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  • LET’S TALK ABOUT POLITICS

    Right from where you live to what you eat to the number of board exams you have to take in school to even the quality of the air you breathe in is impacted by politics, and being in denial of that is dangerous both for you and others surrounding you.

  • Hashtags

    The first-ever conference for hashtags is held to give them a chance to meet old friends and make new ones, mingle, betray, and network. Our coverage of the conference begins with a conversation among some influential hashtags. Enjoy.

  • A Life Spent on Rooftops

    This place of whatever square metres is a cure to everything, a sanctuary whenever one needs it; for privacy or some fresh air the balcony can't compensate.

  • Education 101: The New Normal?

    Freshman year is when students expect to navigate through the untouched terrains of a new environment and educational system. It is also considered a time when academic pressure is the least. However, due to Covid-19, the present and the future look very different for the newly admitted.

  • Leading by Example

    Amidst the chaos of Covid-19, many young individuals have dedicated themselves to the service of the disadvantaged, to selflessly support anyone and everyone.

  • SALAMI HEIST

    After all, what's Eid without the fight for salami?

  • BANGLADESH ONLINE UNIVERSITY (BOU): Excellence out of Necessity

    BOU promises to deliver world-class quality education to its students while making sure that they do not have to step outside the safety of their own humble abodes.

  • OUR PLANET IN PERIL?

    Ever since the onset of the Covid-19 crisis, horrifying news has become an overwhelming yet regular part of our lives.

  • Fighting the Infodemic

    As people reading these might have already guessed, these behaviours have been influenced by information regarding the coronavirus outbreak. However, a more accurate thing to say would be misinformation or misguided ideas about the global pandemic.

  • New Type of Ramadan in 2020 during pandemic

    A New Ramadan

    Covid-19 continues to haunt our daily lives. Different events and mass gatherings are either cancelled or have been postponed indefinitely due to the high risk posed by the coronavirus.

  • Stories of 71

    To this day, many stories from our Liberation War of 1971 remain untold, unheard of, yet passing down generations. Far from the battlegrounds, these are stories of our friends and families on the home front.

  • How women are excluded at workplaces

    ​“Everyone should be given the opportunity to make bonds and express themselves in the workplace regardless of gender or any other demographic.

  • ATTENTION TO ATTENDANCE

    Maliha Rahmat took a lab course for Environmental Science at North South University (NSU). She shares, “The course had seven or eight days of classes but there were no exams or tests and no marks for any practical work.

  • GIRL MEETS WORLD

    Close your eyes. You are a girl and at a public place. Look around, sit next to a woman. You are not supposed to sit randomly next to an unknown man, or any man for that matter.

  • A CELEBRATION OF INNOVATIVE IDEAS

    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.

  • ARE WE DOING ENOUGH FOR OUR MOTHERS?

    One of the scenes you’ll commonly see in Dhaka is mothers waiting outside schools and coaching centres for their children.

  • WAIT, HOW OLD AM I AGAIN?

    Among the hundreds of decisions taken by our parents before we had the maturity to really gasp and say stop, birth certificate tampering is one that really puts people on the spot sometimes.

  • Pokémon and where to find them in Bangladesh

    The world of Pokémon is expanding and today, it has reached our doorsteps right here in Bangladesh.

  • WHAT IS A HERO?

    In the current world where so many things seem to be going wrong, the idea of a hero can be comforting.

  • YouTuber Burnout Explained

    Since its inception fourteen years ago, YouTube has become a fundamental part of our lives. Not just for the youth but for people of all ages, it is an indispensable tool

  • APPLYING ABROAD US EDITION

    While studying abroad is a dream that many aspiring students have, how exactly to achieve that dream often remains a mystery to many students and parents alike.

  • A DIFFICULT CONVERSATION

    “It is generally known that teenagers go through immense changes in terms of physical and emotional growth due to the influence of hormones.

  • AT A LOSS FOR WORDS

    “I have no knowledge of the script of my mother tongue, Kokborok. I face some problems while having lengthy conversations as well.

  • THE INVISIBLE HURDLE

    Many may wonder why exactly there is such a big difference between the number men and women athletes. There are many reasons as to why this happens. One of them being that there isn’t much reason to aspire.

  • LIVING LIFE, ONE VIDEO GAME AT A TIME

    Now that I recall the memories of those days, and compare the modern day computing system to that white one in my living room, I feel quite amazed as to how far we have come. Yet, that white setup kept me entertained when boredom reached its peak, and gave me the opportunity to experience the life I was either not allowed to have back then or I was missing out on.

  • A DIFFERENT KIND OF STREETWEAR

    Street vendors are a defining part of Dhaka. And in these roadside businesses, the cheap clothing industry is booming. It’s a shopper’s dream; you can find almost every possible clothing item at shockingly affordable rates.

  • REPURPOSE YOUR OLD LAPTOP

    Do you have an old laptop lying around the house that no one has the patience to even turn on? Perhaps its usefulness can be likened to that of the exit button on Skype.

  • THE BIG FAT BENGALI W̶E̶D̶D̶I̶N̶G̶ GRADUATION

    Unlike other days, Srijita woke up almost half an hour before her alarm rang. She knew this week was going to be one of the most exciting weeks of her life,

  • The Great Gridlock

    Rashed tried to remain as courteous as possible, and looked for the man’s bags. After only five minutes in the crowd, Mr. Chowdhury yelled, “Ridiculous! I’ll wait in the executive lounge for first class passengers. You let me know after the luggage is here and you have called my cars.”

  • CATTLE TALES

    Ugh, this heat is terrible. Why did I have to show up here? This is a terrible place for a goru’r haat. The turnout isn’t that good, parts of the fence around the perimeter are broken, and I can easily count all the loose nooses from a mile away.

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