Archive for January, 2016

Fairs of fortune?

Fairs of fortune?

For a group of youths, January and February are not just months they feel excited about because of two of the largest fairs happening in Dhaka but months they know they can use to earn some quick money by working at the fairs…

January 31, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
The moment I took the mic…

The moment I took the mic…

Noshin Noorjahan (21)
3rd year student of Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
North South University
…it felt heavier than it looked. I have seen people tapping on it to test the sound, so I did the same without any prior judgement of my own…

January 31, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Voice
Unlocking the streets

Unlocking the streets

Two years ago, when Trishia Nashtaran first thought about riding a bicycle on the main streets of Dhaka, it was still quite audacious in a city full of reckless drivers and dysfunctional traffic signals…

January 31, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Icon
Chasing after dreams

Chasing after dreams

Last week, I read about Jack Ma, the richest man in China and the 18th richest man in the world. He applied to Harvard University 10 times and got rejected every time…

January 31, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Drone to humanitarian aid

Drone to humanitarian aid

A remotely piloted drone capable of measuring damages in affected areas immediately after a disaster can increase efficiency and reduce the existing manual process of measuring the loss, says Nahid Ferdous, a 23-year-old student…

January 31, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Initiative
In search for an ancient spaceship

In search for an ancient spaceship

Time has a funny way of bringing memories back. Way back in 2004, I had a friend who told me about this insanely epic real-time strategy (RTS) game called Homeworld, how it was about a race of exiled people living on a barren…

January 31, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · FYI
Swift and personalised

Swift and personalised

SwiftKey is one of the most popular alternative keyboards available on Android and with the iOS 8 update it is available for all iOS devices. It is one of the slickest smartphone keyboards you will find. Developed by a UK based startup…

January 31, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · FYI
Students throng Education UK exhibition to explore opportunities

Students throng Education UK exhibition to explore opportunities

Education UK organised a two-day exhibition from January 28 at the Pan Pacific in Dhaka offering students opportunity to study in the United Kingdom…

January 31, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
UIU hosts orientation for spring ’16

UIU hosts orientation for spring ’16

United International University organised a two-day orientation programme of spring trimester at the university’s auditorium from January 27. The university admitted 980 fresh students in the current session. Among them 380 were admitted in Bachelor…

January 31, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
Inter-university tech fiesta enthralls enthusiasts at KUET

Inter-university tech fiesta enthralls enthusiasts at KUET

Khulna University of Engineering & Technology organised an Inter University Tech Fiesta 2016 on January 22 at the university, where students from 30 universities of the country participated to showcase and contest their skills in Robotics…

January 31, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News