Rubana Huq

KNOT SO TRUE

Managing Director, Mohammadi Group

February 25, 2020
February 25, 2020

Indomitable spirit of private sector can help beat the odds

Over 8,000 km away, everything looks different. The skies, the sunrise, the people and of course, trade. In Paris, the three-day Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector,

November 30, 2019
November 30, 2019

I called him Moi

I always need a clean sheet to write on. I always prefer the backside of a calendar month to detail projects.

October 3, 2019
October 3, 2019

Not Giving Up

Back from the UNGA. In the last 5 months and 10 days that I have been serving as president of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association, my brain has been on an overdrive.

June 4, 2019
June 4, 2019

Up in the clouds

Your columnist has just completed a little over a month of being a “female” leader of an exporters’ association.

March 21, 2019
March 21, 2019

RMG vision: The immediate and the important

It's an era of innovation. It's an era of efficiency. In one part of the world, they are making “smart” jackets, which are creating a microclimate for the wearers, by using carbon fibre heating pads, and are also using Amazon's smart assistant Alexa to even pre-heat the jacket before the consumers are putting them on.

March 7, 2019
March 7, 2019

A Wo-man

A friend of mine calls me a “wo-man”. The reason why he hyphenates and breaks the word is a surprise. I asked him why he does so and he explained.

February 13, 2019
February 13, 2019

Lounge #2: A Narrative of Pride

Close to midnight, it felt surreal. Being in the Samsun Airport in Turkey, only 1.5 flying hours away from Istanbul, made me feel as if I were in a new world. It wasn't a world of magical surprise or rapid development, but one thing was for sure: it was a land that told and sold stories well.

January 23, 2019
January 23, 2019

Here, Now & Forever

I laugh when the western media goes on a rant about us, the eastern democracy, the eastern economy and the eastern human rights condition.

January 16, 2019
January 16, 2019

Labour of Love

Ever since 1996, your columnist has been in business. She runs a company that has multiple businesses which once grew from one core business of exporting readymade garments years ago.

December 26, 2018
December 26, 2018

In honour of education

Half an hour away from home, the air smells the same; the people seem similar, but there's definitely a lack of ostentation. One does not drive through streets of Kolkata in the latest cars; the roads are still swamped with yellow taxis and a touch of Uber and Ola has changed the scene only a bit.