The sorry state of ‘pictorial warning’

The cigarette packets which entered the market in Bangladesh last April had a grotesque picture of the throat of a smoker. It definitely had enough elements to keep smokers from buying the packet &n ...

An expert’s analysis on current cybersecurity in Bangladesh

Thus when he talks about cybersecurity, one would realise that he knows the game by heart, and brain. Tech giant Microsoft puts him in the position of Regional Director-Digital Crimes Unit (DCU), As ...

The declining Royals of the Sundarbans

How many people do you know who have actually spotted a royal Bengal tiger in the Sundarbans, with his/her own eyes? I personally have travelled to our famous mangrove forest twice and have never seen ...

A book based on one letter!

Yes, there is little doubt that the book Potingbora is exceptional and its writer Dijendranath Bannrjy has completed one “singular” task by writing it. From the preface to the ve ...

In quest for greener cars

Have you ever noticed the freakish attires that ramp models put on during the prestigious summer fashion weeks in Milan, Paris or New York? A layman, in most cases, has an innocent notion in his/her m ...

In search of Hummum

 In the shadow of summer sunlight, which mostly was blocked due to long bamboo trees that guarded both sides of the narrow canyons, amid the gentle soft breeze that whispered through the ancient ...

The sunny islands

My home district Narsingdi, is just 60 odd kilometres away from the capital city Dhaka. I am a life-long Dhaka dweller but I go to Dhanua, my village in Narsingdi to get the taste of country life ev ...

'Digitization is changing the threat and crime models’

After the much talked about cyber heist in Central Bank this year, the entire commercial banking sector of Bangladesh has been put under a scanner to seal off every security leak. Many banks have alre ...

“De-glamorise smoking through package design”

Cigarette packets with pictorial warnings do work in staving off smokers. I didn’t learn it from all those methodical scientific studies which prove that as a fact, or from the vehement anti- ...

Riding inside Ratargul swamp

People in Gwainghat call Ratargul swamp forest of Gwainghat Upazila in Sylhet their very own Sundarban, because of its similarity to the famous mangrove forest. While this writer does not have the bot ...

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