22h ago| Travel

Top 5 beaches in the world

All dream vacations have a beach run. On the one hand are popular holiday beach destinations that are economical to travel to and at the same time, somewhat clean and safe, and on the other, are those that are less popular but infinitely more beautiful. Here are 5 picks that are a whole different ball game — or shall we say beach ball game — altogether.

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.

Sleeping norms around the world

How beds are shared in a particular culture says a lot about their customs, environmental conditions, values, and material wealth. Besides, who you share your bed with can determine the quality and the amount of sleep that you get, yet another testimony to the fact that sleeping patterns are as much a cultural factor as they are biological.

Bangla movie HAWA, crowd favourite GULTI and the magic of cinema

Hawa is a Bangladeshi mystery-drama film, written and directed by Mejbaur Rahman Sumon. The film is produced by Facecard Productions and Sun Music & Motion Pictures Limited and has become one of the trendiest movies of the year. The film stars Chanchal Chowdhury as Chan Majhi, Nazifa Tushi as Gulti, and Sariful Razz as Ibrahim or Iba, amongst others. A few days ago, Gulti, a protagonist of the trending movie Hawa, sat amongst the crowd at Chitra Mahal cinema hall in Old Dhaka, to relive the magic of cinema amongst real men.

October 1, 2022
October 1, 2022

Shampa Reza stuns with style and grace in new photoshoot

Shampa Reza is a bona fide singer, model and actress – heralded as one of the most stylish to grace the screens.

October 1, 2022
October 1, 2022

Top 5 beaches in the world

All dream vacations have a beach run. On the one hand are popular holiday beach destinations that are economical to travel to and at the same time, somewhat clean and safe, and on the other, are those that are less popular but infinitely more beautiful. Here are 5 picks that are a whole different ball game — or shall we say beach ball game — altogether.

October 1, 2022
October 1, 2022

Re-defining maternity clothing in Dhaka: Mere completes 3 years

The brain child of Maisha Samiha and Jarin Tasnim Ona, Mere — a fashion brand that beautifully blends comfort with style for soon to be mothers, has recently turned 3. Started as a photographer, Maisha Samiha has worked with multiple expecting mothers during her photography days. This is when she realised that maternity clothes in our country still means a comfortable cotton piece of fabric. Realising the need, she and Jarin Tasnim Ona decided to make a change and bring a maternity brand to the expecting mothers that will make them feel beautiful as well as comfortable during this beautiful journey called motherhood.

October 1, 2022
October 1, 2022

Autumn has arrived!

I smell the fragrance of fall in the air. The morning air is crisp, the leaves are turning, the days are getting shorter, and the temperature is dipping. The quilts are out, the comforters are in. Summer dresses are out, sweaters and light jackets are in. While the aforementioned changes are easier to adjust to, it is my garden and its changing appearance that asks me of my patience, for it is going to be a long wait before my garden dresses up in a myriad of colours afresh.

September 30, 2022
September 30, 2022

2 int'l flights cancelled in Ctg airport as birds enter plane engines

Authorities of Shah Amanat International Airport in Chattogram have cancelled two international flights from Chattogram to Dubai and Muscat as birds entered the engines of the two aircrafts.

September 29, 2022
September 29, 2022

Chinese Zodiacs: What do ancient scriptures say about you

Did you know Chinese astrology dates back to 256 BC? In fact, it was during the era of Zhou Dynasty that the Chinese started taking a keen interest in zodiac signs. Chinese astrology employs notions that are not present in Western astrology, such as the Wu Xing teachings, the 10 celestial stems, the 12 earthly branches, the lunisolar calendar (moon calendar and sun calendar), and the time calculation after year, month, day, and time.

September 29, 2022
September 29, 2022

Dhaka Kitsch: T-shirts inspired by rickshaw art

On Monday, 26 September, 2022 Dhaka Kitsch, a charity event supporting the non-profit organisation, Thrive, was held at the Edge Gallery Gulshan. Funded by Tasneem Sinha and Mahbub Mursalin, the event exhibited a collection of T-shirts, with rickshaw art inspired designs by artist and designer, Kuhu Plamondon. Chandana R Dewan, renowned designer and partner for the initiative, was by her side every step of the way, making the event a success.

September 29, 2022
September 29, 2022

Deadpool 3: The ingenious marketing game of actor Ryan Reynolds

We adore him as Deadpool, his humour, the way he mocks Blake Lively, his "feud" with Hugh Jackman, and other things. Ryan Reynolds has consistently demonstrated his acting prowess in addition to his adept marketing skills. This realisation started during Deadpool's press tour and continued through Reynolds' subsequent projects in both cinema and business. His charm, wit, and comedy make content marketing seem simple and easy to do.

September 29, 2022
September 29, 2022

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.

September 29, 2022
September 29, 2022

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.