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Did you ever ask, why you fear maths?

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

2w ago| Echoes

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.

Religious Festivals and Holiday Blues

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

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”.

December 4, 2022
December 4, 2022

Did you ever ask, why you fear maths?

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

November 17, 2022
November 17, 2022

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.

October 6, 2022
October 6, 2022

Religious Festivals and Holiday Blues

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

September 22, 2022
September 22, 2022

Checking exam scripts: One moral side of teaching

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

July 14, 2022
July 14, 2022

SHOUT at 9!

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

June 16, 2022
June 16, 2022

Claustrophobia, and the lack of open spaces in Dhaka

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

December 30, 2021
December 30, 2021

How I kept my New Year’s resolution

It was, without a doubt, a challenging task.

November 25, 2021
November 25, 2021

Another side of the story

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

November 11, 2021
November 11, 2021

One side of the story

Are skills more important, or grades?

October 28, 2021
October 28, 2021

The BBA Boom in Bangladesh

Rise of the BBA program in Bangladesh.