Innovation

For the malnourished

For the malnourished

Ahmed Shatil Alam talks to the ICDDR,B team of scientists who developed the first RUTF in Bangladesh for children suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM) Monjuri Begum of Kallyanpur slum in Dhaka has three children: Rahim (10), Shakil (12) and Komola (15) are all in good health. Komola and Shakil work as domestic workers while also studying in a local […]

Keeping it natural

Keeping it natural

Mahfuzul Haque meets a group of young agriculturalists who are bringing pure food to city-dwellers When consumers are struggling to find pure food in marketplaces, filled with adulterated and laced food items, a group of young graduates have taken an initiative to inspire farmers to cultivate agricultural products free of chemical fertilisers and pesticides which they supply to the consumers. […]

From darkness into light

From darkness into light

Namira Hossain writes about two initiatives on social media through which actual victims of sexual abuse in our society are coming forward to share their stories One of the greatest ironies of living in our society is that while it is not considered impolite in a social setting to discuss one’s bowel movements, any mention of sexual harassment or abuse […]

Automated fire hydrant

Automated fire hydrant

Mahfuzul Haque writes about an innovation that can automatically turn on and put out fire within three seconds The automated fire extinguisher, about one and half feet wide and two feet high, can douse fire within three seconds. The machine has been built in a way that it will start spraying water automatically as soon as the building it is […]