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  • The layering game

    Cold winds clanging the wind chime, windows kept shut since sunset while the ceiling fans hang silently over us. Even the slightest creak of a door two storeys above can be heard. If you were waiting for a white dove to announce the coming of winter, you surely missed the event already.

  • For the bubbly bride

    While we dread ourselves in wonderment if our skin will ever feel baby soft and acne free, SoaperStar has established its demand in the market, and it just might be the Wonder Woman of beauty products!

  • Banglar Bhoot: Creatures of the beyond

    Some of us are strong believers of other realms, while others strictly believe we mortals are the only ones treading the earth. No matter which side you belong to, taking a stroll down a dark lane has probably made you wonder about the creaks that seem to follow.

  • Denim dilemma solved

    Denim is undoubtedly one of our favourites and an everyday essential for most of us. Despite an ever-changing world of fashion, the one thing that never seems to go out of style is denim. It has remained resilient

  • Music for your car

    First and foremost, check whether you really need a sound system or not. Most modern cars already have great sound systems and

  • The wonders of Doja Market

    For fashion-lovers and aspiring designers out there, the ever-bustling hub of inspiration on a budget has always been Doja Market, opposite of the main gate of Dhaka College near New Market.

  • Cuddly newborns in front of the lens

    The arrival of a newborn brings with it excitement, love and a newly found sense of responsibility.

  • Cut it short or blow it out

    Voluminous hair with bouncy locks is a universally flattering look. Blowout hair adds shine and makes all types of hair look healthy, soft and classy.

  • Mummylicious

    An expectant mum is likely to experience many changes during her pregnancy. The most crucial one is the change in physical appearance, which tends to affect self-esteem and confidence levels. In such a difficult time one's wardrobe can play a key role.

  • Personalised gifts for the foreign friend

    Post millennium Bangladesh is not quite what we expected it to be. As the country's economy is flourishing, more and more people are travelling abroad on business trips, to attend events, or simply for pleasure.

  • Owning the gift-exchange game

    A big bouquet of flowers, a lovable stuffed toy, a card with a wish full of blessings — these are often the elements that instantly pop in one's mind when thinking of Eid gifts, of course apart from the obvious clothes and shoes. There are also the options of stationery, cosmetics, bags and little knick knacks.

  • Of food and tunes

    Did you ever find yourself running over to the TV when you heard a certain familiar tune only to find it was being performed in an orchestra or as a concert piece?


    Fashion blogging is extremely popular all over the world. So popular that fashion bloggers with a minimum of 2k followers on Instagram.

  • Reality Checks with Tea Leaf Reading

    Tea leaf reading is a fortune telling art that let's your inner psy-guru run wild. For holistic people, this is one fun spiritual activity because the subconscious mind comes out to play.

  • Rickshaw art With love from Biskut Factory

    One would imagine that a person who prefers to go only by his first name, and that too — Biskut — would be quite charming and animated.

  • Al-Haramain — the wonderland of perfumery

    Being a front-runner in perfumery since 1970, Al-haramain has being quite a favourite brand in the Middle East, as well as countries such as Singapore and Malaysia.

  • Raising the mercury with Samuel Hoque

    After a killer 2016 with two successful collections under his belt and a mountain of accolades for his showing at the Weavers Festival last year, Samuel Hoque has every reason to be flying high.

  • Falling back in love with scarves

    Almost everyone has a scarf in their wardrobe; even though typically used as an alternative to the dupatta these scarves can be donned...

  • Scarves to look sensual and glamorous

    How many times have you wanted to spice up the drab or monotonous look with something that was just lying around in your drawers?

  • By any other name…

    From being compared to the beloved's face, to relay burning passions and hidden messages in plain sight, or pressed into the pages of a book long forgotten, roses have proved their versatility, beyond doubt and in all of living memory.

  • Ice cream; guilt free!

    From children smothering their faces with melted cream to the elderly quietly enjoying the brain freeze, ice cream truly is a universal dessert that we all love and often crave.

  • New bloke on the block: The Beardist

    Are you like one of those Bollywood actors with zero facial hair but are capable of incredible stunts like Jackie Chan?

  • Le Reve launches 9 to 9 office wear

    We spend a huge chunk of our time in the office. And office wear does not simply reflect your style and personality, it also says a lot about how professional you are, as you are what you wear!

  • Summer's blessed drinks

    Imagine this - your tiny red car sits crammed in the traffic of Kakoli signal and you are sitting in the driver's seat, slowly wiping off every drop of sweat on your forehead.

  • Charukala ready to embrace Pahela Baishakh

    ‘Anondo loke, mangal aloke, birajo, sotto sundoro' – with these immortal words by Tagore as the underlying theme the Institute of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka, is all set to celebrate the dawning of the Bengali year 1424.

  • New Dhaka's Culinary Secrets

    But which are some of the notable eateries found in the rest of the city? This pushed us to explore New Dhaka and its culinary secrets.

  • @ Purbachal

    Lack of food-less recreation has led our people to meet up with their friends at Hatirjheel ignoring the simple fact that it's a lakefront meant to minimise traffic congestion and ease communication and not to set up a date with your significant other.

  • Gluten hideouts

    Gluten free food, gluten free ingredients and gluten free recipes have all been on the radar of health conscious foodies for quite a while and now it is more of a concern for many than ever before.

  • Cold coffee chills for this Dhaka summer

    Whether you need a midday mug to keep yourself awake after the fifth meeting on a row or just need a break to hang out with your friends and shed some of that exam stress, plenty of cafés around town offer a wide range of freshly brewed cold coffees that are sure to make you crave for more!

  • Your next favourite title now delivered at your door!

    To a bookworm, the home is a fortress where every book is treated like blocks building up an armoury of reading materials!