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12:00 AM, March 06, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, March 06, 2018



As the second week of March begins, global governments, women's organisations, businesses and charities prepare to come together under the banner of International Women's Day. The 2018 campaign theme for the day is #PressforProgress, which calls for women to “press forward and progress with gender parity.” March 8 will see the annual Women's Day campaign theme kick off for the year ahead, while providing a unified direction to guide and galvanise collective action. While gender parity cannot happen overnight, this year's Women's Day calls for strong action to continue the momentum of building a better world. This week's Star Lifestyle celebrates womanhood putting the spotlight on the beauty of the dark and dusky plus more.

Diversity is beauty 

Tall, dark and handsome…the quintessential image of the charming stranger that sweeps the proverbial romance heroine off her feet; yet the heroine is always fair, lithe and dainty.


Let me not to the marriage 

of true minds

Admit impediments. Love is not love

Which alters when alteration finds,

Or bends with the remover to remove:

O no! it is an ever- fixed mark

That looks on tempests and

is never shaken.

-   Shakespeare



I fell in love with the way her eyes

shone when she laughed.

I fell in love with the way she liked

The smell of irises and old books.

I fell in love with all the small things.

I fell in love with her eyes and they

never let me go.

I fell completely, utterly,

madly in love with you.


- Anonymous



If I could, I would catch shooting stars

Right from the heavens so that you could gaze upon them everyday.

I would make a bouquet of a hundred

dandelion heads so that you may have a thousand wishes.

I would spin gold and moonlight to give

You starry wings….


-       Anonymous



He held me in his arms so close,

I could hear his steady heartbeat.

“I love you”.

He said,

And in that whisper,

I heard the roar of a thousand promises.


- Ariana



Photo: Sazzad Ibne Sayed

Make-up: Farzana Shakil’s Makeover Salon

Jewellery: Personal

Styling: Sonia Yeasmin Isha 

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