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“বিশ্বজোড়া পাঠশালা মোর, সবার আমি ছাত্র নানানভাবে নতুন জিনিস, শিখছি দিবারাত্র” “The world is a school and everyone my teacher; I learn new things in new ways all the time” – it’s as if students were inspired by this mantra of the poet and wandered to various parts of the world. More and more of today’s young generation are traveling to every corner of the globe in search of knowledge. Bangladeshi students aren’t too far off the trend either. You’ll find them in many countries, living and studying. For some particular reason though, Bangladeshi students prefers countries like Germany, Sweden, Belgium, Australia, the US, and Canada to study abroad. However, the world is much bigger than that. Higher studies and earning a degree isn’t the only goal of going abroad. Learning about the country & its culture, enjoying nature, getting to know people; these are also important when living abroad.…

We’re all very accustomed to our own unique or traditional beef recipes around Eid ul-Adha. The Qurbani brings with it a great deal of meat we all love to enjoy. So today, to shift a little bit away from the traditional, we thought we’d bring you a few different beef recipes for you to experiment with. We’re sure you’ll love them, so have a look. Beef Broccoli Stir-Fry Ingredients 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 3 tablespoons cornstarch, divided 2 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup water, divided 0.5 kg boneless beef top round steak, cut into thin 2-inch strips 1/4 cup soy sauce 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground ginger 2 tablespoons canola oil 4 cups fresh broccoli florets 1 small onion, cut into thin wedges Hot cooked rice Process Mix garlic powder and 2 tablespoons each of cornstarch and water; toss with beef. In another small bowl, mix soy sauce, brown…

Eid ul-Fitr was celebrated in quite the hearty fashion this year. We took our 9 day holiday and had quite a time. The time of Eid is full of piousness, joy, care and enjoyment. DO let us know how your last Eid went. This article, however, is about Qurbani Eid celebrations. We’ll briefly look at the origins and global impact of the day. Let’s begin. Qurbani Eid We have 2 Eids every year. One is Eid ul-fitr that everyone refers to as Ramadan’s Eid, and the other is Eid ul-Adha that everyone refers to as Qurbani Eid. Qurbani comes from Qurban – sacrifice – as in sacrifice to Allah. In Islamic Shariah, that animal sacrifice which is halal and performed in the right and religious manner is an appropriate sacrifice to Allah. Qurbani is to be performed between the 10th and 12th days of the Lunar Zilhaj month, though Qurbani…

People say 90% of startups fail, 30% of which fail in the first two years. But how does the rest of the 10% succeed where others fail? What’s their secret? If you study the stories of successful startups, you’ll begin to understand what the secrets to startup success are. Many startups in Bangladesh understood it and have benefitted from it. So if these following 4 aspects are present in your startup, success will soon be knocking at your door. 1. Ability to Grasp Current Trends There are countless businesses that had great ideas but were too early for their time. Ever heard of SixDegrees.com? It was one of the first social networks of the world. The idea was ingenious, connecting people all over the world, but the timing wasn’t. The organization was, unfortunately, a decade too early. Having the ability to know what consumers want is probably the most important…

What’s Happening Where in August  After the holy Eid ul-fitr, July went by full of events and planning. Coming up is August with the holy Eid ul-Adha and it’s going to be just as eventful. Alongside shopping for eid, visiting these events wouldn’t be the worst idea. If you want to avoid a Qurbani Eid of just eating beef and alzing about the house, these events could be must-visits for you. So let’s begin finding some things to do in August. Panache Eid Showcasing At Unimart II Date: 2nd and 3rd August Time: 12PM to 10PM Venue: Unimart, Road 90, Gulshan 2, Dhaka 1212 Panache Hub is putting together a huge new collection for Eid ul-Adha which would be great for first time buyers of these items. This Eid, expect the presence of about 30 different local boutique houses. So you’ll find only clothes there? Of course not. You’ll get…

We spend a lot of money on our assets; property in particular. Of course, we do it because we feel it’s either a great investment for the future or because it’s time to settle down. But have you ever considered virtual property? In 2009, nearly $600 million was invested in virtual worlds. That is a LOT of investment for property you will never touch. Today we’ll look at 3 of the most expensive transactions in history, for a combined cost of $1 million worth of virtual property. Monria, Entropia Universe Monria is a moon in the mass multiplayer online game, Entropia Universe. The game revolves around different planets, moons and asteroids with goodies for players to discover and civilizations to be built upon. This particular moon was up for sale a couple of times in the past. But the last 5 joint-owners decided to sell the planets with its existing…

All aspects of our lives have felt the touch and the benefits of technology, but none more so than our business and industrial sectors. Technology is deeply rooted in these segments and has helped improve them. Among all sectors, the real estate industry is probably one of its biggest beneficiaries. Housing technology has made real estate much easier. From finding homes to viewing and buying or selling property, housing technology has revolutionized the property market. Real estate buyers and sellers are now closer than ever thanks to the advancements of housing technologies or as many refer to as, PropTech. In our today’s article, we have listed down a few such real estate technologies that are being used every day, some of which, like 3D printed housing, is being heralded as the answer to solving future housing needs. Online Property listing There are a growing number of online platforms worldwide that…

If you were to calculate, you’d probably find that most people around the world live in a rental home. This is a result of rapid urbanization. For many, renting is the only option. According to one statistic, approximately 15 million people live in rental homes just in the Dhaka metropolitan area which will continue to grow as more and more people move to the city. And due to the insufficient supply of rental properties, disputes between tenants and landlords are becoming more common. Tenants complain of unreasonable rent increase and are forced to accept it. There’s also extreme advance on rent, landlords refusing to fix broken items, evicting without notice, and many other complaints from tenants. However, there’s tenancy law in Bangladesh to tackle these issues that many aren’t aware of, the Premises Rent Control Act, 1991. It details all things related to renting property in its 36 sections. Written…

Most of us, in our everyday lives, have little interest in what type of property is popular in the country or which area in Dhaka people want to move to the most. That is until we need to find a property for ourselves. That’s when we look for home migration and property demand in Dhaka. The city is a popular choice among property hunters in Asia. But which areas are more popular? To answer that, we have created a nifty little infographic on property demand in Dhaka based on our own research. Property Demand in Dhaka Currently, Uttara is the most popular location to live in, in Dhaka, with almost a quarter of the total incoming requests; Mirpur is a close second. Most of the requests we receive in those areas are for small to mid-sized apartments. However, more than half of all the requests Bproperty receives are for flats…

Whether you work for one of the renowned developers of Bangladesh or an individual trying to sell a property, no one is above making a mistake. A single word or phrase can drive away a potential buyer or tenant with a genuine interest in your property, and even one of the best properties of the month may lose its appeal. However, it’s not the meaning of the words, but words themselves that create a negative perspective of the property. How do you ensure that it doesn’t happen to you? By simply avoiding them! But to avoid using them, you first need to know what those words are. So let’s take a look at 10 real estate buzzwords to avoid when selling a property in Bangladesh. 1. Down the Lane The distance of your property from the street can play a major role in its attractiveness. Some prefer to live far…