Sanumkia Siddiqui

Dhaka Chic Fashion Fair by FDCB

On the 30th and 31st of May, the Fashion Design Council Bangladesh (FDCB) hosted their multi designer event Dhaka Chic Fashion Fair. This event, like the previous gatherings by FDCB, was a continuation of their commitment to achieve an ethical and sustainable system for the fashion industry.

Aranya’s natural bounty

This is one fashion house that celebrates earth tones in its most literal sense. Aranya pours its heart and soul into creating exquisite handmade, naturally dyed clothes for men, women, and children.

Tasneem’S Couture Rredefining designer saris

Tasneem’S Couture is a break away from traditional, and a leap towards a new generation of cocktail saris that would honestly be showstoppers at galas, balls, and masquerades. The brand specialises in saris, in combinations of silk, lace and intricate embellishments.

Rose by Nizhu

Rose by Nizhu is one designer boutique that takes immense pride in building a community that dresses in fabrics purely Bangladeshi. Rojina Akter Khanam, designer and owner of ‘Rose by Nizhu,’ believes that in order for local fashion brands to stand out, their priority should be to uphold and cherish our Bangladeshi identity.

Puma opens first flagship store in Bangladesh

Thanks to the collaboration of Puma India and DBL Group, the globally renowned sports brand, finally made its way to the Bangladesh market with their first flagship store in Banani 11.

Grand launch of Organi Glamour

Organi Glamour started its journey with a grand launching event on 5 March, 2019, at The Mirage, with a double launch of the brand

Monokrome Turns 1

On 30 March, 2019 Maheen Khan, her team, and friends of Monokrome got together to celebrate the first year of the Monokrome. Maheen, who shares the name with the celebrated designer of Mayasir fame, collaborated with yogis Shazia Omar and Ulfath Kuddus.

Avanza — The Multi Designer Store

On 30 March, 2019 Dhaka’s some of the country’s top most designers and entrepreneurs opened their collaborative store, Avanza — The Multi Designer Store.

Reviving a spirit

It’s undeniable that as a nation, we are very expressive with our style choices, and with Klubhaus, the Dhaka fashion scene rides new waves.

Cappuccino Muffin joins Dan Cake muffin membership

On 12 March, Dan Cake announced the launch of their latest addition to the muffin family through a media meet up at the Gulshan Club, Dhaka.

Exploring Persian cuisine

The Iran Cultural Centre, Dhaka and Hotel Sarina joined hands to organise a week-long Iranian Food Festival from 2 to 8 February, 2019. The event was held as an effort to share Persian cuisine, recipes, and stories with Bangladesh. Iranian master chef, Hossein Najmi, especially crafted the menu to give the locals a taste of all popular dishes in Iran.

Environmental Care 101

Do you ever wonder why we have such a lack in compassion when it comes to nature? Think of it this way — our ancestors made dwellings from trees and other raw materials. They made mud huts beside beautiful river landscapes. By definition, these are primitive housings, but to any city person today, it sounds like a resort!

Bengal Wellbeing & Yasmin Karachiwala's Body Image

On 12 January, Bengal Wellbeing launched its first ever fitness centre at the Innstar Limited building, Banani, featuring Yasmin Karachiwala's Body Image from Mumbai.

The Green Lounge experience

The restaurant stretches 22,000 square feet, with a seating capacity of 500 patrons. The Green Lounge team comprises of 80 staff members who are experts at

First Car Free Friday of 2019

September 22, has been observed as ' World Car Free Day in Bangladesh for quite some time. In continuation of the events, first Fridays of every month are special because they are observed as 'Private Car Free Manik Mia Avenue'.

Four delicious dairy dishes

Dairy is an important element of a balanced diet. In fact, it's at one of the top tiers of the healthy food pyramid. More than that, the UN has countless researches on the importance and positive roles that dairy plays in our health.

Winter Fragrances for Him

Winter accessories are all about bringing warmth to the ensemble. A man can bring the essence of warmth to his scent through fragrances that are defined by heavier and bold base notes like spicy, musky, woody and leathery aromas.

Indonesian Batik Festival

The Indonesian embassy in Dhaka held their first ever Indonesian Batik Festival on 21 and 22 November, 2018. The two-day event was held to share the 2000-year-old Javanese tradition of batik craft with the people of Bangladesh, Bangladeshi fashion designers, and to the representatives of other countries who came together to take part in the festival.

