Lifestyle

Managing household expenditure: A family runs on two wheels

“If you are the bread earner, then I am the butter earner” — rounds with my husband always starts with this sentence. And indeed, it is true!

Eid — then and now

labbayka -llāhumma labbayk, labbayka lā šarīka laka labbayk,  inna -l- amda wa-n-ni mata laka wa-l-mulka lā šarīka lak

In conversation with Indian Supermodel Nayanika Chatterjee

She has been under the limelight, on the ramps, and in the media as an Indian supermodel for some 30 odd years. Nayanika Chatterjee is the ideal person to talk to about the changes our society has...

Vibrant hues

There is something about the red and white; it reminds me of Apu and Durga, or Devdas and Paro, and invariably in a Sarat or autumn setting.

Life lessons from the Coronavirus outbreak

And then COVID-19 happened, and everything came to a staggering halt.

Happy Heart Day

A slight discomfort in the chest, and I immediately imagine an impending heart attack, not thinking twice that it could easily be some other ailment.

August 31, 2021
August 31, 2021

Managing household expenditure: A family runs on two wheels

“If you are the bread earner, then I am the butter earner” — rounds with my husband always starts with this sentence. And indeed, it is true!

July 13, 2021
July 13, 2021

Eid — then and now

labbayka -llāhumma labbayk, labbayka lā šarīka laka labbayk,  inna -l- amda wa-n-ni mata laka wa-l-mulka lā šarīka lak

March 16, 2021
March 16, 2021

In conversation with Indian Supermodel Nayanika Chatterjee

She has been under the limelight, on the ramps, and in the media as an Indian supermodel for some 30 odd years. Nayanika Chatterjee is the ideal person to talk to about the changes our society has...

March 2, 2021
March 2, 2021

Women at work

There are many issues that plague the development of women in Bangladesh. While the country is celebrating its 50th year of independence, we cannot for surely say that her womenfolk are fully...

January 19, 2021
January 19, 2021

Because ‘boys will be boys’

Rape is the easiest of all crimes and most probably the laxest too in our country.

January 5, 2021
January 5, 2021

Silver linings of the year that was

Twenty-twenty was a terrible year. We lost many of our loved ones, respected members of our society; there was a complete lockdown, the economy came to a standstill, many of us lost our jobs.

December 29, 2020
December 29, 2020

When weddings are a cosy affair

My father loved match-making and has to his name the success of more than ten successful matches, some of them going strong still, some celebrating their 50th year together! What made him the...

December 22, 2020
December 22, 2020

A Christmas outdoors

Christmas of 2020 should follow the lead and be celebrated on a small scale. Blessing this year’s holiday season is a mild winter cold wave,

December 8, 2020
December 8, 2020

Women’s banking for dummies

For me, placing coins in lucky bamboo or money plant pots and to think that money would grow from it, is more or less the right way out to earning and saving money; but alas, if only money grew on...

November 3, 2020
November 3, 2020

An obliging mother

Once you become a parent, you unknowingly sign a contract for a lifetime of bondage. Imagine the things you had to do or are still doing in that role— that’s enough proof that you are indeed...