Realities of a virtual world

For better or for worse, our everyday lives have changed forever. Our lives are now seemingly wrapped by giant leaps in technology that takes us closer to a science fiction prophesy.

Apps to ease your lifestyle

The new technology age, if shaped in a responsive and responsible way, could catalyse a new cultural renaissance that will enable us to feel part of something much larger than ourselves — a true global civilisation.

Facebook and commerce: the unforeseen boom

One of the advantages of the site to the Bangladeshi masses has been its unexpected commercial potential, connecting buyers and sellers on a quick and personal level instantaneously.

Culinary revolutions of the decade

In an attempt to make sense of this chaos, what would you say were the trends Dhaka’s gastronomic scene saw in the past decade — the top 10 culinary revolutions of the 2010s?

The food franchise story

You don’t need to have a marketing degree to understand why an international food franchise will work (or slump in cases). Pricing, food quality, placement, delivery services, and above all — the voice of the people, are all it takes. After all, novelties wear off over time, but the great food always remains, be it a local eatery or a multi-storeyed, high-tech food place!

Too much of a good thing

Eating out is probably the easiest way to get a full meal, without bringing a full hassle into one’s home. Yet, rising issues over daily intake of processed food cannot be ignored. While we have a deep-seated love for all the franchises that are (and to be) it is best to take small steps, or rather, bites in this case.

February 14, 2020
February 14, 2020

Dhaka depictions: A city through artists’ eyes

We have a constant love-hate, or bittersweet relationship with our city. And one cannot deny that despite all the flaws which make the capital unbearable at times, there is a charm and beauty to it.

February 14, 2020
February 14, 2020

Stuck in the web: How ok is our digital life

With every yang, there is always yin, and the Internet has its chock full of yin. When something as influential and far-reaching as the world wide web exists in our lives, you can bet there would be consequences, especially when taken to the extreme or in the wrong hands.

February 14, 2020
February 14, 2020

IMPORTANT START-UP VOCABULARY

Angel Investors: An investor primarily involved in early start-up investment. Often, a one-off investment, made by family or friends, to help a start-up founder get a project up and running, or a cash injection to help a business weather through a difficult period.

February 14, 2020
February 14, 2020

A game of investments and start-ups

Fasten your seatbelt and embrace the process. Be optimistic and have fun with it. Remember, you will never fail – you will either succeed or learn.

February 14, 2020
February 14, 2020

Start-ups: By the young and the brave

Shiny leather bags stacked on storage racks, waiting to be exported thousands of miles across the seas; that’s perhaps an everyday scenario for Taslima Miji, someone who had a very humble beginning with her start-up, Gootipa.

February 14, 2020
February 14, 2020

BANGLADESH IN THE AGE OF DIGITAL PRIVACY

The world’s first data privacy statute was passed in Hesse (a German “lander” or state) in 1970; the United States followed suit shortly thereafter when it included privacy protections in the Fair Credit Reporting Act in 1971.

February 14, 2020
February 14, 2020

Vanishing boundaries of digital privacy

Your only recollection is that a few days ago, you had exchanged a text with your friend about getting together for a quick morning chat. From that single exchange of information, the ever-helpful and always-listening ubiquitous virtual assistant has set up a new routine, without giving away much to let you know of the steps it has taken.

February 14, 2020
February 14, 2020

The local adventurer’s beginner list

The most obvious location for adventure tourism in Bangladesh is the wild hilly region in Chattogram.

February 14, 2020
February 14, 2020

The Internet: Transforming every lifestyle

The Internet has completely rewritten our way of life, revolutionising the concept of communication, and by extension, the entirety of society, to a point where that it is just about our only preferred method of communication.

February 14, 2020
February 14, 2020

Through the Traveller’s Eyes: Adventure in Bangladesh

One chilly winter night nearly 20 years ago, a group of young men carefully herded a bunch of young children over dark dirt roads in a remote-ish village.