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  • Growing Up With Pen and Paper: Masud Pathik's journey as a writer

    “A writer has to accept the fact that people will be against them.” This is a fact, stated and accepted by Bangladeshi film director, lyricist and poet, Masud Pathik.

  • Learning in 10 Minutes

    Ever thought of switching on the TV screen in front of your child and study the formulae of algebra, learn English sentence constructions and understand Bangla baekaron (grammar)?

  • Mizanur Rahman Khan Bir Protik


    July 10, 1971. The Pakistani army killed 10 innocent people at Kulkandi village of Islampur upazila, Jamalpur.

  • The Art of Curation

    Growing up, Tanzim Wahab never planned on becoming a photographer, let alone a curator. But one thing he always knew was that he wanted to work in a highly creative and motivating environment- something that is challenging and rewarding in equal measure.

  • Sharafat Khan's Creative Venture

    No matter how much we have been told not to judge a book by its cover, the truth is, with hundreds of thousands of books published every year, a great, compelling cover art matters.

  • Reviving Gaudiya: Rachel's Journey

    For a very long time, most of us thought Bangladesh was better known for its folk art forms. At least when it came to the art of dancing, the classical ones we would recognise and associate with would all be from India- Bharatanatyam from South India, Odissi from Odissa, Manipuri from Manipur, Kathak from North India and so on.

  • Carrying On a Legacy

    The words 'pride' or 'achievement' does not really cut it when you get to fill a parent's shoe. Being able to 'be' them and carry on their legacy is a feeling indescribable and unfathomable.

  • A Work in Progress - Beshi Joss Drums

    While a touch of the strings and strokes on the black and white reeds speak thousands of words – of generations, people, nature, love and helps one to travel all over the world, the beating of the drums, however, brings you back to life.

  • The Beautiful World of Dipankar

    If you constantly strive to give your best effort, you will be able to bring your dream to life. This is the mantra of Dipankar Das, the owner of Baatighar, one of the most beloved bookstores of the country.

  • An Ambassador of Peace

    Rakibul Hasan is a 25-year-old achiever. His all-time smiling face with a balbo beard gives him a look that befriends him with anyone and everyone instantly.

  • Disability is not inability

    Ivy's passion, enthusiasm and motivation for doing something good for the people with disability have been driving her to write for humanity. She has written a number of books.

  • Dreaming Big

    It takes a lot to be a popular business person in the country, especially if one is remembered as an individual who not only is a successful businessman, but also someone who promotes entertainment, hospitality, traveling, outdoor sports and fitness like surfing and running.

  • An Ambassador of the Youth

    Recently, Osama Bin Noor made headlines in Bangladesh, when he went to receive an award in Buckingham Palace, in the wearing traditional garbs – kurta, lungi and a gamcha. Not only did he carry the deshi attire in style, but also managed to impress the world with his ideas and work.

  • Niaz Rahim: A Story of Principle before Profit

    In the fifties when Bangladesh was one of the poorest and most neglected parts of the world under the exploitative Pakistani

  • In Search of Equality

    "The hardships that my mother, like other mothers in our country, went through- she did not deserve it,” says Dr Sayed Saikh Imtiaz, Chairperson and Associate Professor, Department of Women and Gender Studies, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, and Executive Director (Honorary), Center for Men and Masculinities Studies (CMMS).

  • The Builder of Brands

    In a society filled with leading brands, perfects taglines, products and consumers, a leading name in the field of advertising

  • Healing Minds

    “Psychosocial counselling is very appropriate, especially in Bangladesh, where there are a lot of conditionings, and therefore a lot of conflicts.

  • The ‘Bangi’ Way of Doing Things

    It is very common for one to misconstrue what the ideal 'office life' is. We all quite instinctively think white shirts, blue ties,


    In the city of Colorado, a certain type of bow tie worn by the locals was spotted, it especially caught the eyes of university

  • Journey of a Change Maker

    “No matter how small you start, always dream big”, said Stephen Richards, a British author and investigative journalist.

  • Of Baskets, Hoops, and Alley-oops

    It is merely a dream for many of us, to be able to wear our national emblem proudly on our chests in a foreign land, to sing our national anthem wearing our hearts on our sleeves, and represent our nation with our talents and skills.

  • Happily Humorous

    Habib's writing career began in his early childhood, as his father would often encourage him and his brothers to write stories, tempting them with rewards awaiting the best work.

  • Islam Today

    The word 'progress' often times becomes a controversial word, amongst both intellectuals and scholars, when the questions of whose progress

  • For Opportunities Aplenty

    Opportunities are treasured. Opportunities come by at random, at their will and wish. Our task is to recognise them and use them to

  • Sayam U Chowdhury, Photo credit: Crisgel Ryan Cruz

    Into the Wild

    “I grew up in a place where we had more trees than houses, more birds than people and more ponds than tanks! Each pond would

  • Our Golden Girl

    “Look at the difference- when the men are playing a game of cricket, the whole country is at a standstill, watching and cheering. When

  • On The Greener Side

    The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) hosts the prestigious “Green Talents – International Forum for High

  • E for Eve, E for Eve-spiration

    One in every three women are abused in their lifetime. If one goes by the statistics that the world has a total of seven billion people,

  • Love for Bangla

    Like all languages, Bangla language has been through changes. The fifth spoken language in the world, we Bangalis take much pride

  • Living with the Editor

    For those who work for a newspaper or a news agency — we know how it feels to be surviving the office hours with an editor around.