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An aquatic paradise
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An aquatic paradise

Tiny ponds with pink, yellow, blue, red and purple lilies are a common sight for visitors of Rakibul Hasan’s water garden. An accountant by profession, Rakibul has been pursuing his passion of water gardening since 2014.

  • The newest Bangladeshi woman to join NASA

    Through her perseverance and hard work, Bangladesh-born Mahjabin Haque has been recruited as a software engineer at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

  • DUTS celebrates World Tourism Day

    Recently, Dhaka University Tourist Society (DUTS) organised a photography contest and exhibition, marking world tourism day. Every year, the organisation, in association with Bangladesh Tourism Board, celebrates this occasion. The event was held at TSC, University of Dhaka. DUTS became the first organisation to celebrate World Tourism Day in Bangladesh in 1997.

  • Bangladeshi-Australian boy makes mathematical discovery

    Mubasshir Murshed, a 17 year old Bangladeshi from Gippslands in Victoria, Australia, has published a mathematical equation to prove that the parabola is the only shape to have one focal point.

  • Raihan Alamgir Lukan’s initiatives to promote Green Architecture

    Green Architecture is an approach to building that minimises the harmful effects of construction projects on human health and the environment.

  • Youth Opportunities

    World Youth Forum 2019 in Egypt (Fully Funded)

  • Rethinking plastic use to tackle climate change

    Plastic pollution is one of the reasons for climate change. Plastic is a versatile, highly durable and low-cost product that we use in our daily lives. A portion of carelessly dumped plastic can produce six portions of carbon dioxide.



  • DIU: The largest green campus amongst private universities in Bangladesh

    Daffodil International University (DIU) started their journey in 2002 in Sukrabad, Dhaka. By 2010, the DIU community inaugurated their campus in Ashulia Model Town, at a location surrounded by nature. Classes began at the campus in 2011.

  • Youth Opportunities

    The IYMC is one of the biggest online math competition for students from all around the world. You can win awards and cash prizes worth over 700 USD, qualify for the final round, become an official IYMC ambassador in your country, or join an international network

  • The ‘ChotoBhai’ comes of age

    It happened very randomly, I must say. In 2017, a friend, who also made YouTube videos, took me to Burger King, and we shot a video. It got a lot of traction, and I did not expect that at all. Slowly, I started coming out with more videos, and that is how it all started.

  • Cartoon People Comics

    Cartoon People Comics

  • Cricket on wheels

    Mohammad Mohasin is the Founder of Bangladesh Cricket Association for the Physically Challenged, Captain of Bangladesh’s Wheelchair Cricket Team, and General Secretary of International Council of Wheelchair Cricket.

  • Aiman Sadat wins two podiums at Volkswagen Ameo Cup 2019

    Aiman Sadat Sayad Islam is a 16 year old car racer who has won two second position podiums for rounds 1 and 3 of Race 2 at Volkswagen Ameo Cup 2019, conducted by Volkswagen Motorsports, India. He is currently leading the Junior Championship, the final round of which will conclude today.

  • Wasif Ahmed Salam on Asian Agro

    Nineteen-year-old Wasif Ahmed Salam is currently completing his BBA at City University of London.

  • Cleaning the shores with the ‘Trashtag’ challenge

    With an objective to clean the sea shores, AMAL Foundation has come up with the ‘Trashtag’ challenge.

  • EducationUSA’s South Asia Fall Tour 2019 University Fair held in Dhaka

    The South Asia Fall Tour 2019, hosted by the American embassy’s EducationUSA Student Advising Center, took place on September 7, at Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden.

  • IUBAT’s green campus: A delightful learning environment

    International University of Business Agriculture and Technology (IUBAT) is one of the first private universities in Bangladesh, founded by the late Dr Alimullah Miyan. The university started its journey in 1991, in Dhanmondi. However, in 2005, IUBAT’s campus was shifted to Uttara, on about 5.5 acres of land in Sector 10, with a beautiful view. The green courtyard of the university consists of a lake, an open basketball ground and a large field bedded with grass.

