Echoes / Bangladesh: A War Like No Other

It’s now the responsibility of the youth to dig through that history and feel proud.

Did you ever ask, why you fear maths?

Why do students fear maths? There's much more to maths than numeracy.

Autumn Festivals and Nobanno

Ancient societies were agrarian. From farmers at the bottom to zamindars and kings at the top, everybody depended on a good harvest. The word harvest derives from the Old English hærfest which means autumn. The autumn harvest was usually the largest harvest of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. The weather was neither warm nor cold. Everybody prayed to the heavens for manna (sustenance) to fall. When manna did fall, there would be feast and festivity. When manna didn't fall, it could spell disaster for everybody.

ECHOES / Religious Festivals and Holiday Blues

Sadly, not all religious festivals are accommodated with breathing space.

ECHOES / Checking exam scripts: One moral side of teaching

I can safely proclaim that one of the hazards of teaching is checking exam scripts.


SHOUT was born in 2013, with an established legacy behind it.

Claustrophobia, and the lack of open spaces in Dhaka

Ever since I started living in Dhaka, I feel suffocated.

How I kept my New Year’s resolution

It was, without a doubt, a challenging task.

Another side of the story

Skill, grades and universities – which one matters the most?

One side of the story

Are skills more important, or grades?

The BBA Boom in Bangladesh

Rise of the BBA program in Bangladesh.

A Professor Writes About Letters of Recommendation

Letters of recommendation and what you need to know about them.

Breaking the Myths of Investment

Look at this... article about investment.

Do I need to be more like them?

Childhood is fantasised in most cultures. In the West, Mum and Dad read Grimm’s Fairy Tales or Hans Christian Anderson. In Bangladesh, Mum and Dad read Dakshinaranjan Mitra’s Thakurmar Jhuli.

My first encounter With Cinema Paradiso

Rafael, my housemate at Huntingdon Road, Cambridge, asked me one day if I had watched Cinema Paradiso. When I said no, Rafael looked at me in silence for a moment. ‘Tomorrow’s the last day, they’re screening Cinema Paradiso at the Arts Theatre. Do watch. You’ll like it’.

Do You Know the Meaning of Friendship?

Muhammad Ali said, “Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain”.

The Dimensions of Infinity

To describe infinity, we need to redefine the way we count.

Bayes’ Theorem, With No Maths

As new sets of information appear, we adapt our perception.