Shams Rashid Tonmoy

Sub-editor & Feature Writer, Tech & Startup, The Daily Star

Pokémon Concierge: A stop-motion for all ages

Pokémon Concierge tells the story of Haru, a 20-something young adult riddled with anxiety, coming to the luxurious Pokémon Resort to start a new life as a concierge.

Meet 'Mama Lang': The Bangla 'toy' programming language

For a beginner, programming languages such as JavaScript, Python, and C++ might deter them as they are very different from traditional languages. Thus, comes Mama Lang, a Bangla-based toy programming language intended to be an easy entryway to coding for Bangla speakers.

Magna Water: What even is it?

Recently, certain locally-based 'free water' startups have been making waves on Facebook. These initiatives promise to provide free, clean drinking water to the general public by integrating ads on the plastic bottles the water would come in. But how do these initiatives work and where is this bottled water coming from? We recently caught up with one of these initiatives, ‘Magna Water’—literally meaning free water—to talk about their plans, goals, and details regarding this project.

Staying ahead of the employability curve

In an interview with The Daily Star, Dr Ajay Kela shared the goals of the Wadhwani Foundation, what kind of skills a modern employer looks for, and the importance of upskilling for modern graduates.

An interview with Sakib Jamal: Forbes 30 under 30 2024 

Bangladeshi-born American venture capitalist Sakib Jamal has recently achieved recognition of being listed in Forbes' prestigious 30 Under 30 list for 2024 in the North America region, in the Venture Capital category. In an interview with The Daily Star, the young venture capitalist dives into his background, experiences, and projects of both past and present.

Realme GT5 240W: The ultra-fast charging powerhouse

Realme GT5 240W is undoubtedly a powerful phone, which ticks a lot of the right boxes when it comes to modern flagships. Let's take a look at how this phone - deemed one of the fastest charging phones in the market right now - feels to try out.

Fostering workplace harmony: your guide to workplace conflict resolution

Knowing how to handle conflict resolution in the modern workplace takes some time and effort to master, but doing so is crucial for maintaining a productive atmosphere that would benefit both you and your coworkers. Let's take a look at conflict resolution in workplaces and how you can do your part in handling them.

January 25, 2024
January 25, 2024

Pokémon Concierge: A stop-motion for all ages

Pokémon Concierge tells the story of Haru, a 20-something young adult riddled with anxiety, coming to the luxurious Pokémon Resort to start a new life as a concierge.

January 20, 2024
January 20, 2024

Meet 'Mama Lang': The Bangla 'toy' programming language

For a beginner, programming languages such as JavaScript, Python, and C++ might deter them as they are very different from traditional languages. Thus, comes Mama Lang, a Bangla-based toy programming language intended to be an easy entryway to coding for Bangla speakers.

January 18, 2024
January 18, 2024

Magna Water: What even is it?

Recently, certain locally-based 'free water' startups have been making waves on Facebook. These initiatives promise to provide free, clean drinking water to the general public by integrating ads on the plastic bottles the water would come in. But how do these initiatives work and where is this bottled water coming from? We recently caught up with one of these initiatives, ‘Magna Water’—literally meaning free water—to talk about their plans, goals, and details regarding this project.

December 9, 2023
December 9, 2023

Staying ahead of the employability curve

In an interview with The Daily Star, Dr Ajay Kela shared the goals of the Wadhwani Foundation, what kind of skills a modern employer looks for, and the importance of upskilling for modern graduates.

December 2, 2023
December 2, 2023

An interview with Sakib Jamal: Forbes 30 under 30 2024 

Bangladeshi-born American venture capitalist Sakib Jamal has recently achieved recognition of being listed in Forbes' prestigious 30 Under 30 list for 2024 in the North America region, in the Venture Capital category. In an interview with The Daily Star, the young venture capitalist dives into his background, experiences, and projects of both past and present.

November 4, 2023
November 4, 2023

Realme GT5 240W: The ultra-fast charging powerhouse

Realme GT5 240W is undoubtedly a powerful phone, which ticks a lot of the right boxes when it comes to modern flagships. Let's take a look at how this phone - deemed one of the fastest charging phones in the market right now - feels to try out.

October 7, 2023
October 7, 2023

Fostering workplace harmony: your guide to workplace conflict resolution

Knowing how to handle conflict resolution in the modern workplace takes some time and effort to master, but doing so is crucial for maintaining a productive atmosphere that would benefit both you and your coworkers. Let's take a look at conflict resolution in workplaces and how you can do your part in handling them.

September 14, 2023
September 14, 2023
September 11, 2023
September 11, 2023

The power of nostalgia: Mortal Kombat through the ages

With the franchise's latest iteration, Mortal Kombat 1, set to release on September 19, let's take a look at how this beloved fighting game series has captured the hearts of gamers over the years and catered to our deepest nostalgic sentiments.

August 13, 2023
August 13, 2023

Whirlpool washing machines: redefining modern household tasks

In today’s technologically advanced society, washing machines have become an integral part of modern life - streamlining our daily laundry routines and saving time and effort while ensuring efficient cleaning. These household devices also promote personal hygiene, preserve our clothing, and contribute to a balanced lifestyle by automating crucial everyday tasks. As such, the need for a reliable, all-in-one washing machine has become prominent in most modern Bangladeshi homes.

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