Anindya J Ayan

Online Journalist at The Daily Star

The last crime against humanity

The only way they chose to do this was probably written or imprinted in our genes–a wild frenzy of carnal expressions filled their faces.

3m ago

For the love of fountain pens

Sitting at his store in Dhaka’s Baitul Mukarram market, Mostofa Kamal Pasha was tinkering with a desk fountain pen that used to be a symbol of aristocracy decades back.

6m ago

Turning plastic wastes to resources

A grim future threatens our world and the lives of thousands of species, including humans, as we keep polluting the environment with plastic wastes. However, there is still hope to save the day if we turn these wastes to resources, and there are ways to do so.

5y ago

Reminiscing the days when TVCs were interesting

These days, it seems as if the TV channels actually telecast the TVCs and show programs in breaks between them. The number of TVCs shown at a time may well take a test of your patience. However, there was a time when people used to enjoy the TVC breaks, and often it was found that they even hum the TVC tunes and even sing the jingles of their favourite advertisements.

7y ago

Web Review: Expand horizons with distant learning online

With the internet becoming faster, we can now have access to course materials and other academic resources online from the top universities in the world.

7y ago

Web review: Learn new languages for free

Duolingo offers an array of courses in 22 languages, including French, German, Russian, Spanish, etc. The courses range from basic to advanced levels. If you have absolutely no language skill in, say for example, German, yet you will be able to try out the basic exercises and move on to the advanced level over time.

7y ago

Web review: The witty ‘Goats of Bangladesh’

Your Facebook homepage may seem boring and mundane at times with all the worldly stuff and common things piling up there, unless you are a follower of the Goats of Bangladesh.

8y ago

Magical Mustafizur!

Bangladesh bowling sensation Mustafizur Rahman makes yet another scintillating performance with the ball in Sunrisers’ match against Punjab in Indian Premier League 2016.

8y ago
February 17, 2016
February 17, 2016

In remembrance of Jibanananda Das

Today is the 118th birth anniversary of poet Jibanananda Das, a legend in Bengali literature. We remember him in this day with the greatest reverence.

February 11, 2016
February 11, 2016

Web Review: Dhaka’s history in Facebook

Facebook group ‘DHAKA - 400 years History in Photographs’, has startling photographs of the city and its people from the pages of history.

January 28, 2016
January 28, 2016

[WATCH] History of Dhaka’s origin

Dhaka, one of the oldest metropolises in this part of the subcontinent, has crossed the enviable milestone of 400 years. The city, founded by the Mughals in the 17th century, was the economic capital of the Mughal Empire, and later saw rapid growth in urbanization during the British colonization in the late 19th and early 20th century.

January 23, 2016
January 23, 2016

[WATCH] Happy Birthday, Nayak Raj!

In his bright career that began in the 1960s, Razzak has acted in over three hundred films in Bengali and Urdu. Acting for nearly five decades, Razzak acclaimed vast popularity and has been widely recognised as one of the finest actors Bengali film industry ever had.

December 16, 2015
December 16, 2015

[WATCH NOW] Poramaati-- A tale from ’71

A reverence in honour of the intellectual sons of this soil who became martyrs on this very day in 1971.

December 16, 2015
December 16, 2015

Reminiscing Freedom in the Air

Kamal Lohani, the eminent journalist reminisces the Victory Day on December 16, 1971...

December 1, 2015
December 1, 2015

Web Review: Facebook for Foodies

Planning to try out a new restaurant, or looking for somewhere to hang out with friends while munching on your favourite snacks, or maybe you are looking for the perfect place to go for a candle light dinner with the special one? You are just one post away from your answer!

November 23, 2015
November 23, 2015

Web Review: Facebook to solve your desperate needs

The Facebook group, Desperately Seeking- Dhaka, is an interesting initiative by social media activists to engage a vast number of Facebook users under one banner to share their problems, queries and needs, and there is always someone with an answer to them, no matter how queer your needs are and how difficult the solution is!

November 22, 2015
November 22, 2015

[WATCH NOW] Learning with puppets: When learning is fun

Puppetry is an effective tool to teach children with its lively and interesting performances. The art form can be integrated in primary education system to make learning fun, said Al Amin Khondokar, program director at Jol Putul Puppet Studio.

November 15, 2015
November 15, 2015

Web Review: Animal welfare through Facebook

Facebook groups such as ‘ADOPT ME! BANGLADESH! ~by MAD.ORG’, ‘Dog Lovers of Bangladesh!’ and ‘Dog Society of Bangladesh’ are engaging in activities related to animal welfare and creating awareness regarding animal rights in Bangladesh.

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