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Published March 05, 2015

READERS’ OPINIONS

Published Date: March 5, 2015
Should university students protest against classes during hartal?

Should university students protest against classes during hartal?

We asked this question on Facebook and have compiled some of your responses. TAKI UDDIN Safety is the number one priority, my graduation can wait if I am alive, but if (God forbid) I somehow get injured or die, who is the graduation waiting for? Universities these days have advanced in many ways and faculties are...

Published Date: March 5, 2015
Rekindling Your Love for THE GUITAR

Rekindling Your Love for THE GUITAR

Trembling from the cheers of the crowd as you blaze through that Van Halen song; inducing awestruck silence as you land that last note on “November Rain” or just hoping to create some good music – whatever our motivation may be, most of us set out to master the guitar at some point in our lives. Yet, many of us quit at the early stages, closing the doors to what could've been. You grow apart. The once “effective” wingman now sits there in the corner gathering dust while you frolic with your newest obsession. So how can you prevent yourself from abandoning the Way of the Axe? Well this article...

Published Date: March 5, 2015
When bands should consider quitting

When bands should consider quitting

The birth of rock ‘n’ roll was one of mankind's finest hours. Since then, rock bands have become an integral part of pop culture. They entertain, they enthrall and they always have a hard time realising when to call it quits. There are bands that keep releasing albums that only serve to prove...

GAME REVIEW

Published Date: March 5, 2015
Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series

Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series

This is an interesting game to review insofar as I really like it but the things I have to say about it will probably discourage people from getting it. In order to compensate for this eventuality I'm starting off with making it quite clear that I REALLY DO LIKE THIS GAME AND WOULD...

OVERCLOCK

Published Date: March 5, 2015
Bottlenecks and How to Get Rid of Them

Bottlenecks and How to Get Rid of Them

In the context of computers, when a particular component is so incapable that it hinders the potential performance of other components, that component is called the bottleneck of that system. Essentially, anything in a computer from a cooling fan to a core component like the processor can be a bottleneck. Ideally speaking, every...

FABLE FACTORY

Published Date: March 5, 2015
BIG BROTHER

BIG BROTHER

Billy did not understand why a baby should require so much attention. Everyone, especially momma and papa, centered their focus on this newborn creature. Unlike them, he did not seem to share the excitement. He had been told for months that a baby brother was on his way. Before, it was not an...

FABLE FACTORY

Published Date: March 5, 2015
DAWN

DAWN

There was once a town; far away from anywhere else. A small town populated by quiet people, who kept to themselves, content in living the way that their fathers had, and their fathers before. They never thought to leave, or to try their luck elsewhere. All except for one. They called him by many...

Published Date: March 5, 2015
So, Smoking Makes You Cool?

So, Smoking Makes You Cool?

Reasons behind smoking aren't exactly diverse. Occasionally, it is curiosity. But curiosity usually doesn't lead to addiction because the first try is usually horrid. Some start smoking after seeing a role model – father, older brother etc. – do it for years, and then decide to follow their footsteps. My own father has...

Published Date: March 5, 2015
Being the BABYSITTER

Being the BABYSITTER

A few years ago I found the idea of babysitting fascinating and used to wish that is was a common part-time job here, like it is in the West.  But I ate my words when I was one day asked to keep an eye on my three-year-old cousin. Also, I didn't get paid...

MOVIE REVIEW

Published Date: March 5, 2015
WHIPLASH

WHIPLASH

“Whiplash” follows the story of an ambitious 19-year-old music student striving to achieve greatness as a jazz drummer. As he enrols in the Manhattan-based Shaffer Conservatory, Andrew Neiman (Miles Teller) meets music teacher Terence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons). Fletcher, seeing potential in Andrew, considers him for the core drummer spot in the academy's most important jazz band. Now Andrew must push himself, make sacrifices and even practice till his hands bleed to fully impress Fletcher and secure the spot in the band. Miles Teller gives a very believable performance as the apprehensive but strongly driven Andrew Neiman. However, J.K. Simmons certainly takes the cake, for his Oscar winning performance as Terrence...

Published Date: March 5, 2015
ICC Associate Members

ICC Associate Members

Most Bangladeshi cricket fans remember that fateful defeat by Afghanistan in the Asia Cup last year. Just a few days back, at a warm-up match between Bangladesh and Ireland, the latter bagged a well-earned victory. You may hold grudges against the associate nations, but you have to admit: these young teams are stepping...

Published Date: March 5, 2015
Imagine – Write Creatively

Imagine – Write Creatively

United International University (UIU) and The Daily Star (TDS) joined hands to launch a year-long project, titled “Imagine – Write Creatively” – an initiative to improve the communication skills of English medium students. The idea for the project was conceived back in September 2014. On February 26, 2015, a contract was finally signed between...

APP REVIEW

Published Date: March 5, 2015
MOBILE METRONOME

MOBILE METRONOME

Platform : Android A metronome is an essential item when you're learning any instrument. It makes sure the exercises you are doing are in time and, in your early days as a musician, helps you develop a sense of rhythm and tempo. Because of this, almost every young guitar student has to buy a metronome when buying the guitar. Mobile Metronome by Gabriel Simões will help you save the BDT 250 you would have spent in buying a separate unit. It's a free app from Google Play Store that comes packed with all the essentials. And it's easy to use. The scroll bar will let you increase or decrease BPMs with...

IS YOUR BODY READY?

Published Date: March 5, 2015
Workout clothes

Workout clothes

T-shirts, jerseys, track pants and football shorts are good workout clothes for guys. Check if you can do lunges and side lunges to make sure your pants are not too tight. Don't wear oversized shorts. Consider the material as well, don't work out in something that's likely to tear if stretched. It's convenient...

Published Date: March 5, 2015
Unity in diversity

Unity in diversity

While a rational human being shouldn't just “tolerate” the “other”, in today's polarized world even tolerance has seemingly become an unachievable goal. Are you an individual who has zero tolerance for intolerance or do you feel “some are more equal than others”? The recent murder of writer and blogger Avijit Roy has brought...

Published Date: March 5, 2015
BULLETIN BOARD

ULAB observes International Mother Language Day University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) observed International Mother Language Day with a programme on February 24, 2015 at ULAB Auditorium. ULAB Emeritus Prof. Rafiqul Islam delivered the opening speech and discussed about the initiative of language movement and the thrilling experience as he was one of the witnesses. A documentary film directed by Juboraz Khan, “Hothat Ekdin” was screened. Through this documentary Prof. Rafiqul Islam showed some of the most historical places of Language...

Published Date: March 5, 2015
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Published Date: March 5, 2015
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