IQRA L. QAMARI

March 29, 2018
March 29, 2018

When you’re not that into make-up

There was once a time when makeup within our geography only meant the face would be plastered with a foundation ten times lighter than the actual skin colour and the eyes would be made to look no less dramatic than Sauron's ablaze eyeballs. But now the times they are a changin'.

March 1, 2018
March 1, 2018

Urban Dictionary - Dhaka Edition

Badbuzz (can also be substituted by pera): A feeling that demolishes all your happy vibes and kills all the “feel good” hormones in your body. You might wake up a content person, cherishing the rainbows and butterflies with a spring in your step, when suddenly something or someone evokes this “badbuzz” in you and all your vibrations for the rest of the day will be out of tune.

January 25, 2018
January 25, 2018

What's it like to have a common name

Being someone born with an inherent identity crisis, whenever I come across my namesake, my first instinct is usually to prove to them that I am the alpha and establish superiority because I tend to get highly

January 4, 2018
January 4, 2018

Tips for your first time at a beauty parlour

Beauty parlours are the zones of mystery and enigma to many, given its power of before-after transformation effects within a couple of hours. The first visit to a beauty salon is always memorable.

November 16, 2017
November 16, 2017

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.

November 2, 2017
November 2, 2017

PRESENTING CORPORATE TRAILBLAZERS OF TOMORROW

Business competitions are of monumental significance for all students standing on the edge of the corporate domain. Amongst all these ambitious prizefights, Unilever BizMaestros stands out for good reason.

October 5, 2017
October 5, 2017

How to raise your Economics CGPA. For real.

From the moment I had stepped into the chapters of a university, life has firmly fastened itself to the tracks of a rollercoaster and not just any regular rollercoaster, but the sort that causes a boom and a recession.

September 21, 2017
September 21, 2017

Innovative initiative to extract export ideas

On December 3, 2016, The Daily Star, in collaboration with Crown Cement, held the grand finale of 'Rise High Bangladesh'. The winning teams were: champions Brains of Castamere (IBA, Dhaka University), 1st runner-up Inspirebels (North South University), and 2nd runner-up Team Unpredictable (Rajshahi University).

August 31, 2017
August 31, 2017

OPTIMITY 2017: Where students become “investment gladiators”

Investment, stocks, mutual funds - these concepts may sound familiar to many, using them in everyday scenario but when it actually comes to dealing with them, a lot of them will take a step back.

August 17, 2017
August 17, 2017

Surviving 6 hours of traffic

Last Thursday, I got ready for yet another long drive and by a long drive I mean the regular commute to my bidirectional university, Dokkhin Uttor.