Life without food is completely unimaginable. It is the source of calories that are essential for our body to function. But, for most of us, food also means celebration. We not just enjoy cooking and tasting the food to remain human, we also love sharing them with family and friends as norms of social and […]
It may sound surprising to you that your gut is colonised by a community of 100 trillion bacterias.
These little orgasms have an overwhelming effect on our life as the majority of them act as instrumental vehicles in our body’s metabolic system by improving energy harvest from foods. For example, they can degrade the polysaccharide such […]
“What does the Arundhati Roy imbroglio say about our democratic freedoms?”
I’m sure, you all are familiar with the Bengali proverb: “A donkey always makes the water dirty before drinking.”
If you have ever wondered what that actually means, look no further than the Arundhati Roy affair.
Arundhati Roy, who became, much to her chagrin, a human weathervane […]
“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave”, said Elmer Davis.
Her thought may have been directed to a land that is not ours but it is a perfect fit when days such as 26th of February comes to our door.
In Bangladesh, this is […]
“We must not impose restrictions on knowledge in the name of religion”
John Milton in Areopagitica wrote, “Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.”
His view is not solitary. In the world of literature, there are countless numbers of epigraphs- authors inscribing what they desire to […]
In February 2012 Chris Huhne the then energy secretary of the United Kingdom had to resign after learning he will be charged with perverting the course of justice over a 2003 speeding case despite claiming he was innocent.
The allegation was that nearly a decade ago between March and May 2003 he had committed a speeding […]
“Sayed Asharaf may have stopped the forces of communalism from taking over”
Awami League is a party of the mavericks. Yet, only a handful of them despite not becoming the party chief or head of the government have earned the status of the party legends.
Among these chosen few are Sayed Nazrul Islam, Tajuddin Ahmed, Captain Mansur […]