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  • Sustainable startups by the youth, for the people

    On a random Ramadan evening a few years ago, Abdulla Al Hamid, then a student of United International University, noticed the huge amount of waste generated from cooking oil.

  • A beacon of hope from Pekua

    The strength of youth has a universal presence of energy that can dispel any atrocity if channelled properly. Its omnipresence can be felt anywhere and Tanema Afroja from Pekua, Cox's Bazar proved this to be so.

  • POKA: Promoting organic vegetable production ecosystem

    “Poka” is a Bangla word for insects. It is also the name of a social enterprise initiative taken by three young entrepreneurs. The lead entrepreneur, Md Mehedi Hasan, explained the reason behind choosing the name.

  • Project Trishna - Youth group providing clean drinking water

    Project Trishna is a volunteer-driven social venture created by Footsteps Foundation, a youth-based social enterprise. Its aim is simple: to provide free access to clean drinking water for the general public, especially the low income groups.

  • Keeping My Language Alive

    My three-year-old niece giggles when I tell her the story of the dragon, Ree Fu Zang, who rose from a lake to save the world.

  • Art Blogs to Follow on Instagram

    You might have a preconceived notion that Instagram is a social network consisting solely of selfies and badly cropped pictures of food...

  • TAREQUE MASUD - The Cinema Feriwala through My Telescope

    To me, he was a man who loved my country like I did, who had the same concerns as any levelheaded and educated citizen...

  • GP Accelerator set to empower Young Entrepreneurs

    Thousands of years before the fancy term surfaced, startups have been agents of social and economic progress.

  • 6 Reasons Why You Should Volunteer More Often

    The one thing that every event has in common is the volunteers. Without volunteers, organizing a successful event is next to impossible.


    These words spoken by the writer about the fame of her first novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, ring in my ears as numerous sites flooded with the news of her recent demise: Author Harper Lee, aged 89, dies in sleep. The wound is fresh and raw enough to incite Hannibal Lecter.

  • Starting Your Own Online Clothing Business

    Among the many things Facebook has made easy is business.

  • Stephen Hawking

    Stephen Hawking: The Remarkable Mind

    This is the umpteenth time I have erased every word and started to rewrite this article.

  • Carrying the Red & Green Flag to Telenor Youth Forum 2015

    The Telenor Youth Forum 2015, which concluded in December of last year, brought back the highly popular arena for debate, discussion and experience sharing. This time, the Telenor team scoured through 13 countries with Telenor’s presence to find 25 of the brightest young minds.

  • Racing Towards Dreams

    “It's easy to find your passion, really. You have to identify what attracts you – to the point that you start feeling selfishly possessive about it,”

  • The Story of Teen Tekka

    Teen Tekka is a radio show on Colours FM101.6 for the teenagers of Bangladesh. It is the first of its kind and airs every Tuesday night at 11 PM.

  • Speaking out for YOURSELF

    We shush girls into acceptance, a reminder for them to know that harassment is only normative and something as fundamental as speaking out ...