Farah Kabir

COP27 must commit to loss and damage finance

Even after 31 years of advocacy, lobbying and dialogues, no dedicated finance has yet been delivered under the UNFCCC.

Guiding the differently-abled

BRIDGE Foundation works for the skill development of people with disabilities. The Co-founder, Swarna Moye Sarker, is one of the 22 Bangladeshi changemakers who have been selected for the Acumen Fellowship in 2021. She has completed her bachelor’s and master’s from Dhaka City College.

Empowering women through financial literacy

Afruza Tanzi is one of the 19 Bangladeshi recipients of the 2021 Diana Award. She was born and brought up in Sylhet, where she attended Bluebird School and College. Tanzi came to Dhaka in 2017 to complete her Bachelor’s in Biotechnology at BRAC University, where she is now a final year student.

5 ways to earn money as a student

Why not make money out of your hard earned education by dispensing it? Tutoring is a lucrative option for students to earn on a monthly basis. Currently, a single tutoring job can ensure BDT 5,000 to 30,000 per month, depending upon the seeker’s academic background, subjects, and place of residence.

Manan Morshed’s exhibition ‘Shut out of site’ underway

Prominent artist Manan Morshed’s dual solo exhibition, “Shut out of Site”, is currently taking place at Dwip Gallery in Lalmatia and the British High Commission Residence Project Space in Baridhara.

Galleri Kaya commemorates 17th anniversary with grand exhibition

Galleri Kaya has organised a group exhibition in Uttara to commemorate their 17th anniversary and the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at the same time. The exhibition features 76 selected artworks by 32 modern and contemporary artists from 1952 to 2021.

Mong Mong Sho’s tribute to the fishermen

Mong Mong Sho’s exhibition, “Songs of Fishermen” is currently taking place at EMK Center in Dhaka. A painter from Maheshkhali, Cox's Bazar, Mong works with oil paints and watercolours. In 2010, he got into the University of Chittagong, and after two years, he received the Yunnan Provincial Scholarship to study oil painting at the Fine Art Faculty of Yunnan Arts University in Kunming, China. He completed his Bachelor’s in oil painting in 2016 and Master’s in watercolour in 2019. He now teaches at the same university.

Britney vs Spears: Revealing a scam in the name of guardianship

Directed by Erin Lee Carr, the Netflix production, “Britney vs Spears” documents events that led to the conservatorship and the neglect Britney Spears faced for thirteen years. It released on Netflix on September 28, 2021.

Behind Rino’s captivating visuals on Dhaka

The artist completed his Bachelor’s from IBA, Dhaka University, and is currently pursuing his Master’s in Development Studies from BRAC University.

5 fantasy novel adaptations that deserve your attention

This is a Japanese animated film, directed by Hayao Miyazaki and partly based on the 1986 novel by the British writer, Diana Wynne Jones.

Visualising the present through Anup’s art

How does your work comment on current social and political issues?

Behind Tejosh Halder Josh’s powerful sculptures

Tejosh Halder Josh is a skilled sculptor from Gopalganj, Bangladesh. Born in 1982, he had an affinity towards sculpting since childhood. It first grew in the second grade, when he was asked to create a structure out of mud. Sculpting amuses him, as he finds power in being able to physically touch his art. Tejosh is also drawn towards the materials used in his art, due to their unique properties. 

The bleak future of filmmaking in Afghanistan under Taliban rule

Following the repossession of Afghanistan by the Taliban, various filmmakers took to explaining the plight of Afghan artistes, particularly that of females. 

Celebrating the Bengal tigers through art

Self-taught artist Nazir Hossain is popularly known as ‘Tiger Nazir’, for his remarkable contribution to folk art, and paintings of tigers. He mainly works with the traditional medium of art, ‘Potchitro’, or scroll painting.

The rise in plastic pollution during Covid-19 crisis

Ever since the pandemic began this year, countries across the globe have been striving to protect their people from the virus through various preventive measures where protective gear also known as PPE are in high demand. On the contrary, this has dramatically increased the unsustainable use of plastic posing significant risk for the environment.