Johnny Depp, one of the most popular actors of all time, is universally loved for his crowd-pleasing performances in blockbuster movies like Pirates of the Caribbean, Alice in Wonderland, Edward Scissorhands among others, but being a versatile actor, he has also starred in many movies that are quite underrated.
Life in the big city is not easy. Constantly running after one thing or another and keeping up with the world at all times is necessary but exhausting. However, divine intervention sometimes manifests itself as howling wind and rumbling thunder followed by a heavy downpour, forcing this fast-paced life to a sudden stand-still and allowing you a moment of respite.
Instead of spending your last summer vacation days in a place where you need a portable fan or umbrella, why not choose a colder, dare we say wintry locale to visit in summer? Skiing or hiking on an icy mountain in the months to come may seem absurd, but any of the following 5 places might be the perfect way to beat the heat while continuing to have the most thrilling summer vacation ever.
You need a perfume that lasts for hours, tailored to your needs and busy schedule. To find the perfume that fits your lifestyle, start with this list of the best perfumes for men and women. Fragrances give our clothes that chef's kiss. It lingers long after we are gone. Long-lasting colognes typically stay on the skin for about 6-8 hours, or longer. This varies with time and skin chemistry, but it always leaves an impression. Surely, most of them come at a high price, but it does not have to be.
The viva voce section of this strenuous and prolonged process of selection can be a particularly nerve-racking experience. Anxiety and nervousness originating from such a high-stakes exam may lead to some last-minute mistakes that can be avoided with ease. So, we have compiled a list of 7 things that you must not forget to check before you leave to attend your BCS viva.
Dengue fever and other severe dengue symptoms are the result of a viral illness spread by mosquito bites. Those infected with dengue often have a high temperature, headache, bodily pains, nausea, and rash. As the population of Aedes mosquitoes, which transmit the dengue virus, has surged in the early days of summer, medical professionals have warned that Bangladesh may have an even more severe outbreak of the disease in 2023 than in the previous years.
This year, the whole of Bangladesh is experiencing unprecedented heat waves. The intense heat has reached a point where opening the windows makes the situation worse instead of bringing in relief in the form of a soothing breeze. Millions around the country, especially the lower middle class, day labourers, farmers, and people who work outside are suffering greatly.
Popular natural language AI, ChatGPT had made waves in global news when it first arrived. Hailed as a revolutionary aid to all kinds of writing, it had the world riveted. Fast forward a few months, has it really evolved into the job-eating monster that writers around the world were scared it would become?
Modhurimay Alap (Swapno ‘71, 2023) transcribes two days of conversations with the late Golam Mustafa, first Director of Photography of Bangladesh Television.
Naeem Mohaiemen called the book and its selections, which comprise fairly short essays and editorials on contemporary matters, “an argument for somehow recording all that seems ephemeral, so we can then look back and trace what was happening.”
On the the occasion of Rabindra Jayanti 'Saregama Bengali' has released a collection of six timeless poems from Rabindranath Tagore.
The guessing game began a few days ago, when an anonymous, untitled book scheduled for July 9, “4C Untitled Flatiron Nonfiction Summer 2023”, had Taylor Swift fans so convinced she had written a memoir that they made it a bestseller.
After much criticism, authorities of Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) have removed a billboard from the Rupali Guitar sculpture premises at Prabartak Mor in the port city
The books coming out of Korea are brutal in how they push the audience right back into the bleakness of reality
In making the Hunger Games unglamorous, Suzanne Collins challenges the audience to reflect on how they view violence in entertainment
At its core, 'Star Wars' is a classic tale of underdogs taking on a powerful enemy; it's a story of hope and perseverance, of standing up for what's right even when the odds are against you.
Stepping back into the game with grace and poise, Tanzika reflects on her remarkable comeback, shedding light on the industry's challenges and more with Star Showbiz.
With a manly look, brilliant dance moves, and amazing acting skills, Ador Azad has caught the audience's attention this Eid with his film, “Local”. His on-screen chemistry with Bubly was a treat to the eyes.
From making us cry with “Bhenge Porona” to making us fall in love with “Morey Jak”- Pritom Hasan’s success spree continues as Coke Studio’s “Deora” reigns supreme in playlists of the youth.
The former Miss World Bangladesh contestant came for a cup of coffee with The Daily Star and revealed all about her love for acting.
"The first thing I noticed was that it is a challenge to make good films regularly," the actor shared on his journey into the film industry.
Sabila Nur broke the internet a week ago, because many didn’t believe that a full-time actress could score a CGPA of 3.97, like she did. Through her more than decade-long career, Sabila has actually been silently brilliant for a long time.
Sadia’s charm flared as she appeared on the screen with some of the romantic projects, including Mizanur Rahman Aryan’s “Phooler Namey Naam”, which was the first big break in her career.
