Archive for December, 2017

MADAL : Not songs, but sound of tears and courage

MADAL : Not songs, but sound of tears and courage

Talking to band members of Madal, Nahid Riyasad writes about their songs that they describe as the sound of tears and courage of the oppressed.   In the beginning of this millennium, Bangladesh forest department, financed by World Bank and Asian Development Bank, started an eco-park project in Tangail. Some two thousands of Garo and Koch people have been living […]

December 31, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
New year’s resolution 2018

New year’s resolution 2018

With the beginning of a year, we look forward to keeping the past years’ experience and move forward to a better version of us. Thus we look for changes, set goals and draw resolutions, we have asked youths to share their thoughts on the same.   Sameer Mohammad Mubeen North South University Resolutions are always cliché and very conventional, so […]

December 31, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Voice
Campus Buzz

Campus Buzz

Rajshahi University holds talk on RUCSU On Sunday, December 24, Rajshahi University Chatra Federation arranged a discussion to urge the university authority to create suitable environment in the campus to hold the students’ union election. Chatra Federation president Tasbirul Islam chaired the discussion session. Sadakat Hossain, a former university senate student representative, said, ‘RUCSU election has not been in the […]

December 31, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
The Punisher: The quest for vengeance

The Punisher: The quest for vengeance

A television series called The Punisher has recently stirred the audience by questionable display of judgment coupled with violence. Riasat Raihan takes on this view and reviews the television series.   The Punisher could have made his debut at Daredevil, but Marvel’s long awaited Punisher series is all about Frank Castle. The Punisher finds himself in the middle of a […]

December 31, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Film Review
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
The terrors of sexual harassment

The terrors of sexual harassment

Women in Bangladesh have to face layers of assaults, both mental and physical, in this society for its patriarchal framework. Zaara Zareen speaks about her experience as she grows up and shows its different folds as she has experienced. When I was six or seven years old, I could not wait to be a teenager. Older cousins, TV shows and […]

December 31, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Experience
The science behind QUICKSAND

The science behind QUICKSAND

Science for youth By Hiya Islam As portrayed by cartoons quicksand is a gooey monster that feeds on anything that falls in it. A person who mistakenly steps in disappears rapidly underneath, pulling down whoever is trying to help him as well. It is like a death pit full of mystic force. Its origin is unknown and there are warning […]

December 31, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · FYI
‘Open Your Eyes’

‘Open Your Eyes’

SONG REVIEW By Raaisa Tariq Alter Bridge, a Hard rock band from Orlando, Florida, was formed in 2004 after their former band Creed became inactive. To be mentioned here, Creed itself was a craze in their days among their audiences. Their music is actually more popular in Europe than the U.S. and other places. Being an underrated band, they have some rather […]

December 31, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · FYI
DUCSU MOVEMENT

DUCSU MOVEMENT

No student election for 27 years Students want Dhaka University Central Students Union election, the president and the chancellor of the university asked for students’ union election, the vice chancellor of the university seems sympathetic to the demand for DUCSU, yet there has been no student body election for nearly three decades. Talking to students, teachers and university authority Nahid […]

December 24, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
‘Nearly everyone is complacent’

‘Nearly everyone is complacent’

A CONVERSATION WITH WALID ASHRAF A Dhaka University student, Walid Ashraf was on hunger strike for two weeks from November 25 demanding immediate student union election in his campus. His conviction and determination has shaken the system and the students at large who otherwise chose to remain silent. Talking to him, Istiaque Ahmed Nahian writes about his political analysis of […]

December 24, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Icon