2d ago| Food & Recipes

Easy to make Bengali recipes

Food holds a special place in Bengali culture. While we do have our grand dishes, it is the simpler dishes that really steal the show. Not everyone has mastered Bengali cuisine, be it for lack of interest or practice or complexity. And so, the following recipes are just some of the popular dishes that are not only easy to make but also easy on the stomach. Try them out; they will most certainly not disappoint.

2d ago| Life & Living

Relationship Matters: Solving Insecurity issues

Our relationships and how we navigate them keep evolving with the times. Often, we find questions or worries so personal that they can only be shared with a stranger, but any random stranger is no real solace! Nor is the advice safe. With that in mind, Star Lifestyle brings to you a brand-new relationship advice column from certified experts. This hopes to tackle the host of worries, questions and forks in roads of the relationships plane that includes the personal, professional to psychological. Read on for insights, and shoot us your concerns, even anonymously at lifestyleds@yahoo.com, or send us a message on Star Lifestyle's Facebook page.

3d ago| SHOUT

Keeping up with alternative diets

Having a non-standard diet in Bangladesh is an uphill battle.

19h ago| SHOUT

Living life from weekend to weekend

Weekend-to-weekend living can be detrimental for our physical and mental health.

17h ago| SHOUT

Bangladeshi cricketers might be getting too much coverage

This intense limelight on The Tigers is probably not a great thing.

1d ago| Tech & Startup

Electric Vehicles at the Detroit Auto Show

The emerging fleet of electric vehicles (EV) provoked fascination at the Detroit Auto Show, but many consumers were not yet ready to take the plunge to own one themselves.

2d ago| Tech & Startup

The grim freelancing reality

Not too long ago, freelancing was deemed an exciting career prospect for thousands of skilled Bangladeshi youths. The rapid digitalisation of the country, combined with a rising number of skilled, educated, but unemployed workforce—and consistently low market wages—contributed to a freelancing boom in Bangladesh over the last decade. 

2d ago| Tech & Startup

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4: Unfolding a grand experience

Samsung has been betting a lot on its foldables. In the past few years, it has made iterative improvements to its foldable Z series of smartphones. Samsung is betting so much on it that it has streamlined its product line-up and discontinued the popular note series. Inspired by the ‘bigger is always better' mantra, Samsung’s relentless attempt to make screens bigger has somewhat paid off. At least that’s what we felt from using the latest flagship Galaxy Z Fold4. Although we had our hands on the device for just a week, we tried to make the best use of the phone by making it our daily driver.

What HBO’s ‘House of the Dragon’ promises to bring to the world of ‘A Song of Ice & Fire’

Viewers of House of the Dragon won’t find themselves in a similar predicament as the events surrounding the second Targaryen Civil War have already been documented in full in Fire & Blood (2018).  

Kurdish Massacres One of Britain’s Many Original Sins

For those who believe in the fairy tale of original sin, Adam and Eve, so goes the narrative, partook of the forbidden fruit, fell from grace, and were forever banished from the garden.

The Politics of Indigeneity and the Jumma struggle for land and recognition

In May 2011, Iqbal Ahmed—first secretary of the Bangladesh Mission in New York—stated at the 10th session of the United Nations

Four Challenges to Governance in South Asia

Although there is no universally accepted definition of the term governance, it has become a buzzword since the 1980s.

3d ago| TV & Film

Glad to be a part of history: Bubly

Bubly and Symon Sadik are acting as leads in Raju Raj directorial film ‘Chador’. They have been shooting for the past 14 days, in different locations in Dhaka.

'Bangladesh is divided along cultural fault lines', Professor Mohammad Azam discusses at Gyantaposh Abdur Razzak Foundation

The culture and traditions of the country have been colonised. Thoughts which originate in Kolkata are being accepted in Dhaka’s society without due consideration. 

1w ago| TV & Film

Alia stuns as Keya in first look for ‘Heart of Stone’

The first look for the upcoming Hollywood action thriller, “Heart of Stone”, featuring Alia Bhatt and Gal Gadot was unveiled by Netflix today. The video was revealed at Tudum: A Netflix Global Fan Event, which was streamed on Netflix’s YouTube channel.

Following in her father’s footsteps

Fauzia Beethi is not a political figure in her area, but everybody knows her in Bogura’s Dhunat upazila for her philanthropic works.

For the love of a language

In a country where people laid down their lives about seventy years ago to uphold the dignity of their mother tongue, Bangla, the struggle is still on to preserve mother tongues of smaller ethnic communities.

The pursuit of a dignified life

Giving away her hard-earned income to the destitute, Dil Afroze Khuki of Rajshahi chose a life of constant battles. In her 60s now, she has been a newspaper hawker in the northern city for 30 years.

6d ago| In Focus

Student politics in private universities: To be or not to be …

On September 2, the student front of a political party announced its intention to form committees in 16 private universities.  It was greeted with apprehension and alarm. 

1w ago| In Focus

The glorious history of Goalanda

There is more fiction than historical truth about the origin of the name ‘Goalanda’. According to a legend,

2w ago| In Focus

1971 and the case for secularism in Bangladesh and India

Bangladesh has just celebrated fifty years of independence; this year also marks fifty years since its Ganoparishad ratified the Constitution of Bangladesh. Anniversaries are as worthy occasions as any to recall why certain ideological principles were chosen to guide the new nation.

1d ago| Satireday

Not clashes, just students preparing for world cups

As we are heading towards back-to-back world cups this year, potential participants are spending more time preparing themselves, although most are still unsure of which world cup they are preparing for -- cricket, football or something else?  

1d ago| Satireday

Police now 100% against crime

After months of deliberation, the police force of Beka City has finally come to the decision that they are now 100 percent against crime. 

1d ago| Satireday

B,CB chief angry as team failed to prepare to fail

The chief of Board, Cricket Board (B,CB) was reportedly livid after the national team went to the Middle East and won both matches against lower-ranked opposition.  

1w ago| Star Youth

Bangladeshi teen captures silver and bronze at World Powerlifting Championship

Raiyan Rahman, a Bangladeshi teen has been honoured at the “World Powerlifting Championship 2022”, placing fourth. The event took place this August in Istanbul.

1w ago| Star Youth

Fighting for women: Amimul Ehsan Khan’s journey as a young changemaker

The Diana Award is a prestigious accolade, supported by Princess Diana’s sons, Prince William and Prince Harry. It is given out to nominees aged between 9 and 25, who are carrying out humanitarian activities for at least a year.  

1w ago| Star Youth

Bangladesh’s success at IEO 2022

International Economics Olympiad (IEO) is an annual competition for high school students that intends to stimulate their interest in the field of economics, business, and finance through a creative problem-solving approach. This year, more than 200 students from 43 teams participated in the prestigious event.