Mehrin Mubdi Chowdhury

March 16, 2021
March 16, 2021

The next step for Studio Mayasir

Most of us are already aware of the negative effects of mass-produced fashion. But is awareness good enough to make a recognisable change?

February 17, 2021
February 17, 2021

Fabrics of Heritage

Farfetched as it may sound, this is the truth — this is history. Eventually with time, our grandeur subsided. Maybe there were forces acting against us or maybe it was our own short-sightedness...

February 17, 2021
February 17, 2021

Fabrics of Heritage II

“Yes, once upon a time, the handloom taant was at its peak. But then came the powerloom variant, parallel to any other sector in the textile industry. That’s when we had the hardest time to compete...

February 17, 2021
February 17, 2021

Fabrics of Heritage III

History reminds us that this method worked in motivating the locals. Everyone wore khadi dhoti, sari and handloom cotton products to lead their daily lives and ultimately nationalistic attitude...

February 17, 2021
February 17, 2021

Bangladeshis making names in the global arena

To make the recognition easier to ‘identify with,’ we have tried to group the names in segments.

February 17, 2021
February 17, 2021

The era of urban farming

Mujibor Rahman (not his real name), an expatriate living in the Middle East for the last 15 years, returned to his home-country in May last year due to the economic fallout in the country of his...

February 16, 2021
February 16, 2021

Fakir Lalon Shah – the minstrel of Bengal

Faraway into the thick fog, the musician clad in a dull mustard suit, vanishes into thin air. His followers with long beards, unkempt hair and hands swinging in the air, playing to the tunes of the...

January 19, 2021
January 19, 2021

Aspire to Inspire — six successful ladies breaking down invisible barriers

The human mind is such that we always dream of a world where gender equality simply exists. We sing about it, build stories around it, and yet somehow, we are nowhere close to our considerations.

January 5, 2021
January 5, 2021

Saving craftsmanship, and the wedding industry

Rahman Mia (not his real name) had been supplying flowers to the various event companies of Dhaka for the last 5 years. The business had been so robust that he bought himself a piece of land in...

January 5, 2021
January 5, 2021

Movers and shakers to lookout for in 2021

“It was only by chance that I stumbled upon the story of No Dorai,” says Mahboob Rahman. And he is not exaggerating when making the claim, because Rahman only heard about Nasima Akhter, the...