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  • A friend named Meme is a friend indeed!

    We are all lone walkers. Our roads commence and conclude the same way – all by ourselves. So why think of befriending a similarly emotionally overwhelmed creature just for the sake of feeding our need for support and empathy?

  • A perfectly normal talk show

    Good evening, dear viewers. Welcome to our weekly talk show “Ponchom Jatra”. As always, I am here with our guests for today's topic. Tonight we have Dr. Jamin Amran, Professor of Agriculture and Farming at Compass University; and Mr. Tormu Zalich, owner of the prominent horticulture company “Bestest Fruit Company (BFC)”.

  • If the World Cup superpowers Had superpowers

    France is looking dominant as ever as their young squad are ripping into the opposition. The French side look to find an opening to assert their complete dominance. And it looks like they had enough! France is looking to unleash their special manoeuvre that we've heard rumours off.

  • Choosing an alternative this World Cup

    The World Cup can be a tough time to deal with if your beloved team gets knocked out. First there is this thing of coping up with the loss. Then you have to act like Bruce Wayne from his early 20s and put up a hollowed smile on your face and move on with your life. But it doesn't have to be this way. You can take another shot at it and try rooting for another team.

  • What it's like not being a Potterhead

    To be honest, a decent portion of my life was spent trying to get familiar with the charm of the series without reading or watching the Harry Potter series. Though many reasons behind the failure are unknown, one of them, to me and many, is surely the fact that it is overhyped. Here's what life is like through the eyes of someone who is not a Potterhead.

  • The wows and woes of babysitting

    After you are assigned the responsibility of taking care of a baby, the good and bad sides of the task start to unroll. Like a rollercoaster ride, it has its highs and lows.

  • Ways to Spend your Eid Salami

    For those who don't have any prospects of receiving any salami or have had their money confiscated by their parents, you might want to turn your eyes to the next article. On the other hand, if you're someone who has been blessed with amazing relatives and have a lot of salami to spend, here is how you can spend some of that money.

  • Inventive Bangladeshi Clothing Ideas

    Every Eid, the markets get flooded with people looking for that perfect dress they'll eventually take 4923756 selfies in on Eid day. And if that perfect dress isn't in the market, they'll make one after arguing for 3 weeks on end with a tailor who already has too much on his plate.

  • Phineas and Ferb in Bangladesh

    A hundred and four days of summer vacation and they knew exactly what to do with them. 'Phineas and Ferb' was one of Disney's most iconic and brilliant creations of all time, full of joy, laughter and not to forget the catchy tunes you would hear in every episode. This innovative and adventurous duo brought a lot of emotion to our lives that cannot be expressed in words. But what if these step brothers and their

  • Interpreting popular music videos

    A woman raps fiercely using slangs as though they are very typical in hip hop music. She flaunts her designer shoes, accessories, exotic cars, and even poses beside a tied leopard. She is overwhelmed with her success and that's why finds it necessary to rap about it. People have been commenting crazy stuff in the comments section. For example, “This song makes me want to fight the water in the shower”.

  • Which Iftar item are you?

    Instead of finding out what kind of natural disaster you are, take this quiz, which is more appropriate for the season.

  • Surviving the World Cup

    Every four years, Bangladeshis wake up one morning to find themselves having to make a choice. This is the time when all the seasonal football fans come out of their shells and start bringing out their banana yellow and striped white-blue jerseys and start asking random people "Bhai, Brazil naki Argentina?! ".

  • How to keep your bass player happy

    These are all words etched into a bass players mind. At some point in their lives, the humble hero will go through some serious self-loathing and under the right circumstances will decide to fiddle with their cousin's acoustic guitar before finally becoming an accountant. However, it is very much possible to keep your bass players motivated and happy with the following statements.

  • What moms think when you go outside

    It's been 20 minutes, what is she up to? It doesn't take that long to top-up your phone. She didn't even take the car. Oh no, did she get ensnared by an undeserving boy? Did she start lying to me now? After all I've done for her?

  • How to be a hardcore Instagrammer

    Have you ever wanted to feel like you have some semblance of control over your life? Well, in using this article to teach yourself on how to be a hardcore Instagrammer, you'll finally be able to delude yourself into thinking you're doing something with your time. Let's get started, shall we?

  • Trials and Tribulations of Vlogging for the First Time

    Imagine this: your marketing lecturer assigns you a project where you have to make daily vlogs. While everyone else in class is whining and making all sorts of obnoxious noises, you are practically beaming with joy.

