• Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Published July 22, 2014
Lifestyle

MONSOON EID

MONSOON EID

Three seems to be a divine connection between the rain and the pleasure or displesure of God. Sayings in the religion of Islam glorify rainfall as a time of mercy when supplications are generally answered. This Year, owing to the timing of Eid, a heavy downpour will be more seasonal rather than divine! Literature is replete with the symbolism of rain. Cast in the role of a double-faced character, rain functions alternately between treachery and serenity. A blanket of gloom envelops the city during the monsoons. For reasons unknown, construction activities, such as road-digging, tend to increase during the monsoon.  Narrow roads become narrower as construction materials are kept haphazardly on each side of the road. The plight of city dwellers continues as streets become waterlogged and sewerage systems overflow, masking the...

On the other side of THE RAINBOW

On the other side of THE RAINBOW

In the Indus-Gangetic plain, blue is more than just a colour. It is the very vitality of life. While the agrarian people look up at the heavens for a timely splurge, poets intoxicated by the fragrance of freshly wet soil, dream of a season unmatched in beauty, love and romance. As grey clouds grow heavy and hover in the sky, the blue earth is blessed with torrential rains -- a gift. In sacred texts we are to respond to this call upon humanity to ponder over this phenomenon and reflect on God's bounty. And we do, like devoted subjects, mesmerised by His overwhelming strength. It is not unnatural that blue is...

OF CLOUDY SKIES AND Sunny Smiles

OF CLOUDY SKIES AND Sunny Smiles

We often struggle with how to carry off our precious neckpieces without looking too over the top. A jewel toned sari with not much in the way of embellishment works as the perfect blank canvas for your elaborate accessories. What's more, these delicious colours will complement your skin tone perfectly and brighten up anyone's day when they are tired of the cloudy skies. Photo: Sazzad Ibne Sayed Model: Esha Make-up & hairstyle: Farzana Shakil Jewellery: Gitanjali Lifestyle Wardrobe: Star Lifestyle desk

2 PEAS IN A POD

Healthy Eid spread

Healthy Eid spread

When it comes to the grand spread of the big day, healthy food and Eid somehow do not go together in Bangladeshi homes. Yet, after a month of abstinence, our digestive systems take a while to get used to eating all day. So we gladly bring to you some dishes which we believe...

Snackilicious Eid

Snackilicious Eid

Looming just around the corner is that time of the year again, where all the goodies are brought out, where all mothers leave no stone unturned in preparing that beautiful dish, the day when everyone is in high spirits after a month of fasting. Selecting what to serve on the table on Eid day...

MAN TO MAN

A Man's Eid

A Man's Eid

Men have a different notion of holidays really. Yes, new clothes and good food is fine, but you really have to step into our shoes to understand what we are talking about. Firstly, we wake up really early in the morning and shower, in order to get ready for our prayers. The key...

LS SUGGESTS

Let’s make it personal

Let’s make it personal

After days of abstinence, solely seeking the pleasure of Allah, Muslims around the world rejoice through a day of happiness and celebrations. Like all major celebrations, this event is marked by exchange of gifts amongst family and near ones. Be it a simple handmade greeting card or an attire worth thousands of takas, the...

Check It Out

Shoilee

Shoilee

The trend of shopping online has somewhat caught the attention of Dhakaiites. Many of today's youth prefer to shop online, finding shopping amidst the traffic and the chaos cumbersome. Online shopping has made our lives somewhat easier, and with the help of a click you can buy your desired product. Now, you may have...

MUSING

Leatherex ventures

LEATHEREX, a sister concern of Leatherex Footwear Industries Limited (established in 2012) -- and which has achieved National Export Trophy five times -- feels the need to introduce international and local brands in the market. Leatherex has women and men's shoes, wallets, purses, bags and belts -- both local and international. Moreover, they offer replacement warranty, which is very rare in our country. The products of Leatherex are very fashionable and if you are fashion-conscious, Leatherex is the best choice...

BEAUTY TALK

A healthy Ramadan

EID is fast approaching , we are almost done with Ramadan. I feel like I'm on a bullet train speeding through life's journey. Everything is happening so fast that there is hardly time to breathe. Half the day is spent thinking about food, the other half cooking it and the rest of the night eating it. I do not know about anyone else, but my weight is going haywire. Our bodies must be in shock with this onslaught of a...

CHECK IT OUT

CHECK IT OUT

Tara Exclusive Jewelry Tara sells jewellery that caters to all customer budgets and preferences. Their stock includes gold-plated jewellery in two forms: copper-based jewellery and pure silver-based jewellery that is exclusive and has original stone work. The collection boasts necklaces, bangles, earrings, three-piece sets and “tikli” and other jewellery on demand. The products of...

DECOR TIPS

Sit around all day

With the upcoming Eid, many of us are looking forward to buying new furniture with the Eid bonus. While buying new beds, dining tables and wardrobes are all good, one home item that often gets overlooked is chairs. There exist more types of chairs than you think. Each chair design is different, made to serve a particular purpose. We perform various types of roles everyday. And for every role and function, there is a different type of chair. Bar stools --...