K Tanzeel Zaman

July 19, 2022
July 19, 2022

Surviving the 30s with sanity

If you are an early 90s kid, you’ve probably been staring at the calendar, counting the last days of your twenties and the beginning of your thirties. Expecting the impending doom, many thoughts will and most likely have visited you at night while you stare at the ceiling fan contemplating life decisions.

July 7, 2022
July 7, 2022

Over the Padma, by the bridge of dreams!

Besides providing faster internet, boosting the economy, and bringing the country closer by providing a vital link in the national road network of Bangladesh, the Padma Bridge is a source of immense pride, as well as relief, for multitudes. Having said that, along with thousands of other people, my friends and I took it upon ourselves to visit the new historic benchmark created by the country. Starting our journey at six in the morning from Uttara, in a half-zombie state, I began recording our anticipation on my GoPro.

July 7, 2022
July 7, 2022

Shamim A Mridha’s Eco-Network wins the Diana Award

Shamim Ahmed Mridha is one such young and motivated individual whose network of environmentally aware people has won him The Diana Award. The award is presented by the Diana Award Org, which according to their website, honours a cohort of “20 outstanding young leaders, visionaries and role models from across the world who have demonstrated their ability to inspire and mobilise new generations to service their communities, as Princess Diana believed they could.”

July 6, 2022
July 6, 2022

Khata Khori: An online store for stationery

It's a struggle to find and get the “right” stationery that fit your personality. Khata Khori is one such platform that has satisfied many individuals with a bit more refined and artistic taste. Within just seven months of Khata Khori’s engine running, the engineers received positive reviews from the consumers.

July 2, 2022
July 2, 2022

Divine fusion from BBQ Express

Arpon Changma, the Chef of BBQ Express, is one such individual who constantly pushes the culinary envelope with his maverick approach to his creation. BBQ Express's inception occurred during the pandemic when Arpon and his friends gave a shot at their out-of-the-box restaurant idea.

July 2, 2022
July 2, 2022

How to prepare against a flash flood

With the whole nation focused on flash floods in massive areas of the country, average joes, NGOs, government officials, and even influencers are allocating their resources and contacts to ease the unimaginable hardships the victims face. Many regions of the country are still in danger of floods due to the torrential rain in the current Monsoon season. In such a dire time, it is imperative for people from all walks of life to know what to do before, during and after a flash flooding incident.

June 30, 2022
June 30, 2022

To Optimizely and Beyond

The concept of start-ups is now a household term in almost all corners of every city of Bangladesh. With their can-do attitude, young entrepreneurs push the envelope by consistently honing their skills to achieve higher and aim further. But if we look back, one and half decade to be exact, the term start-up unheard of. Shafqat Islam, CEO and Co-founder of NewsCred/Welcome, achieved ‘Unicorn’ status for his company by joining the Optimizely family. A milestone reached by the first Bangladeshi start-up. ‘Unicorn’ is an industry jargon meant to designate companies that reach a valuation of $1 billion without being listed on the stock market and to be one is the dream of any tech startup.

June 27, 2022
June 27, 2022

Organic Functional Food for a Better Health

Food cultivated through organic farming can be regarded as organic food. When the cultivation process is done naturally, including no artificial substances and avoiding the use of fertilizers, pesticides, and other chemical components, it is considered organic farming.

June 26, 2022
June 26, 2022

Earthquake alert! Dos and don’ts before, during and after a tremor

Among the list of inevitable incidents, natural disaster holds the top list. That being said, Dhaka, one of the world's most densely populated cities, has been ranked in the top 20 cities most vulnerable to earthquakes. In addition to the current level of unplanned urbanisation along with the non-adherence to the National Building Code, Dhaka is a ticking bomb in the wake of an earthquake. In times like these, as responsible individuals, it is our responsibility to know what to do before, during and after these disasters.

June 21, 2022
June 21, 2022

Best Watch to Wear in 2022

The best wristwatches for men to wear are often simple and practical. For some individuals, there is a more complicated aesthetic that requires careful consideration of the wearer’s preferences before deciding whether it would suit their taste. Here are Star lifestyle’s picks for the best watches one can own in 2022!