In with the new: Lifestyle Chronicles

In with the new: Lifestyle Chronicles

Fast and slow fashion: What makes slow fashion work

The young are the typification of what’s new and trending in the fast fashion world now. They are colourful and up-to-date on the latest fashion craze. They go to markets with pictures of the latest blockbuster and they buy the most trending Bollywood-inspired shalwar kameez or lehengas.

1y ago

Cashless is the future

The food delivery man rings the doorbell. “Apa, here’s the naga momo that you ordered.” A bit muffled and more so happy that something appetising has been ordered by the teen in the house,

1y ago

Can local cosmetics edge out the global competitors?

Cosmetics and toiletries have long been in demand. People of both genders now prioritise self-grooming.

1y ago

Homecooked meals: Why they make sense in today’s society

The argument for home cooking is perhaps one of the most observable phenomena of modern middle-class lives, which just keep getting busier. Many of us can still recall childhoods when anything from the store or bakery was quite a treat.

1y ago

Dhaka’s lively bakery scene

As a city, Dhaka is rich in terms of culture and tradition, and what forms a big part of our heritage is the food we have carried down from generation to generation.

1y ago

Embracing the slow fashion movement: In conversation with Silmat Chisti

Slow fashion, as the definition roughly entails, is couture that is hand-spun and has its roots steeped in tradition, and is focused on sustainable and ethical productions.  The Daily Star recently spoke to Silmat Chisti, Founder, NOBO Designs Pvt Ltd, also MD, Bangladesh SME Corporation Ltd. She shed some light on the Slow Fashion movement in Bangladesh.

1y ago

Dhaka’s open mic scene: A platform for emerging artists to shine

Dhaka’s open mic scene has evolved over the years, from humble beginnings to now being a platform for performers to highlight their talent and make a breakthrough in the industry.

1y ago

Sari - The changing tale of draping

In the current fashion world, the sari, a traditional female garment of Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka is all the rage.

1y ago

Editor’s note

Our society has evolved — fuelled by changing tastes and preferences, colossal globalization, and ever-expanding smart technologies. And with it, our lifestyle has changed dramatically.

1y ago

How unnecessary items get into our monthly budget

At the cusp of 2020, we were all hoping for a more prosperous decade. Sadly, what we ended up with instead was a two-year-long global pandemic, a nearly year-long invasion of Ukraine by Russia leading to the largest refugee crisis in Europe since World War II

1y ago

Tips for buying an apartment in Dhaka

It is a dream come true for many Bangladeshis, irrespective of their income. Buying an apartment offers several advantages, such as convenience and security, and most importantly, owning a place you can call home, and not having to pay rent.

1y ago

Fresh fish or shutki?

Shutki is often on the list of favourite foods in a Bengali household. Those who love shutki love it for its intense aroma. Those who avoid it or don’t like it, do so for the same reason as well.

1y ago

The economics of shutki trade

Drying is a common method of food preservation and has been part of human civilisation since ancient times. In many cases,

1y ago

The spice trade: A Bangladeshi perspective

Many argue that it was the beginning of the spice trade that paved the way for modern trade and economy.

1y ago

The Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde in all of us

Do you consider yourself a nice person? If you nod, I shall disagree. If your answer is no, I shall still disagree.

1y ago

The rise of our self-help industry

We were taught from an early age to excel academically, focus on getting good grades, and ace all of our exams.

1y ago
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