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  • A Green Revolution

    Jute has long been called the golden fibre of Bangladesh, and that alone underscores the significance of the fibre in the culture and economy. Bangladesh grows one of the best quality jute fibres in the entire world, and there’s significant production and scope in our country. But are we using it to its full potential and could we do more?

  • Ode to a forgotten Dhaka by NOBO

    Dhaka during the ‘70s and the ‘80s was very different from the city we know now. The earlier version of Dhaka was filled with modest homes, and open yards. The houses and streets were adorned with colourful and fragrant local flowers such as madhobilata,

  • TRESemmé Bangladesh Fashion Week, 2020

    The second edition of TRESemmé Bangladesh Fashion Week 2020, will be held from 23rd to 25th January at the International

  • KFC’s latest outlets

    The year 2019 ended with a pleasant surprise for KFC fans of Bangladesh. This food chain is continuing their journey in the country by opening their 22nd and 23rd outlets respectively in Bogura and Khulna.

  • Pushpokoli Winter Festival

    For the eighth consecutive time, the non-profit organisation ‘Sombhabona’ has put together the ‘Pushpokoli Winter Festival-2019’ for underprivileged children on January 3, 2020, at Mirpur Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket stadium.

  • Artists, assemble!

    Local artists and artisans have become forgotten talent in society. Their crafts have been overshadowed by non-local products which most of us assume to be of better quality.

  • Immunohistochemistry Lab launched by Praava Health

    Earlier this December, Praava Health, a network of family health centers, raising the bar for healthcare in Bangladesh

  • Launch of Cupcake Delight

    The heart and soul are what defines everything Dan Cake sets out to bake, and its launch of cupcake delights is no far cry. In a cosy affair at Dhaka’s Gulshan Club, the Danish brand launched this latest delicacy to add to its line of sweet assortments on Monday, 29 July, 2019.

  • Grande Boulevard- An exhibition like no other

    Grande Boulevard perfectly captured grandeur in its aesthetics and impeccable execution. The exhibition was an unprecedented feat, bringing together high-end local and international names under one roof to celebrate the upcoming festivities of Eid-ul-Adha.

  • Dhaka Summer Runway 2019

    An extravagant throw had Dhaka abuzz on Thursday night, 18 July, 2019 as the country’s top designers got extra on a spectacular event by Panache, held at Le Méridien Dhaka. A glorious celebration of home-grown designers, the fashion show aimed high to shine

  • Tingle your taste buds at the ‘Indian Street Food Saturday Lunch’

    In the words of Le Meridien Dhaka’s General Manager, Constantinos S Gavriel, “Street food embodies the essence of our culture.” You

  • Utsho Shandhya 2019

    Emphasising the forgotten act of giving back, Utsho Bangladesh pulled on everyone’s heartstrings present at the community-based organisation’s annual fundraising event on Friday, 19 April, 2019.

  • ‘The Great British Food Festival’ at Le Méridien Dhaka

    Le Méridien Dhaka has arranged a food festival from the land of royalty, which will run till 4 May, 2019, at Latest Recipe Restaurant on the hotel’s 15th floor.

  • Splash Fashion now in Bangladesh

    The largest fashion brand in the Middle East, and one of the biggest in the world, started its journey in Bangladesh as Splash Fashion Bangladesh.

  • A care for tummy; a hope for cancer

    An evening ripe with knowledge and debated points on the latest medical advancements, 2 March, 2019, saw a health seminar organised by the Dhaka office of Parkway Hospitals

  • Nanogress Lifestyle Experience Center Launched in Bangladesh

    On Saturday, 2 March, 2019, Dahmashi Trading Company Ltd., Satarkul, North Badda, Dhaka - Dahmashi Group's inauguration ceremony was inaugurated by former Chief Architect Shah Alam Zahiruddin, Architectural Directorate, Public Works Ministry, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh.

  • Glamour fest in Dhaka

    Three evenings of glamour, oomph and panache; the best of the best amongst our local designers, participants from various Asian countries; and some of the most promising new faces on the scene right at this moment—made up the razzle-dazzle that set the TRESemmé Bangladesh Fashion Week 2019 apart.

  • Creatives and Show Stoppers - What they had to say

    Fashion is not only about what you wear, but also how you wear it. The styling factor is as important, if not more, as selecting the right attire for the right event. Needless to say, the right hairstyling is a constant element for anyone wanting to stand apart in a crowd.

  • 19th PRAN National Pickle Competition 2018

    In a grand celebratory gala, organised at Dhaka's Bangabandhu International Conference Centre on Friday, 15 February, 2019, PRAN awarded the winners of the annual national pickle competition 2018.

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    Shera Rondhonshilpi 2018 Grand Finale

    The grand finale of the longest running reality show in Bangladesh, Shera Rondhonshilpi, was held at The Westin on 15 February, 2019.

  • Go deshi

    With the world moving towards ethical consumerism, Bangladesh is hardly lagging behind.

  • Exploring Persian cuisine

    The Iran Cultural Centre, Dhaka and Hotel Sarina joined hands to organise a week-long Iranian Food Festival from 2 to 8 February, 2019. The event was held as an effort to share Persian cuisine, recipes, and stories with Bangladesh. Iranian master chef, Hossein Najmi, especially crafted the menu to give the locals a taste of all popular dishes in Iran.

  • An out of the ordinary Pitha Festival

    As winter almost bids adieu for the year, we turn to our favourite winter dessert to officially end the season. A handful of pitha festivals have taken place all over the country to

  • Vintage celebrations

    For this week, we choose to highlight a vintage themed tea party hosted by the popular socialite Rupo Shams at Bay's Edge Water Gallery on 12 January.

  • First Car Free Friday of 2019

    September 22, has been observed as ' World Car Free Day in Bangladesh for quite some time. In continuation of the events, first Fridays of every month are special because they are observed as 'Private Car Free Manik Mia Avenue'.


    On 27 October, Psychological Health and Wellness Clinic (PWHC) hosted an event marking World Mental Health Day. The event was called 'Stop the Stigma,' which observed the cause with a day filled with collaborative activities and panel discussions by experts in the field.

  • Show celebrates 40 Years of Aarong

    Aarong, the leading lifestyle retail chain of Bangladesh, presented a fashion show at the Aarong 40 Years Festival, held at the Bangladesh Army Stadium, Dhaka on the 26 October, 2018.

  • Celebrating local artisans: Aarong 40 Years Festival

    Aarong steps into its 40th year celebration, aptly titled “Aarong 40 years Festival”, with a three-day long event.

  • Sunsets & Pearls

    With the azure sky kissing the horizon and warm sea breeze flowing through our hair, one could not help but ignore their calming effects on the senses and come to the only natural conclusion

  • An evening with Treschic Pret

    On 18 October, 2018 Treschic Entertainment organised what can be called one of the most grandiose fashion shows in town. Held at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Grand Ballroom, Treschic Pret Collections: Fall & Winter Fashion Show presented collections from two of the most acclaimed designers in the country — Shahrukh Amin and Rima Naz.