Youth

Victory Ride by BDCyclists

Imagine you are at Farmgate intersection, or at Gulshan or Mohakhali highway, what would you expect? The road flocked with thousands of bicyclists wearing red and green colours of the national flag is perhaps not one of them. But such a sight was made possible on the occasion of Victory Day on December 16 by the largest cycling group in […]

December 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Youth

Poster design competition held

The poster design competition award ceremony for the global book launch of Rafiq Azam: Architecture for Green Living was held on December 13 at Bengal Gallery Café, Dhanmondi. The book is first ever monograph on contemporary architectural practice in Bangladesh, dedicated to international award winning architect Rafiq Azam by SKIRA-Bengal. Architecture, fine arts and graphics design students were invited to […]

December 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Youth

Creative entrepreneurship: driven by diverse ideas

Going against the tide is never easy, especially when you are young and you dream big and you want to achieve those dreams no matter what. This, despite people left, right and centre telling you that you need to set more achievable goals; take the safer, more assured path and get rid of the madness! Yet, some do stand against […]

December 14, 2013 · 0 comments · Youth

The MazeCity story: A tale of animes, otakus and lots of moe

Now is a very strange time in Bangladesh, a time of political turmoil, civil disobedience and general societal uncertainty, but now is also an era of a booming pop culture scene and a thriving fan culture of international media and arts. A curious contradiction in social paradigms that perhaps encompasses all the traits of the inevitable age gap between the […]

December 14, 2013 · 0 comments · Youth

Value+ initiators from IBA win BCFN YES at Milan

‘And the award goes to…’ the sheer thrill that you will feel when it is your name being announced as a winner at a major event makes you forget about the sleepless nights you spent before the finale. When it goes international, the winning, the pride and the glory become all the more significant. And that is exactly what Makame […]

December 7, 2013 · 0 comments · Youth

Orientation for young EMK volunteers

An orientation session and a certificate giving ceremony for volunteers of EMK were held on November27 at the EKM centre in Dhanmondi. The potential volunteers were given a condensed history of EMK centre, brief biography of Edward Kennedy and his association with Bangladesh and the philosophy of the Liberation War Museum and their partnership with them along with American Centre. […]

December 7, 2013 · 0 comments · Youth

IUB Green Talent Search 2013

Department of Environmental Science in association with Monte Carlo Informatics Club (MCIC), Independent University, Bangladesh, has organised its first ever ‘Green Talent Search 2013’, an outstanding initiative to promote environmental science education in Bangladesh. On November 3, professor Dr. M Ali Hossain, Dean, School of Environmental Science and Management, IUB, inaugurated the ‘Screening Round’ of ‘Green Talent Search 2013’, emphasising […]

December 7, 2013 · 0 comments · Youth

Surfing in Bangladesh: The sport and the spirit

In recent years, entertainment and recreation scene in Bangladesh seems to have evolved. In many ways, the nation now seems to resemble the foreign entertainment utopias we see on television; there are huge concerts, a thriving pop cultural scene, a range of cuisines, and many other first world indulgences. But the notion of a Bangladesh surfing scene may seem truly […]

November 30, 2013 · 0 comments · Youth

Inter-university short film festival at NSU

On the eve of November 16, the illustrious film director Amitabh Reza addressed his audience with a simple introduction, ‘We will have a chat on film and art today’, though even before the workshop began, the OAT-801 auditorium at North South University was jam packed with film enthusiasts. Nearly 500 aspiring film-makers and enthusiasts from 52 different tertiary institutions gathered […]

November 30, 2013 · 0 comments · Youth

Determination translates into justice

It is the wonderful gift of sight that helps us experience the world and interpret its various elements. Unfortunately, not all of us get to enjoy this gift all throughout life. From waking up to going to bed, a person without eyesight faces multiple difficulties in carrying out daily chores. But there are those who turn their weakness into strength. […]

