Category Archives: Education

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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THE LEGACY OF MADHU’S CANTEEN

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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Establishment Earthquaker

 By Manik Katyal Emaho Magazine Emaho got into a free-wheeling tête-à-tête with the legendary award-winning Bangladeshi photographer, Shahidul Alam to pry beyond his politics Manik: In all your past interviews, you have mentioned how photography happened to you, so I … Continue reading

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Wresting the Narrative From the West

By JAMES ESTRIN New York Times As far as Shahidul Alam is concerned, he does not live in the third world or the developing world. While the photographer’s home is in Bangladesh, a decidedly poor country, he thinks of himself as residing … Continue reading

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