Mohua Mouli

Open Space Theatre’s Arsenic and Old Lace

For the past five years, Open Space Theatre (OST) has been an important catalyst in creating a new sub-culture of theatregoers from all walks of life.

Stars Shaped Like Your Hand

I see it in the words, Where your hand dragged over the wet ink.

Art in the City

It only takes a little bit of curiosity and intention, to unravel the clutter to find all the art that hides within Dhaka.

Where is the music?

For a while, fans were satisfied with listening to their favourite music on online platforms. Now it is a question if artists are able to retain that connection with fanbases.

Celebrating women through basketball

Deshi Ballers returned this year with the event “Ball for Equality 3x3 Basketball Tournament”. The event was held on March 6, 2020 at Gulshan Youth Club,


I woke up with dust in my mouth. The streets hadn’t been kind since last Christmas.


There was a time when surfing the web meant something beyond scrolling through Facebook and Instagram. All different kinds of interesting websites and blogs were popping up everywhere, and dare I say, it added to a level of diversity on the internet.

Albums still hot for 2020

After discovering some fantastic music in 2019, there have been a few albums that I think everyone should continue to appreciate in 2020.


Applauds echoed in a room full of young spectators, as the grand finale of Battle of Minds (BOM) 2019 came to a close, celebrating the brightest young minds of Bangladesh.

International Student Identity Card launches in Bangladesh

Students have all kinds of expenses that pile up in the span of a single month. Be it for buying books, transportation costs, travels or anything else in between. Keeping all this in mind, the International Student Identity Card (ISIC) was created to help students with their everyday expenses all around the world.

“As both hobby and habit – reading is the best.”

The last stop of the school round of our campaign “Master Reader”, in association with Igloo Ice Cream, took place in Cardiff International School on December 1, 2019. After visiting schools in Dhaka, Narayanganj, Gazipur and even the port city of Chattogram, the campaign concluded its school round with the final round to be held in the near future.

“Reading is an integral part of our curriculum.”

The Daily Star’s ongoing campaign, “Master Reader”, in association with Igloo Ice Cream, recently took place at Juvenile English Medium School and Manarat Dhaka International School on November 13 and 14, respectively.

An Alternate Moon Song

I’ve waited for a while now,

Sodium Batir Gaan - Together for music

University of Dhaka (DU) has always been a focal point for cultural activities in the capital for generations. Sodium Batir Gaan has grown to create its own little bubble of music and culture within the campus and it has been proving to be one of the most popular music shows in town.

“I want to become a journalist.”

Master Reader, an initiative by The Daily Star in association with Igloo Ice Cream, took the competition to the Dhaka branch of International Hope School Bangladesh (IHSB) on November 2, 2019, at Uttara.

Serenading the night with Arnob and Friends

The performance focused on a cross-cultural musical experience that was based on an amalgamation of Rabindra Sangeet, Sufi music and songs from Baul and Lalol Sai, both of whom were inspirations for Tagore himself.

Battle of Minds 2019 Creating a global platform for future leaders

One of the most anticipated talent recruitment platforms in the country, Battle of Minds, is stepping into its 16th instalment this year. Following its first ever global launch in 2018, the stakes are higher than ever before this year with the global champions getting an opportunity to do a global internship almost anywhere in the world at a country of their choice.

“I want to write my own stories.”

For the school round of The Daily Star’s campaign, “Master Reader”, SHOUT went to Heritage School in Narayanganj on October 24, 2019. The competition focuses on encouraging the youth to read and to enrich their knowledge in English language.

MASTER READER:Learning through reading

The Daily Star recently launched its newest campaign, “Master Reader”, in association with Igloo Ice Cream, which focuses on encouraging the habit of reading


“When are we going to the farmhouse?” “I don’t know.”

Icche Ghuri Helping and learning together

Seven high school students, with one goal — to do good for the community. This is the story of Icche Ghuri, an initiative by a group of Sunnydale students who wanted to raise awareness regarding the ongoing dengue epidemic.

Budget smartwatch recommendations

This is a cheaper alternative for those who want a smartwatch that looks good too. The watch is priced at around 80 dollars and it mimics the Apple Watch in its sleek design and smooth interface. The trans-reflective colour display is not only easy on the eyes but it

White Clouds

It started with a sudden breeze in the middle of a not so pelting monsoon.

