Innovation

A house made of bottles

A house made of bottles

Rezaul Karim Manik and Ahmed Shatil Alam write about a couple in Lalmonirhaat who has been catching everyone’s attention by making a house made of plastic bottles During the last few years, the plastic consumption has increased significantly in Bangladesh, especially in the urban areas with the rise in income.  According to the estimation from Waste Concern- a Bangladeshi private […]

Escape the drudgery

Escape the drudgery

Syed Tashfin Chowdhury visits Escape Myst, the first escape room in Bangladesh Till the 90s, Dhaka’s citizens could depend on the nearby fields for different sports and recreation. But these have faded away thanks to rapid urbanization. At most, the entertainment sources available for the middle and upper income groups are the plethora of screens and attachments to them like […]

Separating oil from water

Separating oil from water

Ahmed Shatil Alam writes about an innovation that can possibly solve oil spillage issues in Bangladesh It was the first week of December in 2014, when winter had just arrived in Bangladesh. The tourist guides and other professionals related to tourism were harbouring hope that local and foreign visitors will visit Sundarban, the largest mangrove forest in world, soon. But […]

Online brand personality

Online brand personality

Xtra Desk writes about a firm that claims to provide innovative solutions for digital marketing and online presence of brands Digital marketing is an umbrella term for all online marketing efforts. Businesses leverage digital channels such as Google search, social media, email, and their websites to connect with their current and prospective customers. Today the reality is that people spend […]

All in the cloud

All in the cloud

Ahmed Shatil Alam reveals how a new innovation can help save medical information of patients for decades There was a time when Bangladeshi people, mostly from the rural parts of the country, had to walk for miles before reaching a clinic or upazila health complex to have their diagnostic tests done for diabetes and hypertension. With some advancement in modern […]

Racing car of dreams

Racing car of dreams

Ahmed Shatil Alam writes about the first hybrid racing car in Bangladesh In terms of expenditure, Formula One (F1)can be regarded very high on the list of most expensive sports of the world, if not the topmost. Each Formula One car is worth approximately $2.6 million in material costs, as reported by autoweek.com, a popular American fortnightly automotive enthusiast publication. […]

For fresh and unadulterated food

For fresh and unadulterated food

Ahmed Shatil Alam learns how a strip of paper can solve the formalin-laced food issue in Bangladesh For the past few years, the issue of formaldehyde usage, widely known as formalin, a chemical that can kill human beings if consumed in significant amounts, has been one of the most discussed on media. Formalin is used illegally on fishes, foods and […]

Boka Baksha!

Boka Baksha!

The founders of a new online store tell Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid how their venture is going to be unique from other similar online stores The world is a place where all kinds of mammals and other living beings survive. Only humans are deemed as the smartest of all living beings here. However, when all other animals depend on nature for their […]

The smart bangle

The smart bangle

Ahmed Shatil Alam reveals how COEL, a recently developed smart bangle for pregnant women, can help at curbing deaths during childbirth Even now in Bangladesh, around 194 women per 100,000 die during childbirth. Studies have revealed that most potential mothers die while giving births as only 30 per cent women deliver at the hands of skilled providers. Many women in […]

Breaking the shackles

Breaking the shackles

Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid writes about an ambitious platform in Dhaka that aims to break the taboo of mental healthcare in Bangladesh Usually, if a person is ill, he/she is asked to visit a doctor. On the other hand, if a person feels depressed, the person is asked to go home and take some rest. But, the mental state needs […]