Mannan Mashhur Zarif

April 22, 2021
April 22, 2021

'Desi Delicacies': Tracing South Asian Muslim civilisation through food

Desi Delicacies: Food Writing from Muslim South Asia (Pan Macmillan India, 2020) is a delightful anthology edited by Claire Chambers—no stranger to the lifestyle of Muslims.

February 17, 2021
February 17, 2021

Dissecting social networks: The truth about our commenting habits

I joined social networking platforms fresh out of university. In the mid-2000s it seemed like the most happening thing to do. Failing to reap the pleasures of poking, or keeping my pet puppy,...

February 17, 2021
February 17, 2021

Dhaka’s online food business

The lockdown-days of the coronavirus outbreak gave many a second chance to rediscover their inner fortes. While some resorted to taking up the pen or the painting brush, others looked deep into...

December 15, 2020
December 15, 2020

A paper trail: Preserving fragments of an epoch

Collecting memorabilia is not a recent phenomenon, but appreciation for such assortments have today garnered much interest among the general populace. Ever since the days of our freedom struggle,...

December 15, 2020
December 15, 2020

Fashion brands see slow sale ahead of Victory Day

Over the last two decades, Victory Day became a festivity of sorts for a lot of urban people. To cater to the growing demand, prominent fashion brands have been bringing out collections themed in...

October 4, 2020
October 4, 2020

Cloud kitchen: a recipe for growth in food business?

When the coronavirus pandemic hit Bangladesh early in March, most industries got up and on their toes. Fearing bankruptcy, they scratched their heads and looked for a way out.

September 29, 2020
September 29, 2020

The other side of Dr Fatema Begum

Born in Rangpur and raised in a peaceful environment, nature did not touch her that way back then. She grew up in a family surrounded by brothers, and hardly ever enjoyed anything else other than a...

September 29, 2020
September 29, 2020

Dr Sayedur Rahman Khan: In the Mission of Mending Hearts

Being a Cardiac Surgeon, or being a doctor for that matter, was not his personal calling, rather much like a typical desi story, decided by the family patriarch. But even from his student life...

September 29, 2020
September 29, 2020

Finding Dr Reyan Anis

Her mother, the late Colonel Rokaiya Anis, was one of the most renowned gynaecologists in post-independence Bangladesh and a pioneering female gynaecologist in the Bangladesh Armed Forces.

August 22, 2020
August 22, 2020

The man beyond the art

Apart from being one of the most prominent modern painters of Bangladesh, it is common knowledge that Murtaja Baseer wore a hat with many feathers. He was not only an accomplished painter, noted...