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  • Food philosophies Of Slow Food and the Mediterranean diet

    If you are a food connoisseur, you surely cherish and celebrate the immense diversity of cuisines around the world. Whether it’s Bangladesh or Italy, food is beautifully diverse and unique wherever you go, having been passed down through numerous generations and centuries.

  • Behind the scenes of Dan Cake Bangladesh

    The sheer volume of packaged snacks in the local market is mind boggling! And with that come the dregs of doubt; what exactly is being put inside these edibles, packed under eye-catching wrappings?

  • The Turban Traveller

    Sixty-year-old Amarjeet Singh Chawla (a.k.a. the Turban Traveller), is on a mission to travel across the globe by car — an epic road trip dedicated to Guru Nanak, founder of Sikhism.

  • The great hostess, on a budget

    We all love to entertain. There are few things in life as delightful as having friends and family breaking bread together over light-hearted conversation. Bengalis are renowned foodies and our lives revolve around food, family, friends and fun.

  • The goons and villains of the comic world

    Growing up, we loved to read about superheroes in comics. Thanks to recent development in CGI, public demand, and studio investments, we’ve got live action movies of those heroes, and children, teenagers or adults enjoyed them together.

  • My herd and I

    He is as muscular and burly as those men depicted in S M Sultan’s paintings. And usually bare-chested that showed much of his rough, weather-beaten skin, the resemblance is uncanny. For Sattar, after all, also faces the same hardships Sultan’s men faced and lives the lifestyle of a common villager.

  • The Qurbani Eid tales

    Eid-ul-Azha is a unique time of the year. On one hand, of course, is the religious aspect of it, where we commemorate the sacrifice prophets Ibrahim and Ismael was ready to make – an epic of a father and his son.

  • Wind down at The Base Camp

    There isn’t much to do entertainment-wise in Dhaka, unless you plan ahead based on the next “incidental” three-day long weekend. The real struggle living in Dhaka is how to make the most of those small 24-hour breaks without succumbing to the circle of eating out or watching yet another movie on the big screen.

  • Setting up a treasure hunt for your children

    Have you ever heard your children saying, “I’m bored”? That’s what all parents are tired of hearing and it’s one of the trickiest problems to resolve. It’s way too easy to let your children lay down with an electronic device unattended, but we all

  • Art films

    From the definition provided at Art House (Definition), “Art house is a film genre which encompasses films where the content and style – often artistic or experimental – adhere with as little compromise as possible to the filmmakers’ personal artistic vision.”

  • My cricket, my rules!

    Living in a claustrophobically concrete jungle does not stop us from enjoying our favourite sport. Be it a patch of the alley, a garage, corridor, or even the rooftop, we make it our glorious cricket ‘field’.Our field has its own set of rules. These radical laws of street

  • Gentlemen do not plagiarise

    Fashion is not for the fainthearted — true! When one argues that trends are important, we do not disagree, but we prefer to equally reason that any man can be his own couturier — with practice, patience, and some thought.

  • Block printing – an artistic legacy

    Indeed, it has been many years since that time. The technique has well diffused into Eurasian countries, and has since then thrived in the textile industry of Bangladesh.

  • Reminiscing the ADDA

    Adda —the very word strikes a familiar chord, signifying that we spend some quality time with people close to us, sharing our heartfelt emotions with them.

  • Bring in Baishakh with boundless Bangalianaa!

    What is your earliest memory of Baishakh? Is it of soothing Tagore songs playing in the background, the sight of your mother adorned in her festive red and white Gorod sari...

  • Refugees across the World

    A home is one's sanctuary — somewhere where they can feel safe, loved, and secure. But when one is faced by the perils of invasion, imprisonment, rape, murder and/or mass persecution, there is no other way than escaping from the place they call home. And when they do so, they become what the world knows them as — refugees.

  • Curries around the world

    Growing up in an Asian home, we could not be more familiar with the sublime, yet chunky and mouth-watering curry. But while we devour our own form of this delicious dish, the world is enjoying a different version, recipe, and consistency in every corner.

  • Masks of Bangladesh

    Trade and small-scale village fairs are gems that revive nostalgic memories of kites reaching for the skies, and Lalon hymns carrying harmonies through the air.

  • TRESemmé Bangladesh Fashion Week 2019

    February 23, 24 and 25 are set to witness one of the greatest days for Bangladeshi fashionistas —the TRESemmé Bangladesh Fashion Week, 2019 partnered by Fashion Design Council of Bangladesh (FDCB) at International Convention City Bashundhara, is expected to take place with a list of designers from all over the world, including our own local participants.

  • Another Falgun

    On 7 May, 1954 the constituent assembly resolved with the Muslim League's support to grant official status to our language. Bangla was recognised as the second official language of Pakistan on 29 February, 1956. It words read “The state language of Pakistan shall be Urdu and Bengali."

  • TRESemmé Bangladesh Fashion Week 2019: Who to look out for?

    London, New York, Milan or India Fashion Week – you name it, we are in love with all these coveted fashion shows burning down fashion runways all over the world.

  • For the love of burnt clay

    The history of statues and sculptures is probably as old as the baking of household wares like pots, pans, jars, jugs and other utility products; or maybe the two are intertwined because, as the myth goes, the potters believe that when a pitcher was needed for Lord Shiva's marriage, he took a Rudraksha (Elaeocarpusganitrus) from his garland, and made an artisan to create pots.

  • A tale woven in terracotta

    Etched in the heritage of Bengal is a delicate artform that has been perfected over centuries.

  • Intercontinental Dhaka returns

    After four long years of renovations, the Intercontinental Dhaka has finally opened its doors once again to the general mass.

  • Dilemmas of life

    ‘Soul mates do not exist!' my dear friend bellowed at the top of her lungs.

  • Love at first flight!

    Let's consider my next door neighbour who was certain that the lady who inboxed him randomly on Facebook, complimented his looks and eventually professed her undying love for him was his ladylove — the one who had been assigned, solely for 'him' by the gods in heaven.

  • He said!

    He said, moments are made and they just do not happen. So with the power of freewill, everyone can write their own destiny, as long as they are willing to write it together without the other ever falling short.

  • Its sheer, regal, and Organza!

    In fashion, transparency has always been celebrated. A sheer medium that lets a designer's creativity blossom, while elevating it to the next level, has forever been desired and favoured.

  • Realistic Resolutions

    What really happens on 1st January is a massive headache from all the partying and screaming about, followed by forgetting what the heck you were babbling about doing starting that day.

  • Food for the brain

    The foods you eat play a role in keeping your brain healthy and can improve specific mental tasks, such as memory and concentration. Your food choices may be the most influential variable you can control that relates to the health, vitality, and functionality of your precious brain. We are all at risk for brain degeneration —

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