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  • AN itinerary IN RETROSPECTION

    Itinerary—it’s a list of to-do activities on a trip which never goes according to plan. Truth is, a three-day two-night (3D, 2N) trip to
  • The crown jewel of iftar

    When I sit for iftar after a long day of fasting, I imagine the table is a treasure trove. There is the gold, silver, and precious stones: the fruits, piyaju-beguni-alu chop, and chickpea dishes. The shine of the glazed jilapi attempts to blind me, but I look beyond. At the end of the table I find what I have been looking for.
  • IFTAAR OF A DRIFTER

    Ramadan may not be the start of a new year, but it brings with it resolutions. Resolutions that are of faith, health, and at times of the
  • The sweetest Ramadan treat

    One word, three syllables, and loads of sugary syrup -- jilapi -- is a magic spell bound to get your salivary glands going. The sweet item needs no introduction, and receives special celebrity status come every Ramadan when it is seen everywhere in this city. Restaurants and even hole in the wall food stalls compete to one up each other with their “special” jilapis.
  • IT’S ABOUT TIME FOR KICK-OFF

    The latest sports buzz around town is all about the new football tournament. For the first time, a one-of-a-kind footballing event will take off with Bangamata U-19 Women’s Gold Cup on April 22, 2019.
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