Bangladesh (/ˈbɑːŋɡlədɛʃ/ or /bæŋɡləˈdɛʃ/; Bengali: বাংলাদেশ), officially the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (Bengali: গণপ্রজাতন্ত্রী বাংলাদেশ Gônoprojatontri Bangladesh) is a country in South Asia. It is bordered by India on all sides, Burma (Myanmar) on the southeast and the Bay of Bengal to its south. Together with the Indian state of West Bengal, it makes up the ethno-linguistic region of Bengal. The name Bangladesh means “Country of Bengal” in the official Bengali language. The present-day borders of the country were established during the demise of the British Indian Empire in 1947, when Bengal was partitioned and the region became East Pakistan, part of the newly formed nation of Pakistan. However, it was separated from West Pakistan by nearly 1,500 km (about 900 mi) of Indian territory. Due to political exclusion, ethnic and linguistic discrimination, and economic neglect by the politically dominant western wing, popular agitation and rising nationalism resulted in the War of…
Here is the Full Version of the 4th Episode of ‘Adda with Asif' where I had Aslam Multani & Anil Gupta, from Multidots! This is the first Adda in English! Multidots has a very unique company culture, which impressed me years ago! In this informal discussion (Adda) we spoke how they started, their childhood, the first 5 year struggle of the company, and the key to their success. This Adda has several candid moments which anybody related to WordPress or service business or from this Indian sub-continent should purely enjoy. Continue reading “Adda With Asif | Guest: Aslam Multani & Anil Gupta (E04) – The Success Story of Multidots”
Last December I was invited by GrameenPhoneWhiteboard to present a keynote at the FundStarter Event about my Investment Experience in Bangladeshi Tech Startups. It was a closed-door event, and they allowed me to share my experience freely. It was a very blunt presentation, where I spoke from my experience why I invest, what works and what are the main reason startup fails here.
I love to do most things online, and for shopping in Dhaka we have several options. I just checked in my Chaldal Dashboard, for past 36 months, I am their regular client, ordered at least something in every month!
বেসিসে নির্বাচন কেন করতে চাই, পজেটিভলি এই প্রশ্নেরই উত্তর আমাকে দিতে হয়েছে অনেকবার, কারণ আমার কোম্পানিও ভালো চলছে, একই সাথে লোকাল মার্কেটেও আমার কোনো ব্যবসা নেই। সাধারণত দেখা যায় এমন কোনো ব্যক্তি বেসিসের নির্বাচনে আসে না। কাজেই প্রশ্নটা আসা স্বাভাবিক, আমি কেন বেসিসে নির্বাচন করছি।
This is an incredibly happy moment for my company weDevs, our entire Dokan Team, for anybody involved in OpenSource, specially for our beloved WordPress community and also for all Bangladeshi people. Bootstrap is the most popular front-end library in the world, which is basically part of any modern website. And guess what – they are using our solution to create their marketplace. What could be more incredible than that?
Cricket is the only game that I care, that I'm passionate about. Still this is just a game, and you should never take it too seriously. But we, as a nation, as a generation, do take it too seriously, which is very very wrong. I have publicly wrote about in past writing again. It's game and there will be always win or loose situation. Pushing it too much as representation of a country is wrong. Maybe I am too young for such a profound philosophy, but I have this understanding also for my team, Bangladesh Cricket : The Tigers! For past 20 years we have seen how unpredictable games could be, and how hard it could be on your emotion if you consider it more than a game. And see one statement is still true for past 20 years – ‘We have long way to go'!
Though it's kind of early, but I'm kind of certain Pathao is on track to become a Unicorn (Startup to reach $1 Billion valuations) in next 2-5 years, and possibly the first one from Bangladesh, and the sweet part it's entirely homegrown, and by serving just Bangladesh!
A very interesting and super honest article by Jim Hamill at The Huffington Post about our city Dhaka, I read few days ago, but did not got time to share. If you are living in Dhaka or even never been to Dhaka all MUST READ it. I have always said Bangladesh is a very different place, (in good way), from anywhere in this planet. The writer did not have any idea, and no expectation from Dhaka. He wanted to see Dhaka, like raw, like in normal eyes. His 72 hours exploration is just amazing. Its funny how he described Rickshaw, Morog Polau, compares Sadar Ghat with Venice's Grand Canal (vaguely), talks about California Fried Chicken (CFC). So funny 😀
He was also very astonished not to see a single tourist in Dhaka City (note he is talking about tourist, not foreigner) in his 72hr in Dhaka. We need work on that, we need to create ecosystem to make ourself explorable to outsider. We need good stories, PR worldwide to let people know about our wealth.