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    Shera Rondhonshilpi 2018 Grand Finale

    The grand finale of the longest running reality show in Bangladesh, Shera Rondhonshilpi, was held at The Westin on 15 February, 2019.

  • 19th PRAN National Pickle Competition 2018

    In a grand celebratory gala, organised at Dhaka's Bangabandhu International Conference Centre on Friday, 15 February, 2019, PRAN awarded the winners of the annual national pickle competition 2018.

  • Go deshi

    With the world moving towards ethical consumerism, Bangladesh is hardly lagging behind.

  • Exploring Persian cuisine

    The Iran Cultural Centre, Dhaka and Hotel Sarina joined hands to organise a week-long Iranian Food Festival from 2 to 8 February, 2019. The event was held as an effort to share Persian cuisine, recipes, and stories with Bangladesh. Iranian master chef, Hossein Najmi, especially crafted the menu to give the locals a taste of all popular dishes in Iran.

  • An out of the ordinary Pitha Festival

    As winter almost bids adieu for the year, we turn to our favourite winter dessert to officially end the season. A handful of pitha festivals have taken place all over the country to

  • Vintage celebrations

    For this week, we choose to highlight a vintage themed tea party hosted by the popular socialite Rupo Shams at Bay's Edge Water Gallery on 12 January.

  • First Car Free Friday of 2019

    September 22, has been observed as ' World Car Free Day in Bangladesh for quite some time. In continuation of the events, first Fridays of every month are special because they are observed as 'Private Car Free Manik Mia Avenue'.

  • PWHC presents #STOPTHESTIGMA

    On 27 October, Psychological Health and Wellness Clinic (PWHC) hosted an event marking World Mental Health Day. The event was called 'Stop the Stigma,' which observed the cause with a day filled with collaborative activities and panel discussions by experts in the field.

  • Show celebrates 40 Years of Aarong

    Aarong, the leading lifestyle retail chain of Bangladesh, presented a fashion show at the Aarong 40 Years Festival, held at the Bangladesh Army Stadium, Dhaka on the 26 October, 2018.

  • Celebrating local artisans: Aarong 40 Years Festival

    Aarong steps into its 40th year celebration, aptly titled “Aarong 40 years Festival”, with a three-day long event.

  • Sunsets & Pearls

    With the azure sky kissing the horizon and warm sea breeze flowing through our hair, one could not help but ignore their calming effects on the senses and come to the only natural conclusion

  • The final chapter of the Dan Cake Dessert Genius 2018

    Who has not heard of Dan Cake? They have been stealing the hearts of the nation ever since they started their journey back in 2015.

  • Grand opening of Allure Signature Spa

    With customer satisfaction and a good cause in sight, Allure Signature Spa opened their doors on 14 October, 2018. The spa offers a variety of services in beauty and wellness- all of which are essential to the modern lifestyle.

  • Lever Ayush unveiled by Unilever Bangladesh Ltd.

    The essence of Lever Ayush is to calm the stress of beauty problems caused by all chemical based products in our modern lives with the help of natural healing. Lever Ayush carries 5000 years of wisdom and knowledge from the fabled ayurveda to help replenish the skin of many hard-working Bangladeshis.

  • An evening with Treschic Pret

    On 18 October, 2018 Treschic Entertainment organised what can be called one of the most grandiose fashion shows in town. Held at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Grand Ballroom, Treschic Pret Collections: Fall & Winter Fashion Show presented collections from two of the most acclaimed designers in the country — Shahrukh Amin and Rima Naz.

  • Classic British Afternoon Tea at Le Méridien Dhaka

    Claiming the brisk afternoon of Wednesday, 12 September, 2018, the launch marked the introduction of Afternoon Tea with its own uniquely-assorted menu available every day from 2 pm and 6 pm at Latitude 23.

  • Prime pairing at Dhaka Regency Hotel & Resort

    Under the open skies of 30 August, 2018, Dhaka Regency's signature rooftop garden restaurant, Grill on the Skyline, hosted a four-course comprehensive dinner. The evening served as a tasting and review of the hotel's newest promotional venture, Prime Pairing, an opportunity to create your very own personalised steak dinner.

  • The Ballad of Ayesha

    Friday, 20 July 2018 was the evening of an epic coming to light again. The English translation of 'Ayesha Mongol'by Anisul Hoque, a best-seller of the late '90s,was launched at a special ceremony at Batighar, situated in the capital's BishwoShahittoKendrobuilding at Bangla Motor.

