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50th anniversary: development cooperation through bridges between Japan and Bangladesh

50th anniversary: development cooperation through bridges between Japan and Bangladesh

Ito Naoki 2022-07-06 21:07:45

On June 25, a historic inauguration ceremony of Padma Bridge was held. At the initial stage, JICA conducted a feasibility study for the bridge. Then it was constructed by the Bangladesh government on...

Ghost Doctor: A K-drama of a different taste

Ghost Doctor: A K-drama of a different taste

Rassiq Aziz Kabir 2022-07-06 14:28:21

K-Dramas are often known for their quirky plots and mix of genres which could not have been imagined otherwise. Supernatural elements in a modern setting have long been one of the most utilised plots...

Stranger Things season 4 part 2 ends with more mystery and cliffhangers

Stranger Things season 4 part 2 ends with more mystery and cliffhangers

Iftekharul Islam 2022-07-05 15:02:25

After the release of the first part of season 4, Stranger Things reveals many of the secrets of the Kingpin of the Upside Down universe and its motive to kill everyone in the town of Hawkins in the la...

Obi-wan Kenobi: A nostalgic connection to different Star Wars trilogies

Obi-wan Kenobi: A nostalgic connection to different Star Wars trilogies

Iftekharul Islam 2022-07-03 15:55:00

After the original Star Wars trilogy in the late '70s and the Star Wars prequel trilogy from 1999 to 2005, the fans pondered the question, what happened between those years before the original trilogy...

Productivity and balance of payments: Bangladesh perspective

Productivity and balance of payments: Bangladesh perspective

Muhammad Mahmood 2022-07-02 21:23:07

Productivity isn't everything, but in the long run it is almost everything.              --Paul Krugman Balance of payments (BoP) diff...

Visiting the mysterious land of the hilly South

Visiting the mysterious land of the hilly South

Sheikh Tausif Ahmed 2022-07-02 16:49:50

The defining feature of our country is its flat lands, which form 80 per cent of its landmass. Then suddenly, as we travel towards the South-East, we see some uncommon type of land, the hills of Chatt...

Universal Old-New face-off and the redundancy factor

Universal Old-New face-off and the redundancy factor

-- 2022-06-30 20:43:59

The long-cherished Padma Bridge started functioning in its majestic look on June 25. After keeping the two vast regions of Bangladesh, especially the eastern and the south & south-western parts fo...

Bhrom: A thought-provoking short film on choices of action

Bhrom: A thought-provoking short film on choices of action

Shuvodip Biswas 2022-06-29 14:42:55

Ever heard of the butterfly effect? Well, the term refers to an idea that, something small, be it a mundane act or a decision, or anything else, can lead to some kind of large-scale consequences.&nbsp...

How military life is different from civil life?

How military life is different from civil life?

Mahtab Jamil 2022-06-28 14:54:17

Soldiering is one of the oldest professions in the world. Almost from the beginning of human civilisation on earth, they have tried to build territorial supremacy and defend it. The military is the m...

The Kite Runner: Human and Humanity

The Kite Runner: Human and Humanity

Shuvodip Biswas Turja 2022-06-28 13:23:53

Is there any human being who is absolutely good or absolutely evil? Probably not. Rather, there are some grey areas between good and evil, black and white, light and darkness, and these are the areas...

Peaky Blinders: The spectacular crime-extravaganza ends in style

Peaky Blinders: The spectacular crime-extravaganza ends in style

Iftekharul Islam 2022-06-27 14:45:06

When the first season of Peaky Blinders was aired on BBC Two in September 2013, the peaked flat-caps-trotting gangsters were just some ordinary criminals in Birmingham doing petty crimes like bookmaki...

Transformation of Rohingya women: Where do they stand now

Transformation of Rohingya women: Where do they stand now

Syeda Sayka Tabassum 2022-06-26 17:17:00

“I give it to my husband when I get the salary, and he lets me spend it if I need something for myself,” said Somaiya Yasmin (pseudonym), a working Rohingya woman. What do we see when we...

WTO MC12 and the Global South

WTO MC12 and the Global South

MUHAMMAD MAHMOOD 2022-06-25 21:21:22

The 12th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC12) finally took place in Geneva from 12-17 June amid low expectations. This scribe used the word finally because these meetings are usually held every two years...

Floods swoop on Bangladesh one more time

Floods swoop on Bangladesh one more time

Shihab Sarkar 2022-06-23 20:33:09

Since the devastating floods of 1987 and 1988, Bangladesh hasn't seen any great deluge. Those who were born later have little idea about what a massive flood is. The 1974 flood was of a lesser degree,...

Monsoon rain not only reason for devastating floods

Monsoon rain not only reason for devastating floods

Mushfiqur Rahman 2022-06-23 20:29:38

It was but a foregone conclusion that there could be flood onslaughts on the north. And the foreboding became a stark reality. A sudden spell of cataclysmic monsoon flood in Bangladesh's northern and...

