5d ago| Food & Recipes

All Time Bread adding sweetness to your festivities

The atmosphere already feels jovial as we prepare for the auspicious occasion of Durga Puja. The traditional sweets of our country are unlike any other. The amount of effort and time that goes into making our delicate mishtis truly define what labour of love stands for. The lengthy process often resists us from making these at home. But what if I told you that these desserts can easily be replicated in your own kitchen? Yes, they can! That too, by using a simple ingredient such as All Time Bread.

5d ago| Life & Living

5 nifty things you can carry in your wallet

People who live the fast urban life have little or no time to focus on the time fleeting around them. Thus, it is difficult for them to stay prepared for any and all unfavourable circumstances. As an urbanite like myself, I face such cases almost every day. Being on the run has also taught me to travel light and efficient which helps me to be on the move 24/7. While I personally do not like making my wallet bulky, which weighs down my pocket or sachel, one should make sure to carry what s/he might need. Aside from carrying, credit cards, forms of ID and emergency contact information; here are 5 handy things to carry in your wallet.

5d ago| Lifestyle

Dan Cake planning to launch breakfast Items

When it comes to Bakery items, “Dan Cake” is one of most trusted and reliable names among consumers. Since stating its operation in 2015, Dan Cake has established itself as one of the leading snack brands of Bangladesh with the quality and variety of its products.  After winning the trust and heart of the Bangladeshi customers with their top-of-the-line cakes and cookies for 7 years, Dan Cake is now planning to add breakfast products to its product list. The breakfast products will consist of milk breads, tortilla ruti and croissants. With these three breakfast products, Dan Cake calls this category Breakfast Solutions.

6d ago| Lifestyle

The Hub Theory begins operations with a concept called speed networking

Borrowed from the idea of speed dating, The Hub Theory, a networking community for women, executed a similar concept on September 24, 2022,for the first time in Bangladesh called Speed Networking.

1w ago| Life & Living

Curtain falls on Federer and Nadal ultimate rivalry

When we think about Rafa vs Federer, we think elegance vs swagger, endurance vs aggression. The contrasting playing styles of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal has played a vital part in determining the competitiveness of their rivalry, Nadal with his heavy topspin centred ground strokes at the clay courts against Federer’s single-handed backhands at grass courts, it felt like they were destined to do this forever.

Manipuri saris and Durga Puja

Fashion is something that anyone can buy, but style has to come from within, it’s how you fit into your skin. Come Durga puja, even the simplest lady glows in her own style, even with a tucked red hibiscus on the khopa or casual hair bun. And as if reciprocating with her joy, nature also decks up in her own style. Because with puja, the fire-dance and the alponas — the merry courting of the sharat clouds and the kash phool or Kans grass as it is called in English, ushers the goddess Durga. The goddess has chosen this romantic season to come down to earth from her heavenly abode, filling our hearts with hope, romance, and magic.

1w ago| Life & Living

Dangers of our urban living

During the early 90s, the term urban was limited to a small radius in the city of Dhaka. Fast forward 30 years, and the term “urban” has spread as far as the horizon of the ever-growing mega city. As the new era preceded its adverse effects with full force, the urbanites adapted accordingly. From carrying briefcases while donning baggy trousers to carrying a backpack with slim-fit jeans, a lot has changed if you look at the era with a microscope.

September 22, 2022
September 22, 2022

Which colour suits your zodiac the best?

We are surrounded by colours all the time; they have an impression on how we see the world around us. Hence, is it not better to know the ones that act in our favour? Here is a short list of ‘lucky colours’ based on your Zodiac sign.

September 22, 2022
September 22, 2022

Norma Jeane, the minimalist: The other side of Marilyn Monroe

A Hollywood legend, Monroe passed away at the age of 36 in 1962. Sixty years on, our interest and fascination with her life is at an all-time high. In the age of viral TikToks and Instagram stories that disappear in 24 hours, we are constantly bombarded with endless content, Marilyn Monroe has held her own like the superstar she will always be. Glamorous and sensuous, her on-screen persona is iconic in its own right.

September 22, 2022
September 22, 2022

Fly smarter: Hacks to improve your travels

Travelling on a flight can be a bit of a headache, but it certainly does not have to be. A quick read through the hacks below, can bring a total game changer to your next flying experience making your travel less tiring and more enjoyable.

September 22, 2022
September 22, 2022

A trip to Darasbari mosque in Chapai Nawabganj

Rajshahi is well known for the various remains of ancient and medieval structures, remnants of a glorious past, dotted all across the region. Darasbari, a beautiful, haunting complex made of red terracotta bricks, is one of those places not often mentioned or even commonly known about except to the locals of the area.

September 21, 2022
September 21, 2022

Microsoft launches Startup Foundation Hub in Bangladesh

In an effort to helping innovative and ambitious startups across the globe, Microsoft has launched its Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub in Bangladesh. The global platform provides free access to resources such as productivity and technology tools to startup founders looking to launch their projects and materialise their ideas into reality.

September 21, 2022
September 21, 2022

Mesmerising islands to visit in Bangladesh

Islands are captivating locations for tourists. The lands away from the mainland present an opportunity to experience nature and sights unlike any other. With an abundance of natural beauty, breath-taking sights and fun activities, every island has its unique selling point. Here are some islands in Bangladesh that people ought to visit at least once.

September 21, 2022
September 21, 2022

Breaking down the fashion calendar: Suiting up for Spring 2023

The month of September is beloved by fashion lovers and fashionistas worldwide as fashion weeks take place around the world. This year, the Spring/Summer 2023 season fashion weeks started in New York City with the New York Fashion Week on 9 September, 2022. But, if you are wondering why Spring shows are taking place in September, the month we transition to fall, then you are not alone. The fashion calendar can be confusing so read ahead as we demystify it for you.

September 21, 2022
September 21, 2022

BiyeBari Restaurant at Mirpur

Have you ever had one of those days when you just craved ‘biye bari food’? You just want the familiar food, but in the particular taste that can only be found at weddings. As unlikely as it sounds, one does not have to wait for a wedding anymore for such a treat. BiyeBari Restaurant now offers those dishes whenever you want them.

September 19, 2022
September 19, 2022

5 delicious ilish recipes you must try

The ilish is a versatile fish as it can be used to prepare a variety of dishes. Hilsa is as suitable for preparing delectable dishes on those special occasions, as it is for cooking a regular everyday curry. The hilsa season is almost coming to an end. Now is the time to get your fresh ilish from the bazaars of Chandpur and Mawa. The following are some easy to make recipes with hilsa. Try them out and you will not be disappointed!

September 19, 2022
September 19, 2022

Utshob: A celebration of Bengali cuisine

Food, stories, love and bonds — that is what Bengali people are made of. From macher jhol or shutki bhorta, every dish carries a different emotion. Although people have been introduced to food from different countries, the love towards our home cuisine remains unmatched. Keeping that in mind, Utshob began its journey in October last year with the aim of celebrating the beauty of Bengali food and it is everything a Bengali heart craves.