Interview | The Daily Star
  • Discussing the future of health

    On April 7, 2019, World Health Day was celebrated around the world. Bangladesh has experienced impressive levels of progress in the health and nutrition over the past two decades.

  • PTE Academic: Standardised English tests go beyond

    We sat with M Jahir Uddin, Regional Development Manager of Pearson, along with the team of TÜV SÜD Bangladesh (Pvt.) Ltd, test delivery partner of PTE Academic in Bangladesh, at their Dhanmondi branch to understand the prospects of PTE Academic.

  • A bright future for professional accountants

    A graduate of London School of Economics, as well as being a strategy professional, Lindsay Degouve De Nuncques has been a pioneering employee of the

  • Photography enters a new frame at Pathshala

    After successfully training photographers and photography enthusiasts over the last 19 years, Pathshala South Asian Media Institute continues to move forward in shaping the future generation of creative minds.

  • Empowering Youth, Saving Heritage

    From October 5 to 13, eight young volunteers spent their days and nights learning about Bangladesh's tradition and culture, all the while practicing methods to conserve a UNESCO World Heritage Site – the ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur.

  • A bright future beckons for Bangladeshi students

    Cambridge Assessment International Education and British Council are two very prominent names working towards providing high quality education to Bangladeshi students. Over the years, they have been offering much more than just examination services.

  • Bringing Home the Gold

    After a historic victory at this year's International Math Olympiad (IMO) in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, the six-member Team Bangladesh sat with SHOUT to share their experience and understanding of one of the biggest and most prestigious competitions in the world.

  • Space Stories with Dr. Tess Caswell

    What if you had the opportunity to listen to stories of space exploration directly from an aerospace engineer and simulated astronaut from NASA? What if you could ask her your most pressing questions about space, ranging from the silliest to the most complex ones? On June 30, 2018, about 150 students from different universities and colleges in Dhaka were given the chance to do just that at the “Space Stories” session held at the Independent University Bangladesh.

  • Asif Zaman - The man behind the memes

    When you talk about homegrown memes, the name Asif Zaman is sure to come up. And why wouldn't it? As one of the most prolific meme-makers in Bangladesh and being the content director of Rantages, he has built a large fan base with his continuous output of top quality content. Being a fan, I was honoured when I got the opportunity to pick the brains of the man behind the memes. Following are some of the excerpts from the interview.

  • Talking jazz with the Imran Ahmed Trio

    One lazy afternoon a few days ago, I sat with the Imran Ahmed Trio at their base in Shantinagar, Dhaka. But not before I was completely lost in the circuitous streets, from which I was rescued by none other than Imran Ahmed himself, and their drummer, Arjo Shrestho. They escorted me to their cosy little apartment where they plan on establishing a music school.

  • Awarding the best in leadership

    Young Leaders Program (YLP), a reality show that brings together the brilliant young minds of our country to showcase their leadership skills, is stepping into its 5th season.

  • Engineering the best export idea for the future

    Team Sept of Baelor – Rakib Rahman, Quazi Rushnan, and Swapnil Sayan Saha – from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Dhaka trumped all expectations and took home the trophy of 2nd instalment of Rise High Bangladesh on December 3, 2017.

  • Acing business competition and real life

    Last week, SHOUT sat down with a bunch of people who have seen it all and done it all. They are all trailblazers – inspiration to many who dream of experiencing the thrill and emerge as champions like they did – they are alumni of 'Battle of Minds'.

  • Innovative initiative to extract export ideas

    On December 3, 2016, The Daily Star, in collaboration with Crown Cement, held the grand finale of 'Rise High Bangladesh'. The winning teams were: champions Brains of Castamere (IBA, Dhaka University), 1st runner-up Inspirebels (North South University), and 2nd runner-up Team Unpredictable (Rajshahi University).

  • A Talk with the Trio

    On the November 17th issue of SHOUT, you learned what the champions – of Battle of Minds 2016 (BOM) – are made of.


    H. M. Ifteker Mahmud, Sabira Mehrin Saba, Samiha Majid Simi and Taosif Amin Khan – students from IBA, DU – were crowned champions of this year's “Battle of Minds” (BOM), the annual talent search platform hosted by British American Tobacco Bangladesh (BATB).

  • What's Next for Battle of Minds Champs?

    This year's 'Battle of Minds' by British American Tobacco Bangladesh (BATB) saw a team from IBA – Sanjir Ali, Naziza Akhter Alam, Jidny Rubaiyat...

  • O & A Levels: Achievement Unlocked

    Simon Young was recently in Dhaka to attend The Daily Star O and A Level Awards Programme 2015.