I am a United Nations Volunteer. Working as a UNV Communications Assistant at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Bangladesh, I am often asked, “How did you end up working in Communications, that too being an Environmental Science graduate?” Well, it all began with a hobby.
In the past couple of years, the world has taken a huge paradigm shift. Through globalisation and changing mindsets, a lot is being spoken about today that was considered taboo even a decade ago. Be it feminism, menstrual hygiene, mental health, environmentalism, body positivity or even the drawbacks of the education system.
If there's one thing the world learnt from the untimely death of Chester Bennington and our very own Zaheen Ahmed last year, is that mental health is as important if not more important than physical health.
Being a 90s girl, I'm accustomed to forming mutual bonds with people over books, TV shows, movies, music, and other forms of pop culture from that decade. To be precise, I'm a flagbearer of fandoms. However, one thing I usually notice these days especially from people who consider themselves 'not-too-mainstream' is a sort of disdain for the whole fandom culture. Those of us fanboying/fangirling are labelled as childish, frivolous, or social media attention seekers with nothing better to do.
Located on the first floor of FR Tower in Kemal Ataturk Avenue, Butter - The Bakery and Waffle House launched less than a month ago. Its predecessor, the much-loved Yellow Submarine Café had closed down back in 2016.
Matching steps to your favourite beat and swaying like nobody's watching, dancing truly lets you find and lose yourself, all at the same time. Ever since I was a little girl, dance has always held a special place in my heart. I would participate in every dance competition my school had to offer, danced/choreographed in every gaaye holud I was asked to be a part of, and grooved to Macarena, The Ketchup Song, and almost every Bollywood hit like there's no tomorrow.
Tao Town is a fusion restaurant with Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, and Korean dishes all under one roof. With its Pan-Asian flavours and student-friendly pricing, it has caused quite a stir already.Located at Rangs KB Square on Satmasjid Road, Dhanmondi, the restaurant opened on February 21, 2018. It has a large, luminescent setting with table and booth seating arrangements. The casual, well-spaced setting of the place gives it a minimalistic yet chic look.