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  • Superstitions

    Superstitions — matters of the mind

    Not even two weeks ago I entered a room and was met with six faces, some smiling, others looking at their papers and the rest giving me just a bit of a nod acknowledging the fact of my presence.

  • A pseudo-science of selecting a partner

    We all have fostered the idea that love is pre-destined and that in the grand scheme of things, there is a special someone waiting just to be with us.

  • Giving peace of mind: Understanding life insurance

    Not only does life insurance offer the peace of mind of knowing your family would be alright, but policies can also help with saving for retirement and even paying medical bills, making it an important financial asset to have.

  • Why I will not log into Facebook this Eid

    Shall I dare visit social media during the upcoming Qurbani Eid? I'd rather not. You see, my 'friends list' is quite diverse, which is not necessarily a good thing.

  • Eid without loved ones

    But it is at times like these when some people are reminded of what's missing the most in their lives— their loved ones, reminding them of Eids bygone and of better, simpler times.

  • How to choose your mentor?

    First learn stand, then learn fly” is the iconic dialog from the 1982 movie Karate Kid in which Mr.

  • Maintaining parallel lives - Always Safe For Work

    It has been reported by many research organisations that in 2017, already half the world's population uses the internet.

  • Social introvert; digital extrovert

    Manisha, a student of grade six says, “It is impossible to feel at ease at a dawat without my phone, I have no one to talk to here while all my friends are online.”

  • The Seven Year Itch Story

    It has been said time and again — 'Marriages are made in heaven and celebrated on earth'.

  • Ghosts of the past

    Relationships of a distant past sometimes have a way of creeping up on us, especially after marriage.

  • To parents, from one of your children

    Traditionally, we have been taught that parents are always right in the decisions they take for their children. In fact, parents often

  • The meanings of your dreams

    From times as ancient as the era of Egyptian Pharaohs and Islamic Prophets, dreams have been regarded as both premonitions of fortune and harbingers of sorrow.

  • No more masquerade…

    A mask is more than an objet d'art made by the able hands of an artisan, hung on the walls of an atelier or an uptown art shop for the connoisseurs to rave, the critic to piece passionate reviews about, sending kudos to the artist, appreciating creative exuberance at its finest!

  • The darker side of social media - Living the InstaLie

    Scroll down and like, scroll down even further and like again- sounds familiar? Yes, it is that same old routine that sneakily devours many hours of our lives.

  • The dilemma of sleepovers

    A night away from home and parents, adjusting to a different environment can be a great learning experience for a child or a teenager.

  • For the mother in you

    The first few weeks have passed in a rush and finally you have settled into a happy camaraderie with your little one. The initial wave of overwhelming baby duties has finally subsided and you sort of know your way around your baby now.

  • Newlyweds' finances

    Anabil and Labonno got married a month ago. They have been in a relationship since high school and graduated from the same medical college. The wedding day frenzy for Anabil and Labonno just ended, and they went for their honeymoon, had a grand time, and now begins real life.

  • The Minimalist Living

    How many things can you live without? I asked myself not once, but many times. And every time I asked myself, a voice in my head answered, “You can live without most of the things you own right now!”

  • The death of individualism

    After a tiring day at work, you come home and lazily scan through the channels.

  • An Asian success story?

    Much was expected prior to the Chinese President's visit to Bangladesh, and surely enough, he did not disappoint. The milestone visit — the first to Bangladesh by a Chinese President in 30 years — was capped off by the largest ever pledge of assistance to Bangladesh by any single country.

  • To play or not to play…

    By the time a young gamer reaches his fifteenth birthday, he has already killed thousands of his so-called enemies.

  • My little box of blues

    I was five years old when I found an abandoned shoebox about to be thrown away. I immediately went to my room, got some glitter and tape, and ran to the rescue.

  • Love for your sibling

    As an elder sister I have grown accustomed to sibling rivalry - a constant in my life ever since my little brother learnt to speak even the most elementary of words.

  • Stepping into your 30s

    It is the morning of your 30th birthday. You are standing in front of the mirror scrutinising wrinkles next to your eyes or a bloated stomach and you realise that a change of diet is essential. That can be a great decision so here's a diet plan to go along with that!

  • Fasting in foreign country

    Missing home in Ramadan

    While some of us still prepare ‘chhola’, ‘peyaju’, ‘beguni’ and lemonade to break our fasts, others do not. We drag our drowsy selves from the bed to eat the early morning meal, yet it does not feel the same. Fasting in a foreign country is a different experience altogether. Read the experiences of people fasting in a foreign land.

  • Be aware of what you wear

    If there is one fashion faux pas that many Bangladeshis can be accused of, it is certainly that of overdressing. How often have we seen a wiry young man wearing a golden coloured shirt that reflects sunlight and can only be explained if you are a backup dancer for one of those Shahrukh Khan movies?

  • A polyglot love affair

    Languages are needed to convey feelings, inner thoughts and for the very basic need of communicating and it is always a matter of pride if you can speak more than one language.

  • Hey, soul sister

    Girlfriends are a rare species of human. I am not talking about the women you date, but rather, the friends you have that stick with you through thick or thin.

  • Bangladesh Birth of a nation 1952 to 1971

    On 21 February 1952, a few brave Bengali youths laid down their lives to protect the dignity of their mother tongue.

  • Eating out - not the only source of entertainment anymore

    Eat, eat, eat- how much more can you eat? While Bangladesh has welcomed new cuisines with open arms (and mouths) and the current food scene is like never before, even the biggest foodie needs a break from all this food.

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