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July 28, 2018
July 28, 2018

Gone with the Wind

With the sun over the equator, it is hot as hell. July 19 records a high of 39 degrees Celsius, thus almost touching Bangladesh's record lowest 43…runs against West Indies.

July 22, 2018
July 22, 2018

My Own Hat Trick

My own vicarious hat trick—third in a row and the last column on the World Cup. Not surprising, as, for the past one month, not much work has been done in Bangladesh except for posting Facebook statuses on the games.

July 14, 2018
July 14, 2018

Sucker for Soccer

Well, the World Cup continues. The South Koreans are back home but are greeted with raw eggs. Thank Heavens, it's not North Korea; instead of eggs, it would've been ballistic missiles.

July 7, 2018
July 7, 2018

Kia > Mercedes

Perhaps it is no coincidence that World Cup Football is not on a leap year. For this is the time when our hearts, especially those in Bangladesh, leap not only a beat, but beat in beats to see the favourites beat the favourites of the opponents. Even on December 16, do we not see so many flags as we see during this time—not those of Bangladesh's.

June 22, 2018
June 22, 2018

Obligingly Obliging

I select seats 61A and 61B aboard the Boeing 777-200ER for myself and my only other travel companion, my 13-year-old. These are the poor man's business class seats—two seats next to the window and the aisle in the otherwise 3-3-3 seating configuration as the aircraft tapers off at the back. Besides, in the reverse direction, these are the 3rd row seats which will allow me to almost pre-board with the business class passengers.

June 1, 2018
June 1, 2018

June Bug

As I sit down to write When Eddie Met Wallie, last week's Humorously Yours, I make a Freudian Slip in writing “pure bread” instead of “pure bred”.

May 25, 2018
May 25, 2018

When Eddie Met Wallie

There is no reason for Queen Elizabeth II to have any apprehensions about Prince Harry marrying Meghan Markle,

March 27, 2018
March 27, 2018

LDC to DC

During the serene start of a cricket game, two captains are on the field along with officials, as the coin is tossed.

March 2, 2018
March 2, 2018

America's Got Talent

The students, teachers and staff of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School return to campus in Parkland, Florida. But things will never be the same. After Marjory, just like after Columbine, Virginia Tech, Santana, San Bernardino, Las Vegas…, the debate on gun control is rekindled and is surely about to die an early death (yes, a sad pun), thanks to the gun-toting lobby.

February 23, 2018
February 23, 2018

The Rinkus and the Rajus

Despite the apparent cordiality, there is the undercurrent of a race for the shotgun position, that is the front passenger seat of the car. Ok, the term “shotgun position” comes from the person sitting next to the stage coach driver sitting on the top of the stage coach with a shotgun in his hands as a means of protecting the passengers in the stage coach in the Wild Wild West.