A beginning and an end

A beginning and an end

In the spirit of Pahela Baishakh By: JULIAN FRANCIS The celebration of the Bangla New Year is a relatively recent event. However, for thousands of years, people have observed the celebration known as “Songkran” in Bangladesh and “Songkran” in Thailand. The Sanskrit word “Sankranta” means “a transition or alteration.” It is associated with the Zodiac … Read more

Heat Stroke: Symptoms and Treatment

Heat Stroke: Symptoms and Treatment

By: DR. AZIZUR RAHMAN The human body’s ideal temperature is 37 degrees Celsius, or 98.4 degrees Fahrenheit. When the body temperature rises, it dilates the blood vessels to release the extra heat to the surroundings. Sweating is another method by which the body cools itself. However, if the body temperature rises above 105 degrees Fahrenheit … Read more

Impact of climate change: Sericulture affected

Impact of climate change: Sericulture affected

Al- Maruf There are usually four (seasons) of silk yarn produced in Rajshahi in a year. But due to rising temperature and humidity, good yarn is no longer produced in two seasons. Generally 21 to 29 degrees Celsius is favorable for silkworms. But in Rajshahi the temperature rises very high in summer and falls very … Read more

Eid based Dhakai movie

Eid based Dhakai movie

Dhaka has played a substantial role in the computation of film releases over an extended period of time. During the celebration of Eid, there is a growing trend of film releases on an annual basis. Except for Eid, most films released throughout other periods of the year typically experience a lack of success. After carefully … Read more

Traditional food of Bengali Eid

We visited numerous families throughout Eid and celebrated communal feasts. Furthermore, acquaintances and relatives arrived at the house. They desired to be amused by exquisite cuisine—a fusion of this style and the culinary techniques of some of the most delightful delicacies. Kavita presented a culinary formula. Milk – Semai Ingredients: Semai 1 packet. Milk 1 … Read more

‘My main goal is film industry growth’

'My main goal is film industry growth'

In the midnineties, Mahmud Koli, a prominent figure in Dhakai films, ceased his active involvement in front of the camera. Mahmud Koli is currently pursuing his professional career.   Not just in theory, but in intense and vigorous practice. The actress Nipun has recently declared her intention to assume the role of president within the … Read more

Empowering special-needs children

Empowering Special-Needs Children in Manikganj: A Call for Support

The visiting delegation had the opportunity to tour a school for intellectually disabled and autistic children in Manikganj, a branch of SWID Bangladesh. The children being taught there are not only wonderful but also spontaneous. Many of them showcased their talents through dance, singing, acting, and various cultural activities that captivated the audience. The teachers, … Read more

Liberation war women’s contribution

Liberation war women’s contribution

In 1971, the citizens of this nation, regardless of gender, united to advocate for the country’s rights. They managed to liberate the nation. Our freedom was taken away from us. Many women and men fought for independence through various means, including participating in armed conflicts to liberate their homeland, despite the risks, showcasing their significant … Read more

Wild forest goats need protection

Wild forest goats need protection

AL MARUF Long ago, forest goats freely wandered the hilly, mixed evergreen forests of the Chittagong and Sylhet divisions. Due to the rise in hunting and deforestation, their population became endangered, significantly decreasing in numbers. Approximately half of their habitat has been lost in the past three to four decades. In 2011, two forest goats … Read more

The face of the tea garden

The face of the tea garden

What led to the beginning of tea planting in this area? The eighteenth century saw the establishment of tea plants in the regions of Bangladesh and Assam. China was the source of tea’s initial introduction to the British taste buds. In her book “A Thirst for Empire: How It Shaped the Modern World,” food historian … Read more

Rezwana Chowdhury wins ‘Padma Shri’

Rezwana Chowdhury Bannya receives India’s ‘Padma Shri’

Rezwana Chowdhury Banya, a highly experienced performer of Rabindra Sangeet from Bangladesh, is honoured with the Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian award. Before Republic Day, as is customary each year, the Ministry of Home Affairs released the list of those who will be honoured with the Padma Award on January 25, 2024. A total of … Read more

Thyroid cancer: Symptoms, remedy

Thyroid Cancer: Symptoms and Treatment

By: DR. AZIZUR RAHMAN The thyroid gland plays a crucial role in the human body. This gland is responsible for producing a variety of hormones in the body. Nevertheless, when thyroid cancer is present, it can lead to various abnormalities in the body. There are a wide range of thyroid diseases. Thyroid cancer is considered … Read more

Asia Cup Champion Youth Tigers

Asia Cup Champion Youth Tigers

Similar to how Lionel Messi walked with the World Cup trophy between De Maria and Alvarez at the Lucille Stadium a year ago, Mahfuzur Rahman Rabbi accepted the trophy from the hands of ACC President Jai Shah at the Dubai Stadium on December 17 and presented it to his teammates in a similar fashion. These … Read more

Political mistrust among young

Political mistrust among young

Bangladesh is known for its fertility and rich history of movements and struggles. While the brutality of English rule for two hundred years is often read about or discussed, the ongoing battle is less frequently addressed. All the rulers were unwilling to let the next generation become aware of the immense struggle. Amid the war, … Read more

World’s most polluted city: Dhaka

World’s most polluted city: Dhaka

By: BAPPY KHAN Humans breathe by inhaling and exhaling air. How can one continue to live if the air is polluted? The risk of individuals dying due to air pollution is increasing. The World Health Organisation (WHO) reports that approximately 7 million people worldwide die yearly due to air pollution. Strokes, heart disease, lung cancer, … Read more

The spirit of victory in fashion

The spirit of victory in fashion

We are conscious of the presence of red and green in our surroundings. Only a few countries have a powerful affinity for colours. It is only natural for Bengalis to feel a sense of excitement or interest when a date or event holds significant meaning to them. We have the image of Bangladesh, with its … Read more

A diverse hill village community: Pankhwa Tribe

A diverse hill village community: Pankhwa Tribe

Pankhwa Pankhwa is one of the thirteen tribal communities in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh. The Pankhwa people live in various border regions, ranging from the Sajek Valley in the hilly Rangamati district to Ruma in Bandarban, extending across the border with the state of Mizoram in western India. The Pankhwa people identify themselves … Read more

Mandarbaria Sea Beach

Mandarbaria Sea Beach

Coastal areas with sandy shores are precious assets for any country. A beach’s existence positively impacts the economic growth of a country’s tourism industry. Beaches are a major draw for tourists worldwide, including those from the United States. Bangladesh is primarily a riverine country, but it is essential to mention that there are also several … Read more

Editorial

Editorial

On the 28th of October, I witnessed disturbing scenes in certain areas of Dhaka. There was intense fighting taking place on an open road, resulting in bloodshed. Additionally, government and public facilities were set on fire, and numerous other acts of violence occurred, all supposedly in the name of democratic rights. To be completely honest, … Read more

Why Are Youth Unemployed?

Why Are Youth Unemployed?

An annual influx of millions of recently graduated youthful individuals enter the labour market. Why do young people not obtain employment? It is a question that is repeatedly posed. Because they lack any skills, they cannot get the desirable employment. Approximately three lakh young individuals enter the labour force annually. For these young people, the … Read more

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