Rubab Nayeem Khan

The changing narratives of Korail

Whenever “Korail” comes to mind, the word that follows next is “bosti” (urban slum). However, there’s more to it than meets the eye.

1w ago

Fantastic bras, body positivity and more: In conversation with Monoshita Ayruani

For the longest time, girls and women in Bangladesh have refrained from talking about their bodies…that too, in public. Long story short, breasts, bras, and lingerie have always been excluded from conversations.

3w ago

Breaking the stigma regarding virginity

From friends, relatives, partners, spouses or even the OB/GYN — at some point, everyone’s shown some strange (read: intrusive) interest in your sexual history.

10m ago

Here’s how sunglasses can safeguard your vision in this scorching summer

When your eyes are dried out, symptoms like stinging or burning, eye redness, scratch sensation as if there’s something floating inside or even sensitivity to light. But thanks to ophthalmologists and the fashion industry, sunglasses were made with the intention to cater to comfort and style statements to consumers.

1y ago

How you can tackle body odour this summer

With the heat and humidity rising every day, there are days when we often end up spraying ourselves with ample amounts of body sprays or colognes, as a quick fix for body odour. Little do we realise, how much it worsens the situation.

1y ago

Kishwar Chowdhury: Discussing life, food, cookbook and her latest collaborations

Having both sides of East and West Bengal at home, Kishwar Chowdhury was able to broaden her palette. Her father, who’s from Bikrampur, is someone she describes as a ‘wholesome and hearty cook.’ Hence, neharis, biriyanis and bhunas remained his M O in the kitchen. Through her mother, who’s from Burdwan, she was introduced to meals that required light and delicate ingredients. “Growing up with my father’s Nawabi, Bengal-Mughal inspired dishes and my mother’s lighter dishes, we really had the best of Bengal at home.”

1y ago

Tired of your regular sanitary napkins? Try these products for a change

Researchers find that plastic materials in napkins and diapers take around 300 years to decompose in soil, which may lead to severe environmental consequences. But with increasing awareness and interventions in menstrual hygiene management across the country, the products in Bangladesh are slowly but surely changing. Their benefits are more long-lasting than the plastic products we have made ourselves complacent to.

1y ago

5 Bangladeshi artists you should follow on Instagram

From pop art, rickshaw art, digital art, murals to cartoons, there are geniuses tucked away in the nooks of Dhaka city and beyond. These five artists really go above and beyond to bring fresh artistic perspectives for audiences on the digital space. Here are our picks for the top 5 Bangladeshi Insta-artists you should be following.

1y ago
June 12, 2024
June 12, 2024

The changing narratives of Korail

Whenever “Korail” comes to mind, the word that follows next is “bosti” (urban slum). However, there’s more to it than meets the eye.

May 27, 2024
May 27, 2024

Fantastic bras, body positivity and more: In conversation with Monoshita Ayruani

For the longest time, girls and women in Bangladesh have refrained from talking about their bodies…that too, in public. Long story short, breasts, bras, and lingerie have always been excluded from conversations.

August 21, 2023
August 21, 2023

Breaking the stigma regarding virginity

From friends, relatives, partners, spouses or even the OB/GYN — at some point, everyone’s shown some strange (read: intrusive) interest in your sexual history.

June 12, 2023
June 12, 2023

Here’s how sunglasses can safeguard your vision in this scorching summer

When your eyes are dried out, symptoms like stinging or burning, eye redness, scratch sensation as if there’s something floating inside or even sensitivity to light. But thanks to ophthalmologists and the fashion industry, sunglasses were made with the intention to cater to comfort and style statements to consumers.

June 5, 2023
June 5, 2023

How you can tackle body odour this summer

With the heat and humidity rising every day, there are days when we often end up spraying ourselves with ample amounts of body sprays or colognes, as a quick fix for body odour. Little do we realise, how much it worsens the situation.

June 3, 2023
June 3, 2023

Kishwar Chowdhury: Discussing life, food, cookbook and her latest collaborations

Having both sides of East and West Bengal at home, Kishwar Chowdhury was able to broaden her palette. Her father, who’s from Bikrampur, is someone she describes as a ‘wholesome and hearty cook.’ Hence, neharis, biriyanis and bhunas remained his M O in the kitchen. Through her mother, who’s from Burdwan, she was introduced to meals that required light and delicate ingredients. “Growing up with my father’s Nawabi, Bengal-Mughal inspired dishes and my mother’s lighter dishes, we really had the best of Bengal at home.”

May 28, 2023
May 28, 2023

Tired of your regular sanitary napkins? Try these products for a change

Researchers find that plastic materials in napkins and diapers take around 300 years to decompose in soil, which may lead to severe environmental consequences. But with increasing awareness and interventions in menstrual hygiene management across the country, the products in Bangladesh are slowly but surely changing. Their benefits are more long-lasting than the plastic products we have made ourselves complacent to.

May 10, 2023
May 10, 2023

5 Bangladeshi artists you should follow on Instagram

From pop art, rickshaw art, digital art, murals to cartoons, there are geniuses tucked away in the nooks of Dhaka city and beyond. These five artists really go above and beyond to bring fresh artistic perspectives for audiences on the digital space. Here are our picks for the top 5 Bangladeshi Insta-artists you should be following.

March 12, 2023
March 12, 2023

Musculoskeletal Disorders: signs and symptoms to lookout for

To say that neck and back pain are minor speed bumps in the process of ageing would be quite an understatement. Rheumatoid illnesses pack a cocktail of conditions that start off with one area of the body and gradually spill onto other parts, thus impacting our functionality and eventually productivity.

January 16, 2023
January 16, 2023

How dysfunctional marriages affect children

Although many marriages seem wholesome and strong on the outside, the dynamic can be entirely different behind closed doors. The cracks however, are only addressed when a seemingly perfect marriage suddenly crumbles, leaving people to wonder, ‘what could’ve possibly gone wrong?’ What often remains unaddressed is how children in these settings are coping with changing home environments.

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