Finding The Perfect Makeup Artist

A lot of research and planning goes into your wedding events. While everyone else in Team Bride scouts for the perfect venues, photographers, caterers and decorators; the bride searches for her makeup artist.

One Perfect Day @ WOMAN'S WORLD

Alam says, “We never followed a typical trend. For us, the trend we uphold is not a particular style of makeup, but rather, we create styles that uphold each bride's uniqueness”.

Polka Drops

Fariya Tazin, owner and chief designer of Polka Drops, known for her signature fringes and screen prints, has just released a collection for the winter and wedding festivities.

Surviving air pollution

Breathing seems to be a chore in Dhaka, and no wonder either, since the air pollution index for the massive and growing city that serves as our capital has been measured at an alarming level of 298; cementing its place as among the most polluted cities in the world.


On 27 October, Psychological Health and Wellness Clinic (PWHC) hosted an event marking World Mental Health Day. The event was called 'Stop the Stigma,' which observed the cause with a day filled with collaborative activities and panel discussions by experts in the field.

Show celebrates 40 Years of Aarong

Aarong, the leading lifestyle retail chain of Bangladesh, presented a fashion show at the Aarong 40 Years Festival, held at the Bangladesh Army Stadium, Dhaka on the 26 October, 2018.

Bangladesh Heritage Crafts Foundation's First Exhibition

The Bangladesh Heritage Crafts Foundation, held a press conference on 30 September at Baridhara Diplomatic Enclave Club, followed by a two-day exhibition on 5 and 6 October at House 1B, Road 71, Gulshan-2, Dhaka-1212.

International Coffee Day 2018 at Le Meridien Dhaka

1 October marks the International Coffee Day, and Le Meridien Dhaka has been celebrating this day from the time it started way back in 2015.

Explore the mystical Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan is used to hosting tourists from all across the globe, but they have yet to show many Bangladeshis the beauty, diversity and versatility the country has in store.

Create your maison de luxe with Altzari Furniture

In Bangladesh, we embrace the time-honoured tradition of having luxury furniture as heirlooms. Altzari Furniture aims to provide families with such exquisite furniture that are going to last lifetimes, so that people have something meaningful to pass on to their future generations.

Stepping Stone Learning Centre: a new approach to early childhood development

There is an important connection between preschools and future academic success. Studies also show that children who attend preschools prior to formal education are likely to be more socially adept.

BUTEX Jute seminar and fashion show 2018

Bangladesh University of Textiles hosted a two-fold event on 16 September, 2018 to raise awareness for the importance of reviving the Bangladeshi jute industry.

Ramadan offers from Food Chain Asia Ltd

Looking for restaurants to check out this Ramadan? Food Chain Asia Limited operates some of the most popular chains from abroad, and they have some great deals for both iftar and dinner across all four of their restaurants. Check out which one you like below.

Alpana's Cooking: the book that will conquer shelves and hearts

On 13 May, 2018, Alpana Habib finally launched her long-awaited cook book, 'Alpana's Cooking.' Publishing a book of recipes was her childhood dream. So, with years of experience in the culinary world, and with help from friends and family, her dream came to fruition.

Bangladesh Heritage Crafts Foundation

Tootli Rahman, one of the pioneer designers to uphold Bangladeshi heritage weaves, is very vocal in preserving our art forms. She set her preservation project in stone in a meeting on 12 May 2018, announcing that she will be establishing a foundation for the Bangladeshi weavers and cultural craftsmen.

Pro tips for a twenty-first century home

Start with the mise-en-scene. Like a movie set, the floor plan and lighting are vital to the decoration. A modern house has a strategic base; electronic lives now call for strategic power socket planning. Even the best seat in the house needs a charger for your phone nearby. Socket distances should be convenient to accessibility, and all of this must add to the aesthetics.

Breakfast in a Jar

The common reason why people skip breakfast before their 9-5 office shift is that preparing breakfast can take up to 15 minutes of extra snooze time. Other reasons include the availability of breakfast bars and coffee machines at the work place or university campuses.

MIB Spirit Opens in Banani

On February 17, 2018, MIB Spirit, famous for their up cycled bags and Meetups, held the inaugural event for their shop in Banani with an evening of music and fun interactions. The shop features both MIB Spirit for bags and carrying accessories, and Talisman for your crafty notebook supply.

