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The ‘English Pinch’ in Bangladesh

What would you say if you saw a restaurant billboard saying "You be in our guest and please like any menu from arrangement ultimate sea food"? Will you brush it aside thinking the billboard painter must be 'uneducated'. Mark, when I say 'uneducated', I actually mean that he does not know English. For a lot of us, being educated also...

The Yellow River

October 21: The Yellow River has been called the cradle of the Chinese civilisation, just as the Indus River made it possible for the ancient Indian civilisation of Harappa and Mohenjodaro to flourish, the Tigris and Euphrates gave birth to the Mesopotamian civilisation (now in Iraq), and the Nile gave birth to the Egyptian civilisation more than 4000 years...

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What is the Software for Life?

We all use computers. If you use Windows on your machine, like me, you will have a small button at the the bottom of...

Sadako’s Cranes

The atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima ten years ago. I lived a mile away from the city so nothing much happened to me,...

Why is Halloween Celebrated?

"Trick or Treat!" shout little witches, paper-bagged goblins, rubber-masked imps and bed-sheeted ghosts as they extend a bag across for candy. It is October...

How Do Fish Survive in Icy Waters?

In cold winter months, lakes and rivers freeze over forming ice. Yet, fish and other aquatic animals manage to survive. Animals like seals, penguins, walruses...

Abdul Kareem’s Forest

A lush green forest in the middle of a rocky wasteland. No, this paradise is not an illusion. Abdul Kareem has created it with...