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  • Dear socks and slippers, I love you

    Picture this: a person wrapped up shivering under a blanket, really craving some hot chocolate/tea, reading this article. That's probably you right now. But under all those layers, the real heroes of this winter are those blessed socks and slippers.

  • The struggles of not being photogenic

    “Captain, we have a problem,” one of the little people in your head tells their overlord, who immediately tenses up. “What is it?” he asks warily. The little person turns on the screen which shows the outside world through your eyes.

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    What your favourite ice cream says about you

    Everyone's (usually) picky about their choice of ice cream. Some like single regular flavours like chocolate, some like it fancier like tiramisu, and some are just plain into bizarre stuff like green tea.

  • Trying to interpret Japanese TV commercials

    The Japanese are an eccentric bunch. If anime and manga haven't convinced you of it, then sitting through a few television advertisements should be enough to sway your opinion.

  • A day in the life of a cat

    My human seems to be sleeping quite peacefully. After all it's only dawn and she did go to sleep like a couple of hours ago.

  • Unlock your full potential with Rooh Afza

    Rooh Afza is like nectar for the soul. The term “Rooh” translates to the soul or spirit in Arabic, and “Afza” must mean something just as important.

  • Stages of an eating challenge

    Stages of an eating challenge

    The only thing we, as a nation, love more than food is, well, free food. Therefore, every new restaurant that comes along with their assortment of generic fast food decides to utilise this collective affinity towards free food to their advantage.

  • Types of texters

    Humans have a strange obsession with the classification of pretty much everything. While I'm more of a cat than a human, I still categorise stuff from time to time. So here are some common types of texters.

  • Every truth or dare game

    Suppose you're hanging out with a few friends, and the adda isn't quite firing up. For times like this, we've always resorted to party

  • A day in the life of Senti Claus

    “This year people will finally appreciate all the things I do for them.” This is the silent prayer that I utter to myself before I start my

  • How to be a decent neighbour

    I'm aware that I'm not exactly the ideal housemate. But I'm also not the one hauling around a bulldozer in my room at 2 AM, so I think it's safe to say that I win in comparison. I'd really rather be sleeping right now than teaching you how

  • Kacchi Biryani vs Burger

    There are all kinds of battles – boys vs girls, Barcelona vs Real Madrid, Hillary vs Trump, yet one battle has managed to create a conflict among us Bangladeshis: kacchi biryani vs burgers.

  • What your position in a band says about you

    What your position in a band says about you

    The opinions expressed in this totally legit article are the writer' own, send all your hate to him. Plus he can't even play an instrument, what a loser.

  • Bookworm Peeves

    Bookworms usually tend to have it hard. By “it”, I mean “the book”, which they usually prefer to have in hard cover.

  • I need to be liked

    To some extent, don't we all?

  • A day in the life of a deshi conspiracy theorist

    The day starts with me suddenly waking up in puddle of my own drool on the table. The laptop screen is frozen. The title on the webpage reads “Alien sightings in Dhanmondi!” I still haven't managed to crack the last case about Hatirjheel being the gateway to Atlantis, but I have decided to give it a rest for the time being. The place discharges a foul stench of waste that lingers in the air like the thick, malicious smell of Mordor.

  • Trying to be aesthetic

    Ever since I opened an Instagram account, I've been bombarded with posts from people that are much more artsy and themed than my posts can ever hope to be. I felt like it was suddenly a shortcoming to not be “aesthetic” so I went and did a little research on what you really need to do to achieve this.

  • How to act on a first date

    Finally asked that boy/girl out? Great! You're halfway on your way to disappointmentville where you will be constantly let down but you'll still have to keep pretending you're having a good time and this is what you want; when we all know what you really want is just a donut.

  • Struggles of being a gamer with a potato PC

    Gaming is the ideal pastime for many of us. There's nothing better than losing hours of your day immersed in a fantasy world. However, for those unlucky enough to game with garbage hardware (a potato), the experience varies slightly.

  • What TV ads say vs. what they really mean

    We've all seen Bangladeshi TV advertisements. It might be in brief bursts during Ittyadi, in longer bursts during cricket matches, or in never-ending streams during your favourite Eid-er natok.

  • The stages of reading fanfiction

    Fanfiction is a… difficult thing, to say the least, in terms of all the things you could feel while reading it. We've all been there (well, I HOPE we've all been there or this is woefully inaccurate)

  • Which Taylor Swift are you?

    Even though you're in your 20s, you will forever be that love struck 13 year old who writes vague statuses about love and heartbreaks on Facebook. All your 500+ word statuses are dedicated towards a mysterious crush and you even took up writing fiction because you think your heartache has opened a creative door in your brain.

  • How I pretended to like sports to fit in

    Okay, this was like seven years ago, you can't judge me now; you know my name not my story. Everyone did questionable things due to peer pressure in our teen years.

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    it began with an itch at the back of my neck

  • The Day I Decided to Give Zero *Fishes*

    Scrolling through my newsfeed everyday draws my attention to at least one meme stating in boldface “not a single fish given”. (Yes, I too reached for that other word but let's keep things PG-13, shall we?) Oh, you know what I'm talking about.

  • An Ode to Bengali Second Paper

    Bengali literature, which is as rich as literature could possibly get, has always been a favourite of mine. From the emotions of Tagore to the mysteries of Feluda, the ideas around which the works have revolved are commendable.

  • Making a Case for Cooking

    Are you a person? Are you a young person? Are you a male young person?

  • A guide to becoming a ludo pro

    In my experience, ludo matches are filled with screeching. This is a surefire way of causing confusion in the game and may allow you to prep for the next few tips I'm about to reveal to you.

  • The truth about Noakhaillas

    Being a Noakhailla, it is fun and/or stressful when the mention of our hometown causes mass hysteria in a room full of people. I'd like to clear the air once and for all, and get real – bust some myths and perpetuate some semi-truths.

  • Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?

    One fine day, about 13 years ago, while surfing through channels my sibling came across this yellow cheese who lived inside a pineapple. Or at least I thought he was a cheese.