Having both sides of East and West Bengal at home, Kishwar Chowdhury was able to broaden her palette. Her father, who’s from Bikrampur, is someone she describes as a ‘wholesome and hearty cook.’ Hence, neharis, biriyanis and bhunas remained his M O in the kitchen. Through her mother, who’s from Burdwan, she was introduced to meals that required light and delicate ingredients. “Growing up with my father’s Nawabi, Bengal-Mughal inspired dishes and my mother’s lighter dishes, we really had the best of Bengal at home.”
Art is a very intricate and emotional field that has the power to connect on a personal level with us. Many great names have established a strong connection to others with a stroke of their brushes. From the bold, vibrant and dramatic portraits of Van Gogh to the minimal and natural style of Frank Stella, there are many artists who have managed to capture our hearts and open up the creative corner in our minds with their work.
The passion the artists put behind these custom-painted sneakers makes them stand out in their own way.
Social enterprise Shaathi Bangladesh Limited organised a workshop for making reusable pads on 28 May, 2023, on the occasion of Menstrual Hygiene Day 2023. The workshop was held at the Edward M Kennedy (EMK) Centre in Dhanmondi, Dhaka.
When we think of vacations, we usually think of beaches and mountains. What skips our minds most of the time are the wonderous deserts. We often forget the enticing and magnificent landscapes that can be serene, wild and even mysterious. Desert safaris can be very hectic but definitely worth it if you are someone who is up for adventures. Here are 5 deserts you should definitely keep in mind when planning your next vacation.
No matter how old your child is, they look forward to coming home after a long day at school and eating their favourite snack before starting homework or going for tuition. The following are 7 easy to make recipes for snacks that your children will simply love. Adding these simple homemade snacks into their weekly routine can be a healthy choice.
The art of expressing oneself knows no limits, be it through words, images, art or even the Spotify playlist you made for that one individual in your coaching centre. With the onset of keeping up with all things trendy, one of the most common forms of expressing oneself is through what you wear. Sneakers have been a fashion statement for eons due to their varying shapes, colourways and the way they can perfectly complete an outfit and one’s style of clothing.
Asia is home to some of the most breath-taking bridges in the world. These magnificent structures not only serve the purpose of connecting two separate points but also capture the attention of anyone who can appreciate architectural ingenuity and innovation. In this article, we intend to explore some of the most exquisite bridges of our continent that exhibit the region's exceptional engineering and artistic skills
Humans make constant decisions due to their logical nature. Our choices range from simple to complex issues, such as what to eat for lunch to capital investment in a business. While we cannot be 100 per cent rational at all times, we mostly make logical decisions by weighing the pros and cons of each of our choices. That being said, we have developed some mental shortcuts known as cognitive biases to navigate and ease this decision-making process.
With life getting busier with each passing day and Dhaka offering more fun activities, it is not a bad idea to get together with your girlfriends for a fun evening filled with joy and laughter, to unwind and break free of the day-to-day stress. A girls' day out is not something we associate with the city of Dhaka, but times are changing.
Holiday Inn Dhaka City Centre has just launched a new restaurant, The Ilish. A delightful dining experience where you can explore the many culinary delights of the Mediterranean. Ilish is a word every Bangladeshi is familiar with. Its significance and prominence in our country’s rich history are now going to be synonymous with the great tastes and delights of the Mediterranean. The main aim of The Ilish is to explore the common roots between Bengali and Mediterranean culinary cultures.
As a parent, babyproofing your home becomes a top priority when your child becomes a toddler. Here are some ways to babyproof your home if you have a toddler.
The world of fashion is constantly changing but every once in a while, someone comes up with an idea that can shake things up and change the entire dynamics of the ecosystem. Jagadish Chandra Roy may be on the verge of doing exactly that.
The concept of marriage has persisted through the millennia in several civilisations and countless societies. Through the ages, lots have changed the idea of unison and have been amended to allow both husband and wife to coexist without any bars holding them back. Nowadays, marriage is considered a legal contract, making Kabin-Nama (also referred to as Nikah Nama) the rule book. The Kabin-Nama form is drafted so that a couple can set the terms and conditions of the marriage according to their preferences.
A group exhibition Bridging Cultures: Celebrating 50 years of UAE-Bangladesh diplomatic relationship through art was inaugurated on 20 May, at American University in Dubai (AUD), by His Excellency, Mohammed Abu Zafar, Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates and Permanent Representative to IRENA. An Art camp was also held during the day with 10 Bangladeshi artists at the same venue. Both events have been organised by the Consulate General of Bangladesh, Dubai and Northern Emirates, in association with Bangladesh Art Week and American University in Dubai (AUD).
Researchers find that plastic materials in napkins and diapers take around 300 years to decompose in soil, which may lead to severe environmental consequences. But with increasing awareness and interventions in menstrual hygiene management across the country, the products in Bangladesh are slowly but surely changing. Their benefits are more long-lasting than the plastic products we have made ourselves complacent to.
The prestigious Cannes Film Festival is a celebration of art, culture, and fashion. Celebrities from all across the globe attend the event every year. Over the years, the Cannes red carpet has become a fashion event. This year too, all the fashionistas brought their A-game to the carpet and made heads turn. Bangladeshi model and actor Tangia Zaman Methila also attended the festival this year and left everyone in awe with her style.
Tina Turner, the queen of Rock and Roll, passed away at the age of 83 on 24 May 2023 at Küsnacht in Switzerland. Turner rightfully embodied the phoenix who rose from the ashes. A feminist icon and an inspiration to many around the world, she never let her personal and professional struggles define her. She cemented herself as a vocal powerhouse as part of the Ike and Tina Turner Revue, but her solo career established her as the global icon and legend we know today.
Model and social media influencer Sobia Ameen’s incredible career trajectory has taken her to a new and ground-breaking partnership with Estee Lauder, the renowned makeup brand. She has collaborated with Estee Lauder India for their latest #MyShadeMyStory campaign for the cult favourite Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation.
Online, content creator Nuseir Yassin, better known as Nas and by his online channel Nas Daily, and Alyne Tamir, known for her videos on Dear Alyne, looked perfect — accepting each other’s differences and flaws, navigating with each other’s families, being culturally open to changes, and so much more. Yet, unresolved issues and lifestyles differences are what broke them up, as they announced in a 13-minute video posted on 22 May, 2023.
It’s that honeymoon you were looking forward to since getting married, and you want to visit a country where it will be budget-friendly for you. While that sounds intimidating, it is certainly doable, so here are the top 5 countries that you can visit for your honeymoon, all for under Tk 80,000.