Society

Marching towards the dark side

  Bangladeshi youngsters trapped in digital quicksand that is the “Blue Whale Challenge”   A suicide here, an identification there – that is the recent state of affairs regarding the new internet sensation, albeit of the wrong kind. The outreach of a Russian-made Thursday, October 19th, 2017

War and the Prize: How Some Nobel Laureates Turn Away From Peace

  Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi is the latest in a long line of Nobel Peace Prize laureates to disappoint many of those who once applauded her, and probably won’t be the last, a cautionary tale for the 2017 laureate Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Seminar ‘An Ode to Neruda’, poetic drama staged at NDUB

  A seminar in memory of the literature Nobel laureate on his death anniversary, entitled ‘An Ode to Neruda’, was organised by the English Club of Notre Dame University Bangladesh (NDUB) at 5:30pm on Saturday, 23rd September, 2017.   The seminar included a Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Mentoring with care

  Today’s youths need mentoring, social and business leaders should come forward   One of the greatest examples of mentoring in human history is seen in the Qur’anic account of Luqman, the wise man who was bestowed upon with Al-Hikmah (wisdom and religious Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Voices Unheard

  What Telecoms can do to improve the lives of the hearing impaired   Talking with Sushmita Roy is a delight. A voracious reader and an equally fierce critic, she will hand you a balanced synopsis of many of her favorite Humayun Ahmed Thursday, September 14th, 2017

A long but disease-stricken life

  Making money to pay for lifestyle diseases?   Knowing that we all will have to die someday, we want to live every moment we pass around. There is hardly anyone who doesn’t want to see ‘tomorrow’ everyday! There is a saying that, Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Cruelty unabated in the classroom

It is up to parents to protect their children from the poison of corporal punishment and prevent it from happening in the classrooms their children attend.   One bright spark once said: “truth is stranger than fiction”. I think it was Mark Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Working woman’s blues

  Safe accommodation for single working women still a far cry.   Women’s participation in outdoor jobs in the country is increasing at a faster pace than expected but safe and secure living places for single women in the capital still remains a Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

The Right Alleviation

  Picking the right fitness method   Unless you are looking forward to a UFC medallion after office hours, mixed martial arts is not what you should be spending time on. But if you are expecting muggers anytime on your way back home, Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Private Sector: A collage of Bangladeshi vibrancy

  It was in the 1950s when a remote village in Pabna saw launching of a small medicine factory. A young man named Samson H Chowdhury along with three other friends set up SQUARE Pharmaceuticals in 1958. More than 50 years Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017
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