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  • Jobs and positions that need to exist

    The professional life can be hectic and full of boredom unless your job requires you to do what you do best or at least enjoy yourself while doing it. Thus at times, you search for the job or position that was made for you. If you ever came across one of these job posts, would you hesitate to apply for the position?

  • The lengths we go to understand memes

    The meme culture is expanding as people are now exploring more possibilities in this field than ever before. The result of this is the birth of new memes almost every day.

  • The types of examinees we meet in an exam hall

    There is one sad but mighty word in the dictionary of our daily lives though all that it does is tear up the pages of that dictionary: Exams. Sadly, all of us have to face this catastrophe once or twice or a thousand times in our lives. So brace yourselves for the odd encounters with the following people:

  • A crash course on failing to learn programming

    I have always heard that coding is a difficult craft to master. Loops, strings and arrays are jargons I am rather familiar with on account of being friends with Computer Science students.

  • DCDC8

    Deshi Character Design Challenge (DCDC) is a monthly competition from Cartoon People. The DCDC8 challenge was all about visualising the pirates of the Sundarbans.

  • A Panda-full possibility?

    Cute, cuddly, lazy and loved by millions around the globe. Pandas and their antics are very popular. Their very existence puts a smile on everyone's face and their playful nature demands the world's attention.

  • When Mom Isn't Home

    For a laid back youth whose contribution to the household could barely be more than a guest, I was really hit hard when my mom wasn't home for over a month.

  • Common university pet peeves

    University isn't really the bed of roses we all thought of back in our school days. It's a lot tougher and has more work load. As if things weren't difficult enough for university students, you have these annoying people and situations to deal with that is bound to get your gears grinding.

  • People you meet on a plane

    We meet people who make us uncomfortable and are borderline annoying on a daily basis. However, when we meet the same people 30,000 feet above sea level and in a closed vessel, every action of theirs somehow become either unbelievably entertaining or makes your eyes and ears bleed.

  • The beauty of football fouls

    Goals are a work of art. The blood, sweat and tears that go into them really give them a whole new beauty. However, in this World Cup, I had found beauty in something else: football fouls. You see, goals still maintain a linear procedure: shoot, score, cheer. But fouls? They're ever-changing. Goals may be art, but fouls are life.

  • Struggles you face at swimming lessons

    While swimming can get you ashore and save your life when that boat sinks, it does not come to you automatically. Many people get to learn swimming by floating with coconuts or whatever at their home village, or maybe by enrolling into a professional course at a certified swimming pool establishment. If it's the latter, here are some struggles you are likely to face (or have faced) after joining the classes.

  • A friend named Meme is a friend indeed!

    We are all lone walkers. Our roads commence and conclude the same way – all by ourselves. So why think of befriending a similarly emotionally overwhelmed creature just for the sake of feeding our need for support and empathy?

  • A perfectly normal talk show

    Good evening, dear viewers. Welcome to our weekly talk show “Ponchom Jatra”. As always, I am here with our guests for today's topic. Tonight we have Dr. Jamin Amran, Professor of Agriculture and Farming at Compass University; and Mr. Tormu Zalich, owner of the prominent horticulture company “Bestest Fruit Company (BFC)”.

  • If the World Cup superpowers Had superpowers

    France is looking dominant as ever as their young squad are ripping into the opposition. The French side look to find an opening to assert their complete dominance. And it looks like they had enough! France is looking to unleash their special manoeuvre that we've heard rumours off.

  • Choosing an alternative this World Cup

    The World Cup can be a tough time to deal with if your beloved team gets knocked out. First there is this thing of coping up with the loss. Then you have to act like Bruce Wayne from his early 20s and put up a hollowed smile on your face and move on with your life. But it doesn't have to be this way. You can take another shot at it and try rooting for another team.

  • What it's like not being a Potterhead

    To be honest, a decent portion of my life was spent trying to get familiar with the charm of the series without reading or watching the Harry Potter series. Though many reasons behind the failure are unknown, one of them, to me and many, is surely the fact that it is overhyped. Here's what life is like through the eyes of someone who is not a Potterhead.

