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  • My cricket, my rules!

    Living in a claustrophobically concrete jungle does not stop us from enjoying our favourite sport. Be it a patch of the alley, a garage, corridor, or even the rooftop, we make it our glorious cricket ‘field’.Our field has its own set of rules. These radical laws of street

  • Gentlemen do not plagiarise

    Fashion is not for the fainthearted — true! When one argues that trends are important, we do not disagree, but we prefer to equally reason that any man can be his own couturier — with practice, patience, and some thought.

  • Block printing – an artistic legacy

    Indeed, it has been many years since that time. The technique has well diffused into Eurasian countries, and has since then thrived in the textile industry of Bangladesh.

  • Reminiscing the ADDA

    Adda —the very word strikes a familiar chord, signifying that we spend some quality time with people close to us, sharing our heartfelt emotions with them.

  • Bring in Baishakh with boundless Bangalianaa!

    What is your earliest memory of Baishakh? Is it of soothing Tagore songs playing in the background, the sight of your mother adorned in her festive red and white Gorod sari...

  • Refugees across the World

    A home is one's sanctuary — somewhere where they can feel safe, loved, and secure. But when one is faced by the perils of invasion, imprisonment, rape, murder and/or mass persecution, there is no other way than escaping from the place they call home. And when they do so, they become what the world knows them as — refugees.

  • Curries around the world

    Growing up in an Asian home, we could not be more familiar with the sublime, yet chunky and mouth-watering curry. But while we devour our own form of this delicious dish, the world is enjoying a different version, recipe, and consistency in every corner.

  • Masks of Bangladesh

    Trade and small-scale village fairs are gems that revive nostalgic memories of kites reaching for the skies, and Lalon hymns carrying harmonies through the air.

  • TRESemmé Bangladesh Fashion Week 2019

    February 23, 24 and 25 are set to witness one of the greatest days for Bangladeshi fashionistas —the TRESemmé Bangladesh Fashion Week, 2019 partnered by Fashion Design Council of Bangladesh (FDCB) at International Convention City Bashundhara, is expected to take place with a list of designers from all over the world, including our own local participants.

  • Another Falgun

    On 7 May, 1954 the constituent assembly resolved with the Muslim League's support to grant official status to our language. Bangla was recognised as the second official language of Pakistan on 29 February, 1956. It words read “The state language of Pakistan shall be Urdu and Bengali."

  • TRESemmé Bangladesh Fashion Week 2019: Who to look out for?

    London, New York, Milan or India Fashion Week – you name it, we are in love with all these coveted fashion shows burning down fashion runways all over the world.

  • For the love of burnt clay

    The history of statues and sculptures is probably as old as the baking of household wares like pots, pans, jars, jugs and other utility products; or maybe the two are intertwined because, as the myth goes, the potters believe that when a pitcher was needed for Lord Shiva's marriage, he took a Rudraksha (Elaeocarpusganitrus) from his garland, and made an artisan to create pots.

  • A tale woven in terracotta

    Etched in the heritage of Bengal is a delicate artform that has been perfected over centuries.

  • Intercontinental Dhaka returns

    After four long years of renovations, the Intercontinental Dhaka has finally opened its doors once again to the general mass.

  • Dilemmas of life

    ‘Soul mates do not exist!' my dear friend bellowed at the top of her lungs.

  • Love at first flight!

    Let's consider my next door neighbour who was certain that the lady who inboxed him randomly on Facebook, complimented his looks and eventually professed her undying love for him was his ladylove — the one who had been assigned, solely for 'him' by the gods in heaven.

  • He said!

    He said, moments are made and they just do not happen. So with the power of freewill, everyone can write their own destiny, as long as they are willing to write it together without the other ever falling short.

  • Its sheer, regal, and Organza!

    In fashion, transparency has always been celebrated. A sheer medium that lets a designer's creativity blossom, while elevating it to the next level, has forever been desired and favoured.

  • Realistic Resolutions

    What really happens on 1st January is a massive headache from all the partying and screaming about, followed by forgetting what the heck you were babbling about doing starting that day.

  • Food for the brain

    The foods you eat play a role in keeping your brain healthy and can improve specific mental tasks, such as memory and concentration. Your food choices may be the most influential variable you can control that relates to the health, vitality, and functionality of your precious brain. We are all at risk for brain degeneration —

  • Food for the brain

    The foods you eat play a role in keeping your brain healthy and can improve specific mental tasks, such as memory and concentration. Your food choices may be the most influential variable you can control that relates to the health, vitality, and functionality of your precious brain. We are all at risk for brain degeneration —

  • Complex numbers

    Does the idea of high school math still fill you with dread? Do you tend to lose sleep over budgeting your groceries, or calculating your bills? Or, do you tend to avoid activities that require a bit of calculation on your part?

  • Time to call the exterminator, or not!

    Are you tired of waking up every morning to find one or two cockroaches crawling over your dining table? Or worse, on top of your cutlery, jug, or glass?

  • Right on the button

    Buttons were invented in the 13th century, and got so popular that laws had to be made to limit their use. Although the use of buttons started because of the convenience of fastening clothes, they quickly became ornamental fashion and by the 14th century, wearing of luxurious buttons indicated wealth and position.

  • Nocturnal Dhaka

    Clubs teeming with vibrant crowds serenading at the top of their voices to the DJ's score, people blissfully dancing the night away to the rhythm of the music, rooms bursting into ecstasy with a hoard of red, blue, green, violet neon lights shooting out from all corners of the room — hard to imagine such a scene in Dhaka, is it not?

  • In awe of uniforms of valour

    To pay a tribute to the men and women who serve our country and make countless sacrifices – sometimes even putting their own lives at risk – visit Bangladesh Military Museum, Bangladesh Air Force Museum, and Liberation War Museum of Bangladesh Police.

  • Baking Cookies

    Not too many of the young people in this country have a passion towards cooking. And yet, here I am, dreaming of building my own restaurant at the age of sixteen.

  • Wedding Photography explained

    So listen carefully to the following advice brought to you by this current bridezilla; those who choose to tread the matrimonial path-- your wedding is not just a milestone in your life (also applicable to those who plan on becoming repeat offenders) and thus, the importance of photographs to preserve those fleeting moments of wedding bliss can, and should never be doubted.

  • The mehr mystery

    Weddings anywhere are occasions to rejoice new beginnings, be those seeped in simplicity or wild extravagant fanfare. But apart from the elements of gaiety and the obvious joy and lifestyle change for the couple and their families, there are also legal aspects pertaining to the official side of the union of two people.

  • Two to tango

    I was more of a witness than an actual participant of the whole exercise. The years of searching, the myriad unpleasantness, and even the reality checks had not prepared me for the session of drafting the marriage contract. Even before I had said, “I do,” clauses for inheritance and divorce were tossed, argued, and agreed on.

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