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  • Flawless and bright skin on D-day!

    Get appointment with an aesthetician or a dermatologist to address any skin issues that you have been facing including acne, hyperpigmentation or fine lines – ideally six months in advance. The doctor will help in customising a month-by-month regimen to help attain the perfect skin goals.

  • Of Plenty and Pitha

    Of Plenty and Pitha

    Every step of the harvest has 'over the millennia' been woven into the a cultural fabric that is Bangladesh, and this is despite the layers and layers of upgrades that were brought by technology.

  • World Children's Day-2017

    Universal Children's Day- Making a difference

    Introduced in 1954, Universal Children's Day is a day dedicated to promoting welfare and equality among children in every part of the world.

  • Whiskers this November

    Are you one of those fortunate gentlemen who have been blessed with abundant facial hair? Or, are you one of those unfortunate people who are naturally 'goatee'!

  • Halloween party

    Halloween party

    A masked ball is much more than just a party. When planned and executed right, it can thrill and enthrall one's guests like nothing else. As they say, the devil is always in the details.

  • Cosplay scene in Dhaka

    While cosplaying can seem esoteric at first glance, the concept is not too difficult to understand at all. Since its coinage and the art hitting Dhaka city for the first time, the mere hobby evolved into a vast and far-reaching community.

  • Fashion Design Council of Bangladesh presents Tresemme Khadi 'the future fabric show'

    A hand spun fabric that illustrates the rich heritage and culture of Bangladesh, khadi is a striking produce by the most talented weavers of our country. For decades, people in Bangladesh have shared a unique bond with khadi, not only for its simplistic style, but also for a sense of patriotism and pride.

  • What GOES around; COMES around

    Although the fancy term 'Boy Brow' is practically new, the idea is not. Thick, arched, feathery and dark brows, something we all see

  • Khadi Festival 2017

    The Ohé Way of Things @ Khadi Festival

    When anything creative is initiated 'just like that,' good things are definitely bound to follow. Nelun Harasgama, a reputed Srilankan fashion designer invited as a participant to Khadi Festival 2017, discusses her brand.

  • To the bone: addressing orthopaedic disorders

    Orthopaedics, as a clinical discipline, is often misunderstood, and had this not been the case, this particular health problem would not have been so common in our society.

  • Let's talk about hair fall

    Heat, rain and humidity— and anyone will cringe at the thought of getting frizzy, puffed up hair. The incessant rains are not helping your mane, while umbrellas are not enough to keep the poof at bay. The more unmanageable your hair, the more hair fall you experience.

  • Her return to the mortal abode

    Puja is a time when you pledge yourself to the glory of the Hindu gods; a time dedicated to spiritual devotion and cultural exclusivity. This is a time when you are at your cultural best; approximating the traditions and norms set by society.

  • The coming of Durga

    A long drive outside the city would have you gaping at the miles and miles of silvery feathery kashful.

  • When all else fails, call your mum

    Simmering pots of water, confusing forms of cinnamon and quantifying salt to perfection — beginner's luck only fares so well against these culinary challenges in the kitchen.

  • Grocery: an essential guide for the busy bees

    Only those who have lived abroad on their own can understand the anguish of having to cook their own meals after a day of hard work, or at university. No matter how daunting the task, there is no one to share the responsibility, or even help!

  • Fruity and Floral

    A lady is often known by her scent, and what else would provide you a better way to create your own aura but perfumes? Fragrances, which were smoky, light, fruity or floral; the variation of essence kept changing through time.

  • Decoding Perfumes

    Just as the creation of melodious music requires a combination of notes to align in perfect harmony, perfumes too need separate pieces or notes that combine to create the divine scents that we love so much.

  • A passion for Theatre

    I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being. — Oscar Wilde

  • Neighbour: friend or foe?

    This is the prevailing scene for most of us living in apartment buildings in Dhaka. With mushrooming high-rises and a lack of proper urban design

  • Living with (or without) neighbours

    The hard truth embedded in urban living — neighbours are no longer how our parents described them.

  • Eid on my mind

    Eid! Isn't it the most exciting topic, especially during the month of Ramadan?

  • Uber and Pathao

    Every once in a while, we all are faced with dreadful times, where we need to quickly make way to a meeting, an exam, a gathering, but are at a loss of transport.

  • Facebook transitioning online businesses

    But let's back up a little. How do you even start your journey as a young aspiring entrepreneur? Well, for starters, you would need a lightning bolt of inspiration and a daydream.

  • So you wanna be a comedian?

    Glaring limelight, a standing ovation with the audience on their feet and the exhilarating rush at the chorus of unified applause at the end of a successful show - a comedian's stellar rapport is not an overnight success.

  • Art spaces in Dhanmondi

    When asked about the purpose of art, Pablo Picasso was perhaps the one who said it best - Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

  • Me and my city

    Swimming through an endless sea of passersby, I gleefully muttered to myself, “Dear Dhaka, it's good to be home again!”

  • Leaving home for good

    Tahmina Sadiq, 34, stepped into her ninth year as a Bangladeshi expatriate in the United States. Although Sadiq is a Bangladeshi by birth and spent most of her life in Dhaka, she says she battles debilitating food borne illnesses on her annual or biennial visits to her home city.

  • Demons of the night

    It all started out with checking under your bed for monsters after tiring yourself with a grisly ghost story at bedtime.

  • Affordable hangout at home: where budget meets friends

    We are not talking about virtual hangouts here; that confusion should be cleared out! It is also not about the hangouts people have these days at restaurants or party centres after two weeks of preparations.

  • Caring for the elderly

    “What goes on four feet in the morning, two feet at noon, and three feet in the evening?” – the proverbial riddle put before Oedipus by the Sphinx. The answer is all but obvious – humans!