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  • Starting your own coffee shop

    We are probably the first generation to have wasted our lives in coffee shops. From casual hangouts to dates, we have all spent a large amount of our time inside these cafés. Even during the time of different festivals, you will find yourself and your friends inside one of these shops once it’s past 5 PM.

  • Interview with a Motivational Influencer

    Everyone is chasing success, and success comes from hard work. But where does hard work come from? It comes from a tingling internal feeling called motivation.


    So you’ve done it again and made a mess of things, and your personal affairs are in shambles. Not to worry though, you’ve got this, and with a bit of luck and personal flair things will be back to normal in no time. Just follow this guide, and absorb all the advice that comes your way.


    Welcome to Unique Event Planners! At Unique Event Planners we specialise in handling the trickiest of events so no matter how awkward or risky your occasion is, trust us when we say we have seen and lived through worse. Sit back, commit to one of our

  • The journey of becoming politically educated

    Growing up in a life of great privilege, I’ve always thought that the world of politics was a faraway abstract concept. It always seemed like a world reserved for grownups, mostly middle-aged men in suits. As an adult, I know that could not be further from the truth.


    Going on Google and finding out a bunch of facts about any socio-political issue is easy. But we don’t do easy: we strive for challenging paths that test our rigour. Real intellectuals don’t need to fact check.

  • The wholesome menu

    WELCOME! Entry fee: BDT 50. An additional fee of BDT 25 will be charged for every 5 minutes you spend at the restaurant after you are done consuming your food.

  • The Morning Routine of a Productive Person

    Woke up somewhat on time, just had to press the snooze button five times. I lay in bed for an hour more, drifting between sleep and

  • 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.


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


    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.


    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.