Category: Cover Story

Olympic Games past and present

The Olympics, named after the city of Olympia in Greece, where the ancient Olympic games held from 8th Century BC to 4th Century AD. It is the largest international sporting event that brings together athletes from more than 200 nations around the world. Held in every fourth year, the Olympic...

Muhammad Ali Celebrity For Good -Abu Muaj

“I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I’m free to be what I want.” It was Muhammad Ali Clay’s ringing declaration. It meant a ringing call of liberty not only for the Blacks, Dravidians, Mongoloids, Caucasians, Africans and Asians but also for the underprivileged and enslaved...

Call of the Wild Moment of truth for the Youth to commit for a Green Bangladesh -Shyikh Mahdi

Remember the scenes from the Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, where two young little hobbits accidentally met Treebeard, the thousand year old and wise Ent, who is literally a moving talking and action taking tree? He discovered the hobbits “Merry” and “Pippin” after they managed to escape from...

Kids Killed Humanity Haunted – Ifrith Islam

The afternoon was blessed with an awesome cool breeze which blew past me as I walked down the lane. The silky hair on my head became a small fright wig as I tried to brush them back with my fingers. The feeling of happiness was overwhelming and my pace didn’t...

Incredible Innovations

Science has been misused and technologies have been manipulated. It is true but there are people who are right out there to fight back. Many of them lack resources but their strength lies in imagination and creativity. With that extraordinarily powerful weapon they have never failed to come up with...

Tales of Three Cities and Three Syndromes Wahidul Islam

To dwell in a city of historic importance like Jerusalem, Istanbul and Belgrade is undoubtedly a matter of pride, chauvinism and glory. But when these cities, with rich past, national aspirations, geostrategic locations etc, fall prey to ambitious empires, kings and expansionists these senses evaporate as quickly as possible. Cities...

The Most Expensive Structure in the World

Today In mission control rooms around the world – in Houston, Moscow and Munich – a daily reality TV show is played out on giant screens. It is the dullest reality show you will ever watch. There is no conflict or peril, little tension and certainly no romance. The best...

Counting Trees to Crusade against Climate Change -Wahidul Islam

Trees were abundant in old good days. The planet was lush green. Most probably it looked like heaven which, described in the Holy Quran and other holy scriptures, is full of trees. Arabic word Jannat is synonymous with garden, grove, greenery etc quite opposite of Jahannam which is synonymous with...

The Places the World Forgot Sardinian mines

Sylvain Margaine is emphatic that he does not just seek out ruins. “The buildings can be abandoned, and they can be functional,” he tells BBC Culture. “The common theme is that I’m going into places where I’m not supposed to go.” The French photographer has been exploring those forbidden places...

More War More Children Organization -Wahidul Islam

After Harb al-Fizzarwar Hilf Al-Fudhul was established in 582/585AD when the sensitive mind of 15-year-old Mohammad was deeply moved. To see another children organization launched the world had to wait Great War that is World War I in 1914. Of course Lord Baden Powel launched Boy Scout in 1907-08 as...

Missile Men Heroes or Anti-Heroes -Ifrith Islam

That missile is made to do good to man or to do away with the human is a big question. Ten to one you will find the majority of the humanity to claim it is for destruction. It is for regress not for progress. Though the weapon is meant for...

Kazi Nazrul To End Misrule -Wahidul Islam

Kazi Nazrul Islam is one of the most influential rebel poets of the planet we live on. As a developing nation Bangladesh, which remained as a disadvantaged British colony, chose Nazrul as its national poet. Naturally the spirit of rebellion suits those persons or nations who want to wrench themselves...

Sage in School Selection

Ifrith Islam # My child just comes of age to be admitted in a school. I was looking for a school which has every feature — the best education policy, playground, minimum of every of indoor games, and on top of all a quality teaching staff. Though I’m not the...

Cowing on Cow Cuisine

Wahidul Islam# In school days Bangladeshi students most likely have read an essay on the cow which was not only read but also memorized to appear at exams. But the essay succeeded to help pass the examinations but pathetically failed to inspire the essay readers to make Bangladesh a milk...

Things That Transcend Time

Wahidul Islam# Transcendent ideas are those which rise above other ideas as best times are those which are remembered for centuries. Worst people are those whom different generations condemn for generations. Best books are those which a large number of people read for centuries as best films are those which...

High in Population, Low in Publication

Wahidul Islam Muslims make up around twenty five percent of the world population are but they merely write eight percent of the total books published in the world every year. The number of titles published in the UK surpasses the whole Muslim world. Only UK outnumbers 57 countries in the...

Children Concerns

Belal Hossain and Abu Muaj # When anything goes wrong to a person it remains as a personal problem. If it becomes recurrent in a society it becomes a social problem. In this way a social problem turns out to be national and going out of border it becomes international....

Education in Bangladesh Points to Ponder

Kazi Falguni Eshita Nowadays, tiny tots carrying heavy backpacks stuffed with books can be seen everywhere. Children spend at least four to a maximum of ten hours at school during weekdays. They not only have to handle the constant pressure of homework, but they also have to go through a...

Six months that Changed Aviation Forever

War has always spurred technological change, but in the early months of World War I a whole new way of fighting emerged: from the air. A century ago this month, two French airmen made history by becoming the first to shoot down an enemy aircraft. Within weeks, the first rudimentary...

Brutality in Beauty

 Ifrith Islam:: Most of the people on the planet are not ugly, are they? We think they aren’t. Most of them haven’t bloated and asymmetrical faces and physical appearances. Rather majority of them have got their own physical cuteness and smartness as well. Don’t forget about the beauty of mind....