Innovation

The low cost lifesaver

The low cost lifesaver

Ahmed Shatil Alam writes about the innovation which is cutting costs and saving lives The disease affects the lungs after the bacterial and virus related infections. Therefore, the physicians usually apply low-flow oxygen therapy to infants to tackle the oxygen crisis in their lungs. But this high-cost therapy is given to the infants through a ventilator in developed countries, while […]

Popularising homemade food

Popularising homemade food

Ahmed Shatil Alam writes about an online platform that is showcasing and selling homemade food at affordable prices With the advancement of technology, all of us are seemingly connected through the internet leading to the increase of online-based startups. Through ventures like UBER and Pathao in Bangladesh, we are now easily using someone else’s car or motorcycle for our transport. […]

Check before you hit the road

Check before you hit the road

Ahmed Shatil Alam and Md Amjad Hossain reveal how Traffic Alert, a page on Facebook, has become a free source of traffic information for commuters of Dhaka city If all Dhaka citizens were asked about the ‘biggest problem’ in their daily lives, a majority of them are likely to mention the traffic congestion in the city. The problem is no […]

Handy coconuts

Handy coconuts

Ahmed Shatil Alam writes about the IT professional who left a lucrative job to start his own coconut-selling business After finishing his graduation from the Computer Science and Engineering department of a private university in Dhaka, Rakibul Islam joined an Information Technology (IT) firm at a lucrative salary. Although it was not his dream job, he was happy with it. […]

Exercise for the brain

Exercise for the brain

Mir Hanjala Al Masud writes about the unique Aloha learning system which is helping students hone the creative and logical skills in more than 32 countries worldwide The human brain has two sides: right and left. The left side of the brain is responsible for logic, such as the skills required to process problems related to science and mathematics. On the other hand, […]

Greener rooftops

Ahmed Shatil Alam reveals the many programmes of Green Savers, an organisation that is promoting gardening in the country It was not a usual start for Dhaka based green activist Ahsan Rony to become a saviour of environment.  He may rather be called a rooftop gardening activist as he was not very fond of plantation much, growing up, he never […]

The Facebook haat

The Facebook haat

Ahmed Shatil Alam and Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid talk with the admins of a Facebook group that is entirely dedicated to providing information to online users about the various haats of the country One of the most exciting activities of Eid-ul-Azha is to check out the sacrificial animals bought by neighbours. Some of the biggest or most expensive sacrificial animals […]

Organic and online

Organic and online

Ahmed Shatil Alam reveals the objectives behind the popular Khaas Food venture   The food adulteration crisis in Bangladesh has been a serious problem over the past decade. Almost all sorts of food items from raw to processed, like fish, meat, vegetables, milk, spices, sweets, honey etc, were found to be contaminated with all kinds of chemicals including carbide, formalin, […]

Saving lives

Saving lives

Md Amjad Hossain writes about a platform that is trying to break the taboo linked with blood donation in the country Almost every day we see people posting status on Facebook looking for blood from donors. The person can be anyone, maybe a close friend, friend of friends or just a Facebook friend. If the one searching for blood is […]

Organic electronics

Organic electronics

Dr Masrur M Nahid tells Shaikha Shuhada Panzeree about the prospects of research in the field of organic electronics Over the last 40 years or so, organic electronics have come a long way. According to Dr Masrur M Nahid, a Research Fellow at the North Carolina State University, USA, futuristic electronics needs to be integrated in daily life. The prospects […]