3d ago| Food & Recipes

Shining in my Kitchen: Star Lifestyle Recipe Competition 2022

‘Shining in my Kitchen’ was Star Lifestyle’s recipe competition for the year 2022 where we asked our valued readers to send their best meat recipes ahead of Eid ul Adha. Selecting the best recipes from a host of entries is never easy. Kazria Kayes, Sheulee Akter, and Arshia Idris Talha have shone their way through the strenuous selection process and emerged as winners. So try out these top recipe entries this festive season.

Aarong — Fashion through the ages

Seldom have brands fit into consumers’ lives as seamlessly as Aarong, and no Eid is ever complete without a few choice pieces from the local brand that has now made its mark in the USA, UK, Australia, Germany, UAE and Singapore too. With 25 retail outlets across Bangladesh, Aarong has become a household name known for its employment of rural artisans in its manufacturing processes, its high-quality products and it’s refreshing take on ethnic patterns. Its latest Eid collection is no exception.

1d ago| SHOUT

Back to the Wall: How I live with back pain

Lifestyle-induced backpain is now such a systemic problem that even if wanted to change it, we wouldn’t know where to begin or how to keep up.

1d ago| SHOUT

Why we need menstrual leaves at work

The menstrual leave policy establishes “equity” among workers. The leave will be offered to those who need it.

1d ago| SHOUT

You should be worried about surveillance capitalism

Surveillance capitalism is a process that relies on the constant gathering of online data by tech companies.

1h ago| Tech & Startup

Read Meta’s internal memo warning employees of ‘serious times’ ahead

Meta, the parent company of Facebook, warned its employees of ‘serious times’ ahead, according to an internal memo that was circulated to its employees recently. Here’s the full version of the internal memo.

1h ago| Tech & Startup

Meta prepares for 'serious times' ahead, reduces hiring plans

Meta Platforms, the owners of Facebook, has cut plans to hire engineers by at least 30% this year, CEO Mark Zuckerberg told employees recently, as he warned them to brace for a deep economic downturn.

18h ago| Tech & Startup

15th Dhaka Motor Show 2022

Every year, Dhaka Motor Show is held by CEMS Global for three days and gathers the country's automotive enthusiasts, bike enthusiasts, consumers and commercial and industry professionals. This year’s show at the International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) was the biggest one compared to its predecessors as they booked the whole ICCB, as it was finally held after two years after coming out of an ongoing pandemic. 

6d ago| TV & Film

The next-gen divas of Dhallywood

No one in showbiz can hold their place forever – especially if you’re a leading lady. The showbiz industry can be ruthless to both veterans and newcomers, with the latter coming up from time to time, vying for their own space in the world of glam and glitz.

Kurdish Massacres One of Britain’s Many Original Sins

For those who believe in the fairy tale of original sin, Adam and Eve, so goes the narrative, partook of the forbidden fruit, fell from grace, and were forever banished from the garden.

The Politics of Indigeneity and the Jumma struggle for land and recognition

In May 2011, Iqbal Ahmed—first secretary of the Bangladesh Mission in New York—stated at the 10th session of the United Nations

Four Challenges to Governance in South Asia

Although there is no universally accepted definition of the term governance, it has become a buzzword since the 1980s.

3h ago| TV & Film

Watch: 'Poran' teaser, based on true event, comes out

This is the first time Razz, Mim and Yash will be sharing the screen together. The Live Technologies Ltd production is written by Raihan Rafi and Shahjahan Sourav. At the eleventh hour of the film’s release, team “Poran '' is busy promoting the film at full swing.

18h ago| TV & Film

We need more commercial films: Shakib Khan

Dhallywood “King” Shakib Khan has received a government grant of BDT 65 Lakhs for his co-produced film “Maya”. The actor is residing in the USA, and has received a green card recently. The “Golui” actor will come to Bangladesh to celebrate Eid-ul-Adha with his family and peers.

18h ago| TV & Film

Cameron Diaz comes out of retirement for Netflix movie

Cameron Diaz is finally coming out of retirement, after almost eight years, to star opposite Jamie Foxx in the Netflix action-comedy movie “Back in Action.” Shooting for the film will begin in 2023.

Following in her father’s footsteps

Fauzia Beethi is not a political figure in her area, but everybody knows her in Bogura’s Dhunat upazila for her philanthropic works.

For the love of a language

In a country where people laid down their lives about seventy years ago to uphold the dignity of their mother tongue, Bangla, the struggle is still on to preserve mother tongues of smaller ethnic communities.

The pursuit of a dignified life

Giving away her hard-earned income to the destitute, Dil Afroze Khuki of Rajshahi chose a life of constant battles. In her 60s now, she has been a newspaper hawker in the northern city for 30 years.

4d ago| In Focus

Plassey: Myths and reality

Each year on 23 June arrives an occasion of template lament for Bengalis: the defeat of Siraj-ud-daulah at Plassey at the hands of forces led by Robert Clive—and Bengal’s subsequent quick subjugation by the East India Company.

1w ago| In Focus

A novice’s sadhusongo

In the early 2000’s, a concept restaurant was opened in my birth-town, Paris, France, named “In the Dark” (“Dans le Noir”). Clients enter a completely dark space, and are served a set menu which, obviously, they cannot see.

2w ago| In Focus

The Making of Theatre: There are no secrets

What makes theatre good, bad or even deadly? I thought I knew the answer to this tricky question. I had a valid ground for this belief because more than thirty years ago, the pre-eminent playwright of Bangladesh,

1d ago| SHOUT

Man faces existential crisis as internet brawls fall to zero

A survey conducted by the Department of Hatred over Technology (DHET) revealed a ground-breaking discovery. The phenomenon was thought to be extinct.

1w ago| Satireday

AI proves sentience by describing girl’s complexion as ‘moyla’

The following is an excerpt from the digital journal of a Bangladeshi computer engineer who has been missing for the last seven days.

1w ago| Satireday

Internet Explorer has been closing for 27 years

The news that has been circulating of Internet Explorer retiring at the age of 27 is basically a lie. It’s actually the world’s longest and slowest closure, taking 27 years.  

1d ago| Star Youth

The youth steps forward for flood relief

Recent floods have had catastrophic effects on the lives of many people across the country, causing a severe insufficiency of resources, along with the increase of waterborne diseases such as dengue. In response to this situation, several youth-based organisations started working to provide relief and support to the communities battling this crisis. We talked to the teams of some of the organisations to getter idea of the current landscape.

1w ago| Star Youth

eBLAZE shines at Farmcraft 2022

EMK Center’s eBLAZE, is an American Space eSports club in Bangladesh. It is affiliated with the North America Scholastic E-sports Federation (NASEF) and intends to create an atmosphere where the youth can channel their love for video games. Their goal is to create a safe space where gamers will be able to develop their skills, engage in different kinds of games, maintain their mental wellbeing, and gain expertise in blended learning. This year, three teams from eBLAZE won the NASEF Farmcraft International Tournament 2022. Around 68 countries with over 1000 teams participated in the tournament, over a range of categories and the winners were selected in three categories: Junior division, Senior division, and All Ages division.

1w ago| Star Youth

CholPori: Ensuring proper educational resources for children nationwide

Zareen Mahmud Hosein, a chartered accountant by profession, founded CholPori, an e-learning platform for the children of primary school, in 2020. She aimed to enhance the grade competency of children through the platform using fun animations and illustrious content.