His dedication brought him national level recognition, further elevating his career with one after another remarkable projects.
At least two dengue patients died while 147 others were hospitalised in the last 24 hours till this morning.
At least 96 dengue patients were hospitalised in the last 24 hours till yesterday morning.
One more Covid-19 death was recorded in the last 24 hours till 8:00am today
One more dengue patient died and 101 were hospitalised in the last 24 hours till yesterday.
Two more Covid-19 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours till 8:00am today
Three people died of dengue and 97 others were hospitalised across the country in the last 24 hours till yesterday morning.
On World No Tobacco Day (31st May), the World Health Organisation (WHO) calls upon governments worldwide to end subsidies for tobacco farming and instead support the cultivation of sustainable crops that can alleviate hunger and food insecurity for millions of people.
At the end of the 19th century, Scottish author Robert Stevenson wrote a classic story about the two sides of human nature called ‘The strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’ where he wrote about the duality of human nature.
The Dhoka West City Corporation (DWCC) has taken the notion of thinking outside the box to another level.
Marks and Sponsor Limited (M&S) and Life and Living Group of Company’s (LLG) profits rose respectively by 17.75 percent and 20.25 percent year-on-year in the last financial year.
The Chapasthan government has started a new initiative in its capital of Dhoka with an aim to prepare the future athletes for athletic events in the Los Angeles Olympics in 2028.
Amoral Travel Agency has announced a brand new, extensive tourism package for people eager to escape the drudgery, grime and anxiety of city life and experience a refreshing change that will wash all of that, and more, away.
On a fateful day, Officers Abul and Kabul arrested a student during a protest against the price hike of kidney dialysis. The arrestee was defiant of the police officers, making preposterous arguments about freedom of speech and the right to protest, which had really ticked the officers off.
Real Madrid players have reportedly come to Bangladesh hoping for admission to a well-known coaching centre of Farmgate after they failed their English test, held in Etihad exam hall on English soil.
“The real victims in this tragedy are the ones who didn’t get any friend requests despite the glitch and me,” said Mark.
Locals are being inspired by a city father’s mother’s decision to represent her ousted and disgraced son by nominating herself as an independent woman … erm … candidate.
Reddit, the popular news discussion and social media platform, is planning to fire 5% of their total workforce, according to a company letter sent by Reddit CEO and co-founder, Steve Huffman.
TELOS, a Mars rover prototype and ICARUS, the companion aerial subsystem, developed by the UIU Mars rover team, have recently secured first place in Asia in the University Rover Challenge 2023.
Apple unveiled its ground-breaking augmented reality (AR) headset, the Vision Pro.
Apple announced a plethora of new products and tech in this year's WWDC, including the Vision Pro headset, 15-inch MacBook Air, upgraded Mac Pro, iOS 17 and new OS for non-iPhone products.
The new Mac Pro, the first major upgrade in four years, heralds Apple's complete transition to its own Arm-powered Silicon.
With a thickness of just 11.5mm, Apple claims that the new MacBook Air is the thinnest 15-inch laptop available
This marks Apple's first foray into a new product category since the launch of the Apple Watch in 2015. According to recent reports from Bloomberg, the company aims to sell approximately 900,000 VR headsets within the first year of release.
Apple unveiled iOS 17 and introduced exciting hardware updates during the WWDC 2023 event. The ongoing event can be watched live here.
Winston Churchill spent three years in British India, a freshly minted cavalry subaltern,
The great revolt of 1857 was a momentous struggle against colonial rule in the Indian subcontinent—the most widespread anti-colonial struggle during the nineteenth century.
The great revolt of 1857 was a momentous struggle against colonial rule in the Indian subcontinent—the most widespread anti-colonial struggle during the nineteenth century.
Ranajit Guha ( May 23, 1923 - April 28, 1923) was an influential Indian historian and scholar renowned for his groundbreaking contributions to the field of Subaltern Studies.
In a few days, the whole world will celebrate the centenary of Sen: the man who changed India’s cinematic landscape forever.
After the enactment of the Digital Security Act (DSA) in 2018, the Sampadak Parishad published an elaborate
The labour movement in Bangladesh has a rich and complex history that dates back to the 19th century.
April 17, 1971, is a historic day that shines brightly in the collective memory of Bangladesh with immense pride, unwavering strength, and boundless enthusiasm.
Check out these five well-curated YouTube channels that will help you build your first mobile application.
The memories you take back with you will be worth it.
It’s commonly seen that participation from English medium students is comparatively much lower.
Exam strategies are open to change every year, so the applicants must stay updated about that.
Schools should also be a place students look back upon fondly, not a totalitarian regime they would grow up to hate for the rest of their lives.
Healthy scepticism is celebrated even in the scientific world, so why not practise it?
There needs to be a push for a strong public library culture in Dhaka.
Staying relevant translates to positive outcomes for people.
