Innovation

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 […]

Another win for commuters

Another win for commuters

Md Amjad Hossain sheds light on ezzyr, a new app that will provide short and long distance services along with ambulance services If the citizens of the country were asked which facility is more difficult for them to avail within due time, most of us would not mention increasing food price, house rent, education services and so on. They would […]

You are not alone!

You are not alone!

Shaikha Shuhada Panzeree focussed on a platform that is acting as an online support system to the depressed Over the last two years, at least 10 SSC and HSC examinees have committed suicide after getting poor results. It’s nothing new that young Bangladeshi students feel immense mental pressure and angst ahead of their public examination results. Family expectations, the requirements of […]

Water, at any time

Water, at any time

The water selling ATM booths from DWASA will soon be found all across Dhaka city. Md Amjad Hossain writes City dwellers of Dhaka face extreme difficulties while trying to get pure drinking water. The situation intensifies during summer. Alternatives to water from the pipeline is scarce asrivers around Dhaka have become severely polluted, and the underground water level is depleting further […]

Need a truck?

Need a truck?

Ahmed Shatil Alam writes about ‘Truck Lagbe’, the app that can be an answer to the relocation problems of many Dhaka city dwellers   From shifting home to transporting export items to port areas, truck or covered vans would be recognised as one of the major source of transportation in Bangladesh alike other countries. Besides the trucks, covered vans, pickups […]