Essays

Aynabaji: Mirror, mirror, on the wall…

  It’s the one hot potato which has brought our movie making industry at the fore after sometime - Aynabaji. In fact, this reviewer would give full credit to the audience for promoting it off the beaten track. So viral had Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Examining the Expansion of Higher Education in Asia

  (Higher Education in Asia: Expanding Out, Expanding Up, Published in 2014 by UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), ISBN: 978-92-9189-147-4, pages 162)   Since the 1980s, higher education and research have developed rapidly in Asia. This has been a logical consequence of booming Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Protecting the Displaced and Migrant Children

  (Uprooted: The growing crisis for refugee and migrant children, Published by UNICEF, September 2016, Pages: 140, ISBN: 978-92-806-4847-8)   In recent years, child migration – both forced and voluntary – has become a global phenomenon. Around the world today, 50 million children Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Doctor Strange: Visually appealing yet an impressively-strange Marvel movie

  Of all the Marvel movies released of late, it is shocking to even comprehend that the recent ‘Doctor Strange’ would be the most coherent, classily cast (thanks to Benedict Cumberbatch casted as the titular Dr Stephen Strange) and visually jaw-dropping. Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

‘Jack Reacher: Never Go Back’

  Lee Child’s best-selling novel uninspiring in recent sequel   Unlike Daniel Craig or even Matt Damon, people really do not perceive Tom Cruise to be that old, given how fluid and agile he plays his part as, say, Ethan Hunt in the Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Wolf Hall

By Hilary Mantel, 653 pages. Approximately BDT 350   When you flip to the opening page, the first thing you notice is the fast-paced and action-packed nature of Mantel’s Wolf Hall.  This feature in itself is what sets Mantel’s work apart from other Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Memories of LoC: Perish the drumbeat of war

  DhakaCourier’s staff writer Wafiur Rahman interviewed a retired army man once posted on the Line of Control - the effective border between India and Pakistan in Kashmir - recalls his days in service, and insists war can never be an Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Obituary

  Mrs. Shireen Yasmin Rashid, wife of Professor M. Harunur Rashid, passed away on 10 October, 2016 in a city hospital. She did her M.A. in History from Dhaka University in 1965. She was the second daughter of M. Siddiq Khan, Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Japanese Cuisine in Dhaka: Introducers of culinary art per se

  With the increase in appreciation for fresh, foreign, exotic tastes among the city dwellers, our beloved Dhaka has continuously been seeing the influx of new restaurants of all sorts and kinds. While the mushrooming of international fast food chains along Thursday, October 6th, 2016
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