• Sunday, December 21, 2014

Freedom in the air
Published December 18, 2014

Published Date: December 18, 2014
1971: THE INTERNATIONAL CHESS GAME

1971: THE INTERNATIONAL CHESS GAME

With the dominant wing of Pakistan choking the other which it considered “lesser”, a war was raging within the subcontinent during 1971. Not only were there major differences on both sides, but the years of oppression which culminated in a genocide called for a liberated East Pakistan. It wasn't just a regional affair...

Published Date: December 18, 2014
9GAG: The Epitome of Thievery

9GAG: The Epitome of Thievery

I always thought 9GAG posts were pretty awesome. They were funny and unique and I loved the fact that they never ran out of new stuff. Frankly speaking, it amazed me to a great extent that a website should have so much content and yet maintain almost an equal standard for each of them. You've got to be one really funny team to keep posting hilarious memes and gifs every half an hour or so. 9Gag was the magical place where humor content never stopped presenting itself. Yes, that's what it all seemed like. That is, before I was introduced to the world of Reddit. So, why the sudden...

Published Date: December 18, 2014
How to Name Your Pets

How to Name Your Pets

I've had a lot of pets so you'd be right to consider me the authority on naming them. Of course, I'm not, but it still feels nice getting all that respect. Still, somebody has to do this. So, without further ado, you may start unquestioningly absorbing my misguided knowledge. Not a human This is the...

Published Date: December 18, 2014
Battle of Minds 2014 Finale

Battle of Minds 2014 Finale

The 8th of December saw the conclusion of this year's instalment of Battle of Minds, British American Tobacco Bangladesh's flagship talent recruitment program. The finale was held at Radisson Blu Water Garden hotel with the finalists; judges; BATB employees; and distinguished guests including BATB Chairman, Golam Mainuddin, and Board of Directors members Md....

FABLE FACTORY

Published Date: December 18, 2014
WOUNDS

WOUNDS

A bullet lodged deep In the trunk of a tree, Dreaming of its prey. Skulls in forgotten places, In pits, riverbeds And 'neath fields of White wheat swaying  In wintry winds. Eyes that saw brothers, daughters, The sun sinking into rivers at dusk, Empty- Packed hard with earth. A knock on the door Forty-three years in coming. A voice they wait to Hear over the phone. A plate set...

TELENOR YOUTH SUMMIT 2014

Published Date: December 18, 2014
NETWORKING THE WORLD THROUGH IDEAS

NETWORKING THE WORLD THROUGH IDEAS

In a world inhabited by “digital natives”, no man/woman is an island. What we consider as “local/regional” problems are not random, isolated occurrences. In other words, an issue might originate somewhere and the solution may very well come from somewhere else. To better understand how young individuals interpret this interconnectivity and how they use...

Published Date: December 18, 2014
EDEXCEL HIGH ACHIEVERS' AWARD CEREMONY

EDEXCEL HIGH ACHIEVERS' AWARD CEREMONY

Edexcel, in collaboration with British Council, conducted its 3rd Academic Award on December 13 at the Hall of Fame of Bangabandhu International Conference Centre, for students who achieved outstanding results in their international GCSE and A' Level examinations in 2014. Awards were presented to students who obtained a minimum of 7 A Grades...

Published Date: December 18, 2014
BULLETIN BOARD

Economics Department at UIU encourages reading habit The Department of Economics, United International University (UIU) organised a Workshop, titled “Great Book Reading”, on December 7. It was organised by the Junior Economics Forum (JEF) of UIU. The workshop was conducted by Professor Amirul Islam Chowdhury. Professor M Rizwan Khan, VC of UIU was the Chief Guest. The Department Chair, Md Ali Ashraf, chaired the workshop. The most influential book in economics, Adam Smith's “Wealth of Nations”, was the focus of...

TV SHOW

Published Date: December 18, 2014
THE FLASH

THE FLASH

We were all waiting for The Flash to blow our minds; especially after that awesome trailer. Now that almost half of the first season is over, I think it's safe to say that it hasn't even remotely done that. For those who don't know, Barry Allen, a skilled forensic scientist with the Central...

Published Date: December 18, 2014
Rejoinder & Our Response

Rejoinder & Our Response

 

Published Date: December 18, 2014
Remembering Past Wounds

Remembering Past Wounds

The magnitude of the nation's loss is often forgotten amidst the euphoria of Victory Day celebrations. To be proud of the birth of our nation is to be aware of its significance from a global perspective. “1971: The International Chess Game” is a piece which brings forth the complex workings of international politics which is often overlooked. On the other hand, we can never forget the collective pain we bore. Zoheb Mashiur's “Wounds” powerfully sums up the depth of the grief suffered.   We can rise beyond our past trauma and look forward. Telenor Youth Summit has stepped forward to engage young individuals worldwide to harness the unlimited power of...

Published Date: December 18, 2014
MIXTAPE

MIXTAPE

 

eDaily Star
Shout