Handmade bicycles right here in Bangladesh

Despite coming from a civil engineering background, Md Abu Noman Shaikat found himself at the helm of Bikesmith, a bicycle enterprise where anyone can get a two-wheeler made according to their desired specifications.

A women-only hostel where safety comes first

The state of gender relations in Bangladesh stands at such a precarious position that the lived experience of all women, across any strata, is filled with fear, anxiety, and even paranoia.

Youngsters return to nets

Players and coaches are returning to the practice nets, and getting back into their previous schedules.

No clicks and clatter at photocopy centres

In the crunch of the pandemic, when academic institutions and many physical workplaces are closed, these small businesses are gradually sliding into a state of deep crisis.

A surgeon of film cameras

In this era of digital photography, we’ve almost forgotten about the time when the art form required much more tedious work. In fact, with the old 35mm film cameras, the whole process of taking a photo and getting to see how it came out, could take days. All that can be achieved in a matter of seconds now.

The Dos and Don’ts of a Video Call

It’s another week of social distancing, and almost all of us are having to work or study from our homes. That being said, it’s important to know what you should and shouldn’t do when you find yourself in a video call. Here are some tips to help you out.

Heading East

The gunfire had ceased, the agonising cries could no longer be heard. The streets of Dhaka went silent after a night that many had thought would outlast eternity itself. Karim left his residence in Mohakhali and headed towards his hometown in Daudkandi to meet up with his family.

Is Dropping a Semester Worth It?

A decision that comes with its benefits as well as repercussions.

1st International Conference on Love & Various Emotions (ICLoVE 2020)

Days one and two consisted of keynote presentations exploring romance of all depths from different angles, with discussions and potential solutions to some critical problems.

AI experiments you can tinker with

Sketch2Code, Microsoft Sketch2Code uses artificial intelligence to convert drawings into working HTML code. This is achieved through the use of computer vision, a combination of AI and image processing.

Starting a career in freelancing

People aged 15 and younger constitute about a third of the total population of Bangladesh. Less than 5 per cent of the population constitutes of people older than 65.

Back for another run

Psycho Pass went off air in 2014 with the end of its second season. This was followed by a movie in 2015 and another movie-trilogy in early 2019. The show then gave fans what they’ve been asking for a long time—a third season.

How to Compose a Job Posting From a Job Seeker’s POV

Let's not make life more difficult for job seekers.

Slice of Life Animation

Domics: Dominic Panganiban, or better known as Dom, started the YouTube channel “Domics” back in 2012.

Kobul Digital Marketing Services For Your Wedding

Kobul Digital is a digital marketing agency established to promote your wedding in the most efficient way possible. With our team of full-time interns, we’ll make sure that your wedding receives more attention than all the royal weddings combined.

In conversation with the brains behind agontuk

Agontuk is an open-world game in development by M7 Productions, and Attrito. It’s something that is being talked about on social media as well as among the gaming community of Bangladesh for a while now. Agontuk has a dedicated team of 35 members working behind it, and we sat down with four of them recently — Mehraj Maruf, Zahin Adeeb, Rayhan Sharif, and Koushik Sarker, to talk about the game, and what we can expect from it.

Which Bangla keyboard is for you

A lot of debate already exists out there on which keyboard is the better one when it comes to typing in Bangla. There are two options among typing software. On one hand, you have Bijoy, the first software created to facilitate Bangla typing for our computers.

Where lost balls go to be found again

Once upon a time, during a game of street cricket, a taped-up tennis ball was hit so hard that it ended up in a dark alley. The alley had no way in, nor did it have a way out. The ball lay there, waiting for its owner to come looking for it. But alas, that never happened.

Getting started with your first electronic project

Whether you are doing it for academic purposes or as a hobby, working on an electronic or hardware based project can be quite tricky.

Stages of Dealing With a Bad ISP

Internet is needed to communicate with others and sharing memes.

NF: Old School Rap Today

Over the past few years, the popularity of mumble rap as a subgenre of rap music has grown at an exponential rate. Introduced into the scene by artists like Cardi B, Lil Pump, Travis Scott, and many others, young aspiring artists seem to prefer this form of rap over

BRAC University’s SLL: Experiential learning at its finest

The SLL program an exercise where students attending the RS are tasked with the duties of the staff at the residential campus.

A slacker’s way of surviving exams week

From one slacker to the rest of the world, here’s how we do it.


My heartbeat became louder and louder as I carefully pushed my head out of the kitchen’s topmost cupboard. Nibbles wasn’t there either. Where could a cat, the size of a panda cub, wander off to? It’s been over an hour since the search for this missing cat began,

Cinderella: An MUN Story

Once upon a time, there was a smart and curious girl named Cinderella, who wanted to change the world with her thoughtful yet

Where not to look for a girlfriend

Curiosity lead us to space and the desire to make life easier drives us towards newer innovations every day. Then there is the bitter

The wholesome menu

WELCOME! Entry fee: BDT 50. An additional fee of BDT 25 will be charged for every 5 minutes you spend at the restaurant after you are done consuming your food.

