Society

Pondering wage or entrepreneurship

  Sizable portion of Bangladeshi workforce yet to undertake business as profession   You do not take birth as an ‘employee’, you do as an ‘entrepreneur’.  This is manifest in the independent professions man took to from early times. Over thousands of years, Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Cries to fall on deaf ears?

  The perseverance of hawkers to make a living ahead of Eid is something even authorities would turn a blind eye to   It will not be wrong if we were to say that Hawkers are a traditional part of the streets of Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

The ‘away’ option for Eid

  Thousands of Bangladeshis now spend Eid vacations in foreign destinations   Sabbir and Sharmeen Ahmed are a happily married couple planning to travel abroad for a vacation after their Eid holidays. Sabbir is the operations director at a renowned printing services company Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Drops of Elixir

  How One Drop Perfumes are set to change the perfume industry in Bangladesh   When one intends to buy perfume, the main aspect to look out for is whether the fragrance can last for a substantial period of time. That is exactly Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Retailing Causes through clothes

  An excuse to squander in Ramadan?   ‘I did not buy a single set of deshi clothes for Eid this time! I blew all my money   on some Pakistani and Indian pieces!’ laments Samia Sultana (24), whose regret hits a certain Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Eid economics taking shape

  Doing business with festive mood of Bangladeshi consumers   Zaher Mia, a wholesaler of lungi at Narayanganj’s Gawsia market, is busy arranging his collections for the coming Eid-Ul-Fitr. Nearly one hundred Gawsia traders like Zaher supply lungis, men’s plain and traditional bottoms Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Moving into mainstream, women crafting their own career

  ‘Honesty, hard-work, knowledge key to success’   Moving beyond their families and braving all the odds and obstacles, more and more women are now coming up with their own enterprises crafting their own career with courage and creativity.   Three relatively successful women entrepreneurs Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Colour conundrums

  How the power of fairness still persists in our society   In an informal survey conducted at several prestigious public and private universities, 134 students were asked to think of the prettiest woman they knew. The list included names starting from Marilyn Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Visualising Social Capital

  What do we have here to capitalise on?   What are the invisible resources Bangladesh has been endowed with, that could benefit its citizens? The country has, for example, attained certain reputation for hospitable nature its people – quality that cannot be Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

“Dhaka to Cannes” concludes successfully

  Amidst much fanfare, Bangladesh’s pride was bolstered yet again in the cinematic stratosphere, as the International Film Initiative of Bangladesh (IFIB), in partnership with the International Emerging Film Talent Association (IEFTA), held a reception at Cannes Film Festival to celebrate Wednesday, May 31st, 2017
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