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  • Photo-editing for Instagram

    Taking the perfect shot is only half the work! From removing a gigantic zit on your forehead to adding just a subtle glow of light for a vintage vibe, editing can go a long way when it comes to enhancing your photos.

  • Detox the wardrobe!

    First and foremost, get rid of all your unnecessary clothes. If there are pieces lying around that you have never worn in the past few years, maybe it's time to let them go.

  • The Essence of Dhaka's Night Life at Deck 41

    Nestled in the heart of Gulshan, Amari's Deck 41 lights up the night with jubilance. With a clear view of the city, the distant buzz of traffic and the lovely breeze by the lake, your mind will sway to the music of the night, which gets younger by the minute.

  • Donate blood, donate life

    Blood donation has been a major concern of societies, and continues to be so, as blood donors are still scarce, compared to the regular demand for blood transfusions. Every day, all around the globe, many lose their lives due to lack of or delayed blood transfusion.

  • Style Revamped

    In this age of social media and OOTDs, staying a step ahead of the trend-game is mandatory! And the good news is, Bata knows what's up!

  • Cannes'18

    Cannes, the time of the year when we get to see our favourite celebrities on the red carpet, all with their stunning makeovers! Some celebs like to keep it simple, some love it glam while the others go completely out of the box and pull off something incredibly mind-blowing! And today, we're sharing some of our favourite looks from the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. And to help you recreate your favourite ones, we'll also be breaking down each and every one of the looks so that it gets even easier for you. So, pick your inspiration and start taking notes!

  • Pride in Bengal's Blue

    Recently named one of the 'Cool Crusaders of Conscious Clothing' by Vogue India, Living Blue is one of the frontlining revivalists of indigo as a natural dye in Bangladesh. Besides cultivation, it focuses on producing a range of unique products involving quilting and hand embroidery.

  • Henna-ed Happiness

    Henna has come to symbolise celebration, especially in the Eid culture. Intricate patterns of burnished amber and chocolate browns decorating the hands of a bride or of scores of women and girls on Eid bear testament to the fact, and add to the festive ambience. Henna has been around for centuries, but its origin is difficult to trace. Cultural interaction caused by centuries of migration makes it almost impossible

  • The cosmopolitan iftar

    Stuffing our bellies full of golden fried goods hardly seems a viable option anymore. A shift to support our changing lifestyles requires that we eat compatibly so as to go easy on our bodies. Cosmopolitan, in its core, means a total acceptance of the best of cultures. So for iftar, it would directly mean the best of iftars from around the globe.

  • A Healthy Guide to Deshi Iftar

    Admit it. We all just adore an elaborate spread of chhola, peyaju, beguni and kebabs galore, the top traditional items that we simply cannot imagine having an iftar without. But before you prepare to feast upon all these foods in all their delectable oily glory, here's some food for thought:

  • The hunt for the Best Ties

    How many times has it happened that the crisp dimple on your tie disappeared minutes after masterfully forming it under your tie knot, making it look like a flat one dimensional plane? How many times have you cried over the seam at the back of your tie ripping off weeks after you've bought it? Why can't you get rid of that crease on your tie even though you have ironed it so many times already that you've lost count? That's probably because you haven't been purchasing your neckties from the right stores; stores which will make sure that your money is spent well.

  • Know your trainers

    However, with the athleisure trend garnering popularity throughout the globe, trainers are no longer worn only to the gym or while taking part in sports. They can also add some style to your everyday outfit.

  • Be bold with a cause

    As the sun beats down this year make sure to grab one of Afsana Ferdousi's comfortably, light, eco-couture kurtis, tops, or panjabis. She uses neutral tones for her colour scheme, making it the best pick to fight against the sweltering heat.

  • Chaitra Sankranti 1424

    Sankranti tales

    Chaitra Sankranti is more than a 100-year-old celebration of marking the last day of the Bangla New Year. Although the festival is mostly observed in rural parts of the country, in recent years it has also been adopted into the urban lifestyle.

  • Pahela Baishakh 1425 Celebration

    Baishakh abar asho!

    The history of the Shobhajatra dates back only from 1989, yet Mangal Shobhajatra is now a signature event in the celebration of Pahela Baishakh; inseparable from our renewed mindset as Bengalis.

  • Trinkets galore

    Diamonds are NOT a woman's favourite stone said NO man ever! We all know about the intense gratification that a rare white stone can bring into our lives, but sometimes we also feel that the affection may be slightly over-rated.

  • Our culture in cotton

    Momeka Begum had an important job interview at a radio station the next morning. Nervous in nature she struggled to keep her composure. Begum kept herself busy by trying to remain nonchalant. Amongst all the things she did, selecting the sari became a top priority. Her wardrobe was filled with dozens of cotton saris in all shades, subtle to vivid.

  • Mr. Fancy Pants

    Being an essential complement to the panjabi, the right pajama can indeed make or break an outfit. With that in mind, why not jazz up the bottom-wear for a change?

  • Breakfast in a Jar

    The common reason why people skip breakfast before their 9-5 office shift is that preparing breakfast can take up to 15 minutes of extra snooze time. Other reasons include the availability of breakfast bars and coffee machines at the work place or university campuses.

  • The coffee house hangouts

    This proverb and many others like 'Work hard, party harder' basically promote, as they should, a healthy work-life balance. With the stress of work, be it studies, office or household, de-stressing is crucial. To that end what better way to de-stress than to enjoy a wholesome 'adda' session over a cup of tea or coffee, with friends and family at any of the local joints.

  • Tis' the season (almost) for Lassi

    Lassi is not just a popular summer drink but there are different versions of it made throughout the entire Indian sub-continent.

  • The wonder between spout and handle

    It is next to impossible to find anyone who has not heard the nursery rhyme “I'm a little teapot, short and stout…”! Ceramic or metal,

  • Niharikas Love for the bold

    Niharika's Love for the bold

    That spirit of standing out has garnered the bespoke jeweller a following of over twenty-three thousand on social media and international recognition, in a span of just five years.

  • Recipe collecting through the ages

    Growing up, you have probably seen your mother resort to a special drawer that is only opened before special occasions or when you had guests over.

  • The Butterfly Park & Research Centre

    Floating about like flying colours and always a little out of grasp, butterflies are graceful creatures. To shed light on why these alluring insects exist and what seemingly-underrated role they play in nature, the Butterfly Park and Research Centre was opened at Jahangirnagar University in 2015.

  • Wedding Sherwani selection tips

    Sherwani guidelines for the groomsmen

    A sharply cut suit is ever stylish and classic, but the sherwani is in a league of its own. Steeped in tradition and history, it embodies our culture and heritage like nothing else. Donning a sherwani immediately makes a man stand taller, adopt an elegant gait, and revel in his masculine grace.

  • Capsule winter wardrobe

    There is a beautiful chill in the air, which means warm clothing is in order, but where does one begin when selecting the items needed to deal with the changing weather?

  • Surviving fish market

    Surviving in a fish market

    ‘Maach-bazaar' or fish markets can be found in almost every small and big locality of this lush riverine land.

  • Skin hydration

    Skin hydration: The salon story

    Despite its relative short lifespan in Bangladesh, winter is perhaps the most lovable season of the year. The chilly breezes call forth a series of winter weddings and parties that go on as long as this pleasant weather lasts.

  • A PICNIC FOR TWO

    The seemingly dreary chills of winter are in fact the perfect time to set up little outings, especially those that rekindle romance or strengthen bonds with siblings and friends. No glaring sun and no sign of the all ruining humidity make

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