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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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How the pandemic is damaging our mental health

It really doesn’t take an expert or a UN agency to tell us that there’s a storm of stress and trauma of cataclysmic proportions ravaging our minds across the world. If any one of us says that he or she is not scared, he or she may be lying. The pandemic has taken us by […]

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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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Sickcare is not healthcare

Health, healthcare, disease, and death are the talk of the town now, and I think this is the perfect opportunity to discuss the most important issue about healthcare that I have been wanting to put forward for a long time. It’s my firm belief that what we practice in the name of healthcare is in […]

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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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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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Do we really need a women’s day?

How many women does a man know or can know in his lifetime? And what type? He gets to know his mother, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, wife, daughters, friends at the educational institutions, and female colleagues at his workplace. And I refuse to believe that he, the man, doesn’t have the mind to care for all […]

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All the best, Great Rahim…

Getting an opportunity to work with a matured teammate, who understands you and can read your mind, is a rare phenomenon in this part of the world. Great teammates don’t just come by; you may have to create them or build them. However, I think I have been blessed to have great teammates at the […]