Art is the original language, and is perhaps one of the more visceral ways of expressing emotions and ideas, after all, ancient mankind chose to paint and draw on caves much before they developed language or scripts.
A bright red lipstick, or a deep kajol to add drama to the eyes is often a go-to for many of us girls. Another sure shot way to lift the mood is to dress up pretty. A flair there a wish here, some shimmer or a snug bold t-shirt with a lovely lace wrap?
There is a long and proud history of each nation (mostly) and we as Bangladeshis are strangers to taking pride in ours. Nothing wrong in that. But there are also some quintessentially Bangladeshi character traits that could be seen with a touch of humour or inquiry, if I may.
As schools the world over gear up to reopen after periodic shutdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic, Bangladesh has kept educational institutes closed for over a year and a half, since March last year. In light of the country’s insufficient health infrastructure, it seems like a sensible decision, even if a bit overcautious.