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  • Balcony Bliss

    But alas! Where do we get this kind of greenery in a world full of chaos, concrete and black soot? The answer lies only 3-feet away from where we enjoy our daily meals. It stands in the balconies that each of us own, in that tiny apartment of ours, a place most of us love to call home.

  • In cheese we trust!

    The block of dairy goodness known as cheese is a delight in every way for the foodie. Sliced, shredded, melted or just nibbled on its own; there is no end to the possible combinations of enjoying cheese.

  • One fine SPA DAY at home

    Ever imagine going to a wellness retreat for a week or so, completely secluded from the outside world? No matter how hefty it maybe on the wallet, most of us have jotted down the option on our individual bucket lists.

  • 4 fashion styling tricks to bring down from the runway

    This used to be big a few years ago, but is now back for 2020 couture. Brands like Chloé and Balmain showcased some in the form of dresses, pant suits, flowy skirts, but whichever form you choose, make sure to pay close attention to the material.

  • It’s reading time!

    Every Breath, The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks); It Ends with Us (Colleen Hoover); Beautiful Disaster (Jamie McGuire); Gone with the Wind (Margaret Mitchell);

  • Eid day table décor: spreading a positive vibe

    But my Eid menu will be very simple — polao or beef tehari, Mughlai chicken korma or beef rezala, and gurer payesh and pantoa for desserts and Eid snacks.

  • Etiquettes of re-gifting

    A gift is a unique way to deliver love. Spending time choosing the appropriate souvenir, carefully wrapping it, and attaching a tag with a note that brings joy to the receiver is the package of love we term as a gift. It shows how much someone adores you.

  • The most eye-catching jewelleries of 2020

    One of the easiest ways to spice up an outfit is adding on some bling. Before you decide to get your hands on some new pieces, pay close attention to all the new trends that have been emerging, because not just the seasons, jewellery trends also change and evolve with time.

  • The story of social media communities

    The recent pandemic has taken its toll on our minds and bodies. We are constantly obsessing about when and where it’s going to rear its ugly head, and as a result, also getting unwarranted anxiety attacks.

  • Conferencing in the age of remote working

    We have all been pushed into our homes with the current pandemic of Covid-19, which has led to the altering of life’s various activities throughout the world, with working at offices taking a major backseat.

  • A different sort of celebration

    A few months into the new year, a morbid uproar in the name of Covid-19 shattered all our plans and made away with them.

  • When to call a lawyer

    Before we get into the details, there’s one thing you should know. There are two legal categories— criminal law and civil law.

  • Art on eyelids

    While some call it watercolour eye makeup, others call it a pastel splash, but the simplest way to describe this emerging eye shadow trend is to call it art on the eyes — for it looks very similar to a bunch of crayons rubbed on the lid, or a wash of watercolours gently laid on by a brush.

  • Every bit counts

    So, what are we doing to save the world? Are we making any meaningful contributions? Or are we sitting idle, dependant on environmental activists and ignoring our individual responsibilities?

  • The trial of wedding style repetitions

    Your budget is limited, but the love for your family, friends and ‘kachchi’ is not. So, instead of falling prey to the classic trap of ‘I-have-nothing-to-wear,’ why not use these tricks to make the most of your outfits?

  • Scarves and socks for winter

    It is time to put away our linens and cottons, and make room for lots of bulky clothes in our wardrobe.

  • Lash extensions 101

    Who does not dream of naturally long, luscious lashes? Sadly, many of us were not born with those, and curlers and mascaras can only do so much!

  • Touch of lush amidst the fuss

    Dhaka — one of the most densely populated cities in the world. Moments after taking off in an airplane, the entire city looks like one gigantic and dense block of Lego buildings.

  • Ankle of our dreams

    Women and jewellery are a no-brainer combination, and yet, every girl has distinct preferences. Of all the conceivable pieces, from necklaces to ‘sitahaars’ to bangles to rings, often ignored or forgotten are the many options we have to adorn the feet. Yet, adding a tiny bit of glam to our feet can change the entire feel of an outfit, and also the way we feel.

  • Oroddho: Small steps towards a big difference

    While the western world has equipped itself with support centres, certified counsellors, and group therapy sessions to tackle mental health issues, Bangladesh has yet to get over its taboo surrounding it.

  • An artist’s oasis

    We are all aware of the extensive contributions made by Dhaka University in upholding the traditions and safeguarding the essence of Bengali culture.

  • Podcasts to listen to

    In this day and age, we are all kept busy by a wide array of scheduled and unscheduled tasks, as constant workloads just keep piling on.

  • Open letter to the bride’s father

    Dear fathers, whose daughters are three months to a year away from the BIG day --

  • Lunch on the go

    Try to get yourself good, solid food carriers that fit in your bag. Or get a separate bag altogether for your lunch.

  • Bohemia on your table

    Living room décor is no longer the stiff and by the book styling taken off a magazine, but of course, there is a great distinction between a helter-skelter mess and a strategically casual setup.

  • Fresh aromatic spices

    Spices are important to creating flavourful food, and in their varying combinations, are often the main differentiating ingredient among cuisines of different regions.

  • The centre of attraction

    Centre tables have long been integral to home décor, creating a huge impact on the outlook transcending the entire room in which they are placed.

  • Hues of the earth

    Every year, a brand new colour with a catchy name pops up, and takes the fashion world by storm, in turn, making our wardrobes

  • Sitting in the right spot

    One comfortable couch, preferably imbued with memories of family or friends, is possibly one’s best comfort zone. Don’t take my word. Television’s geekiest nerd, Sheldon Cooper, from Big Bang Theory, has reminded us more than once. There’s nothing better

  • Weaving in a legacy of traditions

    The time and effort that goes into picking the perfect gift for him/her and the feeling that follows when they acknowledge it is immeasurable. It doesn’t always have to be something over the top expensive and grand, more often than not, it’s the thought that counts