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  • Reviving the katan

    A peacock blue katan with paisley motifs, a blushing girl in her pony tails, and a black teep —that about sums up one of my favourite


    In today's world, urbanisation is an inescapable reality. In fact, for the first time in history, more than half the world population lives in urban areas.

  • The dark side of Dhaka's urbanisation

    Just over a decade ago, in 2008, almost half of the world's total population used to live in urban areas. This phenomenon has continued and is expected to gain further momentum in future.

  • Towards a better, balanced metropolis

    If you look hard at a map of Dhaka city, you may notice a striking similarity with the side profile of a human face. The more you focus, the more you will notice that Uttara resembles the forehead, Mirpur resembles the eyes, Tongi resembles the scalp, Gabtoli resembles the nose, Motijheel resembles the mouth and Keraniganj resembles the throat.

  • Humanising Dhaka with civic spaces

    Imagine yourself as an international tourist who just arrived in Dhaka to explore a quintessential city of the Global South. You checked into your hotel somewhere in Banani.

  • Without proper urban facilities, quality life is unachievable

    The word “city” comes from the Latin root “civis/civitas”, meaning citizen/citizenship. The expressions “civil/civic/civilisation” owe their pedigree to this Latin origin. Eventually, it came to correspond with the French “urbs”, meaning city in a more physical sense.

  • Harnessing the potential of Blue Economy

    Seas have always been instrumental in defining the destiny of the world, be it as a means of transportation or as trade routes or as a hub of resources.

  • Some ways to reduce youth unemployment

    In a recent podcast interview, renowned particle physicist Brian Cox said that the scientific community was generally of the consensus that the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the recent breakthroughs in automation technology are likely to replace millions of workers around the world, primarily in jobs that do not require a high degree of skill.

  • Education in the age of rapid technological advances

    It is quite impossible to ignore the presence of the Internet and its related electronic devices in our day to day life. The age of Internet users is as young as 3 years old. At present, nearly all toddlers have their allocated media time consisting of a few minutes or hours with mobile phones or tabs every day. T


    This issue, titled “Entrepreneurship as a Key to Youth Employment”, is the second instalment of our 200-page special supplement series on the occasion of The Daily Star's 28th anniversary.