Faisal Bin Iqbal

Writer, sub-editor, and the digital co-ordinator at SHOUT. You can reach him at [email protected]


Lately, life feels like an elaborate chore.

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Winter is not winter-ing anymore like winter should.


Being in your mid-20s feels weird for a lot of reasons.


Over the years, the situation has only gotten worse, and right now, our generation faces this issue head-on.

Impact of workplace bullying on young professionals

Over the years, workplace bullying has been normalised to an extent where people have become oblivious to its prevalence.

Academia-industry partnerships can only mean good things for universities

Recently BRAC University (BRACU) announced the renaming of its engineering school.

“Should’ve studied engineering,” says BBA student struggling with PowerPoint presentation

Sakib grew frustrated with having to prepare 10 to 15 PowerPoint presentations every semester.


Ghost stories for a local Halloween experience.

Evaly’s cult following: Delusion or desperation?

Evaly was never here to revolutionise our e-commerce scene

Ultimate Guide to Planning a Trip with Friends

Read this before you plan your winter trip with friends.

What students can expect from a major in Architecture

Architecture is a lot more than just drawing buildings and designing interiors.


In a way, I believe that privilege is somewhat relative.

Decorators scared to supply chairs to political rallies as they return broken

Local decorators go on strike after their chairs came back broken from a political event.

Bangladesh Women's National Football team in NCTB textbook

The textbook features an entire lesson on our Tigresses.

Queen Elizabeth’s death – why the mixed reactions?

The longest-serving monarch of the British Empire, Queen Elizabeth II, has passed away at the age of 96, putting an end to a reign that lasted seven decades.


Our public university dorms are mostly a mess.

Why students are worried about BCL committees at private universities

BCL's excursion into private universities may be a cause for concern.

Entry salaries for fresh graduates: A Bleak Picture

Looking at entry-level salaries, it becomes clear that there is a high level of dissatisfaction.

Fuel prices so high people have stopped gaslighting

Gaslighters are either completely stopping the practice or finding alternatives.


It’s 2022, and people still drive motorbikes on footpaths.

Candlelit dinners no longer romantic because of load shedding

No one is sadder than Dhanmondi restaurant owners.

Absurdism, reality, and Franz Kafka

Kafka’s world is chaotic. His stories, no matter how bizarre their plots, are always ones that we can connect to. 

UIU Mars Rover team triumphs at the University Rover Challenge 2022

United International University’s Mars Rover team ranks #1 among Asian countries at URC 2022.

Things I’ve seen on social media about Padma bridge’s first day

The Padma bridge is now open to the public, and people are going wild.

June hasn't been kind to Bangladesh so far

June was already looking bad. Sadly, there was more to come.

Best Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Under Tk 1500

Here are the best Father’s Day gift ideas for under Tk 1500.

Payoneer postpones plan to increase bank withdrawal limit for Bangladeshi freelancers

On June 14, the company announced that it will be changing the minimum withdrawal limit.


The more I think about it, the more absurd it seems.

Can local laptop and smartphone manufacturers make the most of the price increase?

We still have to wait and see how it will actually impact the market.

Ctg depot fire: How certain people’s actions are discouraging future frontliners

Firefighters are some of the many frontliners who sign up for their jobs knowing the risks.

Our schools deserve better leadership

While authorised political activities among school students doesn’t exist, we're aware its going on in the background

How an entire generation fell in love with KK and his music

KK left a mark on Indian and global music, connecting and resonating with people.


This week's editorial on SHOUT.

How do I calculate zakat?

For young people who will be giving zakat for the first time.


This city’s chaotic nature is about to reach its peak, and I am not ready for it.


Does listening to music ever take you back in time or hit you with nostalgia? It certainly does for me.

Robert Pattinson’s Batman breathes new life into the dark knight

Everything fans could ask for in a Batman movie and then some.

Is mobile gaming in Bangladesh ready for the next level?

Mobile gaming has been around for a long time, since 1994 to be exact, when the world was introduced to a simplified version of Tetris on the Hagenuk MT-2000’s 1.5-inch display. However, it was not until three years later in 1997,


There is nothing more revolting than having to work at a place where you feel suffocated.

Too many engineers?

What's with this fascination towards engineering?

Children from slums with less than 3 months’ training defeat FIDE rated players

With less than three months’ training, Poly Khatun and Mim Akhter, children from the slums of Mirpur, have defeated internationally rated chess players. 


I am not fond of change.

Online Education: A failed experiment?

Despite the universities' efforts, students were still unsatisfied.

The Art of Musical Storytelling with YOASOBI

YOASOBI is currently revolutionising this artform.


I am not a morning person. It’s really difficult for me to go to bed by 11 and then wake up sometime around 6 or 7 in the morning. I am more of a noon person, and that’s probably what makes me salty.


I enjoy going through the comment sections under YouTube videos. They are at times funny, and at times nostalgic.


Are our CSE graduates ready for the industry?


“The Theatre is living its dream. Madeira, Manchester, Madrid, Turin and Manchester again. Wreathed in Red. Restored to this great gallery of the game.

December 5, 2020
December 5, 2020

What makes Attack on Titan such a good anime

The final season of the anime series is set to air this week.

November 26, 2020
November 26, 2020

Webinar Fatigue and How To Deal With It

Webinar fatigue can cause mental stress and disrupt your everyday routine, which is why it's important to understand how it can affect you..

November 13, 2020
November 13, 2020

YouTube Rewind 2020 cancelled

The video platform posted a statement on social media saying that it “doesn’t feel right” to carry on with a Rewind video this year.

November 11, 2020
November 11, 2020

Giving children a creative outlet

Jolputul Puppets, a Dhaka-based community of puppetry enthusiasts, inaugurated a new puppet school over the weekend. The school, located at the capital’s Elephant Road, will allow young kids to learn the once popular craft of puppetry.

November 6, 2020
November 6, 2020

How to get the PlayStation 5 before anyone else

Prank your friends and show them your brand new PlayStation 5!

November 5, 2020
November 5, 2020

A troublesome online learning experience

SHOUT conducted a small-scale survey for public and private university students to learn about their experience of the online semester.

October 29, 2020
October 29, 2020

Joji’s Nectar: An intoxicating new album

With his first studio album Ballads 1, George Miller, popularly known as Joji, put forward a performance we thought we’d never see from the former YouTube personality.

October 24, 2020
October 24, 2020

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford’s inspiring campaign against child hunger

The 22-year old took to social media, talked with stakeholders from different government and private organisations, and made his voice heard. Millions came out in support of him, and Rashford himself raised millions of pounds for the cause.

October 24, 2020
October 24, 2020

Content creation tangled in demand and supply crisis

The pandemic has allowed a lot of young people the time and opportunity to explore the world of content creation. Some have launched YouTube channels, and some started vlogging, not to mention the spike in the number of hosting and participating in online meetings and webinars. q

October 22, 2020
October 22, 2020

The great divide and its sickening aftermath

The entire population is divided into two groups – one demanding proper justice, and punishment for the victims, while the other is seen trying to justify the crime, or putting the blame on the victims.