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  • Catching up with Forbes 30 under 30 Honourees from Bangladesh

    Raba Khan was featured in the Forbes 30 under 30 Asia list, under the category, Media, Marketing & Advertising in 2020. Mostly known for her satirical videos, she is the youngest person from Bangladesh to be recognised by Forbes.

  • The Liberation War: A reading list

    In 1971, the people of the then East Pakistan rose up against their military oppressors, firm on their goal to carve out a separate identity for themselves.

  • Youth-led ventures that thrived during the pandemic

    The Covid-19 pandemic took the entire world by surprise, and shook businesses from variegated industries to the core. Amidst a great number of startups and other ventures suffering during the pandemic, new methods had to be employed to keep things afloat.

  • Has the Bangladeshi youth caught up with streaming?

    Over-the-top (OTT) platforms have significantly transformed the way we consume content today. People primarily find these streaming services attractive because they can be accessed at any time from different devices, offering customers variety and control in what they want to watch.

  • Musicians versus analytics

    It will not be a stretch to say that releasing new music is easier than ever before—with little to no hurdles if you have a song ready to go, and access to either a third-party distribution app, or a manager who has access to the same.

  • Youth-based organisations fighting against gender-based violence, harassment and bullying

    Bangladesh has witnessed an alarming increase in cases of gender-based violence over the past few years. According to Ain o Salish Kendra, 1,627 women were raped in 2020. Cases of domestic violence, sexual harassment and cyberbullying have also been on the rise.

  • How effective is art as a form of protest?

    In today’s climate of fake news and alternative facts, social and political truth can be inconsistent and fragile. Artists, like journalists and activists, need to define the truth and defend it.

  • Next-gen consoles: More than just gaming hardware

    The middle of November saw some of the quickest ecommerce website crashes in recent memory. Hundreds of thousands of gamers looking to cop a next gen console flooded the likes of Walmart, Amazon, and other prominent retail chains. The target? A next-gen console.

  • A new direction in education

    With educational institutions shutting down and exams being cancelled or postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the lives of students across the world have been greatly affected. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit,

  • Courage, confidence and communal harmony

    The origin of martial arts dates back centuries to its birth in China, later merging towards all of Asia under the guidance of Indian Monk Ta Mo in early 500 AD. Over the years, it has become a popular sport among the youth in Bangladesh and beyond.

  • Editor’s Note

    In the past year, as the coronavirus spread rapidly across populations around the world, jobs, social interactions and personal goals were all brought to a standstill. Despite these hurdles, Bangladesh’s young population worked tirelessly to respond to the issues exacerbated by the pandemic.

  • Are plans to demolish Dhaka University’s TSC justified?

    Last December, ahead of Dhaka University’s birth centenary celebrations in 2021, the news that its iconic Teacher-Student Centre (TSC) will be demolished to be rebuilt into a modern structure came as a shock to many.