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What makes celebrities is mysterious and yet so obvious

What makes celebrities is mysterious and yet so obvious

Celebrities are those who can be celebrated for their popular but outstanding performances. Not all great achievers, even Nobel Prize winners are celebrities. But the Latin word celebritas which originates from celeber or celebr meaning frequented or honoured is more authentic in meaning than the m


An encounter with action-packed Sundarbans

An encounter with action-packed Sundarbans

The journey unfolded as we set out from Dhaka to Mongla Port via a typical overnight bus ride. We were a bunch of thirty people, some unknown and the majority known. However, the night seemed to be frozen from the first hour as we were stuck in a usual Dhaka city traffic jam. Around 4 AM, the bus h

Interconnected safeguards: ESG-cyber security synergy

Interconnected safeguards: ESG-cyber security synergy

In 2024, the ever-evolving digital landscape is accompanied by a dynamic shift in the threat landscape. The cyber security domain is poised for a substantial transformation, anticipating a surge in the complexity of cyber threats. In the contemporary digital economy, businesses are confronted with

Contravening GI recognition does not help the guilty party

Contravening GI recognition does not help the guilty party

The news that India has given Tangail Saree the Geographical Indication (GI) recognition has naturally stirred up a hornet's nest. Whatever may be the legal loopholes for India doing so, no answer can satisfy the simple fact. The fact is that Tangail is not in India. It is in Bangladesh and the art

Celebration of books and the missing link

Celebration of books and the missing link

The book fair that began in commemoration of the language martyrs has now made its extensive foray into the Suhrawardy Udyan from the Bangla Academu premise. At a time when few nations boast their book reading habit has not diminished, this expansive commercialisation of reading contents between pa

Promoting Ethical Finance: An Islamic banker's perspective

Promoting Ethical Finance: An Islamic banker's perspective

The responsibilities of an Islamic banker are multifaceted, encompassing ethical, financial, and social dimensions. Primarily, adherence to Islamic principles is paramount, requiring the banker to make sure that all financial transactions comply with Sharia law. This involves avoiding interest (u

Why businesses need procurement specialist

Why businesses need procurement specialist

Procurement practices have been existing for thousands of years. This practice dates back to as early as 3000 BC. In Egypt, during pyramid design, papyrus was used to record the amount of labour and materials needed for construction. Ancient Romans created contracts with scribes when the empire eng

Language and interaction between man and animal

Language and interaction between man and animal

If language is an expert way of producing meaningful sounds out of the vocal cord, the human species has perfected the art at its most efficient. Other species---birds and animals---lag behind but it would be foolish to subscribe to the idea that they have no languages as some would like to call ra

Metro rail slashes time but offers no ease of commute

Metro rail slashes time but offers no ease of commute

Some call it metro magic, others 'a slice of foreign land'. By foreign land, they mean the most advanced countries in the West where life is so synchronised that it can with rare exception go by the clock. Movements on roads are disciplined and trains run on time. In short, commuting is easy and co

Ecotourism in Cox's Bazar: A holistic approach

Ecotourism in Cox's Bazar: A holistic approach

Cox's Bazar, the sea, sun, and sand-based tourism capital in the country has built its connectivity with the capital, Dhaka, by the railway track opened on December 1 2023. This strengthens its existing multimodal connectivity and offers safer, cost-effective, and reliable mobility to the tourists.

Supply chains: The challenges that lie ahead

Supply chains: The challenges that lie ahead

Supply chains in 2023 witnessed improvement since the economic downturn triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020-21. Operations became more streamlined, experiencing reduced congestion and a more harmonious supply-demand equilibrium. Valuable insights from the challenges posed by the pandemic und

BUET National Centre for Advanced Research

BUET National Centre for Advanced Research

We are living in an era of extraordinarily technological innovations that transform our society, way of life and the economy. Economic paradigms are shifting faster than we can imagine. The new technologies are reshaping product and market factors and profoundly altering businesses and workplaces.

Winter comes with precious gifts for people

Winter comes with precious gifts for people

The winter in this part of the world is not particularly cruel. This year, however, belying the met office prediction, the winter has become chillier than it has been over the years. Unlike the countries in the western hemisphere and in the polar regions where mercury dips below the 0 degree Celsiu