Essays

The child in Montessori, Gibran and Tagore

  Conventional thinking says children are weak, ignorant, unreasonable and unimportant. The elders are used to giving them instructions which they are expected to follow without raising any serious question. This culture is reflected in our education system too. Teachers regard Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Ensuring Gender Equality in Education

  Education and gender equality are the key concerns in the new Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) agenda adopted at the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly in September 2015. The Education 2030 Framework for Action, agreed by the global education Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

John Wick: Chapter 2 Review

  Keanu Reeves makes his return as the Hitman on a mission   Like him or loathe him, Keanu Reeves has made a career out of silencing his critics. Many called for his termination from the Matrix project, as John Constantine in the Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Travel Writing 1700-1830: An Anthology

Edited by Elizabeth A. Bohls and Ian Duncan Oxford World’s Classics Oxford University Press, New York, 2005     ‘I am made for travelling.’ James Boswell, ‘Grand Tour’ journal, 1 October 1764   There is Homer’s epic travel narrative ‘Odyssey’.  Mentionable is the second century guidebook ‘Guide to Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Suranjit’s void will be irreplaceable

  The country’s political sphere lost another star as a former minister and Bangladesh Awami League Presidium member Suranjit Sengupta breathed his last Sunday. Unanimous sentiments were conveyed by his peers, as well as the general people that his loss will Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Addressing Inequalities and the Quest for a Just World

  (World Social Science Report 2016 | Challenging Inequalities: Pathways to a Just World, Published by UNESCO, in collaboration with the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex and International Social Science Council, ISBN: 978-92-3-100164-2, Pages: 361)   Inequality is one of the Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

A Beginner’s Guide to Research

  (Gabeshanay Hatekhadri by Ragib Hasan, Published by Mamun Or Rashid of Adarsha, 176, Fakirerpool, Dhaka-1000, First Published in February, 2015, ISBN: 978-984-8875-88-9, Pages 91)   Research comprises “creative work undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge, Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

The State of Global Youth Development

  (Global Youth Development Index and Report 2016, Published by the Commonwealth Secretariat, Pages: 168, ISBN (e-book): 978-1-84859-053-6)   The world’s youth population is at an all-time high, at 1.8 billion people aged 15 to 29. Young people have huge aspirations and vast Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Into the void

  Hashemi Rafsanjani, who passed away this week, was for long the moderate anchor of the Islamic Revolution. His shoes will not be easily filled.   Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani, chairman of the Expediency Council and former president of Iran, passed away at the Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Adieu Om Puri

  Bollywood loses one of its greatest method actors   It is now official, actors will find it difficult to surpass the legacy of the great Om Puri, one of the finest method actors to come out of Indian cinema.   An alumnus of Film Thursday, January 12th, 2017
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