Sania Aiman

Elegant blooms: Bring the joy of flowers in to celebrate Eid 

Tradition intertwines with artistry in Bengali culture and flowers have a timeless appeal for beauty and symbolism in both elements of Bangladeshi social lives.

1m ago

AI and the future of fashion

Tech and fashion have long been intertwined, and with AI entering the scene, the possibilities are endless. McKinsey's analysis predicts a significant boost in profits for the fashion industry thanks to AI.

3m ago

Walking on streets of Dhaka

During a stroll through the bustling streets of Dhaka, one would be enveloped in a whirlwind of sights, sounds, and sensations -- there’s a unique energy here, a vibrant pulse that beats to the rhythm of everyday life, singular to Dhaka.

3m ago

A trip to Darasbari mosque in Chapai Nawabganj

Rajshahi is well known for the various remains of ancient and medieval structures, remnants of a glorious past, dotted all across the region. Darasbari, a beautiful, haunting complex made of red terracotta bricks, is one of those places not often mentioned or even commonly known about except to the locals of the area.

1y ago

What does heaven look like?

Congratulations to you, my dear countrymen, welcome to heaven. But wait, heaven is…dark? One might be forgiven for thinking that here in Bangladesh at the moment, as cyclical power cuts literally leave millions in the dark for hours, and fuel prices make others see stars. It might become cheaper to buy a vehicle than the actual costs of buying a week’s fuel for it on a consistent basis. So, get walking, go green, when better than now?

1y ago

Warning signs of a heat stroke

With record breaking heat waves being experienced all over the world, heat stroke is a very real risk that many of us will face even without realising. A heatstroke, also called a sun stroke, is the most serious form of harm caused by exposure to extreme heat, usually indicated by a core body temperature of 104°C. But there are warning signs of a heatstroke in the making, and we can all look out for the following symptoms to help avoid it for ourselves and prevent it in the people around you.

1y ago

Bored at home? Here’s what you can do

Are you one of those lucky people who get to have really long holidays? Or were you forced to take the mandatory corporate block leave because it will expire? In any case, if you have some hours to fill and are getting bored otherwise, here are some ideas.

1y ago

Back to work after Eid holidays

The couple of days after Eid holidays are over, in countries like Bangladesh where a large section of urban dwellers rush back to their rural roots for festivals, offices often open up to slow pace of work and a temporarily smaller workforce. For those of us stuck at work because somebody must man the ship, it can get very boring very fast, especially if work pressure is lower than usual. Here is how to make that time a bit more bearable.

1y ago
April 2, 2024
April 2, 2024

Elegant blooms: Bring the joy of flowers in to celebrate Eid 

Tradition intertwines with artistry in Bengali culture and flowers have a timeless appeal for beauty and symbolism in both elements of Bangladeshi social lives.

February 25, 2024
February 25, 2024

AI and the future of fashion

Tech and fashion have long been intertwined, and with AI entering the scene, the possibilities are endless. McKinsey's analysis predicts a significant boost in profits for the fashion industry thanks to AI.

February 10, 2024
February 10, 2024

Walking on streets of Dhaka

During a stroll through the bustling streets of Dhaka, one would be enveloped in a whirlwind of sights, sounds, and sensations -- there’s a unique energy here, a vibrant pulse that beats to the rhythm of everyday life, singular to Dhaka.

September 22, 2022
September 22, 2022

A trip to Darasbari mosque in Chapai Nawabganj

Rajshahi is well known for the various remains of ancient and medieval structures, remnants of a glorious past, dotted all across the region. Darasbari, a beautiful, haunting complex made of red terracotta bricks, is one of those places not often mentioned or even commonly known about except to the locals of the area.

August 13, 2022
August 13, 2022

What does heaven look like?

Congratulations to you, my dear countrymen, welcome to heaven. But wait, heaven is…dark? One might be forgiven for thinking that here in Bangladesh at the moment, as cyclical power cuts literally leave millions in the dark for hours, and fuel prices make others see stars. It might become cheaper to buy a vehicle than the actual costs of buying a week’s fuel for it on a consistent basis. So, get walking, go green, when better than now?

July 26, 2022
July 26, 2022

Warning signs of a heat stroke

With record breaking heat waves being experienced all over the world, heat stroke is a very real risk that many of us will face even without realising. A heatstroke, also called a sun stroke, is the most serious form of harm caused by exposure to extreme heat, usually indicated by a core body temperature of 104°C. But there are warning signs of a heatstroke in the making, and we can all look out for the following symptoms to help avoid it for ourselves and prevent it in the people around you.

July 16, 2022
July 16, 2022

Bored at home? Here’s what you can do

Are you one of those lucky people who get to have really long holidays? Or were you forced to take the mandatory corporate block leave because it will expire? In any case, if you have some hours to fill and are getting bored otherwise, here are some ideas.

July 13, 2022
July 13, 2022

Back to work after Eid holidays

The couple of days after Eid holidays are over, in countries like Bangladesh where a large section of urban dwellers rush back to their rural roots for festivals, offices often open up to slow pace of work and a temporarily smaller workforce. For those of us stuck at work because somebody must man the ship, it can get very boring very fast, especially if work pressure is lower than usual. Here is how to make that time a bit more bearable.

July 9, 2022
July 9, 2022

Must-try monsoon mango recipes

Mangoes are simply irresistible. Some can devour five of them in the time it takes you to count to four. And they are just as irresistible once you involve them in recipes, some of which has become iconic enough to be considered a staple monsoon dish. Here are just some ways you can take advantage of this delicious fruit in some recipes for this monsoon.

July 7, 2022
July 7, 2022

Keeping mangoes for after summer — Aamshotto

This is how sun-dried, semi-hard Bengali treat loosely translated as mango leather, more commonly known by the local names of aamshotto or aamta, became part of our childhood stories — a way of carrying the sweet bounties of summer into the following months. The entire process appeals to all the human senses like the sight of the leather drying, glistening in the sun, aroma wafting while it cooked and dried, and the instant punch of the sweet smell of a ripe mango whenever one ate it.

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