founded by Ben Silbermann, Paul Sciarra and Evan Sharp. It was launched in 2010 as a closed beta. Pinterest’s […]

August 28, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · FYI
Sexual Harassment …. Sshh!

Sexual Harassment …. Sshh!

  August comes with haunting memories of the tragic death of Yasmin, a 14 year old domestic help Yasmin. It comes with the reminder of the fearless protest that unleashed after her rape and murder in Dinajpur in 1995. Yasmin’s death and subsequent protest brought new and tougher anti-rape law in Bangladesh. Sexual harassment too is now a legally recognised […]

August 28, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Sina Hasan’s songs of independent spirit

Sina Hasan’s songs of independent spirit

Sina Hasan’s album Last Bench (2017) proved that it is not always political processions and rallies, with your songs too you can talk back to power, writes Akramul Momen. Sina Hasan’s first album ‘Last Bench’ was released earlier in March this year. It was released by the artist’s own initiative. He chose to release it himself without involving any audio […]

August 20, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Icon
Home in a foreign land

Home in a foreign land

Dristy Rahman reflects on her experience of studying abroad.   I had just moved to Singapore, overwhelmed by the idea of living alone and having no one to stop me from doing anything. It was my first day there. I went home and took a shower, unaware of the horror that I’d have to face in a while. It felt […]

August 20, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak