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  • The decade-long journey of an MCU fan

    I have been a fan of the Marvel Universe ever since I was a child. A love affair that started with comic books eventually seeped into my TV viewing habits with shows such as Spider-Man, X-Men, and Iron Man on Fox Kids.

  • The power of makeup

    There was a point in my life where the closest thing to makeup that I owned was a clear lip gloss and the longest I could go on wearing

  • Commercials in real life

    You groggily wake up to beautiful sunlight pouring into your room through the windows. Birds are chirping outside and the weather seems a bit… too pleasant.

  • Love through the lens of Indian soap operas

    We have all grown up fighting over the remote control with our parents or grandparents because we would rather watch “Courage the Cowardly Dog” than

  • The real morals behind Aesop's fables

    Multiple recorders, various interpretations by various people, and a group of thinkers known as Fabulists have kept alive the fables of a man known as Aesop.

  • Guide to rejecting someone (for people who can't say no)

    For some of us, getting rejected is like a nightmare. Nothing can be worse than putting ourselves out there and not having our feelings reciprocated. I totally sympathise with this since.

  • MAKEUP AND OTHER DARK ARTS

    Throughout history, women have been wrongly associated with witchcraft, spells, and enchantments and were later hunted down, tried, and executed.

  • THREE-SIX-ZERO

    It was a night in the year 2043, none of us owned flying cars or anything that the old-timers had predicted. If anything, the progress mankind had made were pointless 16K displays and small advances towards psychologically punitive justice.

  • Daring things to do in Bangladesh

    Ever since Sacred Games came out, we have all wondered about that one daring task that could change our lives. If you are living in Bangladesh, there are quite a few tasks right around the corner.

  • Alternative forms of self care

    Sometimes, these forms of self care don't seem to be working at all. This is where we need to get creative, guys and gals.

  • The Fault in Our T-shirts

    There's one thing that doesn't require an introduction, the most booming business industry among college students. It's the college merchandise industry.

  • DAY IN THE LIFE OF A BEAUTY GURU

    I begrudgingly wake up and head straight to the filming room to grab my camera equipment. Today is the day I finally film my morning routine, so I head straight to the bathroom, do my 12-step Korean skincare routine then put on eight layers of makeup.

  • How to be a woman in a rom-com

    At one point or another, we have all envied the rom-com protagonists who seem to have it all; the luxurious house, the convenient job, the perfect wardrobe, and the dreamy guy. Now you can have all that as well with just these few easy steps.

  • How to get along with people

    There is nothing worse than being an individual who can't get along with people. And as someone who transferred schools every two years, I fell victim to this from a very young age.

  • Applying for the best job in the world

    The latest start-up in town catering to the digital marketing industry is looking forward to expanding its team. Within only a week of its establishment, it has managed to gather a sizeable share of clientele.

  • If Bangladeshis romanticised summer like winter

    The migratory birds that had been successful in evading the local poachers' eyes packed their belongings and left. The dead trees are breathing again, their crowns filled with leaves.

  • A snowy day in Dhaka

    Unlike Elsa, the cold did bother me. And unlike the 'Night's Watch' from Game of Thrones, I didn't sign up for this 'sheet'. But sadly, Mother Nature had other plans for me and the rest of Dhaka as snow had descended on this mega city for the first time in forever.

  • Subject: Please give me raise

    I'm addressing you with “dear” because you truly are a dear old fellow. The two of us have known each other for quite a while now and I consider ourselves family at this point.

  • Walking towards the edge of the planet

    Humans can embark on unrealistic measures to seek ways of validation at times. While there are a gazillion ways to be recognised in a respectable manner, I chose to sway with the opposite. Here I stand, as a changed man to share my story of guilt.

  • When trees open up about humans

    Nature is more important than ever before, and trees are arguably the most valuable components of the environment. That is why, on this special occasion, we have invited three prominent trees who have come from different walks of life.

  • How to be more desirable to a guy

    Since we all know that getting male attention is the only thing that matters in a woman's life, I have compiled a list of full proof ways to achieve your life's goal.

  • A guide to getting fired

    Another 7 AM morning marks the beginning of the endless nightmare that your life has become. You slowly drag your hands across your face, tired of this cycle of exhaustion and self-hate.

  • CID went off air, and so did my life

    1997 was a year when I had no concept of criminals or law enforcers to catch said criminals. That's the same year CID aired for the first time.

  • Cricket from a football fan's perspective

    As football fans, we spend much of our time engrossed in weekly league games, UEFA Champions league(UCL) fixtures and couch FIFA matches. Majority of our entertainment revolves around the football season, spanning over the course of August to May.

  • Self-help books I wish existed

    The disillusioned intellectual raging at the world from the confines of his own room is not an uncommon character in fiction and at times in real life.

  • Surreal Reality - Childhood Edition

    Everyone has a different image of their own childhood. Some had their days filled with joy and security, whereas others may not have been so fortunate.

  • University majors as horoscope

    Your Zodiac sign might fail you at one point, but hopefully, your university major will not. If the horoscopes on Page 2 of SHOUT isn't enough to get you through the day, perhaps this might.

  • Envisioning a world without tea and coffee

    I couldn't care any less about breakfast as it always seemed like a hassle to me. But as social convention dictates, I must have something in the morning or I won't have the energy to live through the day.

  • A Detox Supplement Review

    My journey into detoxification and self-discovery began when one night, this woman on the TV enlightened me that in order to detoxify your body, you must take Extra Nut Detoxing Supplements, because your liver is just as lazy as you at its job.

  • MAN VERSUS MIRPUR

    For years, we have been getting reports from general people that a certain ominous area in our own capital has been harrowing the lives of its inhabitants, and no, it's not Uttara.

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