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Gifts of love: Nostalgic reminiscence of thoughtful gestures

Mementos of love are something special. Not many people safekeep them in a box but gifts that stand out are kept in our memories forever. To find out what curious presents people have received over the years, we talk to Raihan Ahmed, a communications specialist, and Urmee Sarkar, a chef.

2w ago

What is the colour of love?

Perhaps, the answer to the question is simple. It is what most people say it is — ‘red in its most vibrant shade' or is it?

Paying tribute to Humayun Ahmed and some of his iconic characters

We share a heartfelt tribute to the maestro, Humayun Ahmed penned many years ago. The tribute, still as relevant as it was back then, points out the immensity of love and affection that we hold for the 'magician of words.' Rest in peace, sir.

When hope is all we sell and buy

Abdus Sattar (not his real name) is his able assistant. Although unlettered, over the years, Sattar bhai has learned to recognise books, differentiate the pocket watch from the compass, and identify replicas from the antic; he also tirelessly obliges to our every whim for a cup of steaming tea as we rendezvous for a routine session of evening chit chat.

A kicking mule!

I am guilty as sin; an unabashed, bona fide enthusiast on donkeys and everything related to the animal. My browser marks hundreds of website links, I maintain a small library, and I regularly communicate with other enthusiasts from across the world.

A long story of the short kameez

Ayub was a charismatic fellow. He was the one to dine with the Camelots and western allies, and engage in fierce battles with eastern foes.

February 12, 2024
February 12, 2024

Gifts of love: Nostalgic reminiscence of thoughtful gestures

Mementos of love are something special. Not many people safekeep them in a box but gifts that stand out are kept in our memories forever. To find out what curious presents people have received over the years, we talk to Raihan Ahmed, a communications specialist, and Urmee Sarkar, a chef.

February 13, 2023
February 13, 2023

What is the colour of love?

Perhaps, the answer to the question is simple. It is what most people say it is — ‘red in its most vibrant shade' or is it?

July 19, 2022
July 19, 2022

Paying tribute to Humayun Ahmed and some of his iconic characters

We share a heartfelt tribute to the maestro, Humayun Ahmed penned many years ago. The tribute, still as relevant as it was back then, points out the immensity of love and affection that we hold for the 'magician of words.' Rest in peace, sir.

September 18, 2018
September 18, 2018

When hope is all we sell and buy

Abdus Sattar (not his real name) is his able assistant. Although unlettered, over the years, Sattar bhai has learned to recognise books, differentiate the pocket watch from the compass, and identify replicas from the antic; he also tirelessly obliges to our every whim for a cup of steaming tea as we rendezvous for a routine session of evening chit chat.

September 11, 2018
September 11, 2018

A kicking mule!

I am guilty as sin; an unabashed, bona fide enthusiast on donkeys and everything related to the animal. My browser marks hundreds of website links, I maintain a small library, and I regularly communicate with other enthusiasts from across the world.

July 24, 2018
July 24, 2018

A long story of the short kameez

Ayub was a charismatic fellow. He was the one to dine with the Camelots and western allies, and engage in fierce battles with eastern foes.

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