Tasnim Odrika | The Daily Star
  • Tasnim Odrika

  • Double shot espresso

    I hadn’t slept for days and I could feel my body finally giving in and drifting away. It felt like I was in a dream when I heard the phone ring. I patiently waited for the ringing to stop then closed my eyes. It hurt to even keep them open at this point. But, there it was
  • The perfect partner

    What is considered a perfect partner? When I was a teenager, I had a list of attributes inside my head regarding my future partner. At that time, the thought had never crossed my mind that I might never find any man, let alone “the perfect man”. Why would I? I grew up on rom-coms

    In a galaxy far far away lies the Bangladeshi equivalent of Mordor, the land known as Gawsia. Feared by many but revered by even more, the strange land seemed like a completely different planet. One fateful day, four friends took it upon themselves to bravely venture into the heart of this land they’d heard so much about.
  • First date

    “I see you haven’t touched your food yet.”
  • The power of makeup

    There was a point in my life where the closest thing to makeup that I owned was a clear lip gloss and the longest I could go on wearing