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  • Bangladesh national cricket team

    The cricket coach conundrum

    The Bangladesh national cricket team is without a coach again, and an array of experienced foreigners are being interviewed for the job while former captain Khaled Mahmud Sujon acts as interim coach.

  • What is happen to our education

    What is happen to our education?

    Scratching your head while reading the title? Terribly phrased questions like “What is happen to disobey law?”, "What would happen if no the Mujibnagar govt was formed?", “What is happened in the people of this country as a result of 'divide and rule' policy of British?

  • A wholesome addiction: Masterchef Australia

    In the year 2010, my simple life as a ninth grader consisted of me going to school, getting back home and watching TV, and then talking to my friends about the stuff I watched on TV. There was Supernatural, number one fan favourite among our pubescent selves.

  • Where did natoks go wrong?

    This isn't going to be some light-hearted jab at the industry, I'm genuinely disappointed with the way we handled a creative medium

  • HSC Results 2017: The fallout

    As the sales at sweetshops return back to normal, the dancing students in schoolyards go back home to prepare for admission tests...


    The past few weeks, at least for young audiences of American television in Bangladesh, have been rife with different variations of the same discussion.

  • Learning Bigotry from the Textbook

    News had emerged in local media over the last couple of weeks about the changes in the new NCTB textbooks in circulation at the beginning of 2017 academic year.

  • 2016 was THE worst. Now what?

    The end of the world is a pretty commonplace incident.

  • Elephants Tortured for our Entertainment

    A few weeks ago, I went on a trip to Borneo, Malaysia with my grade for a school trip. This trip was very educational for me because I learned a lot about endangered animals and it opened my eyes to a lot of things I never thought was relevant to our world.

  • Higher Education - Thoughts on Moving to Trump's USA

    “I feel so conflicted right now,” a friend's status read – shared along with a Trump interview on the Middle East Conflict. “He's starting to sound so sensible.”

  • Put us, students, first!

    Blessed are the people who have gone through their entire lives without having one single teacher they were disgruntled with.

  • Empathy, Abuse & Animals

    Under all the viral animal abuse videos, almost unfailingly, there are comments that ask, “How would you feel if someone did that to you?” This question is not trivial, in fact, it demands for a sign of empathy on the part of the abuser.


    For those who get to choose, it's usually a no-brainer to decide on settling abroad to pursue a career instead of Bangladesh.

  • Of Human and cats

    Of humans and cats: who owns whom?

    I have always had a love-hate relationship with my cats. Underneath those irresistible coats of fur, lurk ego-crushing and demeaning beings who will make one's heart go mushy and then squash it into pulp with its very demeanour, like your ex.

  • Right to Safe School Commute

    Right to Safe School Commute

    Around 12:30 pm on August 24, 2016 a girl – an 8th grader – was stabbed in front of her school, Willes Little Flower School and College (WLFSC). On August 28 she drew her last breath.

  • Which cinematic universe is leading

    Which cinematic universe is leading?

    We are living in a golden age of comic book adaptations with more characters making their way to the big screen than ever before. Between Marvel and DC, there are a lot of fights going down off-screen these days. It begs the question, which studio has done it right so far?

  • An Ode to the Sundarbans

    As construction is about to begin on the Rampal power plant, we are on the eve of losing the Sundarbans to 'development' – development that snatches away our right to a sustainable future.


    Fashion: hard to define but is acutely synonymous with glamour, flamboyance and vision. It changes with changing times, giving an accurate picture of the world around us.


    Ramadan is a month of fasting, prayers, and redemption that help us transform into better versions of ourselves.

  • The Horrible Practice that Needs to Go

    Recently, I came across a picture on social media showing a family eating at a restaurant, while their domestic help sat separately nearby without any food. The post has stirred up a bit of controversy, and rightfully so.


    The education system in Bangladesh is flawed, and a TV station recently took it upon themselves to point out exactly how flawed it is.


    The education system in Bangladesh is flawed, and a TV station recently took it upon themselves to point out exactly how flawed it is.

  • Should Video Games Be An Olympic Sport?

    eSports has taken the world by storm. Over the past decade, it's been the rising phenomenon amongst all forms of sports.


    When Cricket Australia announced that the Australian cricket team would not be touring Bangladesh, it was heartbreak for millions of fans.

  • Game of Thrones

    GoT's Moral Minefield

    As you read this, the post-GoT-season-finale frenzy is in full force. No matter what sort of plot deviation, book spoiler

  • How Much Does Your EDUCATION Cost?

    Bangladesh cannot prosper if the road to higher education is blocked by monetary constraints.

  • Game of Thrones’ Moral Minefield

    You have witnessed a psychopath rape a character who has grown up on screen, and a father burn his daughter at the stake for power. At this point you have to ask yourself, where does the line lie?

  • Opinion: AL’s yet another Goebbelsian tactic

    The attackers are all well known in the Karwan Bazar area. The Daily Star has found out that the attackers were mostly leaders and activists of the ruling Awami League's associated bodies and Chhatra League men from ward-26, Tejgaon and Dhaka Polytechnic Institute. In other words, Joy’s “angry public” are nothing but leaders of the student front of his own party.

  • Fight Back or Walk Away?

    In a situation like this, I feel that the girl should look him in the eye, stand her ground and confront him These men aren't brave enough to go further when the girl actually takes a stand.

  • Ekushey Boi Mela

    What We'd Like to See at Ekushey Boi Mela

    For us Bangladeshis, February is the most 'literary' of all the months.