• Friday, November 28, 2014

Published November 27, 2014

Published Date: November 27, 2014
Being an English Major

Being an English Major

Back in school, English lessons were my favorite, and while most students around me grumbled and groaned, I took a front row seat in all the classes, alert and excited. That same excitement has led me to pursue a Bachelor's Degree in English Literature and Linguistics. Though I don't expect people to share my enthusiasm, some appear to be terribly misinformed about the subject – so much so, that I intend to set them straight. Oh, an English major! So you want to be a teacher, eh? Most people feel that “teaching” is synonymous with “English major” – not in the sense that teaching is a viable option, but in the...

Published Date: November 27, 2014
A day out with the bondhus of Bondhu Garage

A day out with the bondhus of Bondhu Garage

The dawn broke with the sound of young voices. A vibrant group of young people had gathered at The Base Camp in Gojariapara, Gazipur on a beautiful Friday morning. Aside from greenery, the camp offers different outdoor activities like monkey pass, rope trench, rope walk, tire run, tire sand, hop n jump and...

Published Date: November 27, 2014
5 Incredible Books You Can Read in Under a Few Hours

5 Incredible Books You Can Read in Under a Few Hours

Ever miss those days when you spent hours at a stretch indulging in a good book but feel like those days have given way to movies, TV shows or social networks? Or have you always admired those who read, but could never garner the courage to start reading one of those thousand-page giants that George R.R. Martin writes? Either ways - good news for you! Here are five “Read-me-I-ain't-that-fat” sorta books from different genres to kickstart your reading appetite – and guess what? They won't take more than few hours to finish! South of the Border, West of the Sun When an only child, Hajime, befriends another single-child Shimamoto in post-war...

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Published Date: November 27, 2014
BEAUTIFUL BROWSER GAMES THAT DON'T REQUIRE MAGIC COINS TO BUY MORE MAGIC COINS

BEAUTIFUL BROWSER GAMES THAT DON'T REQUIRE MAGIC COINS TO BUY MORE MAGIC COINS

For the people who often find it difficult to get into games because either they find the games too expensive or tedious to play, there is a solution to all that—flash games. Flash games are the free indie games that are possible to play on the everyday internet browsers. They tend to usually...

Published Date: November 27, 2014
GAME REVIEW

GAME REVIEW

Platform: PC Gamers are no strangers to war and violence. While most developers are creating newer and cooler ways to shoot someone's face off or blow something up, 11 Bit Studio's new game instead focuses on the flip slide of the coin. In what is probably the closest thing to a “survival game” as...

FABLE FACTORY

Published Date: November 27, 2014
Don't Even Ask

Don't Even Ask

The other day I met up with an old friend who was planning to go away somewhere far for what she deemed a futile-discovering-one's-own-self-tour-that never-works. I offered to meet her for the last time in the café we always went to. She'd be gone for months and wasn't even sure if she would...

FABLE FACTORY

Published Date: November 27, 2014
Gangster of Love

Gangster of Love

I am the last of my kind, The remnant of a dying people. If you look back you will find          That we are a race that fell to the hordes of evil. The land was ours, conquered with love. Then came the curse                                  From                                  Above That drove us to our hearse. I hunt what little is left To stay alive And share it with the holy land So it may survive. All my efforts Proved for naught When mother earth Began to rot. I am                                                        Alone With my inner demons And as such I stand; The enduring offspring Of this once-loved land.                                A burdened life.                                A                                rewarding death.

Published Date: November 27, 2014
WHY ORWELL WROTE

WHY ORWELL WROTE

I recently re-read George Orwell's Road to Wigan Pier a book, where, to understand his subject matter – Northern England coal miners —Orwell followed the miners deep into the mines. I read this book years ago, borrowed from the Dhaka British Council. I remembered the coalmines, the feeling of grit under my fingernails; the crick in my spine as I had pictured Orwell's six foot four frame bowed, his back bent, fathoming as he did, how grown men spent fourteen hours shifts in those hellish mines, deep inside the earth. The men are permanently soot-covered and steel-muscled, Orwell notes with admiration; they appear to be an extension of the...

Published Date: November 27, 2014
BULLETIN BOARD

BULLETIN BOARD

English Matters NSU English Club launches annual publication MUHAMMAD MUHTASIM JAWAD North South University English Club hosted a series of seminars and launched its annual publication “English Matters” at an event under the same name on November 18 at OAT801, on the university campus. The seminar part of the event was divided into four sessions. For the...

BOOK WEEK

Published Date: November 27, 2014
Sir John Wilson School encourages reading habits

Sir John Wilson School encourages reading habits

Keeping the young learners in mind, Sir John Wilson School celebrated 'Book Week', an annual programme, from November 16 till 20. As always, the week was observed to encourage students towards buying and reading books. Childhood is the best time for a person's mental development, and reading is the best exercise for mental stimulation,...

Asia Pacific Leadership Programme

Published Date: November 27, 2014
New Ideas in Action

New Ideas in Action

It was afternoon, when the Malaysia Airlines plane touched the runway of Pudong International Airport. After immigration process and collecting luggage, I was looking for the Maglev train. The experience of this train was no less than that of a roller coaster. I went to Shanghai to attend the Asia-Pacific Leadership Programme on Environment...

Published Date: November 27, 2014
A day for the less fortunate

A day for the less fortunate

How much thought do we give to the little children in ragged clothing who knock on our car windows or approach us while we're on rickshaws, to sell us flowers? How much do we really care? How many times have we snapped at them for no apparent reason or watched someone yell at...

Published Date: November 27, 2014
Accents, Nice & Fake

Accents, Nice & Fake

I am happy to die. Well, not really. I am happy today. If you did not get the hint you should know that to British ears, Australians pronounce “day” as “die” and “lay” as “lie” so that “today” becomes “to die”. While your pronunciation is your ability to pronounce words in a way...

Published Date: November 27, 2014
Falling out of Love with your favourite author

Falling out of Love with your favourite author

It starts off with the promise of a fairy tale romance – reader meets writer's work and they live happily ever after. However, there come certain phases of life that are very difficult on a reader. One such traumatic experience is no longer being able to call the person, who kept you up...

Published Date: November 27, 2014
The Time I Grew a Femstache

The Time I Grew a Femstache

I grew a moustache this November (by moustache I mean a slight dark fringe over my upper lip). By the way for all intents and purposes, I am a girl. I am girl and I grew a stache. Actually I went all out – no shaving, waxing, threading, tweezing or anything for a month. Now before you stop reading this article and go barf in the nearest sink, here are some fun facts. #1 One of the founders (there are two) of the 'Noshember' campaign is a woman: Rebecca Hill. #2 This one is for those who use Noshember as just another excuse to spew out selfies on Instagram. Here is what the...

Published Date: November 27, 2014
RATED 'M' FOR MANLY

RATED 'M' FOR MANLY

A few weeks back, SHOUT ran a cover story that evaluates the expectations placed on men in our general society and the strange parameters for being one.Although trying to be a 'manly man' does have its share of adverse effects on an individual, it still is funny to see the extent to which...

Published Date: November 27, 2014
The Pen is Mightier than Unemployment

The Pen is Mightier than Unemployment

The Hay Festival came and went and it's put us in a literary mood. English majors get a lot of silly questions and condescension directed at them; our cover story answers some of the more common misconceptions regarding the major. We have in addition a bevy of other literature-related content: five books you...

Published Date: November 27, 2014
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Published Date: November 27, 2014
This Week's Horoscope

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