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How lockdown impacted our productivity

There had to be shutdowns across the world. We didn’t know what else to do. The only way to escape the virus was to stay inside our homes and not go out as we normally did before the virus onslaught. But, as a result, we experienced enormous losses in businesses, economies, jobs, as well as […]

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Why leadership matters during crisis

What if I tell you that every human is a leader? I’m sure many of you would agree with me, as we humans are truly leaders in our areas of work, livelihoods, and taking our lives forward. For centuries, the corporate and business sectors and the military have been training up their personnel to become […]

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What the pandemic has taught us

The few months that turned the world upside down have made us look back and review all that we have done for centuries. The coronavirus pandemic has certainly taught us about many aspects of our lives, of which we may think differently now. It has at least shown us what we, humankind, have been doing […]

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Let this Eid be a time for helping others

Our pandemic-time lockdown didn’t work. The people were not convinced enough or scared enough to stay indoors to avoid being contaminated with Covid-19. Millions of people went out of the capital city and came into the city. Despite the government’s direction to stay at home, thousands of people went out with no particular work. They […]

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Corporate Communication

Crisis-time communication retold

The coronavirus pandemic has been a very interesting and cautious time for communications professionals across the world. Almost all comms professionals, especially in Bangladesh, are now experiencing a new element in crisis communication since the pandemic struck more than 200 countries. Almost all the companies of Bangladesh have their own crisis communication strategies, but this […]

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Brand and CSR Business Column

A time to give back

The pandemic arising out of the spread of a deadly virus, seemingly, to my mind, has strengthened the helping attitudes of humans towards other humans. We have become more charitable, willing to spend to help others. We are helping others more than we used to in the past. We have already seen how our physicians, […]

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Health

A war against our own selves

On 1 February 2020, as I was following the eruption of coronavirus in Wuhan since January, I alerted my school friends thought I was crazy and was creating unnecessary panic. Like many heads of state around the world, my friends also didn’t see this coming. In fact, nothing like this happened before – not even […]

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Column Health

How coronavirus will change our world

We thought we had it all right; our way of living was right, our way of balancing the society was right, our way of providing health care to the masses was right, our way of handling the state of the affairs, including politics, was right. The coronavirus outbreak has demonstrated how wrong we were. The […]

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Corporate Communication Health

Communicating about the coronavirus

Bangladesh, over the decades, I believe, has done very well in terms of making the people aware about innumerable health-related issues. We have been successful in communicating to the people about many issues that have saved millions of lives. We have also become very successful as far as disaster management is concerned. The government, with […]

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Column Health

Let’s prepare; right now…

Imagine that a few of Bangladeshi workers, infected with coronavirus, manage to filter through our ports and airports and mingle in with an ocean of 170 million people. Since the virus is airborne, those infected persons would surely contaminate many. From a few persons to many; from many to millions. That’s how we have observed […]