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  • Hunger Games: Filling up the larder

    The dilemma of stocking up healthy snacks is of perennial nature. The constant need of coaxing and cajoling the brood to snack right and desist from caving in to tantalising but unhealthy savouries and sweets can be quite an ordeal.

  • The dance of metal and wood

    Mixing styles has become the norm to tone down the monotonous designs we have been sporting so far, and the world of furniture and décor has stepped into it as well.

  • What Colour are you?

    There is a theory that your favourite colour often reflects your personality, down to your bone. If you are one of those people who can't choose a favourite colour, then do not worry.

  • ABC's of Makeup

    Why do we need makeup? Is it to create an illusory version of ourselves? Or is it just to cover up the perceived minor flaws?

  • Taking out the trash

    Managing the waste that we produce everyday plays a crucial role in our lives. It is almost like an 'art.’ As easy as it might sound, it may actually be more complicated, especially if you want to manage your waste by disposing them properly and not harming anyone or anything in the process.

  • Charmed by bangles

    She inherited her love for bangles from her mother and aunts. Growing up she saw them wear bangles with almost everything. And their collection always seemed to mesmerise her, rows and rows of bangles decorated her mother's dressing table. The colours themselves would charm her more than anything.

  • The forgotten pride in language

    When asked what our mother language is, we proudly say Bangla because we fought for it.

  • Whimsical TABLESCAPE

    Whimsical TABLESCAPE

    The menus are finalized over and over again only because we are very particular and passionate about our food. Nothing can go wrong. Absolutely nothing!

  • Safe, Clean, and Hassle-free Qurbani

    The season of sacrifice is less than a month away and this time it's on the rainy edge of monsoon. Those who will be going to the 'haat' are already preparing for yet another muddy encounter. Then are the post-qurbani formalities and clean ups, all wedged within a week.

  • Family kitchen club on Fridays

    For us here in Bangladesh, Fridays are a day to be cherished, because of two important reasons; Jumma prayer and the one day of the week where mostly everyone in the city has a day off. Be it from work, school, or university, almost everyone is free on Friday. As a result, the average house is a lot livelier, as opposed to the weekdays where everyone is out and about for something or another.

  • Bangladeshi brands in makeup and toiletries

    Most of us spend thousands on makeup and toiletries that are imported internationally. But did you know that there are makeup brands and toiletries that are produced locally? Not only are they of good quality but they are tailored to suit our South Asian skin and needs.

  • Dinner time bloopers!

    How would you like it if you are enjoying a nice cup of tea in your bungalow on top of a hill, accompanied by gushes of bracing breeze when suddenly your guest pours the tea on the saucer, and takes a long high-pitched slurp?

  • An Eid without the sari

    An Eid without the sari

    The Bengali aesthetic sense has been enamoured with the allure of the sari since time immemorial. This love affair is further stoked during the all-important festive season. But the human heart is known to be predisposed to whims and fancies. And when it comes to us women choosing outfits, it acts fickle and hence, foibles ensue.

  • Getting Click-happy

    There was always a charm to going to the market as a happy horde, with the needs of every member listed out. Shopping for clothes was particularly time-consuming, in the heyday of shopping centres like Eastern Plaza and Alpana Plaza, as one would have to try endless pieces to get the right size! Parents used to make all the sartorial decisions, and the young ones had to go along with it. Many families would

  • Holy Ramadan food

    Ramadan headaches and acidity

    When prepping for the month of Ramadan, people consider things like grocery shopping, prayers, eventual shopping for Eid, and so on, but it escapes the thought of most people to prepare their body as well. After all, you don't exactly run a marathon right after waking up in the morning. There are preparations required for this month, especially for those of us who face challenges arising from the act of fasting

  • Ramadan 2018 with The Peninsula Chittagong

    The Peninsula Chittagong is giving away banquet halls at no cost for 100+ guests parties along with the following Iftar Banquet Menus (per person): pre-plated iftar at Tk 699++, pre-plated iftar followed by dinner (table service) at Tk 1,099++, and pre-plated iftar followed by buffet dinner at Tk 1,399++.

  • Glam Nails

    It is not just the face that needs to look good for a good impression, the hands and feet are equally important. One way you can have gorgeous hands and feet is by grooming and taking care of your nails.

  • Nail care norms for summer

    We spend a great deal of time and money behind taking care of our skin; doing everything we can to treat it the best way possible. Most of the time, however, we tend to overlook our nails, which are often the most neglected part of our body.

  • 5 Common Style Mistakes Most Men Make

    Do you believe in first impressions? Of course, you do! Why else would you want to look on point to a job interview, or saying hi to your crush? Question is, how will you leave the next person you meet with an everlasting impression if you are put down by The Fashion Police for wearing a pair of chinos which look more like a swimsuit?

  • Trendy with Le Reve this Summer

    The Summer 2018 fashion trends are nothing less than bright, bold and beautiful, and these trends are prominently reflected in the SS'18 collection of Le Reve which has just launched in the stores.

  • Baishakh 1425 with Apex

    As the scorching summer approaches, your best light wear is already out and you are preparing to welcome Baishakh. Just as your wardrobe is fashionably light and festive, your footwear too has to match the mood! No worries on that front though; Apex has a trendy, fashionable lineup for the fashion forward as well as those who are looking to match tradition with comfort.

  • Alta…Churi…Feeta

    The belle is a likeness of the goddess to romantics; a literary or visual imagery handed over generation after generation of writers, novelists, painters and sculptors, not to mention the roadside Romeos! Times have changed, yet the look of a quintessential girl is the exact same — taant, alta, churi, feeta…

  • A summery twist for the boho chic

    The Boho-chic is all about taking inspiration from the classical, mixing it with current trends, and adding a reflection of one's own personality to it; the perfect crossover of tradition and trends, a little out of the box, but pure high-fashion!

  • The honesty of a white Panjabi

    The finely woven sheer kurta comes out of the drawer every Friday morning. Blued at the laundry for the desired snowy-white appearance, the panjabi is stiff and comes neatly folded. The fabric crinkles as one separates the layers glued from the dip-starch, and as one walks towards the masjid chanting the takbir, the all-white ensemble complemented with a whiff of rose water completes the sanctified aura of Jumu'ah.

  • The diet diary of a beginner: ditching rice

    When it comes to diet, the phrase “maach-e bhaat-e Bangali” just will not do. As tempting as it is to have some rice and curry you

  • A Glamorous Jolt For Java!

    The other day I was in a manic rush. Nothing new there for a millennial mom. Armed with an errand list longer than the Great Wall, I hurried out, only to realize that I had missed out on my mid afternoon caffeine fix. Now this is not just a good old cup of Doodh Cha, relished at leisure while casually glancing at the elegant professional shots of a friend's honeymoon at the Caribbeans on Instagram. Having

  • Safe Styling Safe Curls

    First and foremost shampooing, conditioning and drying your hair is a must before you start because curls last longer in light and care free hair. If you have ever heard your hair sizzle when curling it, that means you didn't dry your hair all the way before styling that makes it more difficult for the curls to set in.

  • The season of light shawls

    As the chilly weather is waning out, the lingering morning fog makes your attire need a warm and fashionable touch for the daily

  • Life hacks to beat the chill

    It is not possible to avoid winter, but what we can do is avoid the unwanted results with some at-home hacks and a few small changes and tricks around the home.

  • bKash cash back offers

    Donation for a smile in return

    For a massive proportion of the population, winter means enduring a series of hardships and miseries.

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