INTERVIEW | The Daily Star
  • Aspirations and towering responsibilities

    Esrat Karim Eve, founder of the Amal Foundation, used to be a meek youngster back in the day. She claims to have been an introvert with social anxiety.

  • An equal world is an enabled world

    Last year, I met Hameeda Hossain for the first time at a private party hosted for notable Dhakaiites.

  • A financially independent woman is a free woman

    Taslima Begum, a freelance beautician, earns quite a comfortable living, allowing her to maintain a family, pay rent and her children’s tuition fees all on her own. But this was not the case even a few years ago, when she was living with her abusive husband.

  • In conversation with Dr Radhika Lakshmanan

    Breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancers. In Singapore, it is the most frequent cause of all cancer deaths.

  • Champion behind the glitz

    This beautiful ‘belle’ spoke about adversities; how she was able to overcome them, and make it to the peak of the entrepreneurial race.

  • Celebrating Kumari Shakti

    Every year, as Hindus join in to celebrate and commemorate the Goddess Durga’s victory over Mahishashur, Bangladeshi Hindus flock towards Ram Krishna Mission to observe the largest Kumari Puja organised. This year, it happens to fall on Ashtami, 8 October, 2019.

  • BHOG, as we know It

    …And all this doesn’t come as a surprise because his mother, Krishna Chakraborty, an ardent food enthusiast herself, is equally committed to food, and in the process, raised a son who takes pride in devoting most of his spare time to…

  • Up close and personal with Nabela

    It was some random night, while swiping through Instagram stories, and I saw Nabela Noor light up my screen and announce she was flying to Dhaka for a meet and greet on 14 September at the Lakeshore Hotel.

  • One fine day at Jamal Ahmed’s

    Recognised for his unflinching approach to art, Jamal Uddin Ahmed is revered for his projections into realism, with detailed paintings on the stray life of the gypsies, their longing pain, amusements and yearning, this mere mortal of a man, has almost reached the pinnacle of his creative skill.

  • A talk on Orthopaedics

    Nasty falls, unfortunate stair-slips and sprained ankles do not make you run to an orthopaedic doctor right off the bat.

  • Words with Cardiologist Dr Ong Sea Hing

    Dr Ong Sea Hing is a Cardiologist from Farrer Park Hospital, Singapore. His subspecialty is in coronary artery angioplasty and stenting, including complex coronary interventions. He is also trained in structural heart interventions.

  • Keto, Arif’s Diet and Slimming

    Today, dieting is a key part of our lifestyle. Everyone you know is following the fad, whether they like it or not!

  • Green Furniture

    A museum housing fragments of imagination willed into solid reality by the ambition of Kawsar Chowdhury, Green Furniture, on Dhaka’s Pragati Sarani, is the definition of atypical. Expanding the capabilities of a mere furniture store, this is where art is juxtaposed

  • Chef Austen’s Master Class

    Austen Reid is an asset for Le Meridien. He has transformed the dining experience at Le Meridien, making its Latest Recipe one of the most sought after restaurants in the country.

  • A photographer’s journey

    When you think of couple goals, quite a few names pop up. We are pretty sure Ava Gardner–Frank Sinatra, John and Jackie Kennedy are on that list, but what about our very own list with eminent people from the entertainment industry, or any other for that matter!

  • Brainware University

    Synonymous with commitment, affordability and superiority, Brainware’s 29-year standing in the education sector has enriched its history with invaluable experience.

  • Tête-à-tête with Eeshita Azad

    It’s almost a common feeling, and often we hear people exclaim over a serious lack of talent in our country. Where have the name, fame, and creativity of our seniors faded away, we wonder?

  • Steelcase: Workspace furnishing with impact

    For a typical 9-to-5 office worker, the majority of indoor time is spent sitting, be it for brainstorming or for a meeting, or just resting.

  • Bengal Wellbeing & Yasmin Karachiwala's Body Image

    On 12 January, Bengal Wellbeing launched its first ever fitness centre at the Innstar Limited building, Banani, featuring Yasmin Karachiwala's Body Image from Mumbai.

  • The New Face Of Cats Eye

    As one might expect, the first question was 'bowled' at the lead opening batsman Tamim Iqbal —

  • Living with asthma: taking control

    If you are one of the one crore people here (estimate by the National Institute of Diseases of the Chest and Hospital) who struggle to catch their breaths because of

  • Making museums

    Journeyman, a design company, has been involved in many museum projects’ interior designing. Nazneen Haque Mimi, an interior consultant, and a key individual of the company, worked in a number of these initiatives.

  • When the heart fails-living with heart failure

    Not everyone resorts to this go-to course of action when they have found themselves tossing and turning in bed deep into the night, maybe because they can't quite catch their breath even at rest.

  • Second Innings…

    …when I reached years of reflection, and began to look around me and take stock of my progress and position in the world, I stood already committed to a profound duplicity of life…it was thus rather the exacting nature of my aspirations than any particular degradation in my faults, that made me what I was… — Dr Jekyll

  • Olin’s ink

    Dhaka is far from being spoilt when it comes to good tattoo places. The city is simply not the right place for tattoos! But that thought is also quite wrong as Dhaka is now home to one of the most promising professional tattoo artists out there, working under the brand Olin Inkling.

  • “When you feel beautiful, you look beautiful”

    As part of Dove's long-standing philosophy in championing real beauty, appearance anxiety was the topic of a recent discussion, attended by — among others — Kaniz Almas Khan, the CEO and the Managing Director of Persona.

  • A tête-à-tête with Azra Mahmood: The standards of beauty

    With society setting near-impossible beauty standards for women, the pressure felt by girls to conform has never been greater.

  • Behind Aarong's four decades of success

    Tamara, the senior director of BRAC enterprises, heading 16 social enterprises including Aarong, believes that the craftspeople are the backbone of Aarong, and it is to them that she dedicates the revelry.

  • World Cancer Day 2018

    An insight to gynaecological and breast cancer

    Cancer is at the moment one of the most daunting and pressing health issues around the world, and research and other related work are being conducted around the world to find long term solutions to this critical and varied disease, if not a cure.

  • Reaching Year One with Häfele

    Synonymous with the most modern functionality and premium brand presence, Häfele opened a new doorway for the Bangladeshi market in January 2018. Through the opening of a design centre in Dhaka, the home furnishing scenario reached a new height with this one-stop centre.