Grow a habit

Whether it is something as simple as reading a book or something that requires a bit more stamina like taking morning walks, building up a habit can be a difficult task which requires a lot of patience and dedication, and a little bit of your time each day.

Your password in safe hands

How secure is your online presence? From websites to mobile apps, security breaches are seen almost every other day and vital information is compromised. Under such circumstances, you cannot afford to use weak passwords, that too for all of your accounts.

Keep track of your daily medication

Do you keep on forgetting about your daily medications? If so, MyTherapy is the app you need.

When your friend is a hip-hop artist

From the old school rap style of artists such as Tupac and Jay-Z to the more modern mumble rap artists like Lil Pump or Post Malone,

When your university arranges a giveaway contest

How do you get your students to be more active when it comes to university? Usually, what you see in a university student is a deluded

The AWFUL People Awards

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the inaugural AWFUL People Awards, where I honour those without whom my life would not have been this entertaining.

Chernobyl: HBO’s harrowing new masterpiece

“There was nothing sane about Chernobyl” – this very line in the series trailer is enough to explain what you are about to witness in the series itself and how the events unfolded at the site.

“Your interview will now be taken by your future students”

Imagine walking into a university where you are about to face an interview for the position of a lecturer. You are fully prepared for all the questions those high profiled professors and academicians are about to throw at you.

Getting started with your own WordPress website

The ability to create a dynamic and aesthetically pleasing website without knowing how to code is the prime reason why people choose WordPress over hard-coded platforms.

Live Football Updates on the go

Being a football fan can be a difficult task, especially if you are someone who has to go through a hectic day of work or studies. Keeping

Describing your university life using anime genres

Adventure: Fresher days are always adventurous no matter which university you’re in. The intriguing thought of entering into a new academic world full of new and wonderful possibilities will always keep you on the edge.

Things to remember before forming a clique

It might be an ordinary group of K-pop enthusiasts enjoying music and bashing haters on social media or it might be a purpose group to preach the exquisiteness of pineapple on pizza. Whatever purpose your clique might have, it is always helpful to remember a few details before you actually decide to form one.

Habits that damage the quality of our writing

Good grammatical skills and knowledge in vocabulary can take you a long way when it comes to professional writing. However, there are certain habits we develop while writing, habits that can affect the quality of the write-ups.

Beneficial Friends

The only night you'll remember about the existence of such friends is the one before an exam. You are most likely to forget about them as soon as the exam season comes to a close with no signs of reminiscence till the next one.

Three functionalities, one app

By taking just one picture, the 'Translator Foto Scan' app can provide you with three unique yet necessary functionalities that are sure to make your academic or professional life much easier.

Transportation from movies we need in Bangladesh

The modes of transportation discussed below are interesting, eye catching and most importantly, practical for the roads of our country.

Internet hoaxes you wish were true

Facebook is flooded with fake profiles. Every now and then, we are bound to receive a friend request from one of these fake accounts. No one really cares if Neel Akash Sada Magh

Letters to the past

There was a thought, a question, Perhaps a doubt somewhere in my mind. What are those things and beliefs That I have left behind?

July 26, 2018
July 26, 2018

Alternative Compensations

Whether it's an unpaid internship or just the usual work as a freelancer, people who use such impractical forms of payment or honorarium, always manage to get to our nerves thanks to their weird belief that hard working people will be fine with receiving just the exposure and experience.

July 19, 2018
July 19, 2018

Awkward situations you don't want to be found in

Circumstances will often get you into awkward situations you never wanted to be in. At times, it's not just the awkward moments that bother you, it's the people around you who witness the awkwardness unfolding that makes you question your very existence at those particular moments.

July 19, 2018
July 19, 2018

Interview etiquette you should know

Getting the call for a job interview is something quite exciting yet frightening at the same time. The call up means that you have the necessary qualifications the employers are looking for, now they just want to choose the best one[s] from the lot.

July 12, 2018
July 12, 2018

Things we'll miss once the World Cup is over

As the stage in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium is all set to draw the curtains over another hair-raising World Cup season, we prepare ourselves to bid farewell to the festivity that came along with it. With just a few games left to be played, let's look at the things that we will surely miss as we wait four more years for the curtains to be unravelled once again in Qatar.

June 28, 2018
June 28, 2018

The art of crashing weddings and getting caught

A guide for professional crashers as well as seasonal ones.

June 28, 2018
June 28, 2018


There are screams I bear witness to, As I lay awake in my bed. Perhaps the cries of sad and melancholic people, Resonating throughout my head.

June 21, 2018
June 21, 2018

Phineas and Ferb in Bangladesh

A hundred and four days of summer vacation and they knew exactly what to do with them. 'Phineas and Ferb' was one of Disney's most iconic and brilliant creations of all time, full of joy, laughter and not to forget the catchy tunes you would hear in every episode. This innovative and adventurous duo brought a lot of emotion to our lives that cannot be expressed in words. But what if these step brothers and their