November 23, 2013 · 0 comments · Youth

Project for humanity

In order to combat the challenges of mobility suffered by those who are visually impaired, two Bangladeshi youth have recently created specialized eyeglasses. ‘Visually impaired people will be able to walk without any stick, if they use these glasses’ said Nazmul Hasan, one of the eyeglass creator, who is also studying at EEE department of Khulna University of Engineering Technology. […]

November 23, 2013 · 0 comments · Youth

Seminar on electoral process in Bangladesh held at JU

Free, fair and peaceful election is one of the basic expectations of citizens of a democratic country. Last several weeks the country has experienced incidents of violence and political instability with elections just around the corner. The Department of International Relations of Jahangirnagar University (JU) and the Regional Center for Strategic Studies (RCSS), Sri Lanka jointly organised a seminar titled […]

November 23, 2013 · 0 comments · Youth

Saadi Rahman: Traveller, collector, entrepreneur, dreamer

You may call it globalisation, you may call it modernisation or you may call it conforming to the western media, but the role of contemporary pop culture in Bangladesh is steadily escalating. Musical genres like rock and metal which were once considered ‘alien’ and ‘underground’ are now becoming borderline mainstream. Then we have huge events like the Comicon 2013, ‘Bigger […]

November 9, 2013 · 0 comments · Youth

GSEC: a social competition platform worth vying for

‘Students changing the world’- Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition, brought by Foster School of Business from University of Washington, is one of the most prestigious international social venture plan competitions open to all enrolled tertiary level students anywhere across the world. Each year, the competition invites applicants to submit an executive summary of a business idea that addresses poverty related issue […]

November 9, 2013 · 0 comments · Youth

War Against Leukaemia: charity football tournament at DRMC

The sun setting on the Dhaka skyline, a nerve-wrecking penalty shootout in the final match after two arduous days of football, all consistent with an underground football tournament in the capital city. Yet, something here was different; something transcended the struggles and triumphs of the people involved. The name of the tournament was War Against Leukaemia. On the grounds of […]

November 9, 2013 · 0 comments · Youth

ParrotInMotion: A powerhouse of young creatives

‘I grew up with Andy from Toy Story’, Tamjeed Islam, an animation fan born in the nineties who has already completed his high school, finds the developments in his life similar to Andy’s. When Toy Story 3 got released in 2010, he was just saying goodbye to his long-loved friends and his old life, just like Andy was, to Woody […]

November 2, 2013 · 0 comments · Youth

The giraffe riddle autopsy

‘Giraffe, giraffe everywhere! My homepage is filled up with giraffe people!’ Exclaims Badhon Samadder, a puzzled facebook user. This popular social networking site has always been responsible for instigating bizarre trends. For instance, once there was this huge circulation of comic strips known as bitstrips where you made a cartoon with an avatar, which resembles you or a friend. Another […]

November 2, 2013 · 0 comments · Youth

Urban Youth Festival II

The Goethe Institut Bangladesh organised the Urban Youth Festival, in collaboration with young local activists and experts on art for the second time. The month long programme was inaugurated on 24th October at the German Cultural Centre in Dhanmondi. This year’s programme is focused on student politics, secularism, social media and art. The culturally and socially flurried urban youth are […]

November 2, 2013 · 0 comments · Youth

Amazing alternatives to corporate careers

Is it actually possible for young people in the country to consider consultancy as a start-up? A few youth led local ventures show that it is, writes Ayesha Sabrina Close your eyes for a second, take a deep breath and meditate on an answer to the question: Who do you think are the most sought after by the progressive economies […]

October 26, 2013 · 0 comments · Youth

Freelance writing: pains and gains

Writing is probably the easiest profession in the world to get into. You don’t need an English degree from college to write. All you need is a pen, a scrap of paper, and your own smattering of great ideas, and you’re good to go. Unfortunately, unless you’re Neil Gaiman or J.K. Rowling, writing, though creatively rewarding, isn’t the most lucrative […]

October 26, 2013 · 0 comments · Youth

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