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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...

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: How mad the cinema actually is?

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: How mad the cinema actually is?

Rassiq Aziz Kabir 2022-05-19 16:22:51

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, after its release on the 6th of May in the United States, has taken the whole world by storm. Directed by Sam Raimi, the director whose name is synonymous...

Buddha Purnima celebration around the globe: Origin and differences

Buddha Purnima celebration around the globe: Origin and differences

Lubaba Mehzabeen 2022-05-17 02:05:46

Buddha Purnima is the main religious festival of the Buddhist community, observed on Baishakhi Purnima, the day of the full moon in Baishakh (mid-April to mid-May).  Three important events in th...

The death of Shireen: shooting the messenger

The death of Shireen: shooting the messenger

Hasnat Abdul Hye 2022-05-15 21:08:10

Shireen Abu Akleh, the late Al Jazeera reporter, being mortal, was destined to die one day. But she did not deserve to die the way she did -- by the lethal bullet of an Israeli sniper that fell her un...

Demystifying Sri Lankan crisis: Rumours and realties

Demystifying Sri Lankan crisis: Rumours and realties

Saume Saptaparna 2022-05-15 14:54:49

The ongoing 2021-2022 Sri-Lankan economic crisis is characterised by economic mismanagement, a rise in external debt, depleting foreign exchange reserves, a turmoil political system as well as events...

Choose or Die: Netflix's failed experiment of '80s retro game concept

Choose or Die: Netflix's failed experiment of '80s retro game concept

Iftekharul Islam 2022-05-14 15:07:28

Techno-horror is a relatively new sub-genre introduced in the horror movie industry, garnering moderate success in the recent decade. Many film producers became interested in this sub-genre with horro...

Illustrating the commendable transformation of Bangladesh economy

Illustrating the commendable transformation of Bangladesh economy

ASJADUL KIBRIA 2022-05-12 21:36:04

Bangladesh celebrated its 50 years of independence last year, the Golden Jubilee of the emergence of the country as an independent and sovereign nation. From the so-called basket case to a fastest gro...

Ukrainian imbroglio: A blot on modern times

Ukrainian imbroglio: A blot on modern times

Shihab Sarkar 2022-05-12 21:18:47

The quandary in which Ukraine, once called the breadbasket of the Soviet Union, now finds itself is unexpected, if not unique. A number of nations in the two World War-hardened global theatre found th...

Russian Doll: Netflix’s comedy-drama with a touch of science fiction

Russian Doll: Netflix’s comedy-drama with a touch of science fiction

Iftekharul Islam 2022-05-09 11:56:59

Time loop is an intriguing concept. As shown in the movie Edge of Tomorrow, the protagonist gets to start over everything from a certain point when he dies.  But what happens when the time loop...

Pett Kata Shaw: First of its kind in Bangla, blended with folklore and horror

Pett Kata Shaw: First of its kind in Bangla, blended with folklore and horror

Rassiq Aziz Kabir 2022-05-01 16:28:48

With the last episode 'নিশির ডাক' being released, the much-acclaimed horror miniseries 'ষ' has come to an end. The series is the first of its kind in Bangla and has encompassed a lot of themes within...

Story of a cancer survivor  Jehangir Hussain   

Story of a cancer survivor Jehangir Hussain  

Brigadier-General Shahid Mohammad 2022-04-28 21:02:00

'Die Young' is a novel by a cancer survivor with the determination to live on. He longs to live longer because he has already known 'the value of moments in life'. 'My mission on earth right now is to...

Are taxpayers aware of advance payment of tax?

Are taxpayers aware of advance payment of tax?

Riad Arefin and Soeb Aktar 2022-04-26 20:56:29

In modern economies, taxes are the most important sources of government revenue. Mostly, the objective of taxation is to raise resources for the government to deliver essential public services. In Ban...

Loving Vincent: A film made of oil paintings

Loving Vincent: A film made of oil paintings

Iftekharul Islam 2022-04-26 17:57:31

Vincent Van Gogh was the most famous post-impressionist artist of the 19th century. His expressive artworks and use of bold colours, which were quite unorthodox at that time, vastly contributed to the...

Kotaro lives alone with a heartwarming basket of story

Kotaro lives alone with a heartwarming basket of story

Shadya Naher Sheyam 2022-04-26 13:59:03

‘Kotaro Lives Alone’ aired on Netflix on March 10, 2022. This anime has already won many hearts because of its lovely and bittersweet plot.  Based on Mami Tsumura's manga, the tale i...

