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Young entrepreneurs for clean energy

Young entrepreneurs for clean energy

WORLD ENVIORNMENT DAY 2018 Globally, when the trend is to divest from nuclear and coal based power generation, the government of Bangladesh has proposed an energy mix that still relies on coal. In this context, young entrepreneurs and researchers are exploring the possibilities and potential for renewable energy. Jawad Hasan and Niloy Das are two inspiring names in this regard. […]

June 3, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Nightlife in Ramadan

Nightlife in Ramadan

With the advancement of culinary culture in Dhaka city, it was evident that this might give a boost to a night life, which is absent in the scenario. During the month of Ramadan, restaurants are offering delicacies, mainly targeting youth, for the sehri, the last meal before a daylong fast. Youths are grabbing this opportunity to get a taste of […]

May 27, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Hasib’s death in harness

Hasib’s death in harness

YOUNG LIVES MATTER The death of young garment worker Rashedul Islam Hasib exposed the way factory authorities are continuously violating the national labour laws.  The new safety regimes implemented after the Rana Plaza collapse are focused on the structural improvements of factory building or the new fire safety measures but, Hasib’s death had shattered young workers illusions of safety, writes […]

May 20, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Srijonshil: a creative caricature?

Srijonshil: a creative caricature?

For the last decade, public examinations of school and college level are having Srijonshil or structured question, a creative question pattern to test student’s ability on four different criteria. However, this system has become a concern for both the teachers and students. Lack of well trained teachers in this system is translating, unfortunately, into students failing to grasp the system […]

May 13, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
‘Relax, it won’t hurt’

‘Relax, it won’t hurt’

Great literary minds have shown ordinary people the way to imagine, dream and hope. Their works have captured people’s way of life as well as influenced people’s thinking. Among those writers, surprisingly, many have lost hope and purpose of life, ultimately logging off from this world voluntarily. Shaikha Shuhada Panzeree explores a few such writers and endeavours to chisel out […]

May 6, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
The native refugee

The native refugee

Public university halls in Bangladesh offer students living standard of no better than a refugee. Over politicisation of university administration and its failure, dominance issue of students political parties and ragging — make up most of the university life of a student. Indifference of the authorities and their lack of will to solve these issues only add to the miseries […]

April 29, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Rajib Hossain: dismembered hand, dead dream

Rajib Hossain: dismembered hand, dead dream

YOUNG LIVES MATTER In conventional terms, Rajib Hossain was no brilliant young ‘change makers.’ He was an ordinary young man raised in relative’s house met with an every day accident in the city, but his tragedy got extra-ordinary attention in the media and it exposed how indifferent is the government towards the lives of struggling young people in Bangladesh, writes […]

April 22, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Nigerian students in Bangladesh

Nigerian students in Bangladesh

Recently, Bangladesh is seeing a number of international students in different universities, most of them are of African nationalities. Riasat Raihan talks with a group of Nigerian students and explores their experiences of living in Bangladesh so far. Bangladesh has become a popular choice of destination for higher studies for the international students, specifically for students from different African nations. […]

April 8, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Anonymous Crew: hip hop in Bangladesh

Anonymous Crew: hip hop in Bangladesh

Hip hop is new in Bangladesh. Until recently, break dance was something we have seen in the music video of Michael Jackson. Those who are interested took an extra step to read and know the history of this dance form and how it is often marked as subversive form of cultural expression among the afro-descendents across the world. Anonymous Crew, […]

April 1, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Priyabhashini: a tribute to an icon of courage

Priyabhashini: a tribute to an icon of courage

Ferdousi Priyabhashini, she knew why caged birds sing. The grace, courage and simplicity with which she conducted her life left a legacy for the new generation, particularly for young women to draw inspiration from, writes Dipa Mahbuba Yasmin. An indomitable-fighting spirit, a woman, a survivor of unspeakable torture, an artist, and an inspiration – one Priyabhashini! Two eyes coated in […]

March 25, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Cover