Darjeeling Jomjomat: Assessing the accuracy of Feluda on OTT

Darjeeling Jomjomat: Assessing the accuracy of Feluda on OTT

Shuvodip Biswas 2022-06-23 13:45:01

In her Essay 'Feluchand,' Lila Majumdar once wrote, “Even the unlettered also know Feluda, because they can watch him on screen."  That was the time when Satyajit Ray has already made two...

Understanding LC clause imperative to avoid trade disputes

Understanding LC clause imperative to avoid trade disputes

Md Mazharul Hasan 2022-06-21 21:16:17

Letter of Credit (LC) clauses determine the requirements of documents to be presented as well as conditions to be fulfilled by the parties involved in international trade. Non-fulfilment of LC terms c...

Ashani Sanket: Prediction of an unpleasant future?

Ashani Sanket: Prediction of an unpleasant future?

Shuvodip Biswas 2022-06-21 14:51:12

The price hike has been one of the most discussed issues recently. The price of daily necessities is rising fast, and so is the demand for them.  The situation currently is worsening with the Ru...

Padma bridge and the World Bank

Padma bridge and the World Bank

Md Matiul Islam 2022-06-14 20:04:53

In 2012, when the World Bank came out with the allegation of corruption relating to Padma Bridge, all hell broke loose in Bangladesh. It was a serious allegation of 'conspiracy' plotted to stage a hig...

The bridge over the mighty river Padma

The bridge over the mighty river Padma

Shihab Sarkar 2022-06-09 21:56:33

Those who were in their early teen in 1970-`71might not clearly remember the patriotic slogan of the masses witnessing the birth of the Bengalee nation. The slogan comprised the words, 'Tomar Aamar Th...

We need a win-win water sharing method

We need a win-win water sharing method

A K Abdul Momen 2022-06-04 21:32:11

Let me tell you a story from my childhood. I come from Sylhet and it has a big 'Mazar Sharif' known as Hazrat Shahjalal's Darga Sharif. It has big pots to cook food for thousands. These pots are huge....

Man vs. Bee: The return of the legend of Rowan Atkinson

Man vs. Bee: The return of the legend of Rowan Atkinson

Shuvodip Biswas 2022-06-02 14:20:12

It is 10 pm at night. The TV opens, it’s Cartoon Network. A night alley can be seen. Suddenly, a circle of light hits the ground and a man falls, feeling like an alien spaceship has abandoned th...

Elizabeth II . . . and tales of royalty

Elizabeth II . . . and tales of royalty

Syed Badrul Ahsan 2022-06-01 20:50:17

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is in the seventieth year of her reign as monarch. The sense of excitement in the platinum jubilee celebrations of her years as sovereign is therefore one that is percepti...

In remembrance of Tofazzul Hossain Manik Mia

In remembrance of Tofazzul Hossain Manik Mia

Abdur Rahman Chowdhury from Falls Church, Virginia, USA 2022-05-31 20:32:38

Tofazzul Hossain popularly known as Manik Mia, in his youth, came in contact with Hossain Shaheed Suhrawardy, a charismatic politician of united Bengal. They developed close relationship. Suhrawardy b...

Jared Leto once disappoints with yet another superhero movie

Jared Leto once disappoints with yet another superhero movie

Iftekharul Islam 2022-05-31 14:29:17

For the past few years, Jared Leto has been quite a familiar name in superhero movies. Although not for good reasons, he is always seen caught in the limelight negatively for poor portrayals of his ch...

Emotional, yet superb account of 1857 mutiny 

Emotional, yet superb account of 1857 mutiny 

ASJADUL KIBRIA   2022-05-26 20:59:43

It happened 165 years ago, in May. Some Bengali soldiers of the British-Indian army in Meerut refused to use the new breech-loading Enfield rifle. The cartridge of the rifle was greased with pork an...

Abolition of trimesters by UGC: Good or bad decision?

Abolition of trimesters by UGC: Good or bad decision?

NAMEHA JARIN KHAN 2022-05-26 14:36:04

As per UGC, the trimesters in private universities are to be replaced with a six-month semester, creating havoc among the students. UGC thought of bringing this change in order to elongate the semes...

'Senior Year' shows the vagueness of perishable high-school and social media fame

'Senior Year' shows the vagueness of perishable high-school and social media fame

Rassiq Aziz Kabir 2022-05-25 15:01:00

What if you wake up from a 20-year coma and see everything around you has changed for good? You would feel lost, frightened and unable to keep up with the current cultural trends. Senior Year, the 202...

5 years of money-laundering ends at Ozark

5 years of money-laundering ends at Ozark

Iftekharul Islam 2022-05-21 17:39:32

Ozark comes to an end after the part two premiere of season four, concluding the series running since 2017.  When the show first premiered back then, nobody thought a drama about money launderin...

Amazon Go: cashierless experience

Amazon Go: cashierless experience

Hamida Mosharraf Moniea and Mohammad Khasro Miah 2022-05-20 21:01:40

Amazon's cashierless stores are revolutionising the way people shop. Customers can get in and out quickly instead of waiting in a queue and running to the cash register to bag the groceries. While ret...