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  • The brilliance in black and white

    Strolling through the galleries of Shilpakala Academy, where the recently held Dhaka Art Summit was on display, I stumbled upon a gem of a collection -- the black and white photographic display of 'The Bhawal Case'. The legendary case of the early nineteen hundreds was the first court case where photographs were presented as evidence; a fact shared by Rajib Samdani at the gallery. Samdani collected the

  • Hallelujah…It's raining men!

    We have been accused in the past of gender bias, for our 'blatant' coverage of women's issues, ignoring the demands of men.

  • International Girl Child Day 2017

    The other side of being a girl

    International Day of the Girl Child (Day of the Girl) is celebrated annually on 11 October to highlight issues concerning gender inequality facing young girls. This year's theme is 'The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030'.

  • Yesterday once more

    A starched cotton 'taant' sari, paired with a blouse bordered off in white lace the petite, dusky girl wore it slightly above her ankle; her dreamy eyes lined with kohl and long wavy hair done hurriedly in a casual bun with couple of frangipanis tucked on the side.

  • Autumn on Earth

    Uttara this time of the year, especially the third phase area, is a pleasant sight. White 'kashphul' or kans grass as it is called in English, just take over the vacant fields, and its invasive nature makes for dazzling white fluff.

  • Orchids: A pleasant love story

    Remember Silsila? The iconic film of the '80s, the song 'Dekha Ek Khwaab,' the location and the expansive fields of tulips? I had my 'Silsila moment' last Friday while visiting the Camelia Duncan Orchid project at Shahbazpur.

  • Important lessons

    It is surprising how my only child teaches me life hacks and survival tips I did not know were ever doable on my part.

  • A tasty retreat

    I am such a gloomy Gus when it comes to celebrating days meant only for vendible gains. I, quite honestly speaking, see no reason to hail Valentine's Day, Mother's or Father's Day; even getting a stale rose on International Women's Day plays on my nerves.