NeoCampers for the Junior Adventurers

If you have already heard of The Base Camp, or have experienced it yourself, you'll be delighted to know that now there is a family friendly version of it called NeoCampers. NeoCampers is perfect for collaborative adventures for groups of families and field-trips from schools.

Digital Bangshal for an eco-friendly city

If you talk to people who were children or young adults during the liberation period, when the population was still countable, they willl

Storytime in Dhaka: Tiny Jumps In

Last weekend, 19 – 20 January, Inshra Sakhawat Russel took Tiny on a reading tour across the city, from Shahbag to Banani, at Pathak Shamabesh, Bengal Boi, Fantasium and finally, Gourmet Bazar.

Of fair and faux leather

Leather is often associated with risk when imagining an ensemble beyond belts, shoes and wallets. Catwoman and Batgirl are the queens of leather.

All about fragrances

Your everyday perfume is a part of what makes you who you are. It gives wearers a presence and a pleasant fragrant never fails to leave a lingering impression.

Sneaky veggies for picky carnivores

Babies go through picky eating in their cute, helpless growing ages. It's how they first tell their mothers about the lack of variety

Tools for the low-maintenance makeuplover

Makeup brushes come in big family of 8 to 20, all of which have actual use, and you will definitely get desired looks with the help of specific brushes, but of course, only if you care.

Selfie Vs Portrait

Human civilization has already crossed milestones in the effort of capturing faces — paintings of the elites of the renaissance and photos of the world war martyrs and veterans.

Signature Lounge by Standard Chartered at HSIA Rejuvenate your travel experience

Standard Chartered Bank, Nakshikatha and Westin have teamed up to create and operate “Signature Lounge” at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) for the bank's Priority Banking clients and Premium card holders. The exclusive lounge was inaugurated on November 25.

Play real life dollhouse at Eskay

Playing houses is something most of us as children cherished, from making pillow forts to tea parties with the house pet and questionable water.

Condition wisely

When it comes to choosing hair cleansing and care products, it should strike a balance between —50 percent of the commercial information; 50 percent of scientist's recommendations.

The sun kissed aura

Makeup seems to be a go-to solution for any kind of desired look. Irrespective of the season, or time of the day, you can get the effect of the sun kissed glow with your favourite golden highlighter.

November 14, 2017
November 14, 2017

Refresh your Italian senses at Amaya, Amari

'Ciao Dhaka' festival that was held between November 2 to 10, was a sneak preview to all gastronomic devotees regarding the new Italian section available at the buffet section in Amaya, Amari.

November 7, 2017
November 7, 2017

TRESemmé Khadi 'The Future Fabric Show', 2017

The Fashion Design Council of Bangladesh is bringing back one of the most anticipated fashion events of the year -- FDCB Presents TRESemmé Khadi 'The Future Fabric Show 2017. The council teams up to breathe new life into fashion,

October 31, 2017
October 31, 2017

Trick for the treats with makeup

Halloween is here. A lot of you have been anticipating this for a year now. And some of you just happen to go for the tricks and stay for the treats.

October 31, 2017
October 31, 2017

Quality attire by fine threads

Fine Threads is made for Bangladesh, in Bangladesh.

October 17, 2017
October 17, 2017

How to care for dyed hair

There is a kind of pleasure in changing hair colours. Both girls and boys enjoy it. YouTube stars and all the celebs really show that they get to have all the fun with the latest hair colour trends and tech.

October 17, 2017
October 17, 2017

A lady's guide to the Bro Code

Ask a guy what the Bro Code is. Most guys would never reveal the actual Code. And if a dude goes straight into spilling the tea on the code, he's not a real Bro.

October 10, 2017
October 10, 2017

Save the Cheerleader, Save the World

Fuelled by the commitment to end gender discrimination, the UN urges targeted investments and programmes to formulate correct data of young girls globally and address the distinct needs of the girls of the future.

October 10, 2017
October 10, 2017

Makeup guide for hooded eyes

There are deep set eyes, protruding eyes, upturned eyes — all which are great for displaying your eyeshadow looks. And then there are hooded eyes.

September 26, 2017
September 26, 2017

Traffic Activities

While traffic generally pauses time, take this window of opportunity to make it fun and/or productive. You may even be inspired by the unexpected.

June 20, 2017
June 20, 2017

Flamboyance and flamingoes

The Dhaka our fathers grew up in was highly influenced by pop culture. Men would pull off body-hugging clothes, brightly coloured and often featuring loud prints — something practically impossible to see today. Time changes everything!