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  • Wholesome messages for our readers

    To our dear readers at SHOUT, we writers always appreciate the enthusiasm with which you guys read our stuff. And it's time we showed some of that love back with this article. Today it's about you and the love you deserve!

  • Why the room is so special

    Some movies make us laugh, others make us cry. Then there are those movies which make us feel all of the emotions at the same time. The Room is one such movie, and in this article I'm going to look at what aspects make it a modern classic.

  • Unconventional New Year's resolutions

    As one year bids adieu and the next one knocks on the door, good intentions, hope and optimism lead us to jot down the new year's goals in fresh notebooks, only to be forgotten between the dusty pages overtime.

  • Hands vs. Cutlery

    While there are many other important battles to stress about, there is this one battle which catches everyone's attention while dining in public: hands vs. cutlery.

  • Save your streaks

    I don't know if you have noticed, but along with our face structures and voices, Snapchat has done lots to alter friendship patterns. Somewhere along choosing your bitmoji and sending that first selfie captioned “Streak?”, the tags altered.

  • 10 most Instagrammable places in Dhaka

    Instagram is the social networking app many can't live without. If you are someone who checks their Insta first thing every morning and need your feed to be on top of everyone's, here's a list of photogenic places in Dhaka.

  • Mom, can I get a tarantula?

    Exotic pets are usually luxuries for wealthy people in many countries. From pet lizards to 12-feet alligators, exotic pets come in all shapes and sizes.

  • Life lessons from Grey's Anatomy

    “Wait, is that show still on?” Umm, yes. Why wouldn't it be? This show provides you with lessons that you can apply to every aspect of your life.

  • The wonders of ping pong

    Table tennis is a relatively simple game that isn't very physically demanding. The rules are quite straightforward. If you're new to the game, it won't take you long to internalise the rules and get down the basic skillset.

  • The real chronicles of comic cons

    Brace yourselves – while winter may not be arriving in full force, comic cons are already here. Yes, it's that time of the year again.

  • beauty parlour

    Tips for your first time at a beauty parlour

    Beauty parlours are the zones of mystery and enigma to many, given its power of before-after transformation effects within a couple of hours. The first visit to a beauty salon is always memorable.

  • 6 hours of psychedelic music

    When I first signed up for 6 hours of psychedelia, I was a little intimidated. I have never done anything of this sort. On the other hand, what better way to spend the night for a night owl? Hence, I started at precisely 10 PM, sitting in front of a haphazardly placed pile of books on my study table.

  • How to be a better fan

    You couldn't tell by looking, but humans are very supportive creatures. So supportive, in fact, that we always sometimes go overboard with our overbearing love.

  • Things to remember if you've just graduated university

    Congratulations on graduating university. You've been preparing to step into the real world your entire life.

  • Growing tired of friends

    An unprecedented change that I have encountered in the past year is coming in terms with the fact that I've grown tired of many of my friends. It's not an easy thing to accept, especially during the period when friends are expected to form the core of one's social network.

  • A gift for the sole

    Socks are great stuff! Wether they are ankle length, knee high, boot liners, or perhaps, the lace, fuzzy or woollen ones, all socks have a tender way of hugging our feet and shooting warmth all the way to our hearts.

  • Meals in a mug

    Meals in a mug

    If you're a broke university student or a person too lazy to properly cook (like me) but still crave good food, I've got a treat for you.

  • The last minute guide to getting New Year's gifts

    With the end of 2017 here, it is the time when you stress out over what to get your parents or colleagues or that friend who got you the best gift last year. If you're still confused as to what gift you should be getting them, read on.

  • The real universal language

    While growing up, we were always advised to improve our English. After all, it's spoken and understood widely across the world. But then again, there are many people in countries like China and Japan who are terrible in English but are doing much better than

  • How to deal with night terrors

    Night terrors, as the name suggests, are parasomnic instances when your body experiences an overwhelming sense of vulnerability, with magnified senses of fear and terror. More common in children from the age of 6-12, it occurs in young adults often due to underlying conditions such as anxiety, stress or the occurance of a traumatic event.

  • The consequences of having a dark sense of humour

    The first rule of Fight Club is that you do not talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is that you do NOT talk about Fight Club. Congratulations, now you know what to do about your dark sense of humour.

  • First week as a fresher

    University is where the little bubble that we are so used to being in throughout our school and college life, starts to burst; we slowly begin to get a taste of the real world.

  • Life lessons from Harry Potter

    As children, we have all read our fair share of fantasies. Of these, the Harry Potter series has made its way into the hearts of many.

  • Chipping In: Best in Bangladesh

    Everyone knows the trip to their local grocery store just isn't complete without a bag of chips. But as of late, it's tough with all the options available. So we'll be taking a look at the unspoken food war of Bangladesh – something far more cultured than your daily gourmet burger arguments: the chips war.

  • Preventive measures and safeguards against extremism in the university

    For the first time in Bangladesh, a two-day workshop was organised by British High Commission in Bangladesh in partnership with the University Grants Commission (UGC) focusing on the topic “Tackling Extremism on Campus: the UK & Bangladesh experience”.

  • Pros and cons of having an identical twin

    Please bear up with me while I try to make this article as relatable as possible to all the kids with doppelgangers out there.

  • How to eat better on campus

    Considering the typical meals and snacks options available on and around campuses, trying to eat healthy can be quite a struggle.

  • Being Fairy Squad Parent

    At 17, I wasn't ready to be a mom. More so, the mom to five immature, rowdy hoodlums who laugh at videos of cats urinating on babies. See, I didn't really opt for the squad mom life.


    The following test is measured on a scale of 1 to Rick and Morty fan. No answers have been provided, assuming that if you're a true Rick and Morty fan you already know all the answers.

  • Bookworm Peeves

    Bookworms usually tend to have it hard. By “it”, I mean “the book”, which they usually prefer to have in hard cover.