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    April 23 is World Book Day and in its honour I took a trip to Dhaka’s unrivalled book buying and selling hub – Nilkhet. With rows after rows of alleys circling around each other and tiny lanes that lead to an unending number of shops, Nilkhet sells just about every type of book one could possibly want.

  • Happy Bengali New Year


  • The significance of Charukola Art Festival

    Ask just about anyone who’s passed through high school in Bangladesh to talk about the banality of art and music classes throughout school

  • Surf Excel promotes outdoor play and instils values in children

    Dirt is good. Surf Excel acts on this long-held brand philosophy to unleash human potential by giving children the freedom to get dirty and experience life, thus preparing them for the future.

  • 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.

  • British Council and Department of Public Libraries launch year-long campaign

    On March 19, 2019 the formal inauguration programme of the year-long Public Library Campaign “Cholo Gronthagare Cholo, Dekhi Somvabonar Alo” by British Council's Libraries Unlimited Programme and the Department of Public Libraries was held at the conference room of the Sufia Kamal National Public Library, Dhaka.

  • 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.

  • VELC hosts National Language Fiesta 2019

    Viqarunnisa English Language Club (VELC) held 'Hatil presents VELC 3rd National Language Fiesta 2019', powered by SIBL, from March 8 - 10, 2019 at the Viqarunnisa Noon School and College (VNSC) campus in Baily Road, Dhaka.

  • 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.

  • Why IWD still matters in 2019

    Each year, International Women's Day (IWD) thematically focuses a call to action while also celebrating the social, cultural, political and economic achievements of women.

  • 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.

  • Planeteers assemble at Earth Club's Champions of Earth

    We all admit in unison that nature is an integral part of our lives. However, we have taken its blessings for granted—we hardly understand its importance.


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

  • The KL-YES Program: Opportunity for the global citizen

    With the amount of intra and extra-curricular opportunities on offer, students are now nothing less than global citizens. One such opportunity that can, literally, be a life-changing experience for the better is the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program, for students between the ages of 15 and 17.

  • 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.

  • A White Night of Wonder

    Nuit Blanche is an annual night-time art festival that spans across entire cities. With hundreds of official and unofficial art installations, the cities themselves are transformed into one vast art exhibition. I was fortunate enough to be in Toronto for this year's Nuit Blanche.

  • Documenting life to create awareness

    In today's multimedia environment, activism and community service require a range of communication and media skills. As the YES Alumni population continues to grow, so does its work and impact, and we believe it is crucial to share out stories to gain momentum for YES alumni projects and initiatives.

  • One: A Photographic Exhibition

    Pathshala South Asian Media Institute is hosting “One: A Photographic Exhibition” at their Dhanmondi premises from September 19 to October 10, 2018. The exhibition featured selected works by first semester students of three previous batches of the institute.


    In celebration of International Day of Democracy, EMK Center and SHOUT, the youth magazine by The Daily Star hosted a photography exhibition at EMK Center, titled “Celebrating Democracy Through Photography” which was inaugurated on September 15, 2018. The exhibition was open for all till September 22, 2018.

  • Bangladesh excels at WSDC 2018

    The World Schools Debating Championships (WSDC) is the annual debate competition where the best school debaters from all over the world face each other, holding on to the dreams of representing their motherland on the big stage.

  • IBA, DU team wins the Global Round of Battle of Minds in London

    After several exciting rounds that lasted for about 4 months, from idea submission to crossing phases one after the other, Battle of Minds finally concluded with a triumph for Bangladesh with Sourodip Paul, Arijit Saha, and Ramim Ahmed and their team “Je Ne Sais Quoi” from IBA, DU.

  • 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.

  • Battle Of Minds Goes Global

    Upholding its legacy, Battle of Minds stepped into its 15th year - a concept that originated in BAT Bangladesh with a vision to establish a world class platform where university students from Bangladesh can showcase their talents and receive the recognition they deserve.

  • When a Hermit Goes Eid Shopping

    Being a hermit for the most part of your life, you have always preferred your little cramped bat-cave over proper dose of vitamin D. But let's be real, you still step out of your safe haven once in a while for the purpose of being human. One fine, scorching day during Ramadan, an idea strikes you, which soon turns out to be a terrible one. And for once in your life, you feel brave enough to go for it.

  • Shopping for other people during Eid

    I'm sure you all know how much we Bangladeshis enjoy shopping. The roads being full to the brim with clusters of people should be a good enough indicator of that fact. Not all of the things we buy are for ourselves, however. In fact, a significant portion of our shopping time is spent seeking out gifts for relatives and friends. This poses a unique set of struggles, some of which are highlighted below.

  • Bangladesh university of business and technology

    Established in 2003 under the Private University Act of 1992, Bangladesh University of Business and Technology (BUBT) was created by the governing body of Dhaka Commerce College with the vision to create an institution that can provide quality education and training to the prospective students. The institution, run by a Board of Trustees and a Syndicate, set out to follow North American university standards under the regulations set by the University Grants Commission of Bangladesh (UGC).

  • An evening of music and comedy with The Mic Peeps

    While Dhaka may seem to lack shows where people can go and socialise at, “The Mic Peeps” have been offering a great solution. Starting its journey on February 1, 2018 at Banani's Gourmet Bazar, The Mic Peeps aims to help people showcase their talents in music, comedy, and any other form of performing arts. So far they've collaborated with the venue to host seven shows, with the most recent one taking place on May 10. I got the chance to visit the event and see what it was all about.

  • Celebrating 80 Years of Superman

    It's no secret that superheroes are pretty in now, enjoying a period of popularity in the mainstream thanks to a golden age of superhero media, from films to TV to even video games. While the DCEU is a hot sprawling mess, Superman still remains an iconic and beloved character in the hearts of people around the world, and it's pretty safe to say we'd be missing an entire industry if it wasn't for him.