Intellectual property in academics

When you are in that stage of your life where you are only expected to study and work hard, it’s the least you can do. People fail to understand, but this is the best time of their lives, wher ...

Lemonade at iftar

It is not easy to fast all day long and keep one's cool. After all, we are the residents of this city, trying to figure out a balance between the lemons it throws at us and our own spiritual commi ...

Heaven for book lovers

When was this shop established? My father first bought this shop in 1936 for only Tk5000 to set up a new business. He was a service holder, and he wanted to have a business to stay active after his r ...

Eighty or Eighty-Three? Oh, that’s just a number

“You don’t stop laughing because you grow old; you grow old because you stop laughing.” As the saying goes, age is just a number. It’s the take on life that keeps a person goin ...

TBT: The 90's

BTV Long before the “saas-bahu” serials took over television, there was only one saviour – BTV. Its almost tragic that we no longer see characters the likes of “Kaan-kata Romj ...

Bad Touch

“It is super shocking to have learnt about him and his crimes. Having known him for so many years, moving around in the same Bengali circle here in Canada, it just makes me realise that my child ...

Code red

While growing up, kids face a lot of changes in their life, puberty being the most crucial one. Female students go through some changes in their bodily function, which affects them mentally, emotional ...

Thank you for not smoking

Jean Nicot introduced tobacco on the French court in the 16th century, and it has spread and popularised throughout the continent since. But the Europeans were not the first ones to use it. The incept ...

Keeping fitness and obesity at bay

There is a misconception, particularly in our country, that being skinny or slim equates to being healthy. This is however, not necessarily true. One key way to staying and feeling healthy is by ke ...

Quality of mass graduating students

Bangladesh has a booming population with 37 public universities and 85 private ones spread throughout the country, providing higher education to thousands of students. Naturally, the nation hosting ma ...

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