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Goaldah girls a ray of sunshine in the gloom

Goaldah girls a ray of sunshine in the gloom

Walking towards a school field -- more like a small open space at the front of a building -- on a gloomy day with the earth muddied by incessant rainfall, this reporter was awestruck to see a bunch of school girls practising football with razor sharp focus even in such a poorly facilitated environment.

  • 'Am I a thief? Why should I be ashamed?'

    A lot of speculations have been going around regarding Mashrafe Bin Mortaza’s captaincy and his place in the team, especially since he led Bangladesh to an eighth place finish in the World Cup last year. However, while Mashrafe is open to criticism regarding his poor performance, he did not want any questions to be raised regarding his self-respect.

  • ‘Freedom of assembly is my right. Society needs to give it to me.’

    The first female National Professor and Ekushey Padak awardee Dr Sufia Ahmed has had a long, illustrious career in academia and beyond.

  • Tony Dias

    Tales Of Friendship

    Rafi Hossain: Welcome to Uncensored with Rafi Hossain. Today, we are joined by Tony Dias. Even though you came to Bangladesh for such a short period, you still made time for us. Thank you for that, Tony. What made you come visit Bangladesh?

  • Language Movement in Pabna: Two heroes still not recognised

    In 1948, when Dhirendranath Dutta’s proposal to recognise Bangla as one of the state languages of the then Pakistan was rejected in the parliament, protest raged like fire all over the erstwhile East Pakistan.

  • A Test for Bangladesh to turn things around!

    Test cricket hasn’t really worked out for Bangladesh in the recent times. Tigers have managed to avoid an innings defeat only once in their last six matches. The only time the Tigers were able to avoid a defeat by an innings and more during this period was when they were thumped by 224 runs by rookie Afghans in September last year.

  • LOVE online: Mithila & Srijit

    Rafi Hossain: Welcome to Uncensored with Rafi Hossain. Today, I am joined by Srijit Mukherji and Rafiath Rashid Mithila. I would like to thank the both of you for giving us your time. How do you maintain a long-distance relationship?

  • Dhaka Chawkbazar fire tragedy

    One year of Chawkbazar fire: Families, locals demand compensation

    A mass signature programme is held in Dhaka’s Chawkbazar area demanding compensation for the families of the 71 victims of the devastating Chawkbazar fire.

  • World champions welcomed back with open arms

    February 12th has a lot of significance around the world since it is the Birthday of Abraham Lincoln, Darwin Day, International Day of Women’s health, and was also recently declared as “Hug day”. But 12th of February 2020 also became significant for Bangladesh as the country welcomed back their World Cup-winning of U-19 cricket team home with arms open wide.

  • Life Onstage

    Rafi Hossain: Welcome to Uncensored with Rafi Hossain. Today, we are here with Sarah Zaker. In 2018, ‘Nagorik’ held their 50th anniversary, and to celebrate it, they announced that they will be holding a festival which would focus on new artists.

  • Can our rivers be saved?

    Bangladesh experiences both positive and negative developments in the case of rivers. Good developments include the High Court’s judgement declaring rivers as a “legal entity”; new energy that the government displayed in freeing rivers from encroachment; combating pollution.