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  • Big Schools vs Small Schools

    Big Schools vs Small Schools - Which one is right for you?

    The greatest part of our childhood and adolescence is spent in school. In the confines of this institution, we learn the essential skills which will help us navigate the rest of our lives. However, choosing a school isn't as simple as many people make it out to be.

  • Board games

    Board games we deserve

    In this modern day and age where our smartphones are loaded with apps and games, the age old tradition of board games is often overlooked. And it shouldn't be. With that in mind here's our attempt at devising board games with a uniquely Bangladeshi vibe.

  • International Scholarships You Need To Check Out

    If you're a high school graduate wanting to pursue a bachelor's degree abroad or an undergraduate looking for a master's programme, you must be aware of the need to sell an arm, a leg, a kidney, and basically your whole existence...

  • Young Bangla

    Young Bangla - Engaging youth in nation-building

    An occasion dedicated to the youth of the nation, the second installation of 'Joy Bangla Youth Award' – organised by Young Bangla – completed its journey last month with a beautiful grand finale, awarding 30 organisations from across the country for their works that are changing the lives of their respective communities.

  • Pay to play

    Pay to Play

    It is rather ironic that the very industry that had zoomed in on corporate greed in the form of fictional organisations like Umbrella Corporation (Resident Evil), Shin-Ra Electric Power Company (Final Fantasy VII), Hyperion Corporation (Borderlands) and so on, is the one that's plagued by greed at an unimaginable level currently.


    Business competitions are of monumental significance for all students standing on the edge of the corporate domain. Amongst all these ambitious prizefights, Unilever BizMaestros stands out for good reason.

  • Indomitable


    You wake up one day to the reality that you have to walk 5 kilometres to and from your educational institution every day. Your day starts before the sun rises; you have to help out at the store or the field for hours, you have to do your schoolwork, and live under the constant uncertainty that your journey towards learning can come to a halt because of financial constraints.

  • Bangladeshi superhero-01

    A day in the life of a female - Bangladeshi superhero

    I open my eyes to find myself looking above at a sky filled with thick, grey clouds. In the background there is the noise of thunder. In my background? Well, there seems to be water all around me. Am I in a lake? But Dhaka doesn't have a water body this deep.

  • An abundance of local business competitions

    Much has already been said about the importance of student competitions. To reiterate, these competitions are pivotal in aiding students to develop themselves.

  • Making a Case for Cooking

    Cooking for the first time

    The wonderful people at SHOUT told me, who has never cooked anything in his whole life, to cook a meal for myself and share my experience. Obviously, I accepted the challenge because I'm a bit of a daredevil if I do say so myself.

  • The systematic oppression of Arts & Commerce in schools

    As a student, it almost seems unbelievable that someone wouldn't be allowed a choice to study the subjects he/she desires. But unfortunately that has turned out to be the reality for most students studying under the National Curriculum of Bangladesh.

  • Amateur Writing Mistakes

    The best way to be proficient at something is perhaps the incessant ordeal of trial and error that goes into it. However, repetition alone is not good enough if one doesn't work on the issues that hindered the progress before. Often is the case that one doesn't necessarily realise where their work is falling short of the standard they are striving to achieve and thus fail to improve upon it.

  • How long till the roads are safe for girls?

    It's 2017. Women have gone on to make colossal contributions to all spheres of life and continue to do so every day, every minute.

  • Software skills to boost your résumé

    Whether you're trying to get through university, land that coveted internship, or just learn something new, everything you do along the way adds something to your CV.

  • Stories that need to be heard

    Save the Children in Bangladesh, in association with JAAGO Foundation and SHOUT, took an initiative to let school, college, and university students experience what life is like for the ones who live on the other end of the spectrum.

  • Scientific Studies for Dummies

    Did you know that a recent study has shown that individuals who berate bus conductors for the fare have a higher chance of becoming millionaires? This is due to a superior hippocampus which processes saving money and future investments exceptionally better than normal people.

  • Too close for comfort

    Harrowing messages from strangers that make us laugh more than they actually harm us, have turned “stalking” a carelessly tossed around phrase – if you're young and attractive, you're “supposed” to have stalkers.

  • Living by horoscope for a day

    It is early in the morning and I am excused from having to be charming by virtue of the ungodly hour and of course, my Capricorn moon.

  • Open Letters To Bullies

    The following are letters from people who have been victims of bullying. Bullying – physical or verbal –occurs all around us and is not addressed sufficiently. Hopefully these accounts will inspire people to take a stand.

  • The Humour Conundrum

    Humour at times simply does not make sense. It usually does not have an ulterior motive, an underlying message or a profound

  • How to be #relatable in 2017

    Welcome to 2017, a time when everyone is so similar to everyone else that it's a wonder why none of us have multiple soulmates already.

  • School Essays We All Know Too Well

    Are you a school/college student? Are you tired of writing the same essays your grandparents wrote, copied from the same book?

  • Not too young to Make a difference

    While the age for driving licenses and national IDs are signified boldly in society, the correct age for social accountability remains a confusion amidst ignorance and excuses.

  • Not too young to Make a difference

    While the age for driving licenses and national IDs are signified boldly in society, the correct age for social accountability remains a confusion amidst ignorance and excuses.

  • EID 2117

    There are a lot of things Rum1 hates in life, having to update his neural ID card, standing in line for the hoverjet to school, wearing his socks backwards...

  • City of Magic

    Risking his life Shakfat looked down at the street below him. It was a solid mass of cars, buses, giants, autorickshaws and a petni's bot gachh fitted with wheels.

  • How to Destroy a Child's Self-esteem

    We learn to handle negative comments when we become adults; at that stage negative comments don't seem to bother us that much.

  • How to Cope with Your Negative Feelings

    The self-conscious mind is not a comfortable place for most people. Negative feelings have a tendency of overwhelming the positivity we try holding on to dearly.

  • A Beginner's Guide to Writing Poetry

    There are tons of hobbies you can immerse yourself in as the vacation days approach. Writing poetry can be a rewarding hobby, especially if you enjoy writing or are looking to express yourself through a different medium. Here's what will hopefully help you on your journey to call yourself a poet!


    I am one of those people who will walk ten steps away as soon as someone lights a cigarette.