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7 tips to decorate a living room

A living room has had many names. Lounge, sitting room, drawing room — whatever you want to call it, the appeal and importance of a living room in a home remains the same. While you might not actually live in the room, as the name suggests, a house or apartment just does not seem right without one. Here are a few ideas and tips to decorate your living room and make it more appealing.

August 18, 2022
August 18, 2022

4 fashion statements that you should avoid at all costs in 2022

Each of our individualities speak through our fashion statements, representing the choices we are willing to make. This itself can go both ways — not always are the choices we make have the best feedback, and rightfully so. Some aspects of our intrinsic relationship with fashion, its phases and its trends are atrocious than anything else. ​​Here are four fashion statements that you should avoid at all costs.

August 10, 2022
August 10, 2022

4 reasons why Chandni Chowk is your most affordable shopping destination in Dhaka

Known to many and visited by most Dhakaites — Chandni Chowk, Gawsia, and New Market — the holy trinity of inexpensive and trendy apparels certainly need no new introduction. Yet, the legendary Chandni Chowk stands out the best as it offers an astounding number of cheap deals and fashionable attires with twists of deshi taste. Although it is not easy to find one’s way around the winding narrow alleys, teeming crowd and never-ending shops in Chandni Chowk, this crammed and busy shopping hub undoubtedly remains the most affordable shopping destination in Dhaka city.

July 24, 2022
July 24, 2022

9 ways to conserve energy at home

When you reduce or limit your energy use, you limit your impact on the environment. Remember, most of the electricity we consume comes from burning fossil fuels like natural gas, petroleum (oil), and coal, all of which are non-renewable resources. The world is in an energy crisis. However, every cloud has a silver lining; perhaps, this is a good time for us to start changing our lifestyles, habits, and energy use for a better, cleaner, and greener future.

July 9, 2022
July 9, 2022

Special food for special needs like Autism

Many individuals with autism have food aversions and sensitivities. Many also have behavioural issues that make mealtime particularly challenging. Researchers have found that children with ASD are five times more likely to have mealtime challenges such as tantrums, extreme food selectivity and ritualistic eating behaviours. Inadequate nutrition is also found to be more common among children with autism.

July 9, 2022
July 9, 2022

This summer is all about Boho-chic styling

Picture this — Jaya Ahsan in gladiator sandals, maxi skirt, a solid-colour tank top and multilayers of natural wooden beads round the neck; or maybe Azmeri Haque Badhan, in a patchwork crochet midi-dress with leather belts and hunter wellies. What are we talking about? Boho–chic fashion of course! Like many other 90s trends making a comeback, Boho is back again with a bang. So, we are ready to welcome back floral waistcoats, midi dresses, ripped jeans, cargo pants, printed scarves, fringes on everything including belts, bags and sandals.

July 9, 2022
July 9, 2022

5 Gifts to Get for Your Loved Ones from Hajj

Apart from making dua, bringing back some little souvenir for our loved ones lets them know they are close to our heart. If you are among those of us who love to plan ahead, here are 5 amazing gifts that will definitely win their hearts.

July 7, 2022
July 7, 2022

Keeping your kitchen clean during Eid

With Eid ul Azha knocking at our door, it is mandatory to assume that our kitchen will go through a tornado of bloody mess. Both scenarios require different post-cleaning procedures, from handling raw meat to cooking them. Things can and will get pretty crazy and sometimes, it just is not possible to get the dishes and kitchen space cleaned immediately.

June 26, 2022
June 26, 2022

Earthquake alert! Dos and don’ts before, during and after a tremor

Among the list of inevitable incidents, natural disaster holds the top list. That being said, Dhaka, one of the world's most densely populated cities, has been ranked in the top 20 cities most vulnerable to earthquakes. In addition to the current level of unplanned urbanisation along with the non-adherence to the National Building Code, Dhaka is a ticking bomb in the wake of an earthquake. In times like these, as responsible individuals, it is our responsibility to know what to do before, during and after these disasters.

June 26, 2022
June 26, 2022

Top 5 Healthy Practices During Monsoon Season

The rainy season means a sprinkle of romance with a splash of fun, but staying healthy in such unpredictable seasons should still be a priority. The change of weather can cause a lot of illnesses like fever, cough, headache etc, and COVID is not gone completely either. Here are 5 tips on how you can maintain your health and be fit throughout this prevailing monsoon season.

June 23, 2022
June 23, 2022

Sway in fashion: Tennis Edition

Tennis is one of the most fascinating and celebrated sports in the world. It is a classic combination of athleticism and strategy. If anyone told you that there is a fixed dress code to such games, they must have fooled you. The beauty of these games is that you get to be yourself as long as you are able to pull the outfit you are wearing.