Ambulance is Michael Bay's trademark action-packed thriller

Ambulance is Michael Bay's trademark action-packed thriller

Iftekharul Islam 2022-04-24 14:15:00

The fast-paced plot, fiery explosions, car crashes, slow-motion chases, gun battles and dangerous stunts - all these are the innate characteristics of Michael Bay films.  Although his films are...

The In Between: A movie with a different taste

The In Between: A movie with a different taste

Rassiq Aziz Kabir 2022-04-24 13:12:34

American romance movies designed for young adults and teenagers have a cliché narrative where the boy and the girl move through many obstacles but their relationship ultimately culminates in a...

Three decades of Totoro's charm

Three decades of Totoro's charm

Iftekharul Islam 2022-04-21 15:58:19

Environmentalism, pacifism, love and family are the critical themes in Hayao Miyazaki’s films. None of his movies is in a rush; they have a serene way of storytelling and a feel-good vibe. ...

A man with a dream and dynamism 

A man with a dream and dynamism 

Abdul Bayes 2022-04-17 20:22:20

Today is the 80th birthday of a great soul of this soil. He is none else than Mohammed Farashuddin, a former Governor of Bangladesh Bank, a famous economist and the founder-Vice-chancellor of East Wes...

Rehman Sobhan's 'Dawn to Darkness'

Rehman Sobhan's 'Dawn to Darkness'

Abdul Bayes 2022-04-13 20:54:50

Rehman Sobhan's memoir centring on the short-lived second phase of his life is now in the market (UPL, March 2022). It is the second volume in the Untranquil Recollections series. The very title speak...

Islamophobia in Indian films

Islamophobia in Indian films

Shadique Mahbub Islam 2022-04-13 17:54:20

India vs Pakistan cricket match is underway, the crowd is enthralled by the sheer excitement that always comes with such matches. The viewers in front of a television set in Kolkata downtown burst in...

What are chemical weapons and are they illegal?

What are chemical weapons and are they illegal?

-- 2022-04-12 19:29:27

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has expressed concern that Russia could deploy chemical weapons in the war and there has been an unconfirmed report of their use in the besieged southern port o...

The Song of Achilles: Witnessing God through a lover's lens

The Song of Achilles: Witnessing God through a lover's lens

Tasnim Tabassum 2022-04-10 16:37:28

In Greek mythology, Achilles is known for being the greatest warrior to ever exist. The duel between him and Hector during the Trojan war made Achilles a legendary hero who was born to 'fight for hono...

Rural areas need their own survival strategies

Rural areas need their own survival strategies

Shihab Sarkar 2022-04-07 20:12:39

The metamorphoses of idyllically sylvan places into ugly patches bereft of their earlier healthy character are common views in Bangladesh. The character of the change is more or less similar. No matte...

The Ukraine war: is it civilisational?

The Ukraine war: is it civilisational?

Hasnat Abdul Hye 2022-04-04 20:31:34

In most of the narratives of the ongoing war in Ukraine, a common refrain that appears in print and electronic media of Europe and America is about its  'civilisational' character. While TV comme...

Myth and reality of halcyon days of Bengal

Myth and reality of halcyon days of Bengal

Shihab Sarkar 2022-03-31 20:57:25

As Bangladesh celebrated its 51st anniversary of independence as a sovereign state, politico-economists and social thinkers have continued to make appraisal of the nation's half century journey. It st...

How effective are lullabies?

How effective are lullabies?

Md. Zahidur Rabbi 2022-03-31 16:21:17

The practice of singing to a baby to sleep is not a new phenomenon. Some of us have the sweet experience of listening to them during our childhood, while many know this from films and literature. Say...

Brand rituals: How far do we perceive them?

Brand rituals: How far do we perceive them?

Nushakha Israt 2022-03-30 20:15:42

We all are aware of the advertisement pattern of distinctive brands. They examine a vital, ordinary habit they notice in their consumers and turn it into a ritual that everyone knew about.  Brand...

Shei Shomoy: A tale of Bengali renaissance

Shei Shomoy: A tale of Bengali renaissance

Tasnim Jahin 2022-03-30 16:14:19

'Shei Shomoy’ is a historical fiction novel by Sunil Gangopadhyay where he portrays the contemporary picture of Bengal, particularly the city of Kolkata between 1840-1870. The book takes us to...

Near & medium term outlook for Bangladesh economy   

Near & medium term outlook for Bangladesh economy  

Bangladesh Bank 2022-03-29 21:06:22

The overall macroeconomic performances and prospects of the world economy immensely depend on the improvement of the existing pandemic and its successful prevention through implementation of public he...