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Life Style

Style spotlight: 6 jaw-dropping outfits of Jaya Ahsan

Like a muse for the couturiers and a beacon of inspiration for fashion aficionados, Jaya Ahsan’s fashion sense can only be described as a sartorial symphony.

27m ago

The story of rickshaw art in Bangladesh

Rickshaw painting is an art unique to Bangladesh with its unusual burst of colours. What started with a view to attracting more customers with colourful rickshaws has now become an ambassador of our lives. UNESCO recently recognised rickshaws and rickshaw paintings as intangible cultural heritage.

2d ago

From passion to purpose: Rawan Ahmed Choudhury's journey in bodybuilding

Rawan Ahmed Choudhury stood as Bangladesh’s sole representative at the PCA Thailand First Timer’s Show.

2d ago

Pamela Anderson's makeup-free moment at the British Fashion Awards 2023

She might be 56 but Pamela Anderson is still as radiant as ever! We are talking about the iconic model and actor, who took a bold step by making a makeup-free appearance at the British Fashion Awards 2023 in London.  

3d ago

Grand Theft Auto: A '90s kid's enduring love affair

Picture this: a '90s kid in Dhaka, wide-eyed, and getting lost in the digital world of Grand Theft Auto (GTA) Vice City or San Andreas. That kid was me. Fast forward to now, married and in my thirties, and here I am, still as giddy as a schoolboy in a candy store, eagerly awaiting the GTA 6 release, which is due in 2025. Some loves never die; they just respawn.

3d ago

Beyond the screen: Tasnia Farin's style files

Tasnia Farin is not only a powerhouse performer, but also a trendsetter in the ever-evolving landscape of fashion. As she recently graced The Daily Star Centre for a photoshoot with her radiant smile and an aura of elegance – bringing a whirlwind of charm and style – we could not help but be captivated by her unique fashion sense and ask her to reveal her choices.

4d ago

Planning a Cox’s Bazar trip? Here are places you must visit

When one thinks of Cox's Bazar, images of the endless sandy beach kissed by the gentle waves of the sea come to mind. Here, you will equally find a tapestry of wonders – from lush jungles and parks to serene temples – there's so much more to charming Cox’s Bazar than meets the eye. As the railway service commences on the Dhaka-Cox's Bazar route, it brings with it the promise of convenience and a unique way to discover the treasures this coastal jewel holds as Cox’s Bazar has come closer to us all!

4d ago

Top 5 places to visit in Panchagarh

Most people associate Panchagarh district with the scenic view it offers of the Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world situated in the eastern Himalayas on the border between Sikkim State and eastern Nepal. However, it has plenty of other attractive sights to offer to tourists. So, read on to find out the top 5 places to visit in Panchagarh district.

5d ago

Recipes of the season: Delicious appetisers for winter parties

The calm weather and early sunsets make winter evenings perfect for soirees and cosy gatherings. No wonder we see a rise in the number of playful occasions during this time of the year! And no celebration is complete without good food, especially when winter brings with it a fresh haul of special produce. Here are some easy recipes to make using winter produce to keep your guests entertained and winter gatherings fun!

#Social Awareness / Strength in solidarity: 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that spans from 25 November, the United Nations Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day. This campaign aims to mobilise individuals and organisations globally to raise awareness and take action against all forms of violence and discrimination faced by women and girls.

The Grit Blueprint: 8 simple steps to boost your mental strength

When the going gets tough, having a strong mind can be like having a superpower, the power to rise above difficulties and keep going. This is your go-to manual for turning everyday folks into mental superheroes, equipped with the resilience to handle tough times and the determination to face challenges head-on.

Taking Bangladeshi craftsmanship to the global stage

Many individuals and organisations are tirelessly working to preserve and restore these crafts. Take for example, Revival, an initiative working on renewing thousand-year-old traditions. A joint venture of Bangladesh and Japan, it seeks to delve into the rich artisanal history of Bangladesh but from the perspective of the aesthetic sense of the Japanese.

6d ago

Passion for exploration: My personal journey

Born at Chatkhil in Noakhali, Ashraful completed his SSC from home and then moved to Dhaka to complete his HSC at Tejgaon College. He subsequently pursued a BBA and MBA at Eastern University, where he not only focused on his business studies but also explored the field of journalism working as a part-time journalist.

1w ago

DHEU unveils trendy winter collection with a touch of western fashion

Winter has arrived after the end of a season. During winter, fashion conscious people always prioritise fashion in their clothes with winter wear. Considering that, popular fashion brand SaRa Lifestyle's western sub-brand 'DHEU,' has come up with a great collection of trendy western fashion wear for the youth during this winter season.

1w ago

No Makeup Look for Weddings: Yay or Nay?

From garish, white makeup to a matte face that involves a lot of powders, to a more even, airbrushed look of recent times, a Bengali bride has looked different every few years. As more and more women now favour the authentic over mindless glam, the no-makeup look has seen a soar in popularity.

1w ago

Evolving bedrooms: Decorating your shared haven after marriage

After getting married, combining two different worlds into one peaceful household can be challenging. Each partner brings their distinct interests and preferences into shared living spaces, accommodating and transforming them into a home for them both. The bedroom, a shelter of connection and rest, may undergo the most change.

1w ago

Fresh on the shelves: Buying organic products

While buying agro-produce from local bazaars, superstores, or even farmer’s markets, we want to ensure that the products are free from insecticides and other harmful chemicals. To avoid such harmful products, many of us are now opting for organic foods.

1w ago

Start your married life with elegant furnishing

So, are you scratching your head thinking about where you can get high-quality furniture collection? Why not have a look at Regal Furniture’s wide range of furniture collection for the newlyweds? 

1w ago

Pizza recipes with unique twists to keep your tummy on edge

It does not always have to come sliced in triangles inside a square box; you can take the flavour combination and create your versions of pizza in various shapes and sizes. Turn it into a tart; bite-sized cups; or even give a little twist to the recipe — the sky is the limit.

1w ago

Making perfectly spicy peanut butter noodles

A pack of noodles is arguably one of the most versatile ingredients in the pantry. This rendition is a lip-smacking one with sweetness from the peanut butter and spiciness from the chillies, and you can make it using instant noodles!

1w ago

When parenthood creates distance in a marriage

A path set forth with the hopes of love, friendship, and common goals, frequently runs into unforeseen obstacles. Arriving at a child's life is one such challenge that many couples face. Occasionally, what starts out as the realisation of a common goal can inadvertently cause a drift that turns the couple from husband and wife into devoted but estranged parents.

1w ago
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