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  • The quintessential summer drink

    The “sharbat” or “sherbet” is commonplace on everyone’s table during this time of stifling heat of the monsoon season. The sherbet acts as a cool drink composed of fruits and herbs serving as a stimulant and energiser at the same time.

  • Brewing history out of coffee

    For many of us, coffee remains an embedded part of life; a go-to beverage at all times and an aid in running our day-to-day activities. Even during the month of Ramadan, many of us like a cup of hot brewed coffee to seal the day with some raw energy and bring order to our chaotic minds.

  • Keeping your family safe from illness

    It has not been a pretty picture as the world steps into the second month of 2020 with a worldwide scare of the Coronavirus.

  • Gear up for gardening

    Beginner or connoisseur, one unanimous truth about gardening is that it requires unwavering diligence to make our green friends thrive.

  • Insights into EBL’s Women Banking

    For the modern Bangladeshi women entrepreneurs and working women, financial institutions are now offering more and more facilities to take their ventures to the next step, or offering banking services to secure their financial future.

  • EBL: Leading the way to women’s banking

    Out of the numerous private banks that are functional in the county, Eastern Bank Limited (EBL) has made a name for itself over the years of its operation.

  • Completing your first house

    If you are the newlyweds that are about to kick off your new life together in a new abode, your first big-buys are not what you think it might be. Many assume that it would be furniture, but the fact of the matter is that the furniture you do end up with are either stuff you moved from your old home, or given to you by your family to start your new life.

  • Seal in that hydration

    Winter is almost here, which can only mean one thing — time to lock in that moisture and keep your skin healthy, glowing and soft like a goose-feathered pillow.

  • The trusty petroleum jelly

    Petroleum jelly is one of those things that can be found in every household. In fact, it is hard to not have some version of a memory of your mum applying it all over your dry skin, or chapped lips, when you were younger. I

  • Prevent health risks the smart way

    Business Development experts always say, “Optimise your capital expenditure to minimise your operational expenses.


    To combat breast cancer, October had been declared as ‘Breast Cancer Awareness Month’ since 1985.

  • Sprouts that brave the dark

    Brighten up those little dark corners in your house with a little life. How so, you wonder?

  • Microwave baking: beginners’ mode

    It’s hard not to fall in love with the microwave these days. And how could it be? It helps us out on our laziest days, making cooking and baking both easier and quicker.

  • Summer’s gift — fruits

    Endless long summer days and the never-ending heat can only mean one thing — it’s time to load up on summer fruits to survive and thrive!

  • Handling anxiety attacks

    Now, these symptoms are a vague description of what can be happening to a person since everyone feels a different version of it and on different scales. However, they give us a rough idea of when we can term a behaviour as an anxiety or panic attack. Both physical and emotional symptoms can occur simultaneously during an attack, leaving a person even more frightened.

  • When tides are turning: the amazing microwave!

    Let’s not complicate matters further with a run down on physics and the scientific marvel that the microwave is. Frankly, it does not

  • Cricket mania goes online

    The ICC Cricket World Cup has began, and the entire cricketing world is gearing up for what promises to be a showdown between the finest gentlemen of the game this month, in the land where it all began, England and Wales.

  • Block prints haven

    All that discussion about block prints would do no good unless you actually know where it is available. Since block prints are the most affordable garb that looks both smart and urbane, it is actually one of the most preferred office wear.

  • Know your coffee

    From cappuccinos to macchiatos, coffee lovers out there are very much familiar with the caffeinated drinks’ very own lingo. Here is a quick guide, not just for newbies, but also the coffee connoisseurs looking to try out something new.

  • Artificial sweeteners- yes or no?

    Are you one of those people who desperately wants to lose weight, but at the same time, have a sweet tooth? Do you like adding two or more spoons of sugar to your cup of tea or coffee when your BMI tells you to have no sugar or only one spoon at most?

  • Breaking down dry shampoos

    Dry shampoo means you use it only on dry hair; applying it on wet or rinsed hair will simply not work. The point of using this product is to the results of shampooing the hair you do not actually wash your hair.

  • Shuttle — A new ride in town

    Transportation is one of the biggest issues the country faces, especially here in the capital where traffic has no mercy. For women it is harder finding the right vehicle given public transport is not always deemed safe.

  • The breakdown: air-dry vs. hairdryer

    The blow dryer is a very convenient tool that allows us to achieve flawless hairstyles in minutes. There are many newer models with many different coatings that minimise damage from the heat.

  • What Men Can't Do Without

    You will be shocked to hear that there are some who do not care for, or even know about face wash products. Leaving such blasphemy aside, the fact is that your skin needs to breathe.

  • EBL Women Banking - Banking on Women, Banking for Women

    Of the myriad services offered by various financial institutions, Eastern Bank Limited (EBL) has a set of propositions and services designed for women account holders. EBL features dedicated Women Banking help desks to cater to women's banking needs in all their 85 branches throughout Bangladesh.

  • The deity's nine avatars

    Durga, the goddess who symbolises shakti, or power, is worshipped in this season as she visits the mortal plane to bless her followers. Yet, this is not her only form. From the legends and words of scholars, we find there are nine avatars of Durga, better known as Navadurga. These nine avatars are worshipped over the nine nights of the Durga Puja (aptly named Navaratri) mainly in various regions of India.

  • Reading Food Labels Correctly

    Knowing what type of nutrients are present in the processed food that we eat and their exact amount is the key to being a cautious eater. Food labels or nutritional labels make it much easier to compare food and find nutritional values that suit the body.

  • SOS – picky eater ahead!

    “Oh God! My baby wouldn't eat anything and I mean anything at all!!!” If you are a mother, you'd definitely be able to relate to these words, so much so that it almost becomes a national dilemma. And why not? All the mothers in the world are complaining about the same thing- Bangladesh, Japan or Germany!

  • Methods of family Planning

    Modern day Family Planning

    As we are living in the modern and 'evolved' era, all aspects of life and people's lifestyles have taken a turn, a leap. Old perceptions are going as people embrace new and unprecedented techniques, methods and inventions.

  • The etiquettes of Qurbani

    The first thing to keep in mind is the welfare of the animal prior to slaughter, as well as your connection to it.