  • An opposite day for a motorcyclist

    I was being a law-abiding citizen with my motorbike on the left side of the lane. It's only after the nice old man on the footpath called me the son of a certain animal did I realise my nawaabi instinct got the best of me. I was proceeding on the footpath with my bike and my rear view mirrors caught a myriad of souvenirs – the one sando genji from the vendor which I'm sure was tried on by at least three different people, a genuine, authentic ADIBAS backpack, and some bootleg Goraemon stickers.

  • Your favourite book

    What your favourite book says about you

    Move over Buzzfeed, with your “what flavour of vegan gluten-free cookie are you” quizzes. It's time for some real introspection. Today we're going to be judging each other based on our reading habits. Get ready to have a stranger tell you what your favourite book says about you. Hint: it's nothing good.

  • What's your genjam persona?

    Nothing gets your blood pumping like some good old-fashioned genjam, am I right? As entertaining as it may be to people all over the world, a well-publicised recent altercation involving certain cricketers revealed that genjam has a special place in every Bangladeshi's heart. Not even professional sportsmen can say no to its charm, apparently, so today we pay homage to the different personalities you see when genjam goes down.

  • The hair tonic that changed my life

    Keeping up with the trends, I used to frequently dye my hair, which had resulted in the brittle and drab hair that you can find in my old #badhairday selfies on Instagram. Despite the tons of products that I had used to repair my hair, nothing seemed to reverse the damage that the dyes had caused.

  • People according to Earth-shapes

    I apologise for the muffled noise in the closet; I had to tie up every scientist in the world before embarking on this article. Anyway, let's pretend we've all lost our sense of logic and basic knowledge of EVERYTHING for a while, and talk about what your Earth-shape preference says about you.

  • Which Kardashian are you?

    You regularly post about how difficult it is living with social anxiety and routinely get into fights with the others for normalising having anxiety. You like showing off your trophies and bragging about all the things you have achieved at such a young age and ending that sentence with “But, I really don't like to show off”. You can be a bit extra sometimes and everyone knows that it isn't home-made face mask that makes your skin glow like you claim it to be. It's high time you admit that you're wearing highlighters.

  • The reality of nursery rhymes

    Do you want to know what the teachers didn't tell you at school? The real stories behind the nursery rhymes you memorised and got 10/10 on, to be forgotten years later without any consequences. Well, sit back because your mind is about to be blown away.

  • Types of friends at movies

    Going to the movies with your friends is fun but what most people don't know is that it can be quite insightful as well. It is this hidden intuitive nature that helps you witness the different types of audience your friends morph into. To demonstrate, here is a list of categories that came to mind.

  • Tales of jamming with friends

    Much like those jumbo packs of chips you secretly buy, music is best when shared. Nothing compares to the feeling of creating beautiful melodies with your companions, which is why people love organising jamming sessions. The following are some of the many things that happen when you're jammin' without a care in the world.

  • Day in the life of an Instagram Influencer

    I roll out of bed and head straight to the washroom. The bags under my eyes have worsened and my hair is now home to four new species of birds. Hair and makeup takes me only 45 minutes these days, and then I'm back under my covers, ready to post the first selfie of the day. “Embrace your bare skin,” I caption it, and am bombarded with tags of people inspired by me to go makeup-free for the day. I'm doing something right.

  • What kind of drink are you?

    You are basic. Though you can blend in with everyone easily, not everyone has strong feelings for you. Some take you for granted unless they are almost dying. Some use your existence and are actually grateful to you; some just take advantage of you all the time and never express gratitude. Despite the negativity, you should focus more on the most positive side of things, that is, your cousins always follow your lead. You are literally the first one of your kind.

  • Urban Dictionary - Dhaka Edition

    Badbuzz (can also be substituted by pera): A feeling that demolishes all your happy vibes and kills all the “feel good” hormones in your body. You might wake up a content person, cherishing the rainbows and butterflies with a spring in your step, when suddenly something or someone evokes this “badbuzz” in you and all your vibrations for the rest of the day will be out of tune.

  • Stages of posting an Instagram picture

    You've been dormant on Instagram for a while now, and you need to come back with a BANG before your followers begin to doubt

  • Dealing with “biye kobe? “

    Are you a 20-something female with a bare ring finger on your left hand? If yes, then you're most likely hounded by the “biye kobe?”