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  • This is your brain on social media

    Ever wondered why gambling can sometimes develop into an addiction? It's really complex but two components play a role: variable rewards and dopamine. B. F. Skinner's famous experiment (read up on it if interested) demonstrated how unpredictable rewards compel us to reinforce an action. For instance, when people play slot machines they don't know whether they'll win or lose; same goes for those claw

  • Dhaka's Kacchi Biryani

    When Kacchi Meets Love

    The smell of love still reeks in the air — that annoying time of year has come and gone, when couples all around flooded your newsfeed with their pictures of romance that gave you diabetes and made you wish you weren't sad and lonely.

  • Looking for Pabna

    I've never been a fan of traffic and noise pollution, but my dad recently took up a new job in Dhaka and we had to move all the way

  • Talking Careers with Your Parents

    When we were younger, our elders would often ask us what we wanted to be when we grew up. Most of us would give clichéd answers such as doctor or engineer as suggested by our parents, but as we grow up and put a lot of

  • When musical instruments talk

    When musical instruments talk

    It's late on a Friday evening. All you want to do is get back home. You were told there would be kacchi – your greatest weakness, as well as your first love. Nothing can hold you back with kacchi on the horizon.

  • The Ever-evolving Talent Acquisition Platform

    The name Battle of Minds (BOM) sparks a fire within the most talented minds of Bangladesh. It is one of the most prestigious platforms in the country, which consistently hosts the most explosive ideas and innovative strategies ever conceived.

  • Opposite day in Dhaka city life

    Opposite day in Dhaka

    As soon as I went out, a bevy of rickshaws surrounded me. My eyes widened involuntarily, and my mouth moved in silence – forming words of bewilderment. “Mama koi jaiben?” one of them inquired.

  • Top Memes of 2017

    Top Memes of 2017

    As we bid goodbye to 2017, our hearts are filled with mixed emotions. We've all had our ups and downs, and are starting the new year with hopes of “New year, new me”. Let's not kid ourselves – that won't be happening before hell freezes over. One thing we can be sure of, however, is “New year, new memes”. Before we welcome the new batch of dankness, I'd like us to take a trip down memory lane and look at the best of the best in 2017.

  • Living with robots

    Living with robots - Dhaka in 2050

    Aklima and Sharmin are housewives who are neighbours. They spend each afternoon together over tea discussing the latest gossip in the apartment complex.

  • Wanderlust: Winter Edition

    For some of us, travelling is an option to take a break from the hectic schedule and adrenaline-filled-deadline-induced panic that we

  • How to move about in Dhaka

    With Dhaka's traffic situation worsening with each passing day, having an extended idea of the transportations available pays off. It can save time or offer possible shortcuts to beat the traffic and reduce the commute time.

  • Big Schools vs Small Schools

    Big Schools vs Small Schools - Which one is right for you?

    The greatest part of our childhood and adolescence is spent in school. In the confines of this institution, we learn the essential skills which will help us navigate the rest of our lives. However, choosing a school isn't as simple as many people make it out to be.

  • Board games

    Board games we deserve

    In this modern day and age where our smartphones are loaded with apps and games, the age old tradition of board games is often overlooked. And it shouldn't be. With that in mind here's our attempt at devising board games with a uniquely Bangladeshi vibe.

  • International Scholarships You Need To Check Out

    If you're a high school graduate wanting to pursue a bachelor's degree abroad or an undergraduate looking for a master's programme, you must be aware of the need to sell an arm, a leg, a kidney, and basically your whole existence...

  • Young Bangla

    Young Bangla - Engaging youth in nation-building

    An occasion dedicated to the youth of the nation, the second installation of 'Joy Bangla Youth Award' – organised by Young Bangla – completed its journey last month with a beautiful grand finale, awarding 30 organisations from across the country for their works that are changing the lives of their respective communities.

  • Pay to play

    Pay to Play

    It is rather ironic that the very industry that had zoomed in on corporate greed in the form of fictional organisations like Umbrella Corporation (Resident Evil), Shin-Ra Electric Power Company (Final Fantasy VII), Hyperion Corporation (Borderlands) and so on, is the one that's plagued by greed at an unimaginable level currently.

  • PRESENTING CORPORATE TRAILBLAZERS OF TOMORROW

    Business competitions are of monumental significance for all students standing on the edge of the corporate domain. Amongst all these ambitious prizefights, Unilever BizMaestros stands out for good reason.

  • Indomitable

    Indomitable

    You wake up one day to the reality that you have to walk 5 kilometres to and from your educational institution every day. Your day starts before the sun rises; you have to help out at the store or the field for hours, you have to do your schoolwork, and live under the constant uncertainty that your journey towards learning can come to a halt because of financial constraints.

  • Bangladeshi superhero-01

    A day in the life of a female - Bangladeshi superhero

    I open my eyes to find myself looking above at a sky filled with thick, grey clouds. In the background there is the noise of thunder. In my background? Well, there seems to be water all around me. Am I in a lake? But Dhaka doesn't have a water body this deep.

  • An abundance of local business competitions

    Much has already been said about the importance of student competitions. To reiterate, these competitions are pivotal in aiding students to develop themselves.

  • Making a Case for Cooking

    Cooking for the first time

    The wonderful people at SHOUT told me, who has never cooked anything in his whole life, to cook a meal for myself and share my experience. Obviously, I accepted the challenge because I'm a bit of a daredevil if I do say so myself.

  • The systematic oppression of Arts & Commerce in schools

    As a student, it almost seems unbelievable that someone wouldn't be allowed a choice to study the subjects he/she desires. But unfortunately that has turned out to be the reality for most students studying under the National Curriculum of Bangladesh.

  • Amateur Writing Mistakes

    The best way to be proficient at something is perhaps the incessant ordeal of trial and error that goes into it. However, repetition alone is not good enough if one doesn't work on the issues that hindered the progress before. Often is the case that one doesn't necessarily realise where their work is falling short of the standard they are striving to achieve and thus fail to improve upon it.

  • How long till the roads are safe for girls?

    It's 2017. Women have gone on to make colossal contributions to all spheres of life and continue to do so every day, every minute.

  • Software skills to boost your résumé

    Whether you're trying to get through university, land that coveted internship, or just learn something new, everything you do along the way adds something to your CV.

  • Stories that need to be heard

    Save the Children in Bangladesh, in association with JAAGO Foundation and SHOUT, took an initiative to let school, college, and university students experience what life is like for the ones who live on the other end of the spectrum.

  • Scientific Studies for Dummies

    Did you know that a recent study has shown that individuals who berate bus conductors for the fare have a higher chance of becoming millionaires? This is due to a superior hippocampus which processes saving money and future investments exceptionally better than normal people.

  • Too close for comfort

    Harrowing messages from strangers that make us laugh more than they actually harm us, have turned “stalking” a carelessly tossed around phrase – if you're young and attractive, you're “supposed” to have stalkers.

  • Living by horoscope for a day

    It is early in the morning and I am excused from having to be charming by virtue of the ungodly hour and of course, my Capricorn moon.

  • Open Letters To Bullies

    The following are letters from people who have been victims of bullying. Bullying – physical or verbal –occurs all around us and is not addressed sufficiently. Hopefully these accounts will inspire people to take a stand.

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