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  • Do shaved legs make you a better cyclist?

    Being a pro-cyclist and getting to the top of your game means intense workout sessions and countless hours of practice.

  • The Problem With Titles

    Titles are always catchy, and seemingly informative. We have all previously been guilty of reading the title of an article and at least believing it, if not sharing it.

  • How to Prepare for a Pupper

    So you’ve made the wondrous decision of bringing home a puppy. Be prepared as a bundle of joy comes into your life and brightens it up. Although this is possibly the best thing that could ever happen to you, this little drop of heaven needs to be raised in the proper way so you can keep them safe and happy.

  • Being ridiculously forgetful

    While some of us are born with the ability to remember a face upon one meeting and the ability to memorise pages worth of information upon a glance, some of us were born with the memory of a goldfish.

  • The real 21st century existential crisis

    It took me some time to wrap my head around what was happening. That night, I was casually scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed when suddenly,

  • A foodie’s journey

    There’s an influx of food bloggers entering the market now in Bangladesh. The initial cost of entry is almost non-existent since everyone has a smartphone at this point, so more and more people try their hand at this particular career/hobby.

  • Debunking myths about women on their periods

    Many of us have this misconception of what exactly happens to women when they are on their periods. Apart from physical effects such as cramps and bloating, women also have a few hormonal changes that influence their emotions.

  • A day in the life of a K-pop fangirl

    I’ve been unceremoniously awoken on a Friday morning by a nightmare. My bias (favourite member of a group) has been rushed to the hospital after an ankle injury.


    My mornings begin with eggs, coffee and a feeling of shame creeping in when I think about how at the age of 21, I am only in my second year of university.

  • How to function as an emotionally detached person

    Emotionally distant people are generally thought of as ‘heartless’ and ‘mean’, but more often than not they’re trying to navigate their ways around a society that fails to understand them.

  • Results day shenanigans

    If you’ve ever taken part in extreme sports, or any other nerve-wracking activities, you’ll know that there is absolutely nothing that makes your heart beat faster than the day your O/A Level results are released.

  • Taking Care of Yourself When Living Alone

    Living alone – we’ve all dreamt of it at one point or the other. It certainly does come with its perks: getting to live by your own rules

  • Sticking to FPL

    The football season is getting even closer, and with it, the time to set your Fantasy Premier League (FPL) teams.

  • Snail mail My (mostly) failed experiment

    My knowledge about sending mail is limited strictly to how it’s portrayed in the wizarding world. If I am writing a letter I assume there

  • Maintaining long distance friendships

    Absence makes the heart grow fonder, and that is truest in the context of friendships. If any of your friends have moved far enough

  • Life lessons from inanimate objects

    We all have different opinions on the activity of shopping. If I were to generalise my own, it would have three staples: children throwing tantrums, mothers being true warriors with their bargaining, and a variety of paraphernalia with incomprehensible mumbo-jumbo written on them.

  • Studying Abroad: The myths debunked

    I’m a big nerd, I like to do my research and prepare for whatever is coming my way. I was fairly confident that I was ready as I travelled to faraway lands to get my undergrad degree. Alas, I soon realised my confidence was misplaced as my beliefs began to shatter.

  • Which O Level essay to write

    The creative writing section of the O Level English exam may seem daunting to most people. The ideas need to be extremely original and raw, straight out of the depths of a person’s mind.

  • Misconceptions from action movies

    It may be safe to say that action movies are liked, even loved, by the majority of the general population. Action movies, when they are well-executed...

  • When a book isn’t the answer

    If you’re thinking about the title of this article, let me clarify: I’ve always believed the opposite.

  • The Culture of Piracy in Our Institutions

    As students, we are repeatedly reminded to not plagiarise our work. We are asked to reference all concepts we utilize from any source we peruse, as we should.

  • Realisations that hit us too late at university

    You know how we always realise the mistakes we make only when it is too late for us to undo them? Well, it turns out that this instinctive habit of ours ends up haunting our university life as well.

  • From the Graam to the Gram

    Alone on the outskirts of Cumilla city is the home of Hamidul Faader, an up-and-coming politician.

  • Things you can do in a business competition but not in an arranged marriage

    The resemblance between the two is uncanny no matter how you think about it. Yet, when you rally all your brain cells together and think deeply enough, you will realise how the two are not so different from one another yet, why one of them might be better than the other.

  • How to rekindle a faded friendship

    At one point or another, as we grow older, we will come to the realisation that we're not as close with a certain someone as we used to be. A person that you used to spend every day with has somehow turned into a stranger.

  • Celebrity Obsession

    Being a fan of someone's work is absolutely fine. It's healthy even, to a certain extent, since it helps liven up our otherwise monotonous daily schedules.

  • Jobs from the past, today

    We have read online that our jobs will no longer exist 40 years into the future because of rapid changes in technology and society. Besides scaring us, this thought also leads us to wonder what life would be like if jobs from the past - and jobs currently at the threat of extinction - continue to shape our days.

  • Trends worth starting

    Trends have no positive outcomes other than the inflation of egos of the trend followers. Therefore, we should strive to start trends that are in the best interest of the people

  • To Seenzone or Un-seenzone

    The way we interact with each other has changed and taken many faces in the passing of time. Cavemen wrote on walls and used different sounds that would seem unfathomable to us but somehow made sense to them.

  • When you have a curfew at home

    Although some parents are slightly more lenient than others, most of them are very strict about the curfews they impose on their children. We have all had to deal with curfews and questions like ''Where are you going?