16h ago| Travel

5 must-see travel spots in Sylhet

Sylhet is known for its highlands, swamp forests, and haors. The breath-taking beauty of Sylhet’s green surroundings and the welcoming nature of its locality is sheerly irresistible — in very few places in Bangladesh, you will find the mesmerising hillside beauty that Sylhet possesses. So, why wait to visit and see the vibrancy and exquisite travel places of Sylhet?

2d ago| Food & Recipes

Ultimate FIFA 2022 Game Day Snacks

There is nothing better than sitting in front of the TV, tuning in on the latest football games, and digging into your favourite supply of snacks. With FIFA World Cup 2022 now in full swing, it's time to start collecting the ultimate snack ideas you can easily munch on with your friends and family while watching the games! No matter which team you are rooting for to win (or lose), these delicious game-day snacks definitely pack a punch and satisfy every taste bud and desire!

Top 5 Winter Skin Care Tips

Winter is quite possibly the harshest season when it comes to our skin. Because of the lower humidity and colder temperature, our body loses out on a lot of moisture, causing loads of damage to the skin. To prevent that outcome, here are the top 5 things you can do to take care of your skin this winter.

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".

November 28, 2022
November 28, 2022

Football superstitions, rituals, and curses

Football is an exciting sport. It is intense, physical, and loved all over the world. Modern football has seen many changes and modern technology is being used more and more to improve the game experience but even something as grand as football has its fair share of superstitions. Football has some interesting superstitions and even some ‘curses’ as well. Are the curses true? We don’t know for sure. Are the superstitions valid and does the ritual leave an impact on the result? Once again, we cannot say with absolute certainty. But then again, if we could, they would not be called superstitions. Either way, they might seem illogical to many but they sure make football more interesting than it already is.

November 28, 2022
November 28, 2022

Ronaldo and Messi’s chess photoshoot: 5 interesting facts you didn’t know

On November 19 luxury brand Louis Vuitton released a new brand campaign featuring the two greatest legends of the football world, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. With no ball in sight, both players appeared to be engrossed in an intense game of chess on top of a chequered Louis Vuitton suitcase. When we say, this one photo quite literally broke the internet in a matter of hours, we are not exaggerating. However, it turns out that there is much more to this photo than meets the eye. Curious yet?

November 27, 2022
November 27, 2022

Days in a cruise ship: English footballer’s wives and girlfriends at the Qatar World Cup

A millionaire cruise ship has been anchored off the coast of Doha, Qatar for days, offering special amenities for the families of the football players. For the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, WAGs of English footballers are all scheduled to board a billion-dollar luxury World Cup cruise ship. Meanwhile, 6,762 guests and the partners of football players will be staying on the brand-new, MSC World Europa.

November 27, 2022
November 27, 2022

Jennifer Lopez’s beauty secrets

Megastar Jennifer Lopez, lovingly known to her fans as JLo, started in the industry as a dancer. She has evolved into a singer, actress, and fashion icon since then and is known for her incredible fitness and natural good looks. Despite her age — 53 years, to be exact — she does not have as many creases or fine lines to show for it, all thanks to a beauty regime that goes much beyond makeup. The following are some of JLo’s beauty secrets that cover the basics and then some.

November 27, 2022
November 27, 2022

All you need to know about peptic ulcer: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

The causes of what we commonly identify as 'gastric' starts off small — from snacking on our favourite dairy-based dessert, or taking a smoke break immediately after wolfing down fried foods, the triggers are aplenty. To think that a sudden case of gas and acid reflux will not set us back for a lifetime would be a wrong idea. It is only a matter of time that the minor heartburn becomes a major obstacle to living a healthy life. It is not entirely impossible to curb gastrointestinal maladies, but in order to do so it is essential to get to the root of the cause while also making some major changes to one's lifestyle.

November 27, 2022
November 27, 2022

Ongkur: Farhana Satu’s photography exhibition opens at the Asiatic Centre, Banani

If you had magical powers, what would you want to be? This question is likely to come up quite often in conversations with children. However, it takes on a new dimension when asked to children diagnosed with cancer. What does a little person struggling with such big problems dream of? This was the question that photographer Farhana Satu posed to her subjects, from which was born her latest exhibition, Ongkur.

November 27, 2022
November 27, 2022

Styling flared pants: Rules that work

Flared pants are all that your heart (and sometimes waistline!) hopes and wishes for! Known more widely as bell-bottom pants, pretty much all of our parents flaunted these for the greater part of the ‘70s. It has two varieties, the classic bell-bottoms were tapered at the top, around the hips, and spread out like a bell (hence the moniker) at the ankle. Flared pants are loose from the top, and flare out like a hand fan at the bottom. Both are equally stylish. Relaxed and very comfortable, these pants are your best friend, especially now that fashion has become forgiving and generous compared to the past.

November 27, 2022
November 27, 2022

A Night of Traditions: Fashion show by Friendship Colours of the Chars

Friendship Colours of the Chars is the leading slow fashion brand in the country. They provide Bangladeshi women from marginalised char regions training and work opportunities. With a vision to mark the popularity of slow fashion in Bangladesh, Friendship Colours of the Chars organised a dazzling fashion show titled “A Night of Traditions'' at the Grand Ballroom of Intercontinental Dhaka on 25 November 2022. In a world of fashion that moves quickly, the celebration was meant to honour the happiness that their artisans create slowly and by hand.

November 26, 2022
November 26, 2022

M’OISHÎ Bangladesh: Making our dessert dreams come true

Mochi, a traditional rice cake, has been a huge part of Japan’s food culture for centuries. Although it has always been a staple snack in the country, mochi ice cream is the one whose popularity surpassed international borders. The pounded glutinous rice wrapped around delectable premium ice cream has been the cause of much hype in many countries in recent years. And thanks to M’OISHÎ Bangladesh, we now know why.

November 26, 2022
November 26, 2022

Five football bromances that will melt your heart

Teammates who spend quality time together on and off the pitch and do not let their different backgrounds create any barriers between them, form some of the coolest bromances in football that make the beautiful game more wholesome. With sparks flying on and off the pitch, we look at these 5 ‘bromances’ that everyone has come to encourage and appreciate.