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  • NCTB's Textbook Blunder: A Loss Hard to Recover

    A major success that the Bangladesh government can boast about is the distribution of millions of copies of textbooks to school children on the first day of every New Year.

  • Creating transgressions

    When I walked next to Anita on the streets of Kathmandu, I went through a series of emotions. Anxiety, dread, nervousness, and then eventually confidence.

  • Trekking 101 - A Beginner's Guide

    There are two kinds of people in this world- those who have been on the daunting, yet incredibly beautiful journey to Nafakum or Keokradong, Bandarban and those who have it on their to-do list.

  • The Home Buying Process

    Buying a home is probably one of the biggest financial and emotional decisions you will take in your life.

  • Black Hole Treasure Trove Revealed

    An unparalleled image from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory is giving an international team of astronomers the best look yet at the growth of black holes over billions of years, which began soon after the Big Bang.

  • Ice Berg Set to Calve from Larsen C Ice Shelf

    A huge iceberg, roughly the size of the county of Norfolk in the United Kingdom or the state of Delaware in the United States


    “The robbed that smiles steals something from the thief.”

  • 5 things to do For a better you!

    Yes, you heard it right. It is not just to ease in digestion, drinking 2 liters of water everyday helps protect you against cancer too.

  • Learning in 10 Minutes

    Ever thought of switching on the TV screen in front of your child and study the formulae of algebra, learn English sentence constructions and understand Bangla baekaron (grammar)?

  • And the City Stopped Moving

    Last week was a confusing one. On one side, we were trying to pay respect to the elders, to the rulers and to tradition.



  • About Town



    Last week's spotlight titled “Roses, Everywhere” (published in January 6, 2017) was one of the most amazing articles I have ever read in recent months.

  • NUMBERS 54

    Police and fear stalk the streets of Dhaka as garment workers fight for more than £54 a month in Dhaka. Last month, tens of thousands of workers clocked in and then immediately returned to the streets, joining the largest protests since those that followed the collapse in 2013 of the Rana Plaza clothing factory, causing more than 1,100 deaths.

  • Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald

    It is sadder to find the past again and find it inadequate to the present than it is to have it elude you and remain forever a harmonious conception of memory.


    The other day something funny happened. One of my friends and I were in the elevator of his house where we saw his neighbour loudly talking on phone.

  • #Infected by Arbovirus

    They came, they played, and they conquered! What started out as just two friends jamming with guitars, evolved into one of the most influential rock bands of our country.

  • SINGS - the perfect musical!

    If you are up for old songs and some up beat performances, make sure that you book a ticket to watch the highly acclaimed movie 'Sing' at the Star Cineplex at Bashundhara City Mall!

  • Working with the Live Mannequins

    While checking out an elegant dress in a fashion store, suddenly you notice the mannequin blinking.

  • Poking Conscience through Photography

    On the evening of 5th January, 2017, a two-week long photography exhibition titled “16” was launched at the EMK Center located at the heart of Dhaka, Dhanmondi 27.The exhibition is a joint collaboration of two renowned and vibrant Bangladeshi photographers, Kazi Tahsin Agaz Apurbo and Imrul Islam.

  • 180 years of Chittagong Collegiate School

    In 1835 the General Committee of Public Interaction submitted a proposal to Lord William Bentinck, asking to establish an institution which would teach English literature and science in major cities such as Dhaka, Patna, Chittagong and many more.

  • Roses, Everywhere!

    A mixed bouquet of lilies with fern leaves or a colourful assortment of orchids are undoubtedly magnificent. But let's face it, roses are classic! Who can ever underestimate the power of a bunch of red roses?


    Van Gogh was a post-Impressionist painter of Dutch origin whose work—notable for its rough beauty, emotional honesty, and bold color—had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art.

  • 2016 US Election, Gender Equality and Bangladesh

    The morning of November 9th; I woke up to start my day. Technically I did not wake up, because you need to go to sleep in order to be able to wake up and I could not sleep the night before.

  • Why Birds Are Toothless

    Researchers have discovered that a species of dinosaur, Limusaurus inextricabilis, lost its teeth in adolescence and did not grow another set as adults.

  • A trip to Golap Graam

    There are roses as far as the eyes can see in the Birulia union, under Savar Upazila, in the most vibrant, flaming shades of red.

  • Water Taxi hits the city!

    It's undoubtedly a fantastic project and I along with my family members have enjoyed the trip greatly!” says 50-year-old banker Mohammad Firoz Alam Khan, after taking a water-taxi trip at the recent Hatirjheel water taxi service.

  • The Trip of a Lifetime: 100 Member Youth Delegation (Part III)

    There we were sitting inside this enormous hall room, after being escorted inside the Presidential House- the Rashtrapati Bhawan, in Delhi, India.

  • When WW II came to Germany

    In his movie "Fury" Brad Pitt plays the role of a Sergeant of American Army advancing well inside Germany in the last phase of WWII. He observes - 'ideals are peaceful but war is violent'. This sums up the blood bath that WW II was.

  • Why Big Brains Are Rare

    As a species we're so brain-proud it doesn't occur to most of us to ask whether a big brain has disadvantages as well as cognitive benefits.