1d ago| Life & Living

Relationship Matters: Setting Professional Goals

Our relationships and how we navigate them keep evolving with the times. Often, we find questions or worries so personal that they can only be shared with a stranger, but any random stranger is no real solace! Nor is the advice safe. With that in mind, Star Lifestyle brings to you a brand-new relationship advice column from certified experts. This hopes to tackle the host of worries, questions and forks in roads of the relationships plane that includes the personal, professional to psychological. Read on for insights, and shoot us your concerns, even anonymously at lifestyleds@yahoo.com, or send us a message on Star Lifestyle's Facebook page.

1w ago| Food & Recipes

Fabulous fish recipes for your table

Fish recipes are key to getting fresh, delicious meals on the table quickly and easily. There are many ways to cook fish — grilled, baked, fried or stewed. This list of fish recipes is simple and easy to make with full of global flavours will delight fish lovers and definitely improve the dinner table game.

How to make the most of guava season

It is no secret that the reigning royalty of summer fruits includes mangoes, lychees, pineapples, various berries, guavas, etc. And while we have said goodbye to most of these fruits as the season comes to an end, guavas are just about coming to a peak. Here are 8 ways to make the most out of this guava season while they are still in the market!

3w ago| Food & Recipes

A guide to kalai ruti of Chapai Nawabganj: Recipe, accompaniments, and where to eat

If you are going to Chapai Nawabganj, you must try out kalai ruti. That's what everyone said when I was planning a trip there. And so, I did, and I didn't regret it. The question of regret comes from the premise that kalai ruti is, after all, a ruti. I mean, how magically delicious can ruti be? My expectations were not that high. With that almost arrogant low expectation, I tried out this Chapai Nawabganj specialty, but it left me pleasantly surprised.

August 14, 2022
August 14, 2022

Giving unsolicited beauty advice is not a good look

Fashion choices and makeup, or the lack thereof, are powerful tools of self-expression.

August 14, 2022
August 14, 2022

Prepping for the inevitable: Retirement

Retirement — a word dreaded by many. What does one do when they retire, is a thought not many ask while they are still active in service. Should one leave the inevitable of life as a postscript, or does one make serious plans so that their transition into a retired life is a smooth one?

August 14, 2022
August 14, 2022

Female characters of Tagore: Symbols of empowered women

Rabindranath Tagore’s early writings (1881-1897) often focused on social injustice against women, female deities in his literature signified woman's inner strength. Tagore underscored that woman should never be passive, and he was very aware of women's social roles. Almost all of his female characters were plotted in traditional ways, but they were all quite strong. His women's liberation conquest was ahead of its time. As a result, one of his most significant contributions to society is the portrayal of women in his art.

August 14, 2022
August 14, 2022

Bird damages Biman Dreamliner engine at Sylhet airport; London flight rescheduled

A Boeing 787 aircraft of Biman Bangladesh Airlines was damaged after a bird hit an engine of the Dreamliner during landing at Sylhet Osmani International Airport this morning (August 14, 2022).

August 14, 2022
August 14, 2022

The joy of going to cinemas is coming back

Gone are the days of torn seats, dirty, mucky floors and stale potato chips. And the recent hit releases like Poran, or Hawa have multiplied the craze for local films. Imagine queuing up for four straight days to buy the tickets for the latest superhit without success; this says so much of the upgradation from cheap vulgar commercial releases to good scripts, awesome acting, great cinematography and the commitment to give you unquestionable entertainment.

August 13, 2022
August 13, 2022

Who is Salman Rushdie?

With a literary career of five decades, Sir Salman Rushdie has been no stranger to death threats due to his controversial work. Born two months before the Indian independence from Britain, Salman Rushdie took his first gaze in Bombay — now known as Mumbai. The controversial writer went on to win the illustrious Booker Prize in 1981 for his book, Midnight’s Children; the novelist became one of the most celebrated and successful British authors of all time. However, with his fourth novel, The Satanic Verses, published in 1988, the writer managed to cause international turmoil by hurting Islamic sentiments. Thus, began his controversial life.

August 13, 2022
August 13, 2022

What does heaven look like?

Congratulations to you, my dear countrymen, welcome to heaven. But wait, heaven is…dark? One might be forgiven for thinking that here in Bangladesh at the moment, as cyclical power cuts literally leave millions in the dark for hours, and fuel prices make others see stars. It might become cheaper to buy a vehicle than the actual costs of buying a week’s fuel for it on a consistent basis. So, get walking, go green, when better than now?

August 13, 2022
August 13, 2022

Bangla movie HAWA, crowd favourite GULTI and the magic of cinema

Hawa is a Bangladeshi mystery-drama film, written and directed by Mejbaur Rahman Sumon. The film is produced by Facecard Productions and Sun Music & Motion Pictures Limited and has become one of the trendiest movies of the year. The film stars Chanchal Chowdhury as Chan Majhi, Nazifa Tushi as Gulti, and Sariful Razz as Ibrahim or Iba, amongst others. A few days ago, Gulti, a protagonist of the trending movie Hawa, sat amongst the crowd at Chitra Mahal cinema hall in Old Dhaka, to relive the magic of cinema amongst real men.

August 12, 2022
August 12, 2022

From Artist to Fatherhood: Sariful Razz’s Journey

Before debuting in Dhallywood, Sariful Razz worked as a ramp model showcasing his talent in the world of fashion. After building a reputation of being a professional model, Razz made his debut in Dhallywood in 2016. The name of his first film was Ice Cream where he acted opposite Nazifa Tushi.

August 11, 2022
August 11, 2022

Architect Marina Tabassum wins Millennium Lifetime Achievement Award at Lisbon Triennale

Noted Bangladeshi architect and 2021 Soane Medalist Marina Tabassum has been named as the winner of the Millennium Lifetime Achievement Award at the upcoming Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2022.