Mehrin Mubdi Chowdhury

Sadia Islam Mou: Of grace and glamour

Mou has been in the limelight mostly during the ‘90s, especially for her modelling career.

9m ago

The many faces of freedom

Most people called it midlife crisis, I called it the freedom to do anything I wanted to. Freedom to do anything that made sense and yet was not possible earlier, all because I could not master enough courage to pursue what my heart bled for — a little bit of insanity.

9m ago

Nobo: A craft centre of excellence

Silmat Chisti of Nobo Dhaka, knows her way around the traditional weaves of Bangladesh. Jamdani, Silk, Tangail — you name it. She can continue a well-informed conversation for hours. After launching Nobo Dhaka in 2019 along with her friend, Mitia Saleh, the entrepreneur worked hard to source, produce and promote anything and everything that was a part of the heritage of Bangladesh. At least that was the primary thought behind initiating the brand. Part of the reason why she aims to make Nobo, an authentic traditional brand is to revive and restore the heritages of Bangladesh, ones that we are almost on the verge of losing.

1y ago

Wasfia Nazreen: Don’t let ageism break your spirit

The mere fact that Wasfia Nazreen, even with her extraordinary achievements and so many accolades to her name, has to face these needless validations should not come as a surprise to the world, because the reality is that ‘below average mentality’ strikes everywhere, is highly deep-rooted, and pays zero respect to any type of accomplishment.

1y ago

First Bangladeshi to summit K2

Anyone following the extraordinary feats of our native mountaineer, activist, and social worker, Wasfia Nazreen, will know that she has very recently conquered one of the most treacherous mountains in the world, the fearsome K2.

1y ago

Every life matters at Animal Rescuers Bangladesh

Severe flooding in the northeast of Bangladesh has left millions stranded in greater Sylhet including Sunamganj. Both human and animal lives are at stake, with almost no access to food, shelter or safety for days at a stretch. Various rescue organisations including Animal Rescuers Bangladesh are trying to access these flood-affected regions to provide necessary assistance to the survivors.

1y ago

Bidyanondo: Saving lives in flood affected Sunamganj

Bidyanondo Foundation is a non-profit organisation with a mission to help poor communities of Bangladesh. As a part of the emergency response for the flash floods in Sylhet, Sunamganj, Kurigram and Netrokona, Bidyanondo teams have been helping to distribute food and water purification tablets amongst the people of the flood affected areas. Due to flash floods and torrential rain, 13 lakh people have been stranded in the peripheries of Bangladesh, and Biyanondo is one of the names that came to immediate rescue.

1y ago

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II: Seventy years of the monarch’s reign

Queen Elizabeth II will be the first British monarch to mark the Platinum Jubilee of her reign on June 2, 2022. To celebrate the unique and significant occasion, there will celebrations taking place all over the UK and Commonwealth countries.

2y ago
May 16, 2022
May 16, 2022

5 international travel destinations to visit in summer 2022

Here are 5 international destinations to visit this summer to get away from your hectic daily life.

May 12, 2022
May 12, 2022

Gift of prophecy: Khona's origin story in Bangla folklore

Khona, the mythical lady of ancient Bengal was as keen and clever as her prophecies, or so history depicts her to be.

May 11, 2022
May 11, 2022

5 airport looks to try on your next trip

Here are few handpicked and fresh ultra-chic looks that will make travelling more enjoyable and photography friendly.

April 19, 2022
April 19, 2022

The best afternoon tea in Dhaka at Spaghetti Jazz!

Summertime is synonymous to high-tea, get-togethers with friends, elaborate dressing and ripples of laughter. Stellar afternoons can be experienced sipping lavish tea, sitting under colourful umbrellas spread out in the open, or inside chic restaurants, while relaxing on tapestried chairs and getting lost in discussions of sweet nothings.  

April 14, 2022
April 14, 2022

The saga of Rickshaw Art and its entry into fashion

‘Bhepu, Thamun, Bajan’ a common catch-phrase in pedicabs or rickshaws of the eighties, is now doing its fashion rounds on tee shirts.

April 14, 2022
April 14, 2022

Dhaka boutiques see rise in sales on Pahela Baishakh

“At least the pandemic has subsided and people are coming back to the stores. We reserved a moderate collection for Baishakh, especially for consumers who want to celebrate the occasion with fervour,” said Khalid Mahmood Khan, owner of home-grown apparel store Kay Kraft.

April 11, 2022
April 11, 2022

A series of unfortunate trends

Zahed Sharif, an entrepreneur running an online jewellery store, will not be able to enjoy Ramadan as he did before. “Thanks to soaring prices of everyday commodities, in many households including mine, there will be simpler food on the table,” he said.

March 21, 2022
March 21, 2022

A lunch like no other with Kishwar Chowdhury, courtesy Durjoy Bangladesh Foundation

On Saturday, March 19, a private menu by Kishwar Chowdhury had been hosted by the famed couple Durjoy Rahman and Sania Ahsan, to an invited list of 115, which, included dignitaries from all spheres of the society. The lunch was hosted at the Prego Restaurant at the five-star hotel, The Westin Dhaka.

March 17, 2022
March 17, 2022

MasterChef Australia contestant Kishwar Chowdhury back in Dhaka

The gifted chef, Kishwar Chowdhury, has just arrived in Dhaka on March 16, after bagging the 2nd runner up position at the MasterChef Australia Season 13. The talented chef has been invited to Bangladesh by the Durjoy Bangladesh Foundation (DBF), a visionary institution founded by Durjoy Rahman, supporting all kinds of artists and art forms including the culinary delights of South Asia and beyond.

March 9, 2022
March 9, 2022

Promoting Gender Equality by KrayonMag

‘Aspire to Inspire,’ a campaign initiated by KrayonMag, a social storytelling platform, had been developed last year to give courage to the women in Bangladesh, to be able to prioritise their hopes and dreams over any sort of obstacles.

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