New Age Xtra

Death dealers on water

Death dealers on water

Sadiqur Rahman reveals how the increasing number of unregistered vessels and the concerned government authorities’ inabilities to monitor their operations are leading to more accidents…

February 20, 2015 · 0 comments · New Age Xtra
At the heart of corruption

At the heart of corruption

Although more than three-and-half years have passed since the issuance of a procurement order to purchase an autoclave machine for National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, the sterilisation machine is yet to reach the premises of the hospital…

February 20, 2015 · 0 comments · New Age Xtra
Bangla for the generations

Bangla for the generations

A significant number of Bangladeshi expatriates have been living in foreign countries for decades. While most of them achieved their academic degrees from Bangladesh before migrating, such is not the case with their children, most of whom were born…

February 20, 2015 · 0 comments · New Age Xtra
Computer at Tk 6,200

Computer at Tk 6,200

When the digital divide is prevalent worldwide and especially pronounced between the affluent and the poor in Bangladesh, Tarik Adnan, a Bangladeshi student at Harvard University, has invented an inexpensive computer with a view to minimise the inequality…

February 20, 2015 · 0 comments · New Age Xtra
Zero Degree is dark and bold but…

Zero Degree is dark and bold but…

Bengali movies rarely ignite a heated debate. And when the major focus is politics, films do not even come into the scene. However, the sole fact that a lot is being written, some scathing and some not, about the recent Bangla movie, Zero Degree, is proof enough that sometimes…

February 20, 2015 · 0 comments · New Age Xtra
Empty stalls, low sales

Empty stalls, low sales

The month-long Amar Ekhushey Granthamela or the Ekushey Book Fair 2015 has passed its twelfth day on Thursday amid the non-stop countrywide blockade and strike in some districts including the capital city…

February 13, 2015 · 0 comments · New Age Xtra
Drug scams under radar

Drug scams under radar

Sanjay Baroi had been producing counterfeit antibiotic medicines misusing a license he has for herbal production for the last two years…

February 13, 2015 · 0 comments · New Age Xtra
The power of will

The power of will

Sarwar does not have the time to gossip with others or pay attention outside his ‘T-20 Special Tea’, a makeshift stall in front of the Bashundhara City Shopping Complex area…

February 13, 2015 · 1 comment · New Age Xtra
Beyond the limitations of life

Beyond the limitations of life

They say time is the best healer. But it has been three years and yet it hurts like it did the very first time.
My slumber was broken by grandmother’s desperate cries asking me to get dressed as soon as possible…

February 13, 2015 · 0 comments · New Age Xtra
A global milestone

A global milestone

On January 29, 2015, a total of 879 female soldiers were recruited in the Bangladesh Army for the first time. This was the largest contingent of female soldiers that passed out at a time in the world history…

February 13, 2015 · 0 comments · New Age Xtra
Against limitations

Against limitations

Ahmed Shatil Alam reveals the state of the expanded burn unit project that has not seen the light of the day, as the necessity of its completion is being felt at a time, when the limited number of burn…

February 6, 2015 · 0 comments · New Age Xtra
A stifled solution

A stifled solution

In April 2012, after completion of their third year in power, the Awami League-led government introduced the ‘Spass’, a digital ticketing system for the Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation…

February 6, 2015 · 0 comments · New Age Xtra
The necessity of prison rehabilitation

The necessity of prison rehabilitation

A fter a guilty verdict is announced for a committed crime, most criminals are sentenced to jail for many years. Upon conviction, the men and women who have been charged as guilty are then confined in locked buildings with other inmates for their unlawful conduct. Consequentially, they are kept apart from the rest of society to ensure the safety of […]

February 6, 2015 · 0 comments · New Age Xtra
Dead ends to learning

Dead ends to learning

I am writing with a heavy heart.
I have always believed that there is nothing nobler than the profession of teaching; that the relationship between the teacher and his student is one of the most holy things in the world…

February 6, 2015 · 1 comment · New Age Xtra
Waste of city’s beauty

Waste of city’s beauty

Across the city area, a number of spots including city’s public parks, monuments, sculptures, roundabouts, road dividers were beautified under many projects, over the past few years…

February 6, 2015 · 0 comments · New Age Xtra
Politics of entertainment

Politics of entertainment

On the winter afternoon of January 25, less than 30 people were found purchasing tickets from the counter of Purnima cinema hall at Karwan Bazar around 3:10pm, with the next show to begin in 20 minutes…

January 30, 2015 · 0 comments · New Age Xtra
Do you support the import and release of South Asian movies, especially Indian films, in cinema halls of Bangladesh?

Do you support the import and release of South Asian movies, especially Indian films, in cinema halls of Bangladesh?

I do not support the import and release of Indian Bangla films in Bangladesh. But I do not mind if the other films of different South Asian language gets released over here…

January 30, 2015 · 0 comments · New Age Xtra
Blocks of misery

Blocks of misery

On December 26, 2014, the print and electronic media aired the most gripping story of the year to the masses. People were glued to their TV screens for hours at a stretch praying for the rescue of four-year old boy Jihad, who had fell down and was trapped inside a 600-foot deep pipe of an abandoned railway water pump at Shahjahanpur Railway Colony in Dhaka…

January 30, 2015 · 0 comments · New Age Xtra
The dream car

The dream car

When you have a dream to do something, adhere to it, and you will succeed eventually. Such motto has bred confidence among the group called ‘Yes you can’, a platform of some young students of computer science and engineering department at Daffodil International University (DIU)…

January 30, 2015 · 0 comments · New Age Xtra
Aiding the learning curve

Aiding the learning curve

The Chobi Mela brings together photographic talents from across the globe to Bangladesh where not only are their works showcased, but the photographic gurus also share their knowledge with aspiring photographers during seminars and workshops…

January 30, 2015 · 0 comments · New Age Xtra

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