  • Introducing Rupchanda-The Daily Star Super Chef 2018: Shamsun Nahar (Neha)

    Rupchanda-The Daily Star Super Chef 2018 made way for an ultimate true talent and passionate culinary enthusiast – Shamsun Nahar (Neha). Neha's first cooking foray was at home, and later put her on a life-changing course of events. With wide knowledge about cooking and expertise acquired over the years, she won herself the most coveted 'Super Chef' title this year. This undoubtedly is a glorious achievement to be proud of. To learn more about Neha's transformative cooking journey, The Daily Star interviewed this talented Super chef after her great win.

  • A Gleaming Night at Anjans

    With the upcoming Eid comes a whole range of new products from every big fashion house in the country, and Anjans was no different. Famous for their ethnic and fusion collections that uphold the traditions of Bangladesh

  • 25 years of Kay Kraft

    A quarter century of fashion and style is a landmark for any fashion house, and for Kay Kraft, it was no exception. The event was aptly celebrated at Dhaka Regency on 14 May, 2018 with a delightful fashion show of their Eid collection for this year. Guests were welcomed to the show by Khalid Mahmood Khan and Shahnaz Khan, the founders of Kay Kraft.

  • I like to Bata, Bata...you like to...BATA

    The idea was to stylise the Bata brand with a renewed and uber cool look and demonstrate to the world that their favourite shoe brand is transforming, to remain as relevant as it has always been. “With the relationship between the consumer and the product Bata wants to be understood but never predictable, because predictability in a relationship is the kiss of death,” said Alexis Nasard, CEO, Bata. And the Bata

  • SOMETHING NEW FOR MOTHER'S DAY

    From the biggest to the smallest of details that we appreciate and hate for them to pick up on, we often forget how much our mums do for us. In fact, when was the last time you thanked her for just being a mom? With an entire day set to the celebration of Motherhood --yes in case you have forgotten, this coming Sunday, the 13th of May, is Mother's Day-- why not try out something different; make her something special, or maybe get something custom made that not only serves the purpose but she can later flaunt to other's on how thoughtful (for a change) you were. Here are a few ideas on how to make this Mother's Day special.

  • Sajida Foundation's Mother's Day Social Change Campaign

    Mother's Day is around the corner and this 13th May, Sajida Foundation is out to make a difference. The foundation aims to recognize the extremely poor mothers who remain unappreciated, unrecognised and in the shadows, even though they work tirelessly and face the most challenging odds in their fight to ensure a better future for their children.

  • Three days of the Indonesia Fair 2018

    Warmest of smiles and a welcoming air, this is what visitors were greeted with- for three days from 26 April 2018, at a trade exhibition and fair held on the Ground Floor of the Le Méridien Hotel in Dhaka, giving an absolutely delightful experience for the visitors. More than 45 exhibitors promoted Indonesian products, ranging from the traditional and world-famous Indonesian Batik and jewelry, fashion and handicrafts, to services, food and beverages, automotives, and tourism destinations.

  • Bangladesh Ethical Fair 2018

    As the RMG sector of Bangladesh becomes a flourishing industry worldwide, it comes as no surprise that the celebration marking the fifth year of Fashion Revolution, the world's largest fashion activism movement, would be a grand affair. The Fashion Revolution Bangladesh's event, called 'Bangladesh Ethical Fair' was hosted in the cosy Bengal Boi at Road 27, Dhanmondi. The event, which took place from 24

  • Tenzing Chakma takes RMG to a new height

    Tenzing is known as the first designer to brand indigenous textiles through his line Sozpodor, of which he is also the managing director. His designs are an eclectic mix of deeply rooted ethnic traditions and mainstream Bangladeshi fashion with a touch of cosmopolitan trends.

  • The Sound Of Music

    Melody is meant to take you to a mystical place of absolute peace and harmony. Audiences who attended the seasonal show of Sound of Music on 23 March, 2018 were momentarily transported to that place.

  • Dhaka Vegan Supper Club

    The concept of a supper club is certainly unheard of in this part of the world and for obvious reasons; it is practiced more by our western neighbours. Commonly seen in different parts of the UK, restaurants and clubs provide supper and some form of entertainment to customers.

  • Transcendence through Image: An Art Exhibition by M R Hasan

    Voyaging through the postmodern era has broadened our perspectives and allowed us to take a more critical step towards realism, meta realism, hyper realism and the magnificent images created by MR Hasan, a renowned visual artist and documentary photographer, has crafted a passageway to explore that. “In reality, all our senses are only limited to certain boundaries, but my photographs are intended to transfer us beyond these boundaries to an

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