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  • 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.

  • Drop the calories

    Some of us may think they have it slightly easy. With possibly little or no responsibility around the household they love lurking around the couch, watching TV and eleven men following a single white ball.

  • Road to a sound and healthy heart

    Does the sight of a cheesy, gooey burger or the mere mention of pizza make you drool in anticipation? And, have you ever wondered how your poor heart, pumping blood to all parts of your body, reacts to these cravings?

  • Facial grooming for girls

    Beauty is all about looking and feeling confident. If facial hair removal is something that brings more confidence to you, then why not go for it! And to help you with that, we're sharing some of the best ways of getting rid of all the unwanted hair, right from the comfort of your own home!

  • Irresistible Radiance

    Pearls are a true labour of love, although not human, as it is the oysters that nourish the infiltrating granules until the irritants become a real piece of beauty.

  • The magic of Ayurvedic medicines

    Tired of the constant visits to doctors and the excruciatingly long list of medicines that doesn't seem to work? Before you put your entire faith on western medicinal system, why not consider going back to traditional medicinal practices such as Ayurveda? After all, what scientists of modern medicine have proven only recently, the sages of the subcontinent had figured out more than 3000 years ago.

  • A blue glazed in white

    Home decor magazines may have their blazing trends that burn off last season's peak, but there is one that never leaves the pages- the eternal blue-white porcelain. From the tiniest floral or animal shaped palm-sized pieces to gargantuan vases that top over an adult's head and all that is in between- this time defining colour style is immensely popular among the pottery lovers of the world.

  • A surprise from the Nile

    While we hop across time and continents for the most awe-inspiring of blue and white, there is a very special blue that has to be mentioned. Egyptian faience is often

  • Constricting Caffeine

    Keeping oneself away from the goodness of coffee can be tough. What starts with just a small aromatic cup in the morning soon turns to multiple refills in a humongous mug throughout the day. Congratulations! You are now part of the ever-growing group of caffeine addicts.

  • What to do when Aunt Flow hits the town?

    Menstruation is the most natural process of a woman's body that requires a lot of self care and caution. Making sure you maintain proper hygiene during your periods, drinking a lot of water and eating right is key to reducing inconveniences you face during this time.

  • Bitter is the new sweet

    Soft drinks and fastfood raise cholesterol and blood sugar levels. A glass of korola juice a day, keeps blood sugars low and bad cholesterol away. Still not convinced? Do not cry when you are 40 and need insulin shots.

  • Living with phobias

    Be it standing on the top floor of Bashundhara City or spying on a spider high on the bathroom wall, or even avoiding your relative's unusually small lift— deep down you know you are afraid. These fears that feed on you are phobias, which have names and their strange games.

  • Comfy in cotton

    That naturally means lots of exposure to the outside environment. While there is plenty to be excited about with Baishakh, one thing is not; the summer heat!

  • Checklist for Baishakh

    Being a festival of colour and new beginnings, it is no surprise that you want even the nitty-gritty details of your Pahela Baishakh to be perfect. From the right outfit, to the right home decor, to the ideal food — the list is endless! Yet, as we loom closer to the most anticipated event in the Bengali calendar, the mental to-do list seems more daunting by the minute.

  • Importance of Stretching

    After those mandatory, and somewhat annoying morning stretches in the 7th grade, most of us have not looked back to giving our limbs some freedom.

  • Thinking back on black and white- the masters of monochrome

    In our modern lives the maximum impact of black and white often comes in the form of Instagram filters, and that too only when the mood to strike a chord or pose grips us, for some reason or another.

  • Getting re-acquainted with petroleum jelly

    For skin and cuticles, just pat a bit of water and a little bit of the jelly on the surface. You will immediately moisturise the area by locking in the moisture.

  • Mad about kites!

    Etched into the traditions of Bengal, kites have a long and colourful history. For centuries the festive kites have graced the clear-blue skies of the subcontinent, uniting people of various ethnicities.

  • All about fragrances

    All about fragrances

    Your everyday perfume is a part of what makes you who you are. It gives wearers a presence and a pleasant fragrant never fails to leave a lingering impression.

  • Why it's Worth It

    There's a reason it's the most popular shape. A well-cut round stone generally sparkles the most. Diamond cutters have been refining the proportions for more than 100 years. Classic and timeless, this can definitely accentuate your personal style.

  • Finding the glittering gems

    There are quite a lot of places around Dhaka City where you can discuss about your zodiac and learn about it in detail. Places like Gems

  • Sneaky veggies for picky carnivores

    Babies go through picky eating in their cute, helpless growing ages. It's how they first tell their mothers about the lack of variety

  • Christmas carols: Bengali kirtans

    Christmas around the world is synonymous with presents, good food and carols. For Bangladesh and the people's affinity for music, it

  • World AIDS Day

    Notorious for being known as one of the gravest pandemics, AIDS (Acquired Immuno-deficiency Syndrome) is a destructive disease that attacks the body's immune system and is caused by HIV, the Human Immuno-deficiency Virus.