LS Pick | The Daily Star
  • Quick Salads

    I liked that department. It provided me with a lot of joy and comfort.

  • Open Mics - The Echoes of the Unheard

    The most undeniably potent antidote to the human condition is art, the singular expression to counteract venomous mundanities with all that is wonderful.

  • My favourite coffee stories!

    I sit and unwind with friends once in a while. Yes! I do that, even after the hectic schedule that bogs me down on a regular basis.

  • Spectacular, you say?

    If you are not blessed with 20/20 vision, and if lenses or surgery — no matter how trivial, is one that you shall avoid till you breathe your last, then you are left with no choice but to rely on your glasses as your ‘vision partner.’

  • Understated elegance— Chondon Jewellery Exhibition

    As Star Lifestyle enters into the last quarter of the year, running strong on promoting all things local; #deshialways, Chondon marks its 10-year celebration of its jewellery line with an exhibition, held from 19-21 September, at their very own showroom.

  • NeoFarmers Delivering the next generation of natural products

    Everyday essentials are faced with challenges like never before – food and daily use products are filled with harmful chemicals and compounds which should not come in contact with the human body.

  • Imagine This!

    In today’s society, everyone around us, adults and children, are busy maintaining their hectic routines with barely any time to breathe or unwind. Being all too worried about results, we tend to forget to invest time in ourselves and to allow our children to become their own people.

  • The shape shift

    Take your basic hoops to the next level. Welcome some atypical styles within the hoop-range to your collection. An example of such is this pair where the hoops are in a loop, giving it a fashionable new twist. Incorporate this stunning pair to a simple outfit and watch your look transform right before your

  • Water wars of summer

    The only way to cool off is either locking your friends and yourself up in a room to watch a movie, talk or indulge in iced cool treats. But what if there was one more way to cool off and included tonnes of water, fun and the tiniest bit of physical work?

  • Tea with Biskut

    Wavy hair in a bun, a full beard, inquisitive eyes and a toothy grin is the easiest way to describe Biskut Abir in a nutshell. Whilst many

  • Re-thinking kitchen appliances

    Modern life and living calls for fast solutions, especially for anything related to kitchen and cooking. As kitchen and home appliances are available like never before, it’s time to lessen the daily grind to a somewhat tolerable level.

  • Nails to impress

    Beautiful long nails are desired by women of all ages, but having the perfect nails all the time is anything but easy. Maintaining the health and the look of your nails can be quite painstaking. Still, with some time, effort, and possibly investment, you can have your

  • The ultimate pedicure guide

    First and foremost, wash your feet a few times per day. Our feet tend to get sweaty and smelly after a long day of work and stress. To prevent bad odour and ensure proper hygiene, washing with soap and water will keep your feet feeling fresh all throughout the day.

  • Crazy cricketers and their fans

    Cricket, a gentleman’s game? Undoubtedly so. Flip the coin, and there are instances of those gentlemen turning into crazed cricketers to tickle your funny bone. The craziness of the

  • Zero hour Tailor tweets

    “A(fa) go maaf koiren ami ‘sick’ asilam apner ka(f)orer kaj shesh korte (f)ari nai,” ping went my Viber, in the middle of the night! I wouldn’t have worried much if it wasn’t chaand raat already. But, did you think I was born yesterday, or completely at the mercy of the tailor

  • The versatile short kameez

    The first time I became aware of fashion trends, sometime in my early teens, it was because this picture of a pristine white kameez with delicate beige embroidery on the neckline, sleeve hems, and the side slits caught my eye, and I wanted it so badly for that Eid.

  • LIVING BLUE an ethical marvel

    Born out of a governance project, and as a result of providing means of work to the ultra-poor of the northern region of Bangladesh, Living Blue has witnessed success in numerous fronts.

  • The invisible plus size section

    The Baishakhi festivities could not even take a breather, and Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr preparations are already in full swing. You cannot walk past a corner on the streets without Eid fashion advertisements blocking your sight.

  • Wildlife we can still save

    Since 1970 we have lost 60 percent of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles around the world as a result of large-scale deforestation, loss of wetlands, grasslands and marine environment.

  • Reforest the world

    “Bella”. So was the bright green parakeet called at grandmother’s residence in Sylhet. I remember spending hours with her as she pecked on some grain from the tiny bowl, carefully placed on a minute pedestal.

  • Lipsticks for the olive toned

    Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipstick in Aston is by far the most perfect nude shade. The pinkish nude is flattering on people of all skin tones and shades

  • Beat the heat with some lemonade

    With the heat wave slowly seeping back into our daily days, our bodies are about to take on the brunt of it, aka becoming highly dehydrated.

  • Zoom in for a better future

    When Evergreen Zoom Bangladesh Foundation started its first school in 2016, it had just 13 students and about 50 volunteers. Today, the organisation runs five schools with approximately 450 students and more than a 1000 volunteers.

  • The bard of Bengal: Nazrul

    If there were to be a name synonymous to fearless righteous rebellion and prolific emotional connections, that is Nazrul's, Bengal's romantic bidrohi.

  • The power of one

    History has witnessed the rise and fall of countless valiant leaders who came, fought, and conquered. Some failed with dignity, having never left the battle scene.

  • Clean Air in the Home

    The first step to clean and breathable air in the home starts with some healthy ventilation. While older apartments come with permanent ventilators, newer ones mostly do not.

  • Healing Greens

    If you have a garden and a library, you basically have everything you need! Leaving books for another day, pipe dreams of green fingers and lush canopies, as opposed to sun-

  • The polka bloke

    We often associate polka dots with femininity, nostalgia, and subtlety. Personally speaking, they are timeless and unisex; it is hard to go wrong with polka dots, if restraint is practiced.

  • A moonlit night

    There is a mystical connection — Buddhism and the full moon! The tenets of a religion, a philosophy of life, is as beautiful as nature itself.

  • Spring Fling

    When we think of spring, two words come to our mind- colours and florals. And our spring shoes can have no exception! Pops of colours, combined with cute floral designs are quintessential! But as always, you can play around with the types, materials, patterns, and more to find the one that reflects your vibrant mood the best.