Bangla Devs: An online platform for software development courses

Amidst several learning platforms on software skill development currently available, Bangla Devs provides a unique learning experience for its users.

The Entrepreneurs of Today

The world as we know it is now massively influenced by entrepreneurs. In the last few decades, Bangladesh itself has experienced a boom in start-up culture. These businesses have not only found success in existing industries but many businesses have helped create new industries altogether.

BYLC hosts 6th Youth Leadership Summit

On July 11, 2019, Bangladesh Youth Leadership Centre (BYLC) hosted Youth Leadership Summit 2019, which was its sixth instalment since its inception in 2011. The three-day-long summit kicked off in Bangabandhu International Conference Centre, in Agargaon.

Celebrations of International Jazz Day 2019

On April 30, 2019, celebrations of International Jazz Day took place at 138 East in Gulshan. The show welcomed jazz enthusiasts from all over Dhaka to witness performances by Imran Ahmed Trio...

Romanticism and Gothicism through literature and arts

The second day of the event included the cultural competition, where students from five different universities presented their interpretations of Romanticism and Gothicism through poetry

Cafe CAF: Of fresh brews and all-day breakfasts

There are a few things that make a coffee shop worth spending time at—a cosy atmosphere, good music, a delicious bakery, a decent breakfast menu and of course...

AUW and Chevron launch Science Summer School 2019

On March 25, 2019, Asian University for Women (AUW) announced the launch of their first Science Summer School programme, powered by Chevron, at Amari Dhaka in Gulshan.

JDC Eloquence 2019: Celebrating the magic of debate

Josephite Debating Club (JDC) hosted their second inter-school debating tournament titled “JDC Eloquence 2019” from March 21-23, 2019 at the St. Joseph Higher Secondary School campus in Asad Gate, Dhaka.

EIDA: A new name in the Bangladeshi pop scene

Sakib Manzur Zihan (lead guitar), Hassan Munhamanna (song-writing, vocals), M Samiul Haque (guitar, vocals), and Mohammad Raian Mahbub Rasha (drums, production), have all been doing metal or rock music for the most part of their musical careers.

Deshi Ballers hosts 3x3 Basketball Tournament

Deshi Ballers International Women's Day 3x3 Basketball Tournament was held on March 9, 2019 at Gulshan Youth Club in Dhaka, hosted by Deshi Ballers.

IHSB hosts 8th Inter-School Bangla Olympiad

International Hope School Bangladesh (IHSB) hosted the 8th Inter-School Bangla Olympiad at their campus in Uttara on February 23, 2019.

L'espresso: Taking coffee to a new level

A couple of weeks ago, I dropped by at L'espresso at Banani, to taste some of their signature items and to have a chat with one of the owners, Nafiz Iqbal. The owners, out of their love for coffee, decided to channel their obsession into creating a warm, cosy space for the true coffee lovers of Dhaka.

Evolution of Bangla

Bangla has an immense impact on those who speak it.

BUET Brainiacs hosts Potterbrawl 2019

On February 16, 2019, Brainiacs club from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) hosted their second instalment of Potterbrawl. The daylong event comprised of all things Harry Potter, with three main contests and a fan art exhibition. The program kicked off at 2 PM with around 250 participants from various institutions gathered at the BUET Auditorium Complex.

Become your own financial manager

Are you more equipped at spending money than saving it? Do you find yourself with surprisingly less money in the middle of the month than the amount you started off with in the first week? Do you wish you had a personal accountant who would handle your finances for free? If so, then these financial tracking and budget planning apps are made for you.

Edexcel celebrates high achievers of 2018

On January 25, 2019, Edexcel hosted the seventh Edexcel High Achiever's Award at the Bangabandhu International Convention Centre in Agargaon, Dhaka, where it awarded a total of 689 students for their excellent results in the International GCSE and A Levels.

Why 'Black Mirror: Bandersnatch' is not a cinematic masterpiece

When I started seeing posts all over social media about Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, I couldn't help but ask myself whether this is actually revolutionizing the art of film-making, or is it a Netflix gimmick to keep its audiences entertained.

