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  • 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.

  • Finding The Perfect Makeup Artist

    A lot of research and planning goes into your wedding events. While everyone else in Team Bride scouts for the perfect venues, photographers, caterers and decorators; the bride searches for her makeup artist.

  • A beautiful nightmare

    The collection's tuxedo is tailored luxuriously with its brash and bold, wide lapels, embellished with satin. The minimalism transitions well into the classic, double-breasted pea coat.

  • Those 'paan-chini' days

    Almost everyone dreams of having the most perfect wedding, with the most perfect better half. And when it's time, your loved ones go all out to make your special day perfect.

  • Confessions of a Bling Junkie

    It requires a fair amount of knowledge in history, evolution and social changes are that reflected in changing trends; and perhaps, a fair amount of Hollywood, or Bollywood influence.

  • Jeans all the way

    The quality of jeans depends on the fabric used and the stitching, as it determines the longevity of the jeans. Heavier denims are often of higher quality than lightweight ones since more threads have been used. Heavier denim also lasts longer and softens over time, thus hugging your curves better.

  • Durga Puja 2018

    Mandap the residence of the divine

    For the typical eye, it is easy to picture crowds of devotees lining up and crowding around Ma Durga during the auspicious autumnal festivities. A glimpse and a prayer to the divinity that visits this mortal plane once every year to cleanse off the dreadful, the dreary, and the disturbing — the figure that stands in all her ten-armed glory, riding the lion with a defeated Mahishashur.

  • Durga Puja 2018 Festival Celebration

    When Dhakeshwari arrives

    Occurring annually, Durga Puja has always been one of the largest and most colourful festivals in Bangladesh. It marks the victory of Goddess Durga over the demon Mahishasura, after ten days and nine nights of battling him.

  • Symbols of Remembrance

    The need to hold on to memories of loved ones that have left us is primal, and universal, as is grief and its expression. Yet, the expressions of grief vary widely, reflecting individual cultures, influences and sometimes even just personal tastes.

  • A tale of tea - from Bangladesh for the World

    From ramshackle tin-shed stalls everywhere to the houses with two swimming pools, you will hardly find a place that is not familiar with the steaming cup of goodness known as tea. Although preparations and preferences differ vastly as more and more brewing recipes are popping up, you can be sure that everything starts with the unmistakable tea leaves.

  • Defining Health

    Defining Health

    Health. A small word. But a word for which different people have different meanings. Health is a relative term. To some, it is something you are born with while to others it is a choice and some may even say it is your lifestyle.

  • The good life- fact or fiction?

    I can't recall much from those two years but her, I remember vividly. A year senior to us, she was someone everyone noticed, even the most serious bookworms and nerds who seemed to live and breathe S1 and P1 syllabuses.

  • Tailor made to your taste!

    It is an interesting time for fashion in Dhaka right now. More and more people are becoming aware of their appearance, and there is a shift in perspective to that end.

  • From the farm

    Just about every neighbourhood has it; the huddle of people, especially in the early weekend mornings, making it impossible to miss, not to mention the acrid smell accompanied by the never disappearing blood stains- yes, it's the neighbourhood butcher shop we are so very used to.

  • Bye-Bye Crease

    The other day, I found myself in an unprecedented situation. I was being ogled at everywhere I set foot, be it on the streets, the mall, canteen, or even when I was presenting a paper on “16S r-RNA DNA Sequencing of Bacteria,” nobody could take their eyes off me... What a fantastic day it was; it tickled my ego!

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