Online Shopping and Cell phone marketing in Bangladesh!

Internet and mobile phone bring revolution in communication and online marketing in Bangladesh. Online shopping specially marketing via cell phone is getting popular in Bangladesh. The biggest success in this new concept is cellbazaar! It is a new craze in online and cell phone shopping and trading business. It's an initiative of Grameenphone. It's a brand now.

Revolution in mobile phone give the prospective traders trade at this site. Everything is now available at this site. Anyone can shop at cellbazaar via cell phone. Even a person in remote area of Bangladesh can now shop at this bazaar. It is like usual e-commerce site. Anyone can add and sell products of various categories old and new at this site. Payment is made to the respestive sellers by the buyers. It's popular business of young people. People can buy good things at relatively cheaper rate.

3G and WiMAX Technology in Bangladesh!

Bangladeshi mobile phone users will be able to enjoy the 3G (3rd Generation) and WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) technology by June 2009. Three companies, Bangla Lion Communications, Brac Bdmail Network Ltd and Aguri Wireless Broadband Bangladesh Ltd, have already won licenses to operate WiMAX or Broadband Wireless Access in Bangladesh. But only one firm Aguri Wireless Broadband Bangladesh Ltd, received the license on payment of the required fee of Tk 215 crore in time. Other two firms failed to pay the fee because of world wide financial crisis. Although one firm, BRAC Bdmail has already declined the license.

Bangladesh telecom regulator (BTRC) announced earlier that it would issue 3G licenses by March 2009 when WiMax would be ready for launch. But it was delayed for reviewing the whole licensing procedure. BTRC is now thinking of lowering the licensing fees. Experts said licensing the 2100 MHz spectrum for 3G services would enable Bangladesh operators to launch mobile broadband services, with which customers can get fast and easy access to the internet and other online services.

The GSM signal covers about 95 percent of Bangladesh's area, but the mobile broadband market remains untapped. If mobile broadband can be provided at affordable costs, the number of subscribers of 47 million will reach 70 million by 2011.

Bangladesh has the world's lowest internet usage rate, having less than 1 percent internet penetration. The whole broadband market is dominated by local ISPs.

Many 3G enable mobile sets are already in use in Bangladesh. So the mobile operators could find it easy to launch the 3G technology among some prospective users. 3G and WiMax could bring revolution in already booming mobile telecom industry in Bangladesh.

Dream for a Big Future!

The whole world is in the state of economic uncertainty after one of the biggest economic crisis in America in the history. The election of Barack Obama gives the world a big hope to consolidate economic situation and head towards further progress. Some Astrologers have already predicted that the economic crisis could prolong up to 2010. President Bush’s 700 billion dollars bailout plan have saved many big American multinational financial companies from complete collapse but it might not be sufficient to overcome the over all economic condition. Obama needs to work very hard to bring the American economy out of crisis and direct towards progress. The whole world’s economy somehow depends on the US economy and so the positive change in America will positively affect the economy of other countries.

The economic crisis which started with the crisis in mortgage sector in the US directly affected the finance and banking sectors, stock market, and petroleum industry of the world. Europe, Russia, Japan, Asia all are in economic trouble. One the major effect of this crisis is the decreasing price of oil and other commodities. Because of this price change some may gain some may lose but over all economy will not be benefited.

The whole world is waiting for a positive change in America under Obama. He is a visonery dreamer. He could lead the US and the world towards a bright future.

Business Education in Dhaka!

MBA is a craze in Bangladesh nowadays! Employer in Bangladesh now prefer MBA graduates to any graduates from other discipline. But frankly speaking, it's now becomes a fashion to have an MBA somehow. Most universities in Dhaka offer MBA degree. BBA is also offered by all most all the universities in Dhaka.

The best business school in Bangladesh is the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) of Dhaka University. Among the public universities IBA and Faculty of Business Studies of Dhaka University provide quality BBA and MBA degrees.

Most private universities in Dhaka also offer BBA and MBA. But standard of education of these private universities are always questionable in general. But few private universities like North South University, Independent University, East West University, BRAC University provide comparatively better standard business education degrees.

IBA is the pioneer of MBA degree in Bangladesh. MBA from IBA is the most desirable degree in Bangladesh among younger generation. There is a tremendous demand of MBA graduates of IBA among the best employers in private sector of Bangladesh.

Although MBA is preferable in job market but most private universities fail to produce quality MBA graduates. The standard of MBA is going down due to very commercial mentality of some private universities. If the the standard of education is not improved then MBA graduates from the substandard private universities will face unemployment in coming days. MBA will be burden for poorly educated students of private universities.

Trends in Deshi Romance!

Young people in western society nowadays are reluctant to get married. So they opt for live together. They are making love and having sex before marriage. Sex before marriage is a common phenomena in western societies. A love child is welcomed there. But in a conservative society like Bangladesh is different. Sex before marriage is unthinkable in our society. But things are changing rapidly now. The effect of satellite channels and Hindi/English movies are instrumental on our young generation. They always tend to follow the western cultures. Young people are always looking for something adventurous, something funny and something enjoyable. They wanna enjoy every bit of time.

