Published December 19, 2013
De Kruif (2nd left) and Kazi Salahuddin (center) talking about Bangladesh's chances of making it to Qatar.

Vision 2022

At the time of writing, the FIFA World Cup was all set to come to Bangladesh as part of Coca-Cola's 89 country tour to bring the most coveted and recognised trophy to billions around the world who are enthralled by this tournament. Every four years the football bug reaches fever pitch in this country and as more and more people are drawn to this beautiful game, can we dream that one day, perhaps, we'll be able to rub shoulders with ...

GETTING ON THE RIGHT TRACK

GETTING ON THE RIGHT TRACK

Since the past decade or so, interest in football among the youth skyrocketed with the Premier League, La Liga and the Champions League being the focal point of attention. But even before that, Bangladesh was always true to the FIFA World Cup spirit. No matter where you'd go, you would see flags of countries the people supported during the World Cup. What if it all changed and instead of different flags everywhere, we'd see just one flag – the Red ...

David Correy’s World Cup Anthem

FIFA World Cup 2014 is knocking on the door, and Coca-Cola has already picked out the first anthem for it. The anthem is titled “The World Is Ours”, a song performed by David Correy and Brazilian percussion troupe, Monobloc. For this particular feature, David Correy gets the focus. The just-a-little-over 3 minute video starts off with a short intro on Correy and how he was adopted. Not until later do you ...

HARTAL/OBORODH SAFETY GEAR

HARTAL/OBORODH SAFETY GEAR

Some people just want to watch the world burn. That is as understatement. Most people want to watch the world burn. But most people want a safe distance between them and whatever is burning. Common ...

COLOURCLOUD PALACE

COLOURCLOUD PALACE

In one word: beautiful. When I watched this anime, the first thing that came to my mind was that. It is a very 'pretty' anime. And I'm not talking about the storyline or anything. Each of ...

Now You See Me

I have had the opportunity to perform at some really good shows. I performed at the Bangladesh Premiere League Logo Unveiling Ceremony in December 2011 where numerous cricketers -- foreign and local -- were present, I performed at AdFest 2012, where people from the advertising and creative world were present and many other such shows where the audience watched and appreciated my dance wholeheartedly. But then there were some other ...

QotSA’s …Like Clockwork

QotSA’s     …Like Clockwork

Rating: 10/10 (Album of the Year Contender) Genre: Rock Although this album has been released much earlier this year in June, I decided to delay the review in order to see if it stands the test of ...

Mystic River

Mystic River

Bangladesh is the land of rivers. It's hard to find a village without its own poetically named river -- Dudhkumar, Dakatia, Kaliganga. The hundreds of rivers that crisscross this vast delta are its lifeline, feeding ...

Women on Wheels

PHOTO: RIDWAN ADID RUPON

“This is another girl…this is another girl…this one is also a girl!!!” “This is the reaction we get from the people when we pass through a village on 'Bike Fridays',” says Shabukta, as we roll around ...

SMOKE

SMOKE

Abbu leans against the wrought iron bars of the veranda and pensively smokes an imported cigarette. The deep pinkish orange glow of the approaching sunset hugs his brown skin, etching with dark hues the lines ...

BATTLEFIELD 4

RATING: 8.5/10

The developers at Sweden who have made Battlefield 4, the modern first person shooter that got released last October, finally managed to outclass its other competitors. Battlefield 4 was one of the most anticipated AAA ...

The Facial Hair Complex

Possibly has hormone deficiency.

Adolescence brings a lot of complexity into a person's life. Mood swings, disposable personality changes, constant desire to do something I like to call “itish-pitish” in Bangla, these are but a few to speak of. ...

BULLETIN BOARD

BULLETIN BOARD

Showcasing Nobel Prizes in Literature at ULAB The wonderful world of Nobel Prizes in Literature was highlighted at a daylong talk and exhibition held at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) on December 13, 2013. ...

All I Want

Whining and sobbing ceaselessly, she sat in the middle of the junk-filled place. Putrid smell crept into her from all sides, overwhelming her senses. She had nowhere to go, or on a more appropriate sense, ...