One of the most compelling reasons why electric vehicles are better for the environment is their significantly reduced greenhouse gas emissions compared to internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles.
The Acura Integra Type S marks the return of a beloved sports car that captured the hearts of enthusiasts during its initial run. This highly anticipated resurrection promises a fusion of classic design cues, cutting-edge technology, and exhilarating performance.
Here's a quick refresher on the essential car fluids and the basic information you should know about them.
If you love your family and your cars equally, then the latest iteration of the Fast & Furious franchise will not leave you disappointed.
Hyundai has resurrected its very first concept car, the Pony Coupe, showcasing it in all its retro glory at the prestigious 2023 Villa d'Este Concours in Lake Como.
The latest addition to Porsche's 718 lineup promises to deliver an exhilarating driving experience like no other, equivalent to the 718 Cayman GT4 RS.
Those who commute every day will also often find that cars tend to get heated quickly when under the extreme summer heat. Here are some basic maintenance tips to keep in mind to keep your car cool even during summer.
This particular Glanza V, owned by local car enthusiast Momtahin Hassan Ingit, was restored from the ground up. The sporty design with the side skirts, trunk spoiler and hood scoop makes it as evergreen as it can get.
The ambition was to popularise Bangladeshi manga. At first the initiative was voluntary but later they succeeded to commercialise the publication.
Some of UPL’s best selling titles include 'Political Parties in India' (2022) by Abdul Razzaq and a Bangla translation of Yuval Noah Harari’s 'Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind' (2014).
Perhaps Martin Amis’s works do not grab me for the most part because it veers too far away from the humanism of, say, Saul Bellow—a writer Martin greatly admires and has written about extensively.
Institutional racism in colonies, migration, flawed anti-monarchy sentiments stemming from personal vendettas, and the need for rebellion permeate the lives of these characters.
Neeldhaja is the first Bangla poem to be written in the form of a letter; it places a female figure with a rebellious demeanor as the protagonist of a historical narrative.
Based on anecdotal evidence, complaints about the genre being “pure escapism”, “childish” and “uninteresting” are common. There are also reviews which accuse fantasy literature of being “formulaic”, “out of touch” and even “outdated”.
Following submission, the editorial team will respond to writers they are interested within six months.
Four little magazines have been published under his editorship.
Nestled between the North Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, Morocco unveils a treasure trove of vibrant colours, cultural heritage, and centuries-old traditions that captivate a traveller. From the mesmerising Sahara desert to picturesque beaches, majestic mountains, bustling souks, delectable cuisine, and enchanting riads, Morocco seamlessly blends the allure of bygone eras with the modern world.
It was a hilly meandering road skirting the India-Bangladesh border. By-passing a dense betel nut orchard, our car was heading towards Syndai, a village of Meghalaya.
For those of us wedded and welded to our routine-ruled existences, there is an almost jealous fascination about people like Vespanda Ilario Lavarra.
They say the beauty of the Galapagos can’t be explained. It can only be experienced.
When I visited Hanoi in 2019, I only had a chance to catch a whiff of Vietnam’s capital. I took a glance at all the splotches of yellow architecture in awe and had little to no idea how to navigate myself in a town that hardly communicated in English. But even then, Hanoi found a place of eternal fondness in my heart and gave me a gift of familiarity that I couldn’t make much sense of at the time.
In late October 2021, my quest for documenting tea-planters’ graves around the country brought me to Looba Cherra tea garden.
Why do you climb? Why do you risk everything over scaling a summit?
There was a time not so long ago when Bangladesh Film Development Corporation was abuzz with various activities -- from shooting films to dubbing and editing.
Almost every major football crazy city in the world has a historic club rivalry that it can brag about. Kolkata, London, Manchester, Milan, Madrid – you name it and there’s at least one colourful and storied rivalry to whet the appetite of football fans.
After joining Abahani from BJMC in 1984, I had to endure abusive words from the fans for some off-target shots during a practice session ahead of the match against Mohammedan.
Coastal residents at great risk of cyclones as mangrove forests cut down, leased and grabbed for ‘development’
Kamal Hossen is a recently retired professor at the Institute of Forestry and Environmental Science of Chattogram University. In a conversation with The Daily Star, he emphasised the importance of the conservation of mangrove forests.
When one enters the building of Sharif Market on Chittaranjan Avenue in Sadarghat, there is a feeling of suffocation, despite the empty spaces between the eight-storey building. The building has been identified as risky in terms of fire safety. However, it only has nine fire extinguishers.
Fire safety in Dhaka’s market buildings is in a very precarious condition, which has increased vulnerabilities for people and properties associated with these markets. The recent fire incidents in Bangabazar and Dhaka New Super Market are testimonies of these harsh realities prevailing in the capital, said Dr Adil Mohammed Khan, executive director of Institute for Planning and Development (IPD), during an interview with The Daily Star yesterday.