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  • 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.

  • Our Khadi Heritage

    Khadi is a hand spun fabric, originating mainly in Southeast Asia. The cloth is made of cotton and may also include threads of silk or wool.

  • Azra Mahmood – Conversations on Confidence

    Dove instigated a series of campaigns to fight against prejudices related to women and ageing. Based on its campaign programmes, it arranged a roundtable discussion – 'How Old Are You' at The Daily Star centre on the 18th of October, 2016.