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  • The upside down era

    This year, many of us read about 'listening hairbrushes' taking control of our split ends, toothbrushes filming the inside of our mouths, beds reacting to a person's sleeping position, cars learning from the brains of drivers, like the Concept-i car by Toyota, which, with an advanced artificial intelligence system, can act as a faithful dog or a pining boyfriend.

  • The year that was for us

    1 and 9 have always been the most significant numbers in my life. Most of what has happened to me (save one) has always taken place on dates that add to either 1 or 9.

  • Half-truths and agendas

    I get apprehensive every time I discover a questionnaire on my table. Each questionnaire seems to be arriving with a specific agenda.

  • Wake up, Mrs. Bangladesh

    I saw a butterfly following me around. Usually, butterflies mean either death or marriage in the family. Every time, I see one, I shudder in fear and uncertainty.

  • Don't throw the baby out with the bath water

    The BGMEA building has been termed a "cancer". Today, it is almost symbolic to bring the BGMEA building down.

  • The extra pair of eyes

    Strangely, we are not where we used to be anymore. Students who used to steer movements against tyranny have themselves become tyrants.

  • The Next Hope

    A car hit one of the workers working in our house this morning. He was cleaning the wall and the car smashed his bones.

  • Blood versus Boom

    What has actually gone wrong in the South Asian landscape? If one singles Pakistan out in this South Asian equation, one then naturally wonders, why the leaders of a single country that is projected to take off as the next investment friendly area, be unwise to jeopardise regional integration that could turn South Asia to record the highest GDP growth by 2030?

  • The unstoppable

    The unstoppable

    Bangladesh has not become the second largest exporter of apparel because of media spotlight. Bad press affects us, but does not kill us, as we know how to rise from the ashes. Negative publicity may dampen, but does not annihilate us as we are far stronger than expected.

  • Rivers of blood

    Rivers of blood

    In our lives, we try and look for social proofs and replicate other events, other practices, other lives, et al. We also try and promote ourselves, our lives, our products with valuable virility. Most of us use social media to be viral. But being viral with responsibility is a difficult task and being responsible while reporting to the public is even more challenging.