Shams Rashid Tonmoy

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

Future-proofing your finances: Saving up the first paychecks

While your first paychecks might seem like a ticket to financial freedom, your current financial habits will impact your future. Instead of spending it all on a shopping spree, consider saving some of that money. Here's 'why' and 'how' you should go about saving up your first full-time paychecks.

5d ago

Capitalising on market trends: the secret sauce to success

Nvidia's recent meteoric rise provides a compelling example of the power of capitalising on current market trends. Let’s take a look at how capitalising on market trends can be the secret sauce to your startup’s success.

1w ago

AI is making way for a new era of soft skills. Here's how

With AI gaining popularity across various workplaces, there arises a demand for skilled professionals capable of effectively operating AI models to yield the most desirable outcomes. Moreover, beyond these roles, there is a growing need for positions that AI simply cannot replicate, owing to its inherently non-human nature.

2w ago

From fringe hobby to national pride

For years, gaming in Bangladesh was seen as a waste of time -- often dismissed as a frivolous activity or a distraction from more “serious” pursuits. Traditional societal norms placed little value on gaming, perceiving it as an endeavour devoid of any real-world benefits.

1m ago

Navigating the big, scary world of your first career break

Whether it's for studies or personal development, stepping away from work can be scary, especially when you're new to the full-time world. In our world of constant hustle, taking a break to recharge and refocus takes guts. But, if you're up for it, the rewards can be worthwhile.

2m ago

PriyoShop: Connecting local brands and mom-and-pop shops by facilitating product distribution

In the bustling streets of Bangladesh, mom-and-pop shops, also known as 'mudir dokan' in Bangla, stand as pillars of commerce, signifying an economic revolution that is steadily reshaping the retail landscape. At the forefront of this transformation stands PriyoShop, a B2B e-commerce startup that is connecting the dots between brands and mom-and-pop shops.

3m ago

Cover letters: are they relevant anymore?

The efficiency of parsing through standardised resumes and extracting relevant information has led many employers to prioritise resumes and online application forms over cover letters. Thus, brings the obvious question: are cover letters even relevant anymore?

4m ago

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.

5m ago
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.

August 12, 2023
August 12, 2023

The indispensable role of Visa cards for Bangladeshis studying abroad

Studying abroad is a dream come true for many Bangladeshi students seeking to acquire world-class education, broaden their horizons, and enhance career prospects. However, the journey of going abroad for higher studies is not without its challenges. While problems such as language barriers and cultural adjustments might come to mind, managing one’s finances in a new country and currency might also be an area that needs planning and forethought.

August 12, 2023
August 12, 2023

How to negotiate a good salary

Whether you are new at your job or have been working for a long time, attempting salary negotiation can be quite stressful. However, a successful salary negotiation can significantly impact your career and financial well-being, while also setting you up for further opportunities down the line to assert your self-worth.

July 31, 2023
July 31, 2023

EducationHub - a gateway for students in finding their desired university

In Bangladesh, where the dream of many students is to go abroad for higher studies, educational consultancy agencies play a pivotal role in guiding such prospective learners.

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