Archive for February, 2018

Ekushey book fair today

Ekushey book fair today

What does the young generation perceive of the Ekushey Book Fair? Asks Riasat Raihan. For the bookworms of Bangladesh, February is a much awaited month. The Bangla Academy is back with the most anticipated event of the year — ‘Ekushey Boi Mela’ or Amar Ekushey Grantha Mela. The Ekushey Book Fair is a signature festival of our country. The month […]

February 25, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Campus news..!

Campus news..!

DU: On Wednesday, February 21, Dhaka University’s debating society has hosted a friendly debate with Calcutta University to commemorate the International Mother Language Day.   SU: On Wednesday, February 21, Southeast University has marked the International Mother Language Day at their campus.   EU: On Wednesday, February 21, Eastern University has organised a morning procession to observe the International Mother […]

February 25, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
When we were young

When we were young

In the modern society, we dive into a sea full of hardship and struggle in order to fulfill our needs. Routines make it conventional as it offers us a monotonous life where we tend to forget that the journey of life is short. It is unique. The moments that define our lives fade away with the passage of time; rather […]

February 25, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · FYI
Satchel full of books

Satchel full of books

What’s the purpose of reading books anyway, unless it is a BCS guide and manages your bread and butter? I think almost everyone, at least once in life, has heard that books out of curriculum spoil you killing your valuable study hours! Today we are going to hear about two initiatives where book is used as a weapon to do the exact […]

February 25, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Initiative
The blood connection: fetus in the womb

The blood connection: fetus in the womb

SCIENCE FOR YOUTH By Hiya Islam The consequences of incompatible blood-mixing can prove to be fatal during transfusions. All the same, the same instance can also occur in womb where the baby is held so closely to the mother by the umbilical cord attached to the placenta. By understanding the chemistry of antigens from last week, let’s have a look […]

February 25, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · FYI
Young readers leaning more towards foreign authors

Young readers leaning more towards foreign authors

EKUSHEY BOOK FAIR The Amar Ekushey Grantha Mela (Ekushey Book Fair), over the course of time, has become a quintessential part of our national, lingual and cultural identity. This book fair takes place in February every year to commemorate the language martyrs and celebrate the International Mother Language Day. Writers and publishers of Bengali books eagerly await this month to […]

February 25, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Voice
‘Mental health over every damn thing!’

‘Mental health over every damn thing!’

Depression is a mental hurdle that every human being has to endure at some point of life. Many people, might feel, but fail to acknowledge its presence. Many, unfortunately, get pummeled in the battle and perish. Zaara Zareen observes this situation and shows the light at the end of the tunnel.  Depression. Just one word, which can be held responsible […]

February 25, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Bor-porong: stories drowned in Kaptai Lake

Bor-porong: stories drowned in Kaptai Lake

Reading Samari Chakma’s Kaptai Badh: Bor Porong, Duburider Attokothon (2018), a book about Jumma people’s enduring suffering and life journey after the construction of Kaptai dam, Nahid Riayasad asks the tourists — next time you pay a visit to the Kaptai Lake, setting aside your Bengali nationalist worldview, look closely, hear carefully, you may be able to see the lost […]

February 25, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Art Culture
Language lost in transition

Language lost in transition

We, Bengalis, love our mother tongue Bangla. We bear the spirit of the 1952 language movement in our heart and observe Ekushey February with utmost respect. But do we respect the 40 other languages of our country? Do we feel that many of these languages are dying? Is the government doing anything to save them from extinction? Shaikha Shuhada Panzeree […]

February 18, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Dhaka Art Summit ended with love

Dhaka Art Summit ended with love

The first two weeks of February, Dhaka became a hub of artists’ gathering from all across the world. They gathered to attend the Dhaka Art Summit-2018.  Artworks, belonging to an array of genres and representing 35 countries, have been displayed here. Dipa Mahbuba Yasmin has visited this summit and shared her experience with New Age Youth. The first two weeks […]

February 18, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Art Culture