If we follow the recent trend of romance in Bangladesh we would see a very alarming situation. A large number of young people are having romance. Many of them hardly bother the culture of our society. In Bangladesh it is now become fashion to have a boyfriend/girlfriend. Many young people feels deprived if they don’t have boyfriend/girlfriend. Well, plain friendship and love making is different. I am talking about love making, about romance. The era of platonic love is just over. So now love means romance as well as some fun in the form of some kinda sex. I won’t say all the people who are having affairs have sex. But a certain portion of couples are having sex during the time of romance. That is, sex before marriage. Well, pregnancy before marriage is a common phenomena in western society but in our society it is not acceptable at all and it has no legal value. What I feel recent trend of romance in Bangladesh is really alarming. Nowadays even school going teenagers are having affairs and in the process making sex which is unthinkable in our society. Although they are doing all those things very secretly but any accidental cause can create disaster for them. Unwanted pregnancy, blackmailing, negative physical and mental effect and great risk of having STD are the major consequences of premarital sex. Teenage sex has negative impact on study as well.

The mobile phone and internet negatively affect our new generation. These easy instruments of communication help youths to get in touch with their friends constantly and frequently. Internet chatting and use of webcam bring revolution in dating. If we think about physiology then it is quite impossible to remain untouched during dating. Some couples are having sex when they fail to control themselves during dating and of course if they have suitable environment. You cannot make real sex in open place even in park which is considered as safe haven for dating.

The burning question is should young people who are dating have sex before marriage? It really has no direct answer. It depends on individual choice and desire. But if we consider our culture, our social values it is obvious that sex before marriage in our society is totally unacceptable. Yes it is true that the young people who are having sex during dating time are doing secretly. The guardians, the mass, the society might not know these kinda romance but Y generation must be informed about the consequences of premarital sex. Another matter is safe sex! Youths are quite aware about safe sex, about protection but still sex before marriage is always risky.

Some people always argue that if a girl make sex with his boyfriend whom she passionately loves, then what’s wrong with that? Well, I think it’s philosophical rather practical. Yes mutual trust is so important in a good relationship but sex and marriage is different thing. Well, say, you love and trust someone and in the process you have sex. You can escape if you have safe sex but what happen if you have unsafe sex. You cannot guarantee the safety of sex during dating. Anything can happen. Unwanted pregnancy is a real consequence. It has negative impact in life even if you would be able to marry the person who is responsible for your pregnancy. I think in our society when a girl become pregnant after marriage she feels great but when she becomes pregnant before marriage she really feels bad. So be always careful!

Big Adda in Dhaka!

Bangalees are always famous for their addas. Dhakaiyas are not different. Adda in rocks is not seen that much these days but still in old Dhaka some people are having fun with addas on their rock-yards. Addas are different from area to area. Old Dhaka has one kinda adda, new Dhaka has one kinda adda and people of business town have different type of adda. The best place for addas for young generation is Dhaka University campus area. Not only are the students many people of different ages also having fun at Dhaka University campus. Madhur Canteen is still the best place for political adda, mainly for young leaders. Afternoon and Evening are the best time for hangout.

Bailey Road is another popular hangout place in Dhaka. Bailey Road is famous for its theater and it is also home of few popular girls’ college. Basically young people are having addas at Bailey road. Both sides of the road are always full of fun loving youths in the evening. Many fast food shops including ice cream parlor are doing heavy business in this area. Both the KFC and Pizza Hut are going to open their outlets here soon. This will add more popularity to already popular Bailey Road.

Adda in Old Dhaka is mainly rock yard based. Both young and old generations are having addas in Old Dhaka. In posh areas of Dhaka like Dhanmondi, Gulshan, Banani, Uttara, addas are based on restaurants and fast food shops. All the world famous fast food chains such as KFC, Pizza Hut, Dominous etc. are situated at Gulshan. Fast food shop based adda is popular in new Dhaka.

Nowadays private university campus in posh areas is growing as a place of addas for students and rich young people. At Dhanmondi, English medium school students are having fun at their school campus and side of roads. Some popular shopping malls are also becoming popular hangout place for youths. Rifle Square, Bashundhara City, New Market are the major shopping malls for hangout.

Revolution of Internet and mobile phone is the main culprit of diminishing addas of Dhakaiyas. Bangalees are now advancing very fast and younger generation is becoming introvert day by day. Young educated Bangalees are more interested to remain at home and passing time on internet and mobile phone. Many young people don’t know what is outside adda is all about. People are talking about bangalees are forgetting their addas. Many guardians are reluctant to allow their children to go outside and having adda with friends and fellows. Yes adda has a negative side but one can’t grow well if he/she doesn’t know what about outside world is.

Dating and adda is different. Many couples are dating in those popular hangout places and they hardly join group addas. They are having their own fun in the form of romance but group adda is the pure fun. And Bangalees shouldn’t forget their addas.

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