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.

10m 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.

11m 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.

2y 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.

2y 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
March 8, 2022
March 8, 2022

The Dance Experience

We are always on the lookout for originals and Mubashshira Kamal Era certainly qualifies as one. The Naogaon based young dancer is instantly recognisable.

March 6, 2022
March 6, 2022

Breaking the bias with young minds

For International Women’s Day this year, we will be celebrating the hashtag #breakthebias. And at Star Lifestyle, we celebrate the same ideology by speaking to a few teenage ladies to understand their point of view regarding womanhood.

March 1, 2022
March 1, 2022

Breaking the stigma with a supermodel

After the success of being able to put an important message such as ‘progressive parenthood’ and ‘body positivity’ through to the masses,

March 1, 2022
March 1, 2022

Role of the mother in gender equality

We have seen in so many places that the women are taught to accept their fate and be doormats to their surroundings, where in the same circumstances, men are forced to break-free and live their lives to the fullest.

February 22, 2022
February 22, 2022

Spring is here: saris the modern women

For a millennial looking for basic contemporary options, these style ideas should be enough. However, for the sari connoisseur who wants something ‘different,’ there’s more in store.

February 20, 2022
February 20, 2022

COVID-19 and the misfortunes of artisans in Bangladesh

Late 2019 saw the world face one of its toughest calamities in modern history — a deadly virus that rapidly spread across continents causing a pandemic,

February 20, 2022
February 20, 2022

Mental Health Post COVID-19

Today, the world is quite aware and fluent on the physical symptoms of COVID-19, largely publicised by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and WHO (World Health Organization).

February 20, 2022
February 20, 2022

Social media trials: Conflicting to the Legal Court Trial?

Presumed Innocent Until Proven Guilty— this is well-established in criminal law. According to this, the burden of proof lies on the prosecution,

February 20, 2022
February 20, 2022

Behind the glitz and glam of the Bangladeshi fashion industry

The allure of the fashion industry anywhere in the world is apparent, often giving out a fabricated feeling of certitude and hopefulness, when in reality there are thousands of obstacles living in ‘whispers.

February 20, 2022
February 20, 2022

Country roads to home: 5 most scenic roads in Bangladesh

Talking about the beauty of the country is no easy feat, still we have tried to begin somewhere and our easiest bet were the roads that evoke a sense of beauty amongst those who love to call themselves travellers.

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