  • Rendezvous with an inspiring fashion designer

    Habiba Shurovy graduated in Graphic Designing from Faculty of Fine Art, University of Dhaka. She is the owner of Shorodindu, which was an online shop at first and today, has three outlets across Dhaka, at Happy Arcade Dhanmondi, ZamZam Tower Uttara and Bashundhara City.

  • EES organises Edupreneurship Idea Quest Season 2

    Education Entrepreneur’s society (EES) organised Edupreneurship Idea Quest for the second time recently. The programme was supported by EMK Center. After the success of Edupreneurship Idea Quest’s first season, the second iteration was launched in July this year.

  • Team Bangladesh’s success at IESO 2019

    The 13th edition of the International Earth Science Olympiad (IESO) was held in Daegu, South Korea. 182 contestants from 43 countries across the world participated in the contest.

  • MLLC: Helping students to connect to the world

    Multiple Language Learning Club (MLLC) is founded by Ismail Hossain Siraji from the Department of Persian Language and Literature,

  • Leading the Oxford University Student Union

    Anisha Faruk has won the Student Union (SU) presidency at Oxford University, recently. Former co-chair of the Oxford University Labour Club and Editor-in-Chief of The Oxford Student, Anisha bested her two fellow candidates, Ivy Manning, an independent candidate, and Ellie Milne-Brown, the candidate for the Aspire panel, at an event at the Weston Library.

  • Team PROTHOMA wins Honourable Mention Award at TCU’s Values and Ventures 2019

    Team PROTHOMA, which has Mahedi Hasan Omi, Nafisa Hasan, Sumaiya Alam and Zarif Tazwar from Bangladesh University of Professionals, won the Honourable Mention Award at the Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures Competition of Texas Christian University (TCU) among 56 other teams from 20 different countries.

  • LSS’s ‘Save Green Movement’ looks to make a lasting impact

    As plastic bags and other inorganic wastes pile up and continue to harm our natural environment, the Lal Sabuj Society (LSS) intends to keep Barishal clean with their initiative, ‘Save Green Movement’.

  • Cybernauts 2019 at North South University

    Cybernauts 2019, one of the most prominent gaming programmes of the country, was at the North South University last month.

  • Team Bangladesh at International Mathematical Olympiad 2019

    M Ahsan Al Mahir (SOS Hermann Gmeiner College, Dhaka), Ahmed Ittihad Hasib (Dhaka Residential Model College, Mohammadpur, Dhaka), Soumitra Das (Government Rajendra College, Faridpur), Md Maruf Hasan Rubab (Mymensingh Zilla School, Mymensingh), Saadman Hasan (St Joseph Higher Secondary School, Dhaka) and Mashroor Hasan Bhuiyan (Notre Dame College, Dhaka) represented Bangladesh in Bath, United Kingdom, at this year’s International Math Olympiad (IMO). Ahsan bagged the Bronze medal while Soumitra, Ittihad, Maruf and Saadman received honourable mentions at the prize-giving ceremony of the competition.

  • Car Free Street Dhaka: A great start to the weekend

    On the first Friday of every month, a part of Manik Mia Avenue is blocked by Dhaka Transport Coordination Authority (DTCA) to create space for people to run, play, cycle and carry out a range of other activities. Teenagers ride their bicycles while their parents take strolls in the empty street. I visited the spot on the first Friday of August and talked to many people who came along with their family and friends to enjoy the day.

  • Youth Opportunities

    Apply to attend the 9th International Youth Camp Nepal (IYCN). IYCN is an experiential learning programme designed for young people from different corners of the world. International Youth Camp Nepal highlights cross-cultural exchange, self-exploration, leadership

  • Sabiha Mili’s dreams of working for human rights

    Twenty-two-year old Sabiha Mili, a graduate from Jahangirnagar University, started her journey with Model United Nations (MUN) in 2014. She attended her first conference as a delegate in Ireland, representing an intelligence agency committee. Usually an

  • Garbageman: An architect’s quest for a greener city

    The saying, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” rings true for Fahim Uddin Shuvo, Founder of Garbageman. During his undergraduate education in Architecture at North South University, Shuvo saw the problematic lack of waste disposal methods.