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Sustainable startups by the youth, for the people

On a random Ramadan evening a few years ago, Abdulla Al Hamid, then a student of United International University, noticed the huge amount of waste generated from cooking oil.

A beacon of hope from Pekua

The strength of youth has a universal presence of energy that can dispel any atrocity if channelled properly. Its omnipresence can be felt anywhere and Tanema Afroja from Pekua, Cox's Bazar...

POKA: Promoting organic vegetable production ecosystem

“Poka” is a Bangla word for insects. It is also the name of a social enterprise initiative taken by three young entrepreneurs. The lead entrepreneur, Md Mehedi Hasan, explained the reason behind...

Carrying the Red & Green Flag to Telenor Youth Forum 2015

The Telenor Youth Forum 2015, which concluded in December of last year, brought back the highly popular arena for debate, discussion and experience sharing. This time, the Telenor team scoured...

Racing Towards Dreams

“It's easy to find your passion, really. You have to identify what attracts you – to the point that you start feeling selfishly possessive about it,”

Speaking out for YOURSELF

We shush girls into acceptance, a reminder for them to know that harassment is only normative and something as fundamental as speaking out ...

March 28, 2019
March 28, 2019

Sustainable startups by the youth, for the people

On a random Ramadan evening a few years ago, Abdulla Al Hamid, then a student of United International University, noticed the huge amount of waste generated from cooking oil.

September 20, 2018
September 20, 2018

A beacon of hope from Pekua

The strength of youth has a universal presence of energy that can dispel any atrocity if channelled properly. Its omnipresence can be felt anywhere and Tanema Afroja from Pekua, Cox's Bazar...

January 19, 2017
January 19, 2017

POKA: Promoting organic vegetable production ecosystem

“Poka” is a Bangla word for insects. It is also the name of a social enterprise initiative taken by three young entrepreneurs. The lead entrepreneur, Md Mehedi Hasan, explained the reason behind...

December 1, 2016
December 1, 2016

Project Trishna - Youth group providing clean drinking water

Project Trishna is a volunteer-driven social venture created by Footsteps Foundation, a youth-based social enterprise. Its aim is simple: to provide free access to clean drinking water for the...

November 24, 2016
November 24, 2016

Keeping My Language Alive

My three-year-old niece giggles when I tell her the story of the dragon, Ree Fu Zang, who rose from a lake to save the world.

April 28, 2016
April 28, 2016

Art Blogs to Follow on Instagram

You might have a preconceived notion that Instagram is a social network consisting solely of selfies and badly cropped pictures of food...

April 14, 2016
April 14, 2016

TAREQUE MASUD - The Cinema Feriwala through My Telescope

To me, he was a man who loved my country like I did, who had the same concerns as any levelheaded and educated citizen...

March 10, 2016
March 10, 2016

GP Accelerator set to empower Young Entrepreneurs

Thousands of years before the fancy term surfaced, startups have been agents of social and economic progress.

March 10, 2016
March 10, 2016

6 Reasons Why You Should Volunteer More Often

The one thing that every event has in common is the volunteers. Without volunteers, organizing a successful event is next to impossible.

March 3, 2016
March 3, 2016

THE AUTHOR WHO INSPIRED ME TO WRITE

These words spoken by the writer about the fame of her first novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, ring in my ears as numerous sites flooded with the news of her recent demise: Author Harper Lee, aged 89,...