Life Style

Life Style

#Perspective / Bangladesh’s internet blackout: A wake-up call for our digital dependency?

Truth be told, the heat of the internet shutdown is being felt everywhere, and why not? After all, the deafening — and quite frankly, maddening — absence of seamless connectivity is testimony to all it has done for this country in the past few decades

17h ago

#Perspective / The price of protest: Mental health and trust at stake

The recent escalation of violence during the quota reform protests has not only raised serious concerns about law enforcement and student safety, but has also cast a long shadow over the mental health of the students involved.

6d ago

#Perspective / What is a protest?

If you are smart, you will see that we are in the midst of a historic moment where history is repeating itself. It's a time when university students are ready to sacrifice their lives for their birthrights. The irony is that without a date, you could be reading about the Language Movement or the current nationwide Quota Reform protests, watching them unfold from the comfort of your living room.

6d ago

Stay calm and call: Essential ambulance numbers for medical emergencies

In times of medical emergencies, prompt access to ambulance services can mean the difference between life and death. Knowing the right numbers to call can ensure timely medical intervention.

6d ago

Retro rewind: When vintage style leads to modern swag

The retro style is all about uncovering history, not just about discovering clothes. Designers are always reinventing classic looks to make it relevant to current trends. Consider 60s-inspired slim-fit suits or contemporary cotton shirts that draw inspiration from the 1940s military style.

1w ago

#Hobbies / Reliving the golden age of arcade games: A nostalgic journey through Dhaka

The 1990s in Dhaka were a simpler era. The faces of the city's young people were frequently seen crowded around arcade machines, their displays flickering. Video games such as "Super Mario," "Cadillacs and Dinosaurs," and "Roadrash" served as more than simply entertainment; they were portals to otherworldly realms.

1w ago

Sip your way to better health: The many benefits of chamomile tea

Whether you are winding down after a long day, seeking relief from a health ailment, or simply enjoying a moment of tranquillity chamomile tea stands out as a timeless and versatile herbal infusion. Here are some of the benefits of chamomile tea that experts frequently highlight.

1w ago

#Perspective / Can we take a joke? The struggle of stand-up comedy in Bangladesh

Bangladeshis have a great sense of humour, whether it be witty banters at tea stalls or coming up with the most brilliant memes every time our cricket team loses a match. However, when it comes to stand-up comedy, there seems to be a disconnection.

1w ago

Football fever: Dhaka’s top spots to catch the Euro 2024 action

Time is ticking until the heavily anticipated finals for the Euro 2024 tournament arrives! In such exciting times, it sounds like a wonderful opportunity to step outside with friends and family and have a great day out, as well as watch some electrifying football.

Visiting in-laws? Here’s How to not make a fool of yourself

The relationship between in-laws and a newly married couple can be a delicate balance. There are some key behaviours to ensure harmonious visits and maintain positive relationships with your in-laws.

Niladri lake: Swap your city blues for nature’s hues this monsoon

For those yearning to break free from the clutches of hectic urban life – especially this monsoon – Niladri Lake, also known as Shaheed Siraj Lake, offers a serene retreat. Tucked away in the lush landscape of Tekerghat village in Tahirpur Upazila in the Sunamganj district – Niladri Lake is a breathtaking natural reservoir that captures the vivid interplay of nature and tranquillity.

Too hot to handle? 5 easy hairstyles to keep you cool and chic

From sticky skin to a greasy scalp, the experience can feel tiresome if you have got long hair. But have no fear, as there are still ways you can look stunning in the heat, and feel fresh at the same time! Here are five gorgeous and simple hairstyles to pull off this summer.

2w ago

Confessions of a donkey enthusiast

A casual Google search started it all. Apparently, the number of people “killed” by donkeys is greater than the number of lives claimed in plane accidents annually!

2w ago

5 most popular hill stations in South Asia

As an elevated town from the nearby plain and valley, hill stations offer a stunning retreat. Away from the chaos of urban hustle and bustle, its clean atmosphere and exclusive nature uplifts one’s physical and mental being.

2w ago

A new school for your child? What parents need to know

Transitions are hard at any stage of life, but for a school-going child, it can be particularly difficult. Children resist change just like adults and feel stressed about unfamiliar surroundings, the challenges of making new friends and missing the comfort of old ones.

2w ago

5 menstruation hygiene reminders

On average, the menstrual cycle lasts about a week. In a lifetime, a woman menstruates for about seven years. People would assume we should get used to our regular monthly visitors by the first few years. No matter how uncomfortable these customary visits are, we must remember to properly care for our menstrual hygiene.

2w ago

Work less and still catch breaks? Productivity hacks for the chronically distracted

You’re all set to start your work. That’s when your phone buzzes. A message notification clinks on the screen! No matter how much you resist, you’re tempted to check it. As you scroll, seconds turn into minutes and minutes into hours! In an instant, you lose track of the time. Frustrating, isn’t it?

3w ago

Why judging our taste for red meat is a recipe for disaster

With the rise of trendy diets, technicalities, and jargon from the "plant-based" movement, it's enough to send an average foodie into a spiral of culinary confusion. This is why most veteran meat lovers, who relish their biriyani and beef bhuna, remain unfazed by such diet wars.

3w ago

Behind the seams: A guide to styling gowns

A gown is not just a mere dress. It is a shining beacon of hope, of wishes that one has held dear in one’s heart since childhood. Most women will agree, the right outfit has a magnificent transforming effect on a person instantly.

3w ago

Fashion across continents: Fusing traditions of Bangladesh and Senegal

Faiza Ahmed of Manas and Senegalese designer Hadja Sata Seck unite for a unique fashion collaboration. The project features lungi sarees and motifs resonating with both cultures, including ‘car rapide’ minibuses and hilsa fish.

3w ago

Thailand's new ‘Digital Nomad Visa’: Opportunities for remote workers and students

Thailand, a popular destination for tourists worldwide, is enhancing its appeal with the launch of a new digital nomad visa called Destination Thailand Visa (DTV). This visa allows remote workers to live and work in Thailand for up to a year — offering an ideal blend of work and cultural experiences.

3w ago
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