Wara Karim

October 13, 2021
October 13, 2021

Durga Puja celebration by Bangladeshi diaspora

Clear azure skies, cotton-like fluffy clouds, fragrant night jasmine, and kans grass swaying to the autumnal breeze symbolise the advent of Durga Puja in Bangladesh.

October 5, 2021
October 5, 2021

Conscious consumption is the trend of the future

The day is already here when consumers are increasingly doing research about a product and the company producing it before making the final purchase. Consumers are now more educated than ever, which leads them to buy less, but buy better. ‘Conscious consumption’ is the trend of the future!

September 28, 2021
September 28, 2021

Tong, America’s first fuchka cart

In a tin foil container there were seven crispy semolina shells filled with seasoned potato, yellow peas, onion, green chilli, and cilantro; they were topped with grated hardboiled egg.

September 14, 2021
September 14, 2021

Back to school after more than a year

Schools are opening across the globe. And with this comes the threat of a new wave of COVID transmission. Wara Karim writes about her experience living in the USA and how authorities are planning to cope with the situation as children start attending educational institutions.

August 31, 2021
August 31, 2021

Of plant, plate, and palate

Ask anyone who has grown fruits, vegetables, or even culinary herbs if homegrown produce savour better in comparison with store-bought varieties. A gardener’s answer will be an unequivocal yes. Even simple green chillies or coriander leaves taste so much better and fresher when they are grown at home.

August 24, 2021
August 24, 2021

Ocean Bliss

I had not realised how therapeutic the ocean could be until I stood on its soft-wet sand. Atlantic waves broke at my feet and washed away the lockdown fatigue that had been harbouring inside of me.

July 27, 2021
July 27, 2021

Post-vaccination getaway: Manhattan

I felt alive the moment we crossed the Lincoln Tunnel under the Hudson River. The 1.5-mile long tunnel connects Weehawken, New Jersey to Midtown Manhattan,

June 22, 2021
June 22, 2021

The significance of a shopping list

We all love to shop. Some of us are shopaholics while others are not, but we all, from time-to-time, purchase things we do not need. While it is not always possible to make a shopping list every time we go shopping, it is a good idea to make a grocery list before you step inside a food mart or a kitchen market. Why? You will find out in a while.

June 15, 2021
June 15, 2021

Tomorrow, a 3D film by Bangladeshi animators

Ratul Hasan, 6, lives on St. Martin’s Island, the southernmost point of Bangladesh. On a nighttime magical journey with “the Old Man of the Winds,” Ratul sees two kinds of possible future for his country and the world — one bleak and one bright.

May 25, 2021
May 25, 2021

Daydreaming about holidays

If you are like me, someone who jumps at the idea of exploring a new place, but have not travelled in the last one year, you will understand my plight. On some days, I so want to catch a flight and visit another state or country, inhale the air of a new place, and try a new cuisine.