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#MeToo, against all the odds

#MeToo, against all the odds

By Shaikha Shuhada Panzeree Some opinionated people have reacted to the recent #MeToo campaign in the following manner, ‘what really is the point of speaking up about the personal traumas now, but not talking about it at the time of its occurrence?’ This sudden dissemination of the traumatising experiences women have undergone throughout different stages of their life has created […]

Where muscle is power

Where muscle is power

Shaikha Shuhada Panzeree writes how violence related to student politics is affecting the objective of activism A month or so back, Anika (not her real name), an alumni of Dhaka University, received a call from her younger brother, a college student, who asked her to go to Palashi Bazaar, where earlier a minor clash had occurred between two residents of […]

Barriers to international entrepreneurship

Barriers to international entrepreneurship

By Prodip Kumar and Gourav Roy The barriers in international business development are the different forces that influence the state and development of the firm. These are both internal and external forces which together form the environment. The internal forces are the forces a company can control and include finance, production, marketing and personnel. The external forces are uncontrollable by […]

Networking for tomorrow

Networking for tomorrow

By Mutasim Hussain Mona Now-a-days, one most often says in the business world – ‘information is money and communication is power’. Well, if one starts believing in the saying, what will he or she achieve? Both information and communication are vital for ‘Networking’. The process can unite working people (a focused group working for collective purposes) to think positively, move […]

Gaming is not a crime

Gaming is not a crime

By Zubayer Rana Abir Economic growth can be attributed to a number of factors. One of the biggest factors undoubtedly is technology and its biggest contribution to mankind is definitely the computer. The personal computer has radically changed the way we do work over the past two decades. Now, anything from typing a letter to sending mass emails to developing […]

Cultural conundrum

Cultural conundrum

By Raphy Islam Recently, a 13 year old stunned me with a simple question: ’Why do we need to learn English?’ Unfortunately, I couldn’t answer satisfactorily. It’s not that I haven’t pondered on this, but I always accepted it to be a reality that cannot go away, not anytime soon. Genuinely, English has been a means for me with which […]

Lasting effect

Lasting effect

By Md Sadid Uddin Despite of so much progress in women empowerment in our country, the number of harassment incidents, is persistently increasing. There seems to be a hullaballoo in the society immediately after an incident occurs. After the news media covers the issue, the reactions begin to sprout up in the social media. Over the past few years, many such incidents including […]

Social Media Bashing

Social Media Bashing

By Raphy Islam Over the last decade the only constant friend I’ve had, which I’ve to confess in a rather unfortunate manner, is an inanimate being. It’s all knowing, extremely useful and has become everyone’s most desired tool. It is the internet. I must admit, I am not a computer wizard but I am blessed for living in the information […]

The Wandering, woeful ‘Feminism’ of Wonder Woman

The Wandering, woeful ‘Feminism’ of Wonder Woman

By Shahana Siddiqui Like millions of men and women globally, who either grew up with the comic books or Lynda Carter’s Wonder Woman TV series, I too was eagerly looking forward to the much awaited standalone WW movie. Though no expert, comic books and superhero movies are kryptonite to me and my nine year old son! But as the release […]

Learner’s permit

Learner’s permit

By Raphy Islam A few months back, I was asked to tutor a kid on the English subjects of class six from the Bengali medium. I am still trying my very best to complete my undergraduate degree and I passed my school only five years back. I figured that it will not be a problem. Surprisingly, I was wrong. First […]