Karim Waheed

June 9, 2017
June 9, 2017

Wonder Woman saves DC Extended Universe

That heading is not an overstatement by any means. DC fans are still not over the disasters that were Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad as the onslaught of Marvel's tried and tested blockbuster formula continues.

April 18, 2017
April 18, 2017

You don't have to give up Carbs

Carbohydrates seem to have a bad rep. By eating more processed, less filling carbs, we're consuming way more calories than we need

March 10, 2017
March 10, 2017

Batmans come and go, Wolverine is forever

We gather here today to honour the memory of Logan [born James Howlett], better known as “Wolverine”. He breathed his last on screen at Star Cineplex, Dhaka on March 3, 2017.

February 28, 2017
February 28, 2017

Undo the damages of a desk-bound job

If I could, I'd take up manual labour but unfortunately, it doesn't pay well. If you're rolling your eyes, try to count the number of overweight people working on the streets you've come across.

February 7, 2017
February 7, 2017

Jump like a kid or a boxer

No, jumping rope [or skipping, as some call it] isn't only for little girls. If you've watched any movie about boxing, or have ever walked into a boxing gym, you'll know it's a staple in a boxer's conditioning programme. It's also what ended my cardio plateau.

January 22, 2017
January 22, 2017

La La Land: That Rare Musical I Didn’t Hate

I suppose that title needs clarification. I love music; I eat, breathe, sleep movies – just not characters breaking into a song and dance routine every 15/20 minutes [reason why I’m not a fan of the traditional Bollywood storytelling format]. I went to Blockbuster Cinemas at Jamuna Future Park hesitantly but with an open mind.

November 10, 2016
November 10, 2016

Opinion: Clickbait gone wrong [as it often does]

British online newspaper, The Independent, publishes article titled “The Muslim country congratulating ‘His Excellency’ Donald Trump” on November 10, 2016 referring to the letter from the Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to the US President-elect Donald Trump. This is a prime example of clickbait gone wrong. The main purpose was – in all likelihood – to come up with a sensational title that draws in readers who don’t know any better [which sadly is often the case on the internet].

November 6, 2016
November 6, 2016

Rediscovering Sahana Bajpaie

I have known Sahana Bajpaie as a Rabindra Sangeet singer extraordinaire. She did introduce a very contemporary,

October 6, 2016
October 6, 2016

I'm happy today because…

Are you happy? Are you content or happy? Do you know the difference between content and happy? If you can perceive the difference, how much does the distinction matter?

October 5, 2016
October 5, 2016

Berlin – Art Paradise

Right after I arrived in Berlin, on my way to the hotel, I asked my vivacious guide NihanSivridag, “Describe Berlin in a sentence.” In response, Nihan quoted Klaus Wowereit,former Mayor of Berlin: “Berlin is poor but sexy.”[“Poor”, according to European standards, of course.] Over the next few days, I tried to understand what she meant.