9h ago| Cover Story

Women who travel

A month ago, three of my female friends planned a trip to Cox’s Bazar. They decided to take a late night bus.

9h ago| SHOUT

Finding Bangladesh in Paris

After some back and forth in Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, the largest international airport in France, we managed to get out and take a bus to our first destination – the Eiffel Tower, as one...

9h ago| Kalei Doscope

GEMS

Find them in the dirtiest parts of town.

6d ago| TOGGLE

Meet ‘Bachao’, an app to prevent sexual violence against women

The incidents of rape and sexual violence against women in Bangladesh are on the rise over the years. This number has bizarrely increased during the Covid-19 pandemic.

6d ago| Shift

Inside the infamous Kanjozoku car culture

Honda enthusiasts have been racing on elevated highways in Osaka, Japan for a long time. The most famous of these highways was the ‘Kanjo Loop’: an infamous expressway where the roadways connected...

6d ago| TOGGLE

Red Notice: A star-studded waste of potential

Ryan Reynolds. Gal Gadot. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.

LADIES & GENTLEMEN

The shooting for this project was during the pandemic, but the situation was not as bad back then as it is now. We shot the film around February and March of this year.

Kurdish Massacres One of Britain’s Many Original Sins

For those who believe in the fairy tale of original sin, Adam and Eve, so goes the narrative, partook of the forbidden fruit, fell from grace, and were forever banished from the garden.

The Politics of Indigeneity and the Jumma struggle for land and recognition

In May 2011, Iqbal Ahmed—first secretary of the Bangladesh Mission in New York—stated at the 10th session of the United Nations

Four Challenges to Governance in South Asia

Although there is no universally accepted definition of the term governance, it has become a buzzword since the 1980s.

15h ago| News Bytes

Bangladesh Sanskriti Parishad awards cultural personalities

Bangladesh Sanskriti Parishad (BSP) organised a special award giving ceremony to honour the cultural figures and literary figures for their roles during Covid-19.

16h ago| Music

Wrishiz Shilpi Gosthi awards ‘Wrishiz Padak’ on 45th anniversary

Celebrating the golden Jubilee of our Independence and their 45th anniversary, Wrishiz Shilpi Gosthi organised the awarding ceremony of Wrishiz Padak on November 30, at the ‘Sangeet, Abriti O...

18h ago| TV & Film

‘Gadar 2’ goes on floors: Ameesha and Sunny's looks revealed

Sunny Deol and Ameesha Patel are back together to shoot for their much-awaited sequel “Gadar 2”.

Following in her father’s footsteps

Fauzia Beethi is not a political figure in her area, but everybody knows her in Bogura’s Dhunat upazila for her philanthropic works.

For the love of a language

In a country where people laid down their lives about seventy years ago to uphold the dignity of their mother tongue, Bangla, the struggle is still on to preserve mother tongues of smaller ethnic...

The pursuit of a dignified life

Giving away her hard-earned income to the destitute, Dil Afroze Khuki of Rajshahi chose a life of constant battles. ...

3d ago| In Focus

Mary Frances Dunham: In memoriam

The blood of the farmer is very sweet and everybody wants to taste it;

2w ago| In Focus

Hatiya fishermen working in oman

“We try to stop them, but they want to go. They say that Allah may help them to find a good malik. And so, they go; and we let them go because we need food, because here we don’t have enough.

3w ago| In Focus

Dhirendranath Dutta: Portrait of a patriot

Dhirendranath Dutta was born on November 2, 1886 to a lower middle-income family in Ramrail village of Brahmanbaria sub-division under Tripura district, now known as Cumilla.

5d ago| Satireday

All roads to be converted into racetracks: Minister

The minister of roads and highways recently decided to turn all thoroughfares of Chapasthan into racetracks, as the country’s drivers have a natural inclination towards going fast and putting...

5d ago| Satireday

Cricketers plan to build biggest pillar of success with continuous failures

One will rarely come across anyone who has not heard the old adage “failure is the pillar of success”.  

1w ago| Satireday

Previous generation always has it harder than latest one: Study

A recent study has found that every problem the current generation faces is nothing compared to what the previous generation went through. 

1w ago| Initiative

Young innovators from Digital Khichuri Challenge showcase their impactful ideas

UNDP's Partnership a Tolerant, Inclusive Bangladesh (PTIB) organised a showcase, featuring ten youth-led innovative organisations, which have previously won the Digital Khichuri Challenge, at...

1w ago| Youth

My goal for a better future

A writing based campaign created to raise awareness regarding SDG goals

1w ago| Initiative

Forging the path to progress for underprivileged communities

For a newly initiated non-profit organisation, Briddhi is on the right track to taking measures for positive changes.