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  • A day in the life of a buff Bollywood guy

    This cannot be happening again. It's the third day in a row. What does a guy have to do to find a shirt around here?

  • Why second visits are better

    First visits to any holiday destination can be great. However, quite often on the first visit, people run into unanticipated hurdles.

  • How a 10 step skincare routine video changed my life

    The one thing about being a teenager I absolutely hated was the explosion of acne all over my face. Worrying about my skin and why it could not be as perfect as the models' on magazines was something that fed into my insecurities about myself. Even a few years ago, YouTube and YouTubers were not the big deal that they are today so I did not know

  • People at art exhibitions

    Unless you're Patrick and have been living under a rock, you've visited at least one art exhibition in your life. Which category of gallery-goers do you fall under?

  • TYPES OF SENIORS YOU WILL MEET IN UNIVERSITY

    If you're reading this article, there are two possible reasons why you might be doing that. Either 1) you're only here to have some laughs and/or relate to your own situation, or 2) you have just gotten enrolled into a university and you are curious to know if your campus seniors are really machines with an impressive output of academic notes or 'sensible' advisors.

  • An open letter to sleep

    See, the thing is, you are probably confused. Do not worry, I am not blaming you. I know it is me; I keep confusing you. What I am trying to tell you is that during the weekdays I really need to sleep early because the devil created those 8 AM classes and unfortunately, I have to attend them. So I need you to cooperate with me.

  • Struggles of the Bollywood Obsessed

    For those of us who are swept up in the world of Bollywood, we live for the dance numbers, the dramatic monologues and montages of flashback sequences accompanied by emotionally exploitative music. The harsh truth of reality is that life doesn't exactly pan out like a Bollywood movie. As Bollywood fans, we have to go through certain struggles

  • Weird demands your faculty members make

    We have all heard the stories our seniors told us about how amazing university life is. How the torture ends after college, how university life is all about hanging out with friends, attending concerts and sitting in a coffee shop with friends and drinking overpriced and overhyped beverages.

  • People as pitha

    With the Bangladeshi winter rearing its humid, stagnant, cold head (seriously, you just won't feel it until you move) closer to our faces, you will notice a certain variety of localised rice cake that nearly every Bangladeshi loves to gorge themselves with.

  • Understanding people from the way they code

    The alignment of heavenly bodies or the lines on the palm of your hands will never reveal much about you. Your coding or programming style on the other hand, will unravel even the darkest secrets or personality traits that you have.

  • Stages of deciding where to eat

    With the huge stack of things to stress about in university life, choosing a place to eat with your friends poses as the cherry on top. Be it lunch breaks, cancelled classes or someone's birthday, deciding on restaurants has proven to be a neverending struggle that most of us face on a daily basis. Hence, the following is a list of stages that make up this gruesome process.

  • Types of people you find at a meeting

    If you're not interested in meetings, perhaps you would be more willing to discover the various people who show up (or at times don't) at the meeting.

  • A mad descent into Indian soap operas

    That one fateful day began like any other. I was in one of my many stages of being a freeloader by wandering about the house with my eyes glued to my phone, thumb on autopilot scrolling through senseless memes.

  • Transportation from movies we need in Bangladesh

    The modes of transportation discussed below are interesting, eye catching and most importantly, practical for the roads of our country.

  • The types of people you meet while taking a morning walk

    Talking about the weather is a polite way of starting a conversation with an absolute stranger. But sometimes, there are people who actually forget that the weather was what initialised the conversation and that they can actually move on to other topics.

  • Makeup tips for horrible people

    Makeup is ubiquitous and comes in many varieties, just like human beings. Unfortunately, what is not common and doesn't exist are makeup tips specifically for horrible people. So I decided to write some.

  • How to help a new person in your squad adjust

    When there's a new member in our squad or at work, we have an innate tendency to think that the newbie will adjust to the new bubble all by themselves.

  • The Chronicles of Teaching English to Five Grown Men

    Sunday rolled in inevitably, June 10, 2012, today would be my first day working in a proper office. I had woken up feeling prepared, the job ahead was as ideal as it could get. Being an English course instructor seemed, at the time, a career path I was confident I could undertake.

  • Thoughts on a roller coaster

    Being an adrenaline junkie sometimes leads my life to be measured in a string of roller coasters. Yet, I'm not one of those daredevils who are all “rush all the time with no nervousness”. The emotional roller coaster I go through while actually riding a real one is quite the experience, and it all starts with getting in line.

  • The best fairness cream in town

    Yes, that's right. The best fairness cream in town has arrived. Last year we brought to you a fairness cream that lightens the skin tone of your face at least three times more than your normal body tone and it only works when you apply it.

  • Jobs and positions that need to exist

    The professional life can be hectic and full of boredom unless your job requires you to do what you do best or at least enjoy yourself while doing it. Thus at times, you search for the job or position that was made for you. If you ever came across one of these job posts, would you hesitate to apply for the position?

  • The lengths we go to understand memes

    The meme culture is expanding as people are now exploring more possibilities in this field than ever before. The result of this is the birth of new memes almost every day.

  • The types of examinees we meet in an exam hall

    There is one sad but mighty word in the dictionary of our daily lives though all that it does is tear up the pages of that dictionary: Exams. Sadly, all of us have to face this catastrophe once or twice or a thousand times in our lives. So brace yourselves for the odd encounters with the following people:

  • A crash course on failing to learn programming

    I have always heard that coding is a difficult craft to master. Loops, strings and arrays are jargons I am rather familiar with on account of being friends with Computer Science students.

  • DCDC8

    Deshi Character Design Challenge (DCDC) is a monthly competition from Cartoon People. The DCDC8 challenge was all about visualising the pirates of the Sundarbans.

  • A Panda-full possibility?

    Cute, cuddly, lazy and loved by millions around the globe. Pandas and their antics are very popular. Their very existence puts a smile on everyone's face and their playful nature demands the world's attention.

  • When Mom Isn't Home

    For a laid back youth whose contribution to the household could barely be more than a guest, I was really hit hard when my mom wasn't home for over a month.

  • Common university pet peeves

    University isn't really the bed of roses we all thought of back in our school days. It's a lot tougher and has more work load. As if things weren't difficult enough for university students, you have these annoying people and situations to deal with that is bound to get your gears grinding.

  • People you meet on a plane

    We meet people who make us uncomfortable and are borderline annoying on a daily basis. However, when we meet the same people 30,000 feet above sea level and in a closed vessel, every action of theirs somehow become either unbelievably entertaining or makes your eyes and ears bleed.

  • The beauty of football fouls

    Goals are a work of art. The blood, sweat and tears that go into them really give them a whole new beauty. However, in this World Cup, I had found beauty in something else: football fouls. You see, goals still maintain a linear procedure: shoot, score, cheer. But fouls? They're ever-changing. Goals may be art, but fouls are life.

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