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Published January 22, 2015

Published Date: January 22, 2015
IN THE CLUB

IN THE CLUB

Just got into university, and wondering which extra-curricular or co-curricular club to join? Don't worry, we've all been there, and definitely done that. To help you a little with your decisions, let's discuss some renowned clubs at some of the universities in Dhaka. Please note that the clubs mentioned may or may not...

APP REVIEW

Published Date: January 22, 2015
My Fitness Pal

My Fitness Pal

Platform: Android Maintaining weight takes constant effort as well as a bit of counting to know how many calories you consume and burn. Since, we have handed over the control of our lives to our smart devices, we might as well let them control how much and what we eat and how we spend...

Published Date: January 22, 2015
Curating Your Life History

Curating Your Life History

Are you still recovering from the horror of dissecting, quartering and severing words you single-handedly wrote a few years ago?  Do you feel nothing but mortified? Do you not recognise the self who wrote “u 2”? (I mean what were we talking about? The band, or addressing the other person in a tongue...

OVERCLOCK

Published Date: January 22, 2015
PC UPGRADE GUIDE

PC UPGRADE GUIDE

Upgrading your PC can turn out to be a hassle. And in these cases being a computer hardware literate can be more stressful than being someone who has absolutely no idea about it. Because when you know what's good and what's bad, you have to go through the exhausting job of choosing a...

DR. GEEK SAYS

Published Date: January 22, 2015
Find Out the Exact Names of Your PC Components

You can use two programs for this job. CPU-Z and Speccy. We prefer Speccy as it's more organised and gives you broader details SPECCY: http://www.piriform.com/speccy/download CPU-IZ: http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

FABLE FACTORY

Published Date: January 22, 2015
Take me in

Take me in

I remember you singing me lullabies, I remember playing on your knee. I can see you holding me as I fell, From a wall when I tried to leap. The whole night when we stayed awake, Your fairy tales for me. I was the princess of my dreams, I was what I knew as me. When I lost myself down that...

Published Date: January 22, 2015
Bangladesh breaks language barriers

Bangladesh breaks language barriers

New Year's Eve. Kuala Lumpur is decorated from top to bottom, looking for all intents and purposes, like a big party place; “Truly Asia” knows how to put the glamour on. The lights are brighter than ever, the dance floors are full and the air is electric with the anticipation of a new...

Published Date: January 22, 2015
BULLETIN BOARD

BULLETIN BOARD

UIU and SUNY Brockport sign MoU A memorandum of understanding was signed between United International University (UIU) and State University of New York, Brockport yesterday. Prof. Dr. M. Rezwan Khan, Vice Chancellor, UIU and Dr. Ralph R. Trecartin, Assistant Provost for International Education, SUNY - Brockport, signed the MoU on behalf of their respective...

Published Date: January 22, 2015
Transforming Ideas into Marketable Products

Transforming Ideas into Marketable Products

Despite having quite a large pool of young and talented individuals, Bangladesh doesn't yet have a significant numbers of inventions entering the market. This is the issue Saif Kamal, Founder of Toru - The Idea Tree (an innovation hub that facilitates the transformation of ideas into entrepreneurial solutions), aimed to solve through design...

Published Date: January 22, 2015
ANIME FOR BEGINNERS

ANIME FOR BEGINNERS

The world of anime encompasses various categories and sub-genres. For someone stepping into this realm for the first time, the experience can be a bit daunting. You're likely to be confused about where to start. The following anime (in no particular order) are good to begin with. DEATH NOTE High school student Light Yagami discovers...

Published Date: January 22, 2015
Curls Untangled

Curls Untangled

Your hair is all set. You're wearing a smile on your face and your outfit is flawless. You're ecstatic that the hours spent fiddling with your hair, the huge fraction of your income spent on hair styling products and the escalating electric bills from using styling equipments have all been worth it. You...

HANGOUTS

Published Date: January 22, 2015
BREAD & BEYOND: A COZY WINTER TREAT

BREAD & BEYOND: A COZY WINTER TREAT

Nestled amidst a number of concrete towers and overlooking Sat Masjid Road, Bread & Beyond is a café selling an expansive collection of pastries and sweets. Since it opened last year, Bread & Beyond knows just a modest crowd, and given its great food and atmosphere, deserves plenty more. It also offers caffeinated beverages from North End, which need no introduction. There are two branches: one in Banani (UAE Market, Kemal Ataturk Road) and another in Dhanmondi (House 56, Road 3/A), the latter being my number one destination since Dhaka has seen a drop in temperature. Bread & Beyond is not your average café, though this will not seem obvious at...

ALBUM REVIEW

Published Date: January 22, 2015
Obaid's “Prahelika -1”

Obaid's “Prahelika -1”

While many musicians create a sense of excitement about their debut album through years of work in the underground scene, Obaid was someone I hadn't heard of at all. The album was released as a pair (the other being “Prahelika-2”) and described itself as “probably the first example of exclusively acoustic guitar based double...

Is Your Body READY?

Published Date: January 22, 2015
Getting started

Getting started

Want to work out but just can't seem to get started? Upload a picture on Facebook of you flexing your aesthetically displeasing fat/skinny body and brag about how you started working out. There's no going back now. There is no shame in starting small. You can use light weights or just do freehand...

OLD TOWN DIARIES

Published Date: January 22, 2015
ENTRY 1: SHAKRAIN

ENTRY 1: SHAKRAIN

Ever since I heard about Shakrain celebration, particularly the kite festival, in Old Dhaka, I've been meaning to go there. But try as I may, I missed the festival for the last two years. So I was adamant to attend Shakrain this year, celebrated on January 14. Although it is held in different...

Published Date: January 22, 2015
Eye of the Tiger

Eye of the Tiger

There's more to university life than walking into a class in a zombie-like state and whining about the canteen food. Honing your debating skills help. Settling issues through logical discourse beats throwing petrol bombs at your opponents or bystanders who just happen to be there. Or does it? Ever regret certain life choices so...

Published Date: January 22, 2015
MIXTAPE

MIXTAPE

 

Published Date: January 22, 2015
This Week's Horoscope

This Week's Horoscope

 

FABLE FACTORY

Published Date: January 22, 2015
LIGHT DRIPS

LIGHT DRIPS

Everyone leaves - With broken bones Because your limbs are sticks And your eyes are stones.  But when you smile light drips - From the corners of your lips. And the edges of your fingertips When you hold my hips. So wake up To your mother's plaintive coos Put on your shiny black shoes Forget about school-morning blues And come meet me.   ILLUSTRATION: ZOHEB MASHIUR

FABLE FACTORY

Published Date: January 22, 2015
Hope

Hope

Hope is a melody of the unsung The murmur of the uneducated young The silent prayer of those who cannot speak The invisible screams of the weak Take a deep breath and a few steps back These words of wisdom will set you on track You're brilliant and that's all you need to know The world is waiting for you...

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