The inglorious Bangladeshi summer is here with a drumroll, or rather, heatwaves! Call it what you will, but summers do allow us a lot of liberty in terms of fashion. One can experiment with sleeves, cuts, colours and most importantly, silhouettes. Sundresses are an eternal favourite for summer. Easy, breezy and beautiful — what’s not to like? In fact, a survey had proven that women wearing sundresses exude more confidence and appear chic and pulled together.
The concept of marriage has persisted through the millennia in several civilisations and countless societies. Through the ages, lots have changed the idea of unison and have been amended to allow both husband and wife to coexist without any bars holding them back. Nowadays, marriage is considered a legal contract, making Kabin-Nama (also referred to as Nikah Nama) the rule book. The Kabin-Nama form is drafted so that a couple can set the terms and conditions of the marriage according to their preferences.
While ombre hair and hefty extensions are the order of the day, there used to be a time when hairstyles were considered artistic. In the ‘20s and ‘30s stylish flapper girls and fashionistas favoured bold but sculpted styles. It was the age of great change, women could vote and were slowly gaining independence, so they did not shy away from embracing new styles.
With summer comes heat and humidity. One of the best ways to cool down in this hot weather is with a refreshing, delicious summer drink. Here, are some easy and delicious recipes that are perfect for staying hydrated and beating the heat.
Humans make constant decisions due to their logical nature. Our choices range from simple to complex issues, such as what to eat for lunch to capital investment in a business. While we cannot be 100 per cent rational at all times, we mostly make logical decisions by weighing the pros and cons of each of our choices. That being said, we have developed some mental shortcuts known as cognitive biases to navigate and ease this decision-making process.
The mango season has arrived and with it comes the opportunity to try some delightful recipes. Here are a few cool and refreshing recipes by Sharmila Basu Thakur from Food Farishta, the YouTube channel.
With life getting busier with each passing day and Dhaka offering more fun activities, it is not a bad idea to get together with your girlfriends for a fun evening filled with joy and laughter, to unwind and break free of the day-to-day stress. A girls' day out is not something we associate with the city of Dhaka, but times are changing.
As a parent, babyproofing your home becomes a top priority when your child becomes a toddler. Here are some ways to babyproof your home if you have a toddler.
Bangladeshi collector Mohammed Monirul Islam won a gold medal at IBRA 2023, World Stamp Exhibition held at Essen, Germany between 25 May 2023 and 28 May 2023. This is the first time that a Bangladeshi philatelist has won such an accolade at an exhibition held under the patronage of FIP, Fédération Internationale de Philatélie. Over 600 philatelists from 65 countries across the world participated in this competitive event, mentioned a press release.
Holiday Inn Dhaka City Centre has just launched a new restaurant, The Ilish. A delightful dining experience where you can explore the many culinary delights of the Mediterranean. Ilish is a word every Bangladeshi is familiar with. Its significance and prominence in our country’s rich history are now going to be synonymous with the great tastes and delights of the Mediterranean. The main aim of The Ilish is to explore the common roots between Bengali and Mediterranean culinary cultures.
Online, content creator Nuseir Yassin, better known as Nas and by his online channel Nas Daily, and Alyne Tamir, known for her videos on Dear Alyne, looked perfect — accepting each other’s differences and flaws, navigating with each other’s families, being culturally open to changes, and so much more. Yet, unresolved issues and lifestyles differences are what broke them up, as they announced in a 13-minute video posted on 22 May, 2023.
Are you planning a trip with your friends without looking to break the bank? Well, you’re in luck because travelling with a bunch of people on a budget is totally possible! Here are some money saving hacks so you can finally make that trip all your friends have been planning for. You’ll be able to make the most of your trip and the best part, you don't have to worry about running out of money either.
From ogling and drooling over celebrity engagement and wedding rings, and analysing their carats and shapes, we’ve done it all. However, the exchanging of rings is a deeply traditional gesture and holds personal meaning. But, is there really a right or wrong way to wear engagement and wedding rings and does it even matter?
This fast and frenzied world has us constantly on our toes, needing us to upgrade ourselves every so often. Fortunately, there are several ways to figure out what might not be working for you and to find sustainable, productive ways to reach your very own version 2.0.
Getting enough quality sleep is of the utmost significance. Sleeping improves your mood and enables your body and mind to operate efficiently. For some, snoozing off poses no challenge whatsoever. However, many people have major trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. Memory, cognition, emotions, sensations, and many other brain and body processes may all suffer from insufficient sleep.
Travelling is demanding, but it’s equally addictive and enjoyable. That being said, there are so many ways to travel and so many places to see, it’s quite natural to feel overwhelmed at times. With so many rivers flowing through Bangladesh, there are plenty of naval routes available for travelling. Sometimes, just the boat ride itself can be your objective.
Arthur Conan Doyle’s most popular character is none other than Sherlock Holmes whose stories have been adapted to the big screen multiple times. Despite the character and his detective stories being fictional, Sherlock Holmes gives us multiple life lessons.
Experience the enchantment of Cannes Film Festival 2023 through the unforgettable style moments on the red carpet. From Elle Fanning's bedazzling ensembles to Natalie Portman's mesmerising recreation of a historic Dior gown, these A-list celebrities and filmmakers showcased their sartorial brilliance.
The dining table is where we gather to enjoys feasts, conversations and share laughs. When hosting a dinner party, having people over entails setting the mood for a great evening, and the first thing you should look at is the condition of the furniture in the dining area. As such, the dining table needs a revamp to give your guests a wonderful experience.
Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden is bringing ‘Turkish Theme Night’ featuring mouth-watering Turkish specialties to pamper your taste buds. This scrumptious dinner buffet will continue until 16 June 2023 every Thursday and Friday between 1830 hours and 2300 hours, to be held at the signature restaurant, Water Garden Brasserie.
With a stylistic persona and a fresh new take on things, Tasmim Zobaear is an up-and-coming designer who is taking the fashion industry by storm. From his bold use of colours and majestic silhouettes, Tasmim’s creations are not only visually appealing but also a modern take on what fashion can be.