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  • 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.

  • Procedures in Gastrointestinal and Colorectal cancer

    Before discussing Gastrointestinal and Colorectal Cancer, can we discuss anal fistulas, fissures, and haemorrhoids? More to the point, are these preventable?

  • VLCC introduces Coolsculpting- non-invasive fat reduction

    VLCC has introduced Coolculpting treatment in Bangladesh, an FDA approved non-surgical fat reduction treatment for targeted elimination of fat cells without damage to other tissue.

  • The Bibi Russell phenomena

    “Gopal bhaar was speaking to the king in a murmured voice” – these are probably the first few words we walked into at Russell's office. Then some eager giggles… It would have been very easy for an unfamiliar person to get confused but we knew that Bibi Russel was up to her usual practice of teaching the street children their morals for the day.

  • A word on Gastrointestinal and Colorectal Cancer

    Colorectal Cancer is one of the top three cancers worldwide, and there are many reasons that would account for the increase in incidence of this particular cancer.

  • The revival of Indigo

    The revival of Indigo

    Even today, the story entailing indigo farming in the region of Bengal is one of indomitable tyranny and ruthless oppression. When the British rule collapsed, the cash crop almost vanished, leaving behind numerous dilapidated 'Neel Kuthis' (indigo extraction centres). However, the raw potency of indigo was what made its extinction far from possible in this region.

  • A legacy continues

    Throughout the world, Bata is often considered a local brand; such is its connection with the masses built over the decades it has operated in various countries.

  • Sudipa Chatterjee spices up Super Chef!

    In between shots, she managed to take some time out to talk about food, life and her part on the longest running show on Zee Bangla. The interview took off with her experience in Dhaka so far. Gastronomically, she has already been introduced to some of Bangladesh's staples like bhortas, vegetable dishes like narkel kochu, bhuna, Ilish,

  • Tete-a-tete with Munem Wasif

    Photography is the first frontier that experiences the full impact of technology, tastes and artistic expressions in this era immersed in colour. Yet, not all photographers are fully set in the colour bandwagon.

  • Dr Ashraf Siddiqui – his take on fables and folklores of Bengal

    Little did I know that my rendezvous with the eminent writer would exceed the scheduled time only because I would be mesmerised by the stories he narrates!

  • Pioneer in promoting beauty and health

    It was in Germany that the seeds were sown for my future business. I was accompanying my father on his official trip to Germany...

  • In conversation with Nawshin Khair

    Nawshin Khair is unflappable! It is 2 p.m. on a sunny January afternoon, and her office is a hive of activity.

  • In conversation with Farzana Shakil - makeup artist extraordinaire

    “I have grown up watching movies and observing heroines and their get-up. My love for movies probably inspired me to be passionate about fashion, beauty and makeup.