Munira Fidai

Bangladesh’s internet blackout: A wake-up call for our digital dependency?

Truth be told, the heat of the internet shutdown is being felt everywhere, and why not? After all, the deafening — and quite frankly, maddening — absence of seamless connectivity is testimony to all it has done for this country in the past few decades

1d ago

Visiting in-laws? Here’s How to not make a fool of yourself

The relationship between in-laws and a newly married couple can be a delicate balance. There are some key behaviours to ensure harmonious visits and maintain positive relationships with your in-laws.

1w ago

Empowering women, one jewel at a time: The inspiring story of Dipu’s Candor

During COVID-19, one woman's creativity soared, transforming her vision into a flourishing business in a remarkably short span. But it was only a few months ago, teacher-turned-entrepreneur Dipu decided to take her vision for unconventional jewellery to the masses. Her dream, however, was not to succeed alone, but to take underprivileged women in her community with her.

2w ago

A new school for your child? What parents need to know

Transitions are hard at any stage of life, but for a school-going child, it can be particularly difficult. Children resist change just like adults and feel stressed about unfamiliar surroundings, the challenges of making new friends and missing the comfort of old ones.

3w ago

How to conquer mum guilt: A guide to self-compassion and balance

“Mum guilt” usually stems from the belief that they are not doing enough for their children. It can be emotionally exhausting, impacting not only their mental health but also their overall well-being. Fortunately, with the right strategies, it is possible to help mothers eventually overcome this guilt and embrace a more balanced and fulfilling life.

3w ago

Beyond DNA: The science behind mother-child relationships

Mothers enjoy an extraordinary bond with their children. While emotional attachments are a work in progress for the best of mothers, biologically, this connection is undeniable and considerably deeper, both before and after birth.

2m ago

From Lisbon to Porto: A tale of adventure in Portugal

Life is all about grabbing an opportunity when one presents itself and that’s exactly what I did, when I found an email in my inbox, one fateful day, inviting me for a 4-day work meeting, across several continents, to Europe. It was one of my favourite, yet least explored destinations in the world — Portugal — and this time, I knew I wanted to capitalise.

2m ago

Your ticket to effortless summer fashion

This heat is nobody’s friend. Every day, its unyielding intensity seems to be hitting everyone with equal fervour. In such weather, it is often prudent to think of comfort first and fashion later. But what If we told you that you could do both, without compromising on either?

2m ago
April 2, 2024
April 2, 2024

Eid fashion reimagined with nath and tikli styling tips

Originating from South Asian cultures, the nath and the tikli hold deep cultural significance. While traditionally worn as bridal jewellery, many are now adopting these intricate head and nose ornaments in less formal settings. Explore the art of styling these timeless pieces and learn how to seamlessly integrate them into your Eid ensemble this year.

April 2, 2024
April 2, 2024

Accessorise to maximise: This season’s must-have handbags

In today's fashion landscape, bags stand as more than just functional accessories — they're expressive statements of personal style and cultural identity. From sleek minimalism to bold extravagance, the world of bags is as diverse as the individuals who carry them.

April 2, 2024
April 2, 2024

Walk in style: Footwear trends you can’t miss in 2024

Step into the world of fashion-forward footwear as we unveil the hottest trends of 2024 just in time for Eid celebrations. From revamped classics to bold new designs, discover the styles that are making waves this season. Whether you're a trendsetter or a fashion enthusiast, these shoes are sure to elevate your look.

March 18, 2024
March 18, 2024

Flower magic!

People have held a perennial fascination for flowers. While most do not see its allure beyond beauty and fragrance, some have been known to be inexorably drawn to these natural marvels despite their apparent lack of functionality. The question is, why?

March 17, 2024
March 17, 2024

Hair clips are back!

In the world of fashion, hair clips are staging a comeback. From understated elegance to extravagant flair, they offer limitless styling options. Read on for some of the hottest trends in hair accessories that inspire fresh looks this summer.

March 3, 2024
March 3, 2024

Dhaka’s single women vs the rest of “civil” society

Despite the celebratory atmosphere of Women’s Day, young women in and around Dhaka have some dark stories to share, when it comes to living alone in Dhaka. Rife with discriminatory attitudes and security challenges, securing homes for single ladies in Dhaka continues to be a harrowing experience for all those who choose to live alone.

February 25, 2024
February 25, 2024

Tech parenting: The fine line between convenience and neglect

Technology transforms parenting with sterilised bottles and nanny cams, offering reassurance and convenience. However, overreliance risks eroding vital parent-child bonding. Educating parents on children's developmental needs helps prioritise genuine interactions over excessive screen time.

February 22, 2024
February 22, 2024

Types of coffees and how to order them

Even if coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world, a good many of us get confused about what to order, owing to the variety of drinks that can be made with it. Well, save yourself the anxiety because here’s a guide to ordering coffees that will make you fall in love with java all over again!

February 15, 2024
February 15, 2024

Coco Chanel’s greatest inventions

Coco Chanel is an indomitable name in the world of fashion. Yet, the extent of her influence may surprise many, as numerous globally acclaimed fashion pieces stem from her original designs. Ranging from iconic handbags to timeless tweed coats, here's a comprehensive catalogue of Coco's innovative contributions to fashion.

January 30, 2024
January 30, 2024

Fashion hits and misses at Filmfare Awards 2024

Young or old, the Filmfare award has wooed almost every actor and actress who has graced the silver screen. As one of the most coveted awards-function annually, celebrities look forward to bringing their most fashionable selves to the red carpet. The year 2024 was no different.

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