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On a mission to build an enlightened society

“For the last 18 years, there has been not a single day when I have not reached out to my readers with books. I am on a journey to build a knowledge-based society,” says Bikash Chandra Roy Tarun.

6d ago| SHOUT

Women who travel

Doubts, risks, and the joy in exploration.

1w ago| Inspiration

Time magazine features Tashnuva Anan Shishir in 100 best photos of 2021

Tashnuva Anan Shishir, who made history in becoming Bangladesh’s first-ever transgender woman news presenter on a television channel, has been featured in the prestigious Time Magazine's top...

Making strides for Bangladesh’s women in engineering

Syed Sadia Hossain is the first Bangladeshi to receive the Inspiring Women in Engineering Student Member of the Year Award by the Global Committee of Women in Engineering. 

A book to go with your haircut

Inspired by the late social activist Polan Sarkar, who was also known as “Alor Ferrywala”, Harun ur Rashid and his 14-year-old son Arifur Rahman Apon go around house to house, delivering books for...

Organisations working for minority communities encouraged to vie for Joy Bangla Youth Award

With two days left to apply for the Joy Bangla Youth Award (JBYA), youth organisations working for religious and ethnic minorities, transgenders, dalits, and other disadvantaged communities have...

December 2, 2021
December 2, 2021

Women who travel

Doubts, risks, and the joy in exploration.

December 2, 2021
December 2, 2021

On a mission to build an enlightened society

“For the last 18 years, there has been not a single day when I have not reached out to my readers with books. I am on a journey to build a knowledge-based society,” says Bikash Chandra Roy Tarun.

November 29, 2021
November 29, 2021

Time magazine features Tashnuva Anan Shishir in 100 best photos of 2021

Tashnuva Anan Shishir, who made history in becoming Bangladesh’s first-ever transgender woman news presenter on a television channel, has been featured in the prestigious Time Magazine's top...

November 25, 2021
November 25, 2021

The Daily Star launches newspaper reading contest ‘Find the Headline’ powered by HungryNaki

Prepare to pile up on newspapers and enrich your reading habit, since The Daily Star is launching an upcoming movement to reward readers and encourage non-readers while indulging in one’s love for...

November 19, 2021
November 19, 2021

Young innovators from Digital Khichuri Challenge showcase their impactful ideas

UNDP's Partnership a Tolerant, Inclusive Bangladesh (PTIB) organised a showcase, featuring ten youth-led innovative organisations, which have previously won the Digital Khichuri Challenge, at...

November 19, 2021
November 19, 2021

Forging the path to progress for underprivileged communities

For a newly initiated non-profit organisation, Briddhi is on the right track to taking measures for positive changes.

November 15, 2021
November 15, 2021

Bangladeshi Sohel Murshed among world’s top 2% scientists

SM Sohel Murshed, a Bangladeshi professor at the Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST) of the University of Lisbon in Portugal, has been named among the list of the world’s top 2% scientists for the...

November 12, 2021
November 12, 2021

Sonnet Ahammed’s aspirations as a young architect

Sonnet Ahammed completed his Bachelor’s in Architecture from BUET, and is currently pursuing his Master’s in Computational, Generative Design and Simulation at Anhalt University of Applied Sciences...

November 12, 2021
November 12, 2021

Rima Sultana Rimu’s relentless mission to empower women

Rima Sultana Rimu is one of the two Bangladeshis on the 2020 BBC 100 inspiring and influential women list, from around the world. She is relentlessly working to empower women and eliminate gender...

November 12, 2021
November 12, 2021

Reyad’s laudable pursuits through the camera

Being inspired by magazine photographs, Reyad Abedin was elated to get a phone with a camera when he was just a young kid in college.