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  • Detoxing your earthly abode

    We all know this occurs because none of us have the time today to sit down and organise, especially given our busy schedules. Yet, there are those dull moments when we have nothing to do on our hands, and most of us are guilty of having a ton of stuff in our house that we have not had any use in 10 years.

  • Bike-sharing services in Dhaka

    An estimate by the government concluded that traffic chips away about 3.2 million working hours daily. The infamous traffic causes vehicles to idle at dead standstills indefinitely and slows down daily routine commutes more and more to a snail's pace.

  • Be your best hostess this Baishakh!

    At long last Baishakh is here. We bid adieu to all that is old and weary, making way for new and auspicious tidings. The time to celebrate life in all its glory is here, and a sense of rejuvenation and renewal is prevalent all around. This festive energy touches every aspect of Bengali life, as we like to embrace the spirit of Baishakh wholeheartedly!

  • A lively evening with fun, frolic and food

    On Friday, 23 March at Cityscape Tower, Jete Chao? and Cookups presented an event to celebrate Women's Day. These two ventures, both led by women, created the opportunity for numerous other female entrepreneurs in Dhaka to showcase their work, and talent in a place collectively called “Sheroes of Today.”

  • Home bakers rejoice!

    Life is truly about the simplest things. Dreaming and aiming high is admirable, but it's possibly the smallest things that give us true happiness, most pleasure.

  • When a nation speaks

    The unforgettable baritone that transcends time and vision- that would be a paltry description of what Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman gave to the nation on March 7, 1971 at Dhaka's Suhrawardy Udyan. The historic congregation of almost 10 lakh people at the then Race Course ground (now Suhrawardy Udyan) at the end of the 20-minute speech bore witness to the all defining words: “Ebar-er shongram

  • The voices of nations

    There is hardly anyone of the modern world unfamiliar with historical speeches-- from Dr. Martin Luther King or Abraham Lincoln or even older speeches from ancient times by Socrates or Pericles. Volumes after volumes of compilations of the great and famous (and also of the infamous and dreaded) are not only easily available but come with audio and video recordings to present a fully immersive experience.

  • A day at the post office

    Passport is one form of identity. One may also be quick to relate nationality to the use of currency. Yet, most people miss the link between our individuality on a world scale, and how it is represented by little ambassadors of every nation — postage stamps!

  • Ujjwala - Empowering women

    Ujjwala started by encouraging would-be women entrepreneurs and providing them with the tools and skills for their entrepreneurial journey, especially in the service sector of Bangladesh.

  • The masterstroke of black and white

    Colours may reign supreme in our high definition lives, but the charm of black and white has not been lost. Sayeed Siddiqui, with his work with Cats Eye as well as other projects, has been a pioneer in bringing focus back to the wonder and aesthetics of black and white.