Nafisa Faruque

September 3, 2019
September 3, 2019

The age of ‘Pastryarchy’

The local food scene has changed completely in the last one decade. Food, especially desserts, have been revamped. The 21st century mass is constantly roving on a quest to explore the array of new flavours and are tantalised by the possibilities of contemporary, complex, yet delectable cuisines.

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 no other way than escaping from the place they call home. And when they do so, they become what the world knows them as — refugees.

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 childhood.

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

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

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 the preferred pick for almost all social classes.

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 realise that the humidity and heat of summer are long gone. But as pleasant as the chilly breezes may feel at first, they do bear a bleak reminder for you to buckle up and start preparing for fall.

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 nine nights of battling him.