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Dissecting your gas bill

Just one paisa of the gas bill being paid by a consumer, means Tk 35 crores in revenue for the utility companies.

How independent and effective is the NHRC?

When it comes to allegations of human rights violations against law enforcement agencies, the NHRC claims that its hands are tied in investigating themselves and it can only ask for reports from...

The Curtain Call

33 years back, cinema enthusiast Mohammad Mortuza started his career as a gatekeeper at the famous Ananda Cinema Hall in Farmgate, with a salary of Tk 400 per month.

Chobi Mela IX Begins Today

The best thing about any February is the frenzy of activities that comes along with it -- the Ekushey Boi Mela, Pahela Phalgun celebrations and of course commemorating the heroes on International...

The Future of Cinema

Cinema is considered to be the most important art form of this century—and to indulge into this art form, this week film enthusiasts witnessed a grand celebration.

Rocket Steamers

Amongst the few paddle steamers that exist around the world used for tourism, Bangladesh has six of them, popularly known as 'Rocket

July 19, 2019
July 19, 2019

Dissecting your gas bill

Just one paisa of the gas bill being paid by a consumer, means Tk 35 crores in revenue for the utility companies.

July 12, 2019
July 12, 2019

How independent and effective is the NHRC?

When it comes to allegations of human rights violations against law enforcement agencies, the NHRC claims that its hands are tied in investigating themselves and it can only ask for reports from...

April 5, 2019
April 5, 2019

The Curtain Call

33 years back, cinema enthusiast Mohammad Mortuza started his career as a gatekeeper at the famous Ananda Cinema Hall in Farmgate, with a salary of Tk 400 per month.

March 1, 2019
March 1, 2019

Trends in Fire Incidents show Lapses in Government Action

On Wednesday last week, a busy street in Chawkbazar in Bangladesh's oldest neighbourhood burst into flames, killing at least 67 people and injuring many.

February 22, 2019
February 22, 2019

Mapping Our Many Mother Tongues

Very recently, a video song called “Poran Priyo” released by the telecom provider Robi, featuring an all-girls band F Minor has been making the rounds on social media as a “pahari” song, but very...

November 30, 2018
November 30, 2018

Mental Health 101

The recent cases of suicide in educational institutes this year—nine cases of suicide at University of Dhaka (DU) and one at a residential complex of a private university—has opened a can of worms,...

October 12, 2018
October 12, 2018

Girls Still Left Behind

“We know education is important. All of my three daughters studied up to grade five. But in our village, the demand of dowry increases if our daughters cross 15 years of age.

August 10, 2018
August 10, 2018

The rise and silencing of a mass student movement

It all started with a mad race. Two buses from Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan were racing towards a stop near the Armed Forces Medical College in Kurmitola. It was peak hour. The students were in a rush to...

February 23, 2018
February 23, 2018

Erased Desires - Of Disability and Sexuality

Twenty-four-year-old Nayeem, a private university student, has a spinal cord injury. He often talks about his girlfriend, whom he has been dating for more than a year now. They study at the same...

February 24, 2017
February 24, 2017

Corrupting a Generation

The leaking of question papers before public exams has become a regular phenomenon in Bangladesh.