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Published November 20, 2014

Published Date: November 20, 2014
GETTING YOUR GEEK ON

GETTING YOUR GEEK ON

If you're still scratching your head and trying to remember what amazingness you missed out on over the past weekend, it's possibly the Unmad-JCC Comic Con 2014. November 13-15 saw a lot of the characters that we see on the big screen, TV, computers and handheld gadgets at the National Shooting Federation grounds...

ANDROID APP REVIEW

Published Date: November 20, 2014
DroidWall

DroidWall

Whether you want to cut down on data usage or seek total control over your device's data connection, DroidWall is the ideal app for you. The app acts very much like a desktop firewall and allows you to choose which other apps can access the internet, and which ones cannot, leading to increased protection of your device and less worrying about hitting data caps, especially for those who do not have access to Wi-Fi 24/7. DroidWall has a very simple dashboard control letting you decide which apps access the internet and how. Each app is listed with two checkboxes: one is for Wi-Fi data access and the other is for...

Published Date: November 20, 2014
The Making and Unmaking of Bangladeshi Cinema

The Making and Unmaking of Bangladeshi Cinema

On the evening of November 15, the crowd outside University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh Campus A buzzed with excited students. In a few hours, there would be a session with renowned film director, producer and screenwriter, Mostofa Sarwar Farooki and the cast and crew of his latest movie, “Piprabidya”. Masters in Communication, the graduate programme of ULAB's Media Studies and Journalism Department organised the public forum dubbing it as “Piprabidya: Making and Unmaking of Bangladeshi Cinema.” The session began when the director and his team reached the university. Farooki, along with actors Nur Imran Mithu, G. Sumdany Don and Mou participated in the panel discussion. The panel was moderated by Md....

OVERCLOCK

Published Date: November 20, 2014
CALL OF DUTY: STARTED FROM THE BOTTOM - WAIT WHAT?

CALL OF DUTY: STARTED FROM THE BOTTOM - WAIT WHAT?

The first Call of Duty game introduced many new aspects to the first person shooter genre. It was set in a clichéd WWII. The leaning system, gunplay, AI, story progression and how the game highlighted the struggles of soldiers on all fronts of the war were all contributing factors in making the game...

GAME REVIEW

Published Date: November 20, 2014
FIFA 15 Review [OLD GEN]

FIFA 15 Review [OLD GEN]

Platforms: PS3, XBox 360 As most of you may know, FIFA 15 has two versions: new gen—the PS4, XBox One and the PC and one for the old gen—PS3 and XBox 360. When FIFA made the announcement, I had written off the PS3 and 360 version as a rehash of FIFA 14 with some slight tweaks and mods as was the case with FIFA 10 on PC which was horrible for the PC but a brilliant, brilliant game for the PS3 and 360. Turns out I was wrong. The game has a lot more to offer with most of the changes coming in the gameplay. The game is more fluid and offers...

DR. GEEK SAYS

Published Date: November 20, 2014
Playstation, PSP, N64, GBA, DS games on your phone!

Your Android smartphone is probably powerful enough for a few of the old gen consoles and handhelds. Here's the list of apps. NES: NES.emu or Nostalgia N64: Mupen64AE Plus Playstation: ePSXe or PCSX-ReArmed/Retroarch, ePSXe Dreamcast: Reicast GBA: My Boy! Nintendo DS: DraStic PSP: PPSSPP

FABLE FACTORY

Published Date: November 20, 2014
Rain Tastes like Peaches

Rain Tastes like Peaches

Apumoni, smell sunshine instead of looking for it, you can't always see it. Apumoni, I can see skylines on your eyelashes. Did you write about love instead of 'Telecommunication prevails in our society' for your English homework? Please read me the story about the two horses and the prince, the news on the TV is...

FABLE FACTORY

Published Date: November 20, 2014
TILL IT MADE SENSE

TILL IT MADE SENSE

ANUVA ANANNYA Viqarunnesa Noon School Class: 9 It amazed people when her long auburn hair fell down her back, snaking down to her knees. Her hair smelled of a concoction of strawberries and roses and was always disheveled in an attractive sort of way. She had eyes that were a vibrant sapphire blue that always remained...

Published Date: November 20, 2014
BULLETIN BOARD

BULLETIN BOARD

Higher Education Opportunity for BUFT Faculty Members in Netherlands The launching ceremony of Netherlands Initiative for Capacity Development in Higher Education (NICHE) Project/BGD-199 on “Corporate Social Responsibility, SRHR and Innovative Leadership in the Readymade Garment Sector in Bangladesh” was held at Lakeshore Hotel, on November 10. The vision of the project is to create more...

Published Date: November 20, 2014
JLRC Language Festival 2014

JLRC Language Festival 2014

The Josephite Language and Reading Club (JLRC) was founded in 2004 with the goal of providing the students of St. Joseph Higher Secondary School proper guidance in achieving proficiency in the skills related to language -- in English as well as in Bangla. A part of this endeavour has been the organising of...

Published Date: November 20, 2014
Five Authors to Look Out for at Hay

Five Authors to Look Out for at Hay

November's a crazy month. We just had the JCC-Unmad Comic Con. Now there's TEDxDhaka ahead of us and even the Bengal Classical Music Fest later on at the end of the month. Surely you won't have time to go listen to about 60 writers, poets, philosophers and scientists from across 13 countries at the fourth edition of the Hay Festival Dhaka. But fret not SHOUT has identified 5 people who you literary fanatics have got to look out for this year at the Bangla Academy premises. William Dalrymple Dalrymple, a co-founder of the Jaipur Literary Festival is famous for his historical accounts of the subcontinent. The popular British Historian will be...

Published Date: November 20, 2014
YOUNG BANGLA: A Platform for Changemakers

YOUNG BANGLA: A Platform for Changemakers

With the aim to directly involve the youth with development goals to achieve 'Vision 2021' and relaying their voices and ideas to policymakers, 'Young Bangla' – a national platform of young achievers and leaders – was launched at Radisson Blu Water Garden Hotel, Dhaka on November 15. The theme of the event was...

Published Date: November 20, 2014
Let's Wait Till It's Too Late

Let's Wait Till It's Too Late

Let's look at two sides of a story – a completely fictional, highly unrealistic, definitely not related to Dhaka University, Curzon Hall or student politics story. Scenario A: Two young women and their uncle, all three with some foreign recognition and education, appear in the campus of a renowned public university and take part...

Published Date: November 20, 2014
When DARKNESS Falls

When DARKNESS Falls

We've all seen the movies, read the books. The post-apocalyptic dystopia where technology fails (often because of our own fault) and the world is plunged into darkness. Ever wondered what it'd be like if that actually happened? As those of you who haven't been living under a rock your whole life know, we got...

Published Date: November 20, 2014
At the Torture Chamber

At the Torture Chamber

Why be scared of monsters when so many horrors exist in real life? I'm talking about dentists, the only people allowed to use medieval torture equipment in the present day. A week ago I went to the dentist's to get my wisdom tooth removed for the sole reason that I could (also it...

Published Date: November 20, 2014
The best of times, the worst of times

The best of times, the worst of times

You might have missed UNMAD-JCC COMIC CON 2014; maybe you underestimated it. In which case, this week's cover tells you about all that you missed out on. There is still something else to look forward to -- Hay Festival 2014. We have an article on the 5 authors you should look out for...

Published Date: November 20, 2014
MIXTAPE

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Published Date: November 20, 2014
This Week's Horoscope

This Week's Horoscope

 

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