A bright future for professional accountants

A graduate of London School of Economics, as well as being a strategy professional, Lindsay Degouve De Nuncques has been a pioneering employee of the

PTE Academic: Standardised English tests go beyond

We sat with M Jahir Uddin, Regional Development Manager of Pearson, along with the team of TÜV SÜD Bangladesh (Pvt.) Ltd, test delivery partner of PTE Academic in Bangladesh, at their Dhanmondi branch to understand the prospects of PTE Academic.

Photography enters a new frame at Pathshala

After successfully training photographers and photography enthusiasts over the last 19 years, Pathshala South Asian Media Institute continues to move forward in shaping the future generation of creative minds.


Fast Track Education Services Ltd. hosted “Malaysia Education Lead Meet 2018” on November 16-17, 2018 at Platinum Grand in Banani.

Fast Track Education Services hosts “Malaysia Education Lead Meet 2018”

Fast Track Education Services Ltd. hosted “Malaysia Education Lead Meet 2018” on November 16-17, 2018 at Platinum Grand in Banani.

Joy Bangla Youth Awards 2018

On October 27 and 28, 2018, Joy Bangla Youth Award had its third instalment, celebrating the young innovators and change-makers of today. The event was held at Sheikh Hasina National Youth Development Institute in Savar.

In loving memory of flash games

At a time when buying video games was not as convenient for everyone, many of us looked for other options to play games. One of those options was flash games.


On October 19, 2018, the auditorium of Chhayanaut Cultural Center was full of youthful zest, as it prepared for a performance of one of the most beloved and versatile Bangladeshi musicians of the last decade. 'Arnob Live', hosted by Dhaka Broadcast was, on paper, an unprecedented success as crowds poured in to experience their favourite singer.

August 30, 2018
August 30, 2018

A trap symphony

I am not sure about what all the cool kids are listening to these days, but Muhit K. Chowdhury is someone everyone should be checking out. His most recent single, 'Library Pickup', which was written by Muhit and composed by Muhit and MESSUP, is reminiscent of the many hip-hop/chill-wave tracks you come across on the inter-webs. Its distinct sense of musical style and vocal work, however, gives this song an identity of its own.

August 10, 2018
August 10, 2018

Generating maximum engagement online

Content marketing is the buzzword of the business world, but many of us fail to realise what's good for a particular business.

August 2, 2018
August 2, 2018

The perfect app for future singers

Do you like listening to your own voice? Have you been trying to turn your phone into the condenser microphone you can't afford?

July 26, 2018
July 26, 2018

TheLazylazyme: When indie is life

Are you a hardcore indie music fan? Are your favourite songs from artists or bands that most of your friends have never heard of? Then this YouTube channel is for you.

July 26, 2018
July 26, 2018

Bringing Home the Gold

After a historic victory at this year's International Math Olympiad (IMO) in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, the six-member Team Bangladesh sat with SHOUT to share their experience and understanding of one of the biggest and most prestigious competitions in the world.

July 5, 2018
July 5, 2018

Track your menstrual cycle

Eve is a tracking app that allows you to keep records of your due dates every month. The app helps you understand your menstrual cycle, giving you an idea on the different phases your body goes through each month. This can especially come in handy when you forget your due dates or need to know if the tides have arrived on

June 21, 2018
June 21, 2018

Find the words

Are you tired of playing boring games on your phone to avoid socialising with your annoying younger cousins who want to play with you during Eid parties at a relative's house? Well here's yet another one for you.

June 21, 2018
June 21, 2018

The perfect win - Two Bangladeshi teams compete in the UADC finale

History was made when two teams from Bangladesh went head on during the finals of United Asian Debating Championship (UADC) 2018, the most celebrated inter-varsity Parliamentary Debate Tournament in Asia. This was the 9th instalment of UADC, held in Bandung, Indonesia starting on May 27, 2018 and it is the first time teams from Bangladesh reached the finals and won the championship for the country.

June 7, 2018
June 7, 2018

Where students break their fast

While at present there are a lot of options in terms of iftar items, students tend to have their own cheaper alternatives within and

May 24, 2018
May 24, 2018

Beauty at your fingertips

Do you know what beauty is? Have you ever wanted to experience all the beauty that the real world and our imagination have to offer?