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  • Words thrown around loosely

    Language is an ever-changing thing. With the constantly evolving digital communication platforms, language has experienced immense transformation.

  • Gym Stereotypes Busted

    Joining a gym is almost always one of those things that people keep postponing. It's either “I don't have the time for it right now”, or “Do I really need to waste money on a gym?

  • Dealing with a bad haircut

    Nobody said it was easy; no one ever said it would be so hard. Ending up with a bad haircut is not a choice that we make. It's just fate and the barber's own creativity that mess things up for us. But what's done is done. Now cometh the hard part: how are you gonna handle it?

  • WHEN LANGUAGES MEET

    Good afternoon, my dear fellow languages. I would like to thank you all for accepting my invitation and coming to Bangladesh for observing the International Mother Language Day

  • Types of Children in Horror Movies

    Since directors have mastered the art of using delightful creatures to haunt our nightmares, you'll often find children playing terrifying roles in horror movies.

  • Trapped in a Hindi serial

    I open my eyes slowly, my mind buzzing with a myriad of thoughts, dreading at the thought of going to classes but… my room looks different.

  • THE AUNTIEZONE

    I'm unfortunate enough to have been in a wide spectrum of zones: the dude zone, bro zone, even apu zone. If you think those are bad, I'm here to burst your bubble just as how mine crashed down upon me as I, a 19-year-old, was called by a new title recently: auntie.

  • Convincing people to join a fandom

    Urban Dictionary defines fandom as "a cult that will destroy your life". If you think about it hard enough, fandoms truly are cults only with more drama and fan fictions than actual purpose.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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