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Published January 29, 2015

Published Date: January 29, 2015
IS GOOD ENGLISH A MEASURE OF INTELLIGENCE?

IS GOOD ENGLISH A MEASURE OF INTELLIGENCE?

For as long as I've studied under an English medium curriculum, which is all my life, my friends and I have boasted about being Grammar Nazis. I wish I could say that all that entailed was being exceptionally good in English. But what we often did instead was make fun of someone who...

BOOK REVIEW

Published Date: January 29, 2015
Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Daughter of Smoke and Bone

In a time when the trend in Young Adult literature was dystopia, there rose a book that's both unique in its setting as it is familiar. Smoke and Bone is a story of love, war, magic, and family. Daughter of Smoke and Bone, the first book of the series, tells the story of a seventeen year-old Karou against the backdrop of gothic Prague. Karou herself is distinctive – her tresses are aquamarine, and the pimples on her face vanish at the sound of a wish. Her friends are unaware of where she disappears to every few days, where the doors lead to, and what this “Elsewhere” is. Her sketchbooks are...

Published Date: January 29, 2015
Going the distance

Going the distance

2011: Grameenphone and Jaago signed a contract and began working together, launching their first online school in Gazipur. 2014: More online schools are opened, one of which is in Bandarban. 2015: Grameenphone takes six young individuals to Bandarban on a three-day visit to see the school and how it operates. Jaago's many schools aim to provide...

WORTH A REINSTALL

Published Date: January 29, 2015
Airline Tycoon: DELUXE

Airline Tycoon: DELUXE

Platform: PC/Android Release Dates: Vanilla, 1998. First Class: 2002. Evolution: 2002. Deluxe: 2003. Airline Tycoon was one of those games that my older brother spent hundreds of hours behind and I couldn't get why. On my old Pentium II system, I used to randomly click and assign flights or cargos to planes that couldn't take...

GADGET REVIEW

Published Date: January 29, 2015
Logitech G402

Logitech G402

Professional gaming – also known as E-sports – is a multibillion dollar industry with many e-sport “athletes” competing for large prizes. The players themselves are revered as real athletes by their fans and they are always under the pressure of performing to the very best of their skill lest they lose a crucial...

FABLE FACTORY

Published Date: January 29, 2015
CIRCLES IN SQUARES

Magic in a Bottle KARIM WAHEED Montu struggled to finish the plate of rice. “You didn't have to inhale bhaath, did you? Where are you off to anyway?” – Selina asks. “Well, tomorrow is hartal, and I need to deliver this package. It's urgent.” He'd asked for Tk 12,000 – 6000 in advance – and the client agreed. The family of three had been struggling to make ends meet. Six-year-old Shujon has been unwell and medicines aren't free. Montu knows he's taking a...

EXPLORE

Published Date: January 29, 2015
SIJUK - 2

SIJUK - 2

For adventurers, there are quite a few destinations in our country that can be explored during vacations. The good news is that some of these places still don't get a lot of tourists. For all the adventure enthusiasts out there, the scope of exploration and backpacking is ever increasing. Deep inside Rangamati district, lies...

Published Date: January 29, 2015
PRE-RELATIONSHIP CHECKLIST

PRE-RELATIONSHIP CHECKLIST

Relationships are tricky business. Starting from the courting days to making it last forever, it takes as much brainwork as landing a multi-billion-dollar contract. How do you avoid putting in all this investment behind the wrong person? Well, here are some points I've picked up from relationship veterans to help you, to avoid...

Published Date: January 29, 2015
BULLETIN BOARD

BULLETIN BOARD

Winners from AIUB at Firefox App Challenge The Firefox App Challenge was a competition recently held nationwide, with the Firefox Marketplace open to all submissions of Firefox OS apps. The competition was held between October 22 and December 14, 2014. After an online registration at www.firefoxappchallenge.com, 100 participants were shortlisted to compete and receive...

Published Date: January 29, 2015
Drishty Chittagong holds Model UN Workshop

Drishty Chittagong holds Model UN Workshop

A workshop on Model United Nations took place on January 23, 2015 at the Chittagong Independent University auditorium, organised by Drishty Chittagong. A lot of interest was seen among the students regarding this workshop. UN recognised trainers, SIM Sadman Sheikh and Fahmida Faiza, conducted the workshop on the widely practiced rules and regulations...

Published Date: January 29, 2015
iLEAD GOOGLE HANGOUT SESSION AT AUW:

iLEAD GOOGLE HANGOUT SESSION AT AUW:

“You read, travel and learn about the trends, and try to fill the gaps. Bridging the gaps, that's what entrepreneurship is all about,” said Dr. Rehnuma Karim, while mentoring young leaders and entrepreneurs at a grooming session under the iLead programme. The event was held at Asian University for Women, Chittagong on December...

DIY

Published Date: January 29, 2015
BEAT PROCRASTINATION

Why read this article instead of one by a productivity coach? Simple: I get you, bro. I procrastinated on writing this article by researching (read: randomly browsing the internet) on beating procrastination. Hence I was able to trial the techniques suggested by productivity gurus to accomplish this article. Here's what I have learned. The To-do List aka the Procrastination Planner Make detailed to-do lists of things you want to accomplish along with deadlines for completing each task. To-do lists are suitable for...

DIGITAL MARKETING

Published Date: January 29, 2015
A GUIDE TO SEO AND CONTENT CROWDSOURCING

A GUIDE TO SEO AND CONTENT CROWDSOURCING

When I was a new kid on the block, a fresher, SEO always attracted me the most. In this instalment of the Digital Marketing series I'll list SEO and crowdsourcing tactics. Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) SEO is one of the most important aspects of digital marketing. You need to ensure that the name of your...

Published Date: January 29, 2015
Gourmet Desserts for Dummies

Gourmet Desserts for Dummies

Those of us who can't cook have been deprived of gourmet desserts for too long. We sure can't depend on a café or restaurant for gourmet desserts because the gastronomical scene in our country is limited to either plain-cakes or paying 400tk for a translucent slice of cheesecake. Now you can finally say...

Published Date: January 29, 2015
Mosque Etiquette

Mosque Etiquette

The mosque is where your demeanour has to be at its best. These are the few basic things you have to keep in mind when you're in a mosque.    Turn off your phone/ keep it in silent mode: Nothing is more infuriating than your “Hearts Burst into Fire” ringtone echoing through the mosque....

Is Your Body READY?

Published Date: January 29, 2015
What do you want?

What do you want?

There are four main things people can aim for when they start working out. 1. Size/Mass: For big muscles, use moderate to heavy weights with slow repetitions. 2. Definition: For a lean but well-toned body, do many repetitions using light weights. 3. Strength: To gain power, use heavy weights (close to your maximum) and go for...

Published Date: January 29, 2015
And Now for Something Completely Normal…

And Now for Something Completely Normal…

To understate: this has been a bad month. January is not, even at best, a time of cheer. Stuck at home, with the threat of death on the streets, it's very possible to slowly sink into a gloom. The world appears to have gone mad, and it's depressing to think about. We're here for...

Published Date: January 29, 2015
MIXTAPE

MIXTAPE

 

Published Date: January 29, 2015
This Week's Horoscope

This Week's Horoscope

 

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