  • The wows and woes of babysitting

    After you are assigned the responsibility of taking care of a baby, the good and bad sides of the task start to unroll. Like a rollercoaster ride, it has its highs and lows.

  • Ways to Spend your Eid Salami

    For those who don't have any prospects of receiving any salami or have had their money confiscated by their parents, you might want to turn your eyes to the next article. On the other hand, if you're someone who has been blessed with amazing relatives and have a lot of salami to spend, here is how you can spend some of that money.

  • Inventive Bangladeshi Clothing Ideas

    Every Eid, the markets get flooded with people looking for that perfect dress they'll eventually take 4923756 selfies in on Eid day. And if that perfect dress isn't in the market, they'll make one after arguing for 3 weeks on end with a tailor who already has too much on his plate.

  • Phineas and Ferb in Bangladesh

    A hundred and four days of summer vacation and they knew exactly what to do with them. 'Phineas and Ferb' was one of Disney's most iconic and brilliant creations of all time, full of joy, laughter and not to forget the catchy tunes you would hear in every episode. This innovative and adventurous duo brought a lot of emotion to our lives that cannot be expressed in words. But what if these step brothers and their

  • Interpreting popular music videos

    A woman raps fiercely using slangs as though they are very typical in hip hop music. She flaunts her designer shoes, accessories, exotic cars, and even poses beside a tied leopard. She is overwhelmed with her success and that's why finds it necessary to rap about it. People have been commenting crazy stuff in the comments section. For example, “This song makes me want to fight the water in the shower”.

  • Surviving the World Cup

    Every four years, Bangladeshis wake up one morning to find themselves having to make a choice. This is the time when all the seasonal football fans come out of their shells and start bringing out their banana yellow and striped white-blue jerseys and start asking random people "Bhai, Brazil naki Argentina?! ".

  • Which Iftar item are you?

    Instead of finding out what kind of natural disaster you are, take this quiz, which is more appropriate for the season.

  • How to keep your bass player happy

    These are all words etched into a bass players mind. At some point in their lives, the humble hero will go through some serious self-loathing and under the right circumstances will decide to fiddle with their cousin's acoustic guitar before finally becoming an accountant. However, it is very much possible to keep your bass players motivated and happy with the following statements.

  • What moms think when you go outside

    It's been 20 minutes, what is she up to? It doesn't take that long to top-up your phone. She didn't even take the car. Oh no, did she get ensnared by an undeserving boy? Did she start lying to me now? After all I've done for her?

  • How to be a hardcore Instagrammer

    Have you ever wanted to feel like you have some semblance of control over your life? Well, in using this article to teach yourself on how to be a hardcore Instagrammer, you'll finally be able to delude yourself into thinking you're doing something with your time. Let's get started, shall we?

  • Trials and Tribulations of Vlogging for the First Time

    Imagine this: your marketing lecturer assigns you a project where you have to make daily vlogs. While everyone else in class is whining and making all sorts of obnoxious noises, you are practically beaming with joy.

  • An opposite day for a motorcyclist

    I was being a law-abiding citizen with my motorbike on the left side of the lane. It's only after the nice old man on the footpath called me the son of a certain animal did I realise my nawaabi instinct got the best of me. I was proceeding on the footpath with my bike and my rear view mirrors caught a myriad of souvenirs – the one sando genji from the vendor which I'm sure was tried on by at least three different people, a genuine, authentic ADIBAS backpack, and some bootleg Goraemon stickers.

  • Your favourite book

    What your favourite book says about you

    Move over Buzzfeed, with your “what flavour of vegan gluten-free cookie are you” quizzes. It's time for some real introspection. Today we're going to be judging each other based on our reading habits. Get ready to have a stranger tell you what your favourite book says about you. Hint: it's nothing good.

  • What's your genjam persona?

    Nothing gets your blood pumping like some good old-fashioned genjam, am I right? As entertaining as it may be to people all over the world, a well-publicised recent altercation involving certain cricketers revealed that genjam has a special place in every Bangladeshi's heart. Not even professional sportsmen can say no to its charm, apparently, so today we pay homage to the different personalities you see when genjam goes down.