Our celluloid charade

Filmdom in crisis, or “cholochitro shonkote,” is something which we have been hearing for quite some time and, on Saturday last, while lazily surfing through TV channels, came ac ...

Spring that went sour

Revolutions usually do not end in romance; the period just prior to an uprising is of course very dreamy -- fiery rhetoric, visions of a better tomorrow, coated with a thick layer of optimism. The sce ...

Is it just misguided faith?

No country seems to be immune from sudden attacks by groups or by lone wolves. Since terror has come to Bangladesh, it is perhaps right to state that it can now emerge anywhere. In the last few wee ...

The culture to kill

I ask for forgiveness beforehand for writing on movies at a time when the city plus the country is trying to digest the horrific attack at a café and at an Eid day prayer congregation. But I ...

Just another Eid adda

Getting together during the Eid holidays is a common event, almost everywhere. The main objective is to spend hours talking or, to use the Bengali term, indulge in adda for hours. The topics vary: ...

Yes or no, minister?

Britain is poised to take a momentous decision -- stay in the EU or go out. In fact, if we look at history, the relationship between Britain and Europe had always been a strained one. Yes, there were ...

How to break your fast

Eating has become a major pastime in Dhaka; what a varied flavour the dining out scenario now presents! The situation becomes even more extravagant during the month of Ramadan. We say, at the begin ...

Ali will always be Bangladeshi

The date October 3, 1980 will be etched in the minds of millions of people of Bangladesh, because, on that day, all politics and other activities were put aside unceremoniously for one event: The Muha ...

Anatomy of a suicide

What does a young person reflect on before taking his/her own life? I often think about this because, 17 years ago, a very close friend of mine took his life. From recovering the body to having it ...

This is development culture

A friend who has been in the development sector for almost all his working life finds it difficult to think like an ordinary person. So, when I asked him to just come over for a chat at the univers ...

Towheed Feroze

Towheed Feroze is a journalist currently working in the development sector.

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