Archive for August, 2017

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 · 0 comments · 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 · 0 comments · Mindspeak
NEWS

NEWS

NSU organises investment and portfolio management competition NSU Finance Club recently held ‘IPDC Presents – Optimity’, an investment and portfolio management competition in Bangladesh, designed for the undergraduate students of our country. The competition is organised by NSU Finance Club.  It was an Inter-University competition. Many Universities including Dhaka University, North South University, Bangladesh Professional University took part in the […]

August 20, 2017 · 0 comments · News
Shaheed Buddhijibi Smriti Pathagar

Shaheed Buddhijibi Smriti Pathagar

Samia Sultana Lira writes about a library that has participated in the movement against military regime in Bangladesh, created space for spreading joy for underprivileged children and empowering women with self-defense training. It is a model youth initiative that shows how you can respond to the need of the society at large. In 1988, when the country was submerged in […]

August 20, 2017 · 0 comments · Initiative
VOICE

VOICE

Reclaiming the spirit of student politics However tainted the current state of mainstream student politics is, the history was glorious. Students from different university while talking to New Age Youth condemned the criminalisation of  student politics and expressed their desire to reclaim its democratic tradition through a new beginning. In your view, what should be the role of student politics […]

August 20, 2017 · 0 comments · Voice
SONG REVIEW

SONG REVIEW

Coldplay is there to ‘fix you’ By Raaisa Tariq Fix you’ is a song by the British rock band Coldplay from their third studio album X&Y. The album is considered to be consisting of their weakest records but it did have ‘Fix you’ in it, which is one of their most iconic hits. Chris Martin (lead vocal) wrote this song […]

August 20, 2017 · 0 comments · FYI
APP REVIEW

APP REVIEW

Lastpass, the last password you will need By Rummana Ferdous Fagun Ever find yourself shuffling through your phone or pc in the hope of miraculously finding a long lost password to an account which you urgently need to log in to? Well here is one app that might save you from this trouble. Lastpass, it is actually the last password […]

August 20, 2017 · 0 comments · FYI
Campus protests

Campus protests

Students from different universities are protesting to establish their rights and continuing demonstration against undemocratic, tyrannical administrations. With their chants and slogans from different campuses reverberate the sounds of change on campus and in society at large, writes Sohel Tarek   Historically, students’ movements played a foundational role in the political struggle of Bangladesh – the language movement of 1952 […]

August 20, 2017 · 0 comments · Cover
Movie enthusiast and believer of women’s empowerment Rummana Ferdous Fagun review the much awaited superherorine movie Wonder Woman.

Movie enthusiast and believer of women’s empowerment Rummana Ferdous Fagun review the much awaited superherorine movie Wonder Woman.

Watching movies on the big screen is always fun, but seeing a movie that was the most awaited move for the year is something else. It was released in Bangladesh on June 2. Most of the time hyped movies turn out to be disappointing, but not this one. Even though the character was created in 1941, literally 75 years ago, […]

August 13, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Film Review
‘Can a hate crime be committed with words alone?’  Riasat Raihan aptly problematise issues of hate crime in Bangladesh.

‘Can a hate crime be committed with words alone?’ Riasat Raihan aptly problematise issues of hate crime in Bangladesh.

Hate crime is considered as a ‘criminal act.’ The reasons behind hate crimes could be so many. But, generally these crimes happen against race, sex, religion, disability, transgender issue and more. I think the difference between hate-crimes and other crimes is the role played by the personal characteristics in motivating the offender. Most of us always wonder why hate crimes […]

August 13, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak