14h ago| Travel

10 essentials for any winter trip

There is something magical about day trips during winter until you realise that there are a number of things you will need to be mindful of. Sure, you do not need to worry about the heat or sweating and that itself is a very charming proposition but you would still need a few essentials that will make sure that the trip goes as smoothly as possible.

2d ago| Travel

Essence of my travel

In my family, short trips were the norm. I would tag along with my parents even on some business trips. These were not exactly sightseeing trips, although some side excursions were always baked in. Those visits, prosaic to some, still drew me because there were always a few things in them that excited my senses. I’d scoop up and relish every opportunity just as the thirsty hands collect water and stay tightly together to keep every bit from slipping through. Lush countryside dotted with little villages, roadside hot tea, and unpaved roads bisecting the green fields were all a treat.

2d ago| Food & Recipes

Jaggery recipes to try this winter

Jaggery is a type of unrefined sugar made from palm or sugar cane. It is used extensively in both sweet and savoury dishes across India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. A dash of jaggery when added to vegetables like bitter gourd reduces the bitterness to a great extent. Jaggery is also used in the preparation of cakes, pithas, kheer, etc.

Glycerine and its benefits

Glycerine and rose water are always at the top of the list of skincare components for perfect skin. Still not convinced? Ask your mum or grandma; they will agree. Women have been employing these nutrients for generations to achieve youthful, moisturised, and radiant skin, owing to their numerous cosmetic benefits.

Bhabir Mor: How the name of Ranighat Mor in Dinajpur changed

Just 34km away from Dinajpur city, Tangon river flows along the Indian border. There is a rubber dam with a bridge over the river. This spot in Bochaganj upazila, Dinajpur is called Ranighat Mor. But now it is known as “Bhabir Mor".

December 8, 2022
December 8, 2022

The significance of small gestures in a family

Why small gestures in a family are so important.

December 8, 2022
December 8, 2022

The struggles of finding sportswear for women

Of all the countless obstacles between a woman and sports, one is her clothes.

December 7, 2022
December 7, 2022

10 essentials for any winter trip

There is something magical about day trips during winter until you realise that there are a number of things you will need to be mindful of. Sure, you do not need to worry about the heat or sweating and that itself is a very charming proposition but you would still need a few essentials that will make sure that the trip goes as smoothly as possible.

December 7, 2022
December 7, 2022

Guide to exploring Barishal on a budget

A pleasant mixture of diverse cultures from different backgrounds is what makes the city of Barishal lively. Around the city, explorers will encounter deteriorating Raj structures, beautiful mosques, and vibrant Hindu temples. Barishal is surprisingly walkable, unlike many other cities in Bangladesh, and has a number of parks and ponds all across the city. It is rewarding to visit the busy harbour region in the early morning when products and passengers come from different places.

December 6, 2022
December 6, 2022

Tameer Anwar wins first ever Pro Card in Bangladesh bodybuilding history

Tameer Anwar is a household name in the bodybuilding industry of Bangladesh. He has been dominating the local scene since 2014 by winning 8 straight Mister Bangladesh titles. The pioneering bodybuilder created history last month by winning first place at the IFBB Pro League Thailand and becoming the first IFFP Pro Card holder from Bangladesh. This is huge for us as being an IFFP Pro Athlete means that Tameer is now eligible to participate in Mr Olympia, the pinnacle of men’s professional bodybuilding.

December 6, 2022
December 6, 2022

Why I support Spain over Brazil or Argentina in the World Cup

My support for Spain started from around 2018, when they had been passing a rather bad time. They crashed out of the world cup of 2018 rather meekly and the whole team seemed in shambles. From then on, I started following the team closely and could identify with them the way they came back from years of slumber and are becoming a force to be reckoned with, reaching the semi-final of Euro 2020 and the final of nation’s league, and making a strong case for this year’s World cup.

December 6, 2022
December 6, 2022

Cristiano Ronaldo: The fitness freak no one can beat!

There is one thing Cristiano Ronaldo is famous for other than being one of the best players in the world and winning several titles to his name – being a fitness freak! Who else would make headlines for removing Coca-Cola bottles with international spectators watching? Cristiano Ronaldo’s journey in football is well-known, but in the process, he has also garnered a lot of attention for being a fitness enthusiast. Albeit he has been training for football since a young age, has he always pushed himself to reach peak fitness? How did he get here?

December 6, 2022
December 6, 2022

5 things we love about Moroccan footballer Achraf Hakimi

The picture of Moroccan player Achraf Hakimi interacting with his mother caringly after his team beat European giant Belgium, has to be one of the most endearing photos of this world cup so far. This poignant moment showed to us just how emotionally invested players like Hakimi are with this beautiful game. As a rising football star for years, Hakimi has garnered quite the fan following. So, let’s take a look at five things we love about Achraf Hakimi.

December 5, 2022
December 5, 2022

The Japanese way of football

The Japanese football team, also known as the Samurai Blue, is raving about the World Cup stadium in Qatar in ways few expected. The discipline and coordination they carry as a nation consistently garner respect from their neighbours. Japan has all of the ingredients to be a football powerhouse: the world's third-largest economy, a population of 125 million people, a national passion for football, a prominent domestic league, and the infrastructure that comes with co-hosting its own World Cup.

December 5, 2022
December 5, 2022

Brazil and South-Korea bring their culture to the field

With over 30 nations participating in this year’s World Cup, the field has once again become a melting pot of cultural expression. Particularly, South Korea and Brazil have made an impact in bringing a significant piece of their home to an international platform, giving fans from all over the opportunity to indulge in their cultural practices. The World Cup being watched by millions all over the globe not only presents the chance for teams to exhibit their skills, talent and sportsmanship, but also breaks cultural barriers.