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Story of perseverance

Story of perseverance

Sabirul Islam rose above the traditional norms of education to become an entrepreneur at 14, author at 17 and many more to inspire one million…writes Saad Hammadi…

May 8, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Icon
Lone fighter

Lone fighter

Navina Aziza Kabir, a proud daughter of parents with hearing imparity, has turned it into a personal mission to facilitate ‘differently abled’ people by teaching sign language…writes Shababa Iqbal…

May 1, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Icon
A different Osama

A different Osama

Rejection has come in abundance than being chosen in case of Osama Bin Noor but when he was finally chosen, he became the only Bangladeshi to make it in the 2016 Forbes ‘30 under 30’ social entrepreneurs and the Queen’s Young Leaders Award in UK…

April 24, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Icon
Coding for Bangla

Coding for Bangla

Imtiaz Salim finds out how Shamim Hasnath, the developer of Ridmik Keyboard, has been working to facilitate the use of Bangla in the virtual world…

April 17, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Icon
Partners since birth

Partners since birth

Farhat Afzal tells the fascinating story of twin brothers Manik and Ratan, the young duo have already made a name with their cartooning talent and is currently working on creating a new character for American TV show Sesame Street…

April 10, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Icon
Creating new waves

Creating new waves

Tin Whiskers is a persona – a shapeless form with colours, made of layers of silhouettes. It is made of sounds from here and there, blended into an ambiance that calms you but also wants to make you dance…

April 3, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Icon
‘Women should not be given something simply because they are women’

‘Women should not be given something simply because they are women’

The true essence of women’s empowerment can be a difficult thing to understand, sometimes, even for women. Remember Mrs Sommers? The protagonist of Kate Chopin’s classic short story…

March 20, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Icon
Go heavy or go home

Go heavy or go home

Lifting a weight of 184 kilograms (kg) is a feat that not many can pull off. But for Mabia Akter Simanto, the 17-year-old Bangladeshi gold medal winner at the South Asian games, it only takes a couple of seconds…

March 13, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Icon
A van with a statement

A van with a statement

‘In developed countries, the same ones that we always want to move to, you see young people taking whatever jobs they get. They wait tables, wash cars, deliver newspapers. No job is too small. But you would never expect the same from an educated…

March 6, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Icon
A role model citizen

A role model citizen

When was the last time you wrote a letter? If your answer is ‘not recently or never’ then you are not alone. Millions of Bangladeshi people don’t write letters anymore in the age of cell phones, emails and text messages…

February 28, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Icon