Intisab Shahriyar

Sweet spreads and childhood memories: A Nutella nostalgia trip

Experience the delight of Nutella with easy recipes that transform your quick snack into a luxurious treat. Indulge in chocolatey pancakes, a microwave mug cake, or banana paratha rolls, all featuring the rich taste of Nutella.

2m ago

Golden frequency : A story on Dhaka’s audiophiles

So, what is an audiophile? Depends on who you are asking. Google says audiophiles are 'Hi-fi enthusiasts.' If you ask me, it's the love I have for music and whatever it takes to get closer to the artist's emotions/intentions.

3m ago

Creaky backs and shattered hearts: What they don’t tell you about your 30s

Life doesn't always unfold according to societal expectations or personal plans, especially as you enter your thirties. While there's often pressure to achieve certain milestones by a certain age, the reality is far more complex. Here's a glimpse into what you might encounter as you navigate your 30s and beyond.

3m ago

Pocket revolution: Smartphone convergence in the 21st century

Ever heard the words Walkman, Gameboy, Discman, Watchman, Camcorder? If the answer is no, you are probably 24 and born in the era of laptops and smartphones. In which case, gather around kids, for I am about to spin a yarn on how it feels for fossils like me to live in a world where everything is at your fingertips and have everything you need in one handy convenient place.

3m ago

How I met your Bhai/Bhabi: The cost of forever after

Nobody meets their ‘The One’ on their first try but have you ever wondered what it took to find your forever after? Of course, I hear you say in unison, “heartbreaks,” “shattered dreams,” etc. and you are right obviously. But here’s another way to look at the scenario; what did it cost you to find your ever after?

4m ago

Challenges of being a sensitive man in the real world

You might think that living in an era of unprecedented empathy and sensitivity would be a sign of the rise of the sensitive man. Contrary to the situation, the realm of the sensitive man is still shrouded by doubt, unfair treatment, and stigma. Why though? Why is it that nice guys are destined to finish last? What makes being sensitive such an issue even in this modern society?

7m ago

Eid Bonus making you restless? Here’s what you should and shouldn’t do

For Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid bonus usually means hitting the mall and buying the newest collection of clothes, shoes, perfumes, and other accessories you need to make you look like a movie star during Eid day. For others, it could be grabbing the electronics that had their heart and mind for the past year.

1y ago

How unnecessary items get into our monthly budget

At the cusp of 2020, we were all hoping for a more prosperous decade. Sadly, what we ended up with instead was a two-year-long global pandemic, a nearly year-long invasion of Ukraine by Russia leading to the largest refugee crisis in Europe since World War II

1y ago
February 20, 2022
February 20, 2022

Frugal living during the pandemic

The post-2020 world we live in is very different from the one we are all used to living. For many, it meant losing their loved ones and braving an emptier existence.

January 4, 2022
January 4, 2022

Dapper on the cheap: The ultimate budget shopping guide for men

If you flip through the pages of most lifestyle magazines, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the only way to be fashion relevant is to don wallet-shredding one-off haute couture, but that’s just not true.

October 19, 2021
October 19, 2021

Bond Beyond 2021: Exploring the past, present, and future of 007

With an impressive 27 films (officially 25), spanning nearly 60 years, few movies or characters could ever match the iconic reputation that James Bond commands.

February 14, 2020
February 14, 2020

Stuck in the web: How ok is our digital life

With every yang, there is always yin, and the Internet has its chock full of yin. When something as influential and far-reaching as the world wide web exists in our lives, you can bet there would be consequences, especially when taken to the extreme or in the wrong hands.

February 14, 2020
February 14, 2020

The Internet: Transforming every lifestyle

The Internet has completely rewritten our way of life, revolutionising the concept of communication, and by extension, the entirety of society, to a point where that it is just about our only preferred method of communication.

January 14, 2020
January 14, 2020

2020: The future is still not here

Second, pat yourselves on the back that you do not have to fight against Skynet for your right to survive, as the nearest thing to A.I. is Google Assistant, and that fails to even set a reminder.

December 17, 2019
December 17, 2019

Completing your first house

If you are the newlyweds that are about to kick off your new life together in a new abode, your first big-buys are not what you think it might be. Many assume that it would be furniture, but the fact of the matter is that the furniture you do end up with are either stuff you moved from your old home, or given to you by your family to start your new life.

September 17, 2019
September 17, 2019

One world one family

Let’s get one thing straight from the start; carbon dioxide is good for the planet— in moderation. In the same way that eating some Puran Dhaka’r kacchi is good sometimes, but if eaten every day, your days are numbered.

August 27, 2019
August 27, 2019

There and back again

One of the first indications of adulthood is not the responsibility or earning, it is simply saying goodbye to vacations. Gone are the days of weeks and months off for Eid, or summer vacations. At this stage, you’d be lucky to just get two days off from work.

August 8, 2019
August 8, 2019

Staying cool the right way

What do you think is the most underrated invention from the 20th century? No, you are quite wrong, it’s the air conditioner. Imagine how many hotel bookings you have cancelled when you found out the room wasn’t air conditioned.

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