Nafisa Faruque

March 26, 2019
March 26, 2019

Refugees across the World

A home is one's sanctuary — somewhere where they can feel safe, loved, and secure. But when one is faced by the perils of invasion, imprisonment, rape, murder and/or mass persecution, there is...

March 26, 2019
March 26, 2019

A walk down Jessore Road

I still remember when I was a child; I would sit next to my father every Friday evening while he rested on the armchair and read something from our home's library, or told me stories about his...

February 25, 2019
February 25, 2019

Once upon a time

Over the decades, children's fairy tales and stories have evolved significantly. From Hans Christian Anderson's classics to the Grimm's

February 25, 2019
February 25, 2019

Thakurma's stories: Bengali lit for children

The origin and development of Bengali literature for children can be dated back to the times when colonial modernity began to

December 25, 2018
December 25, 2018

Ayush-Naksha Biye Utshob A Wedding Festival for All

This year, for the fifth time, Prothom Alo - Naksha organised its annual special event “Ayush-Naksha Biye Utshob” at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in Dhaka.

November 13, 2018
November 13, 2018

Those 'paan-chini' days

Almost everyone dreams of having the most perfect wedding, with the most perfect better half. And when it's time, your loved ones go all out to make your special day perfect.

November 13, 2018
November 13, 2018

Stunning in silver

For several decades, gold jewellery has remained the revered czar of the jewellery scene in Bangladesh. Starting from the proposal token, to the ring and the final wedding ornaments, gold has been...

October 23, 2018
October 23, 2018

Fall essentials for when you're on the move

The weather nowadays seems to be erratic and moody as the citizens of this city, changing without notice. As the nights get longer and you turn down your ceiling fans' speed a notch, you...

October 9, 2018
October 9, 2018

Decoding the frozen food culture

Whether it's a quick morning breakfast or a midnight snack, who doesn't love to find a bunch of ready-to-heat/fry/frozen goodies in their refrigerator.

October 9, 2018
October 9, 2018

When Dhakeshwari arrives

Occurring annually, Durga Puja has always been one of the largest and most colourful festivals in Bangladesh. It marks the victory of Goddess Durga over the demon Mahishasura, after ten days and...