Category Archives: Education

Drik’s 25th Anniversary

The dot matrix Olivetti printer was noisy. The XT computer came without a hard drive: two floppy disks uploaded the operating system. When the electricity went (as it often did), we had to reload it. Our bathroom doubled as our … Continue reading

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Sneaking Social Media into the Classroom

In professional circles our school of photography Pathshala is considered to be one of the finest in the world. So it is no surprise that our students are excellent at their craft. However, having been in the profession for over … Continue reading

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Sex on Six Legs: Lessons on Life, Love, and Language from the Insect World

By Marlene Zuk  Images forwarded by Manzoor “People are more afraid of insects than they are of dying, at least if you believe a 1973 survey published in The Book of Lists. Only public speaking and heights exceeded the six-legged as sources … Continue reading

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By Ananta Yusuf in The Daily Star Photo: Prabir Das Taking a stroll around Madhur Canteen, named after Madhu Sudan Dey, a visitor would come across various spots – where students of Dhaka University sit in rows, chatting and possibly planning … Continue reading

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Pathshala student again wins Ian Parry Award

Pathshala student Farzana Hossen declared winner of the prestigious Ian Parry Scholarship at the Visa Pour L’Image, Perpignan, France 2013 Winner / Farzana Hossen / Pathshala / Bangladesh Farzana Hossen 2013 Winner “Without a doubt, this is the strongest set of … Continue reading

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Amartya Sen: India’s dirty fighter

Half of Indians have no toilet. It’s one of many gigantic failures that have prompted Nobel prize-winning academic Amartya Sen to write a devastating critique of India’s economic boom Madeleine Bunting The Guardian The roses are blooming at the window in … Continue reading

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