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Government should monitor pricing of all basic needs and not just healthcare

Government should monitor pricing of all basic needs and not just healthcare

After conducting more than ten thousand successful operations, surgeon Doctor Lutfor Rahman, the chief cardiac surgeon at Labaid Cardiac Hospital, is providing free consultancy to patients over social media. Rahman tells Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid about the aspects that aspiring surgeons should adhere to   These days, people are coming up with more heart-related problems. What are your suggestions for […]

‘Politicians from either parties of our country have never paid attention to the popular demand’

‘Politicians from either parties of our country have never paid attention to the popular demand’

Anupam Debashis Roy is popular over social media through his video series ‘Choromchitro’, where he critically looks at socio-political and international issues related to Bangladesh. He shared with Syed Tashfin Chowdhury why his video series is gaining millions of views over social media.   Please tell us a bit about yourself. My name is Anupam Debashis Roy. Born in Syedpur […]

‘There are simply not enough people reading books’

‘There are simply not enough people reading books’

Shazia Omar, author of ‘The Dark Diamond’, tells Namira Hossain what is missing from Bangladesh’s literary scene   Let’s talk about your latest book ‘The Dark Diamond’. Where did you get the inspiration from? I got inspiration from a lot of different sources. I visited Lalbagh Fort, I read lots of books – from Game of Thrones to Sufi poetry. […]

‘Only through compassion, can we get to the root of addiction’

‘Only through compassion, can we get to the root of addiction’

On April 15th, 2017 Sajida Foundation has taken the initiative to organize a Health and Wellness Fair at the BracCenter in partnership with Purnava Limited to commemorate World Health Day. The theme for this year is ‘Depression: Let’s Talk’. This fair will include interactive sessions with mental health professionals as they engage with the general public on topics that pertain […]

‘We report the truth as much as fairly and fully as we possibly can’

‘We report the truth as much as fairly and fully as we possibly can’

Walter V Robinson is a Pulitzer prize-winning investigative journalist for The Boston Globe, where he has been working as a reporter and editor for the past 44 years. Robinson, currently the Editor at Large at the Globe, also led the Spotlight investigative team, whose reports around 2002 on the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic […]

‘We need high speed internet, continuous electricity and online financial transaction facilities’

‘We need high speed internet, continuous electricity and online financial transaction facilities’

Golam Faruque was recently ranked second in the list of best illustrators, third best graphics designer and ranked fourth in the list of logo designers by Upwork, the world’s most popular freelancing market place, in June 2016. The illustrator is also a teacher at Daffodil International University. Rakibul Azam Rana recently had a candid conversation with Faruque about the global […]

The illustrator

‘We need high speed internet, continuous electricity and online financial transaction facilities’ Golam Faruque was recently ranked second in the list of best illustrators, third best graphics designer and ranked fourth in the list of logo designers by Upwork, the world’s most popular freelancing market place, in June 2016. The illustrator is also a teacher at Daffodil International University. Rakibul […]

‘If you do not have universal access to a building, then you are excluding almost 30 per cent [of the people]’

‘If you do not have universal access to a building, then you are excluding almost 30 per cent [of the people]’

Architect Joseph Kwan MH recently visited Dhaka. Muhammad Ibrahim IbneTowhid had the opportunity to learn about the concept of Universally Accessible Design (UAD) from the expert What is universally accessible design? Why is it important? The main concept of Universally Accessible Design is to design infrastructures so that each item can be used by all individuals. I am an architect […]

Bangladesh is the proper example in Asia on how to tackle disasters effectively

Bangladesh is the proper example in Asia on how to tackle disasters effectively

Kaat Boon, an architectural engineer and involved with Belgium-based humanitarian action team Build-UP, is currently working as the shelter research consultant with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Boon talks to Sadiqur Rahman about the necessity of improved shelter methods   You have visited a number of disaster prone districts of Bangladesh. Do you think the […]

We need a government policy so that the local companies can compete better in e-commerce sector

We need a government policy so that the local companies can compete better in e-commerce sector

Shameem Ahsan, president of Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services and managing director of Akhoni.com, tells Mahfuzul Haque about probable improvements that can help the e-commerce sector of the country In what state is the online trading sector of our country in, right now? Online trading or e-commerce basically set off its journey in October, 2010 when we from […]