4d ago| Life & Living

Football or soccer? What’s the right term anyway?

Football fans all around the world, alongside in Europe are synonymous for their love of the term — football. It’s after all the continent where football is the undisputed number one sport, with England being the birthplace of the game. So, it can be understandable if the rest of the world also follows suit and practically sneers at anyone who uses the term, soccer.

5d ago| Life & Living

5 ways football players celebrate victories

You might be a great fan of football. A lot of people are; it’s the most popular sport on the planet for a reason, but players are even more ardent fans of the game and it’s no shocker. For us it’s a game, a thing to love. For them, it’s so much more. For the players, it’s a lifestyle. So, it’s no wonder that players love to celebrate their victories. Here are a few ways that players celebrate their victories and achievements.

The timeless midi skirts

Back from the 90s when it almost monopolised the party fashion scene, the midi skirt is trending again in celebrity wardrobes. Recently, Akshata Murthy wore it and we say, if it’s good for the Prime Minister’s home, it’s good for us. But the question is, how do we style it? Despite its popularity, the average fashion savvy woman still has a hard time styling this timeless piece. Fortunately, fashion experts and experienced stylists have some tried and tested tips.

6d ago| Life & Living

First female referee for FIFA World Cup: Stephanie Frappart makes history

Stephanie Frappart of France is set to become the first female referee to officiate a men’s FIFA world cup match, taking charge of the Germany vs. Costa Rica match. The 38-year-old will lead an all-female refereeing team for the Group E match of the World Cup, including Brazil’s Neuza Back and Mexican Karen Diaz Medina. This is also the very first time all the officials in a World Cup match will be officiated by an all-female team, making her a part of a historic achievement of women’s inclusion in the sport.

6d 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?

6d ago| SHOUT

Polashi – the deductive board game that makes or breaks friendships

The Battle of Plassey reimagined through an age old medium.

6d ago| Lifestyle

Feel the excitement of Tex Mex Night at Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden!

Just imagine an evening full of colour, awesome music, delicious fajitas, chilli prawns, filling tacos, and a variety of desserts to quench your hunger. And this calls for something special for everyone to find out what! Yes, we are talking about “Tex Mex Theme Night” organised by Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden at their signature restaurant, Water Garden Brasserie. This dinner buffet will start from 18 November, 2022 onwards, on every Thursday night from 6:30 PM. Diners will be longing to explore the intense and rich flavours of the Tex-Mex cuisine which will be featuring scrumptious Mexican dishes on display.

November 28, 2022
November 28, 2022

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.

November 28, 2022
November 28, 2022

Recipes for a classic Chakma lunch platter

A typical Chakma luncheon is simple but nutritious. Traditionally, from blanched boiled vegetable dishes to herbed less-oily fish, and meat served with a plate of jhum cultivated steamed rice, the food choice of indigenous people of Chittagong Hill Tracts changes every season. We have more than a hundred varieties of seasonal vegetables and fruits that grow around the year all over the hills. From sweet fruits to sour veggies and bitter herbs to spicy chillies, all of the distinctive flavours of the different ingredients are found on our lunch platter.

November 28, 2022
November 28, 2022

The Week of Italian cuisine in the World 2022: A celebration of definitive Italian food culture

Mediterranean culture is known for its exquisitely vibrant cuisines that give you a delicious blend of foods made with finely sourced ingredients while making sure the food will be wholesome and healthy. With a view to promoting Italy's food production and gastronomic traditions abroad, an annual themed event called ‘The Week of Italian Cuisine in the World,’ was created in 2016 by Italy’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation's Directorate General for Country Promotion.

November 28, 2022
November 28, 2022

Pregnancy and motherhood: Confessions of a ‘not-so-perfect’ mother

Dreams relating to motherhood began quite early in my life. It was mostly inspired by pregnancy photoshoots with celebrities like Brooke Shields, Kirsten Dunst, and Demi Moore. These ladies made pregnancy look like a piece of cake. With their long and thick hair resting on their shoulders, and finely manicured hands cradling their perfectly shaped bellies – everything looked handpicked, as if from a favourite fairy-tale.

November 28, 2022
November 28, 2022

Rules for wearing plaid pants!

Plaid pants have been around for a while and have a reputation for making the wearer look smart and preppy. These tartan-patterned trousers bring an edge to your look whether you opt for a funky colourful get-up or rather stick to a subdued, retro look.

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.