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Homosexuality not a crime: Pope Francis

Pope Francis criticised laws that criminalise homosexuality as “unjust,” saying God loves all his children just as they are and...

Book on life stories of leading business leaders launched

A book on life stories of pioneering business leaders has been launched at a ceremony in Dhaka. The book ‘Pathikrit...

Vibrant colours are back in trend

Fashion changes rapidly, and the old trend comes back again too. You may have noticed that most of the '90s...

Flight etiquettes nobody told you about

One day, an old man, a kid, and a wealthy businessman boarded an airliner. An emergency was declared on the...

An 'invisible exhibition' by Dilara Begum Jolly

The famed artist Dilara Begum Jolly is back with her exhibition 'A/drissho' or 'In/visible' at Kala Kendra. The exhibition is...

15 tips to make the most of your money at buffet

If you want to experience a variety of cuisines within a limited budget, a buffet is your best bet.  However,...

The Trojan War: A glorified myth or tinged with reality?

One of the most important and the earliest recorded event in Greek mythology is the Trojan War. There is, perhaps,...

‘I became a big victim of medical crime,’ says Taslima Nasreen after surgery in India

Writer Taslima Nasreen has accused a hospital in India of committing a “medical crime” by providing the wrong treatment to...

Three types of serum of Siodil available in BD

American skincare brand Siodil has launched three types of serums for dry, oily, normal skin. The brand’s anti-acne, brightening and...

Learn to identify fake news: Fact-checking 101

While digitalisation has eased people's access to information, it has created scopes of spreading false and misleading information at the...

Sneaking into the glorious history of Panam Nagar

Panam Nagar, which covers an area of 20 square kilometres, is a bustling city. Shitolokkha River runs to the West...

Pagla Mosque: The secret behind record amount of donations

Bangladesh has a rich historical background of Islamic rulers who built many architecturally enriched mosques and shrines famous to the...

Collective healing at Dhaka Flow, a festival of yoga and wellness

Dhaka Flow, a festival of yoga and wellness, was held in the Gulshan Society Lake Park on Friday with an...

Inside the US Presidential transport: The most secured vehicles in the world

The president of the United States is considered the most powerful and influential person in the world. With great power...

Legs remain cool longer, sweat more during winter - why?

Back from work and straight inside the blanket to make your body warm. But after an hour, maybe, you notice...

Nobel Prize body knew Kissinger's 1973 Vietnam deal unlikely to bring peace

The 1973 Nobel Peace Prize to top US diplomat Henry Kissinger and North Vietnam's Le Duc Tho, among the most...

Budget-friendly wedding shopping

Winter is the season for wedding events. Plenty of wedding ceremonies are lined up to invite you, and attending them...

Getting a darker tone for bridal henna

Henna paste sometimes referred to as mehndi, is a symbol of luck and good vibes. The night before the wedding,...

The escape to sea, explore and see!

No place in Bangladesh offers more natural beauty than Saint Martin in winter. The breeze of chilled air, the waves'...

Newlywed bride denies being abducted

A newlywed couple in Rajshahi held a press conference on Tuesday to declare that the bride had not been abducted....

The 'YouTube Village': How a cooking channel transformed a village

YouTube has been one of the most popular sources of information for over a decade. What if it's used to...

With ‘Nasek Nasek’, 10th Dhaka Lit Fest comes to a close

The 10th edition of Dhaka Lit Fest, which took place over four days featuring a wide range of the world's...

Rafija Sultana working with fashion designing by expanding her brand "Rafija's Closet"  

Rafija Sultana, is the name of a passionate designer and makeup artist. Since childhood, she has always had a love...

Why dogs bark more at night?

It's midnight; everything is calm and quiet. On top of that, it's winter when sound can travel longer distances. You...

Not interested in heroes, but in ordinary lives: Abdulrazak Gurnah

The work of Abdulrazak Gurnah, the British author who was born in Zanzibar and won the 2021 Nobel Prize for...

From hobby to successful business: Journey of Stylish Abaya with Maria

Modesty helps to enhance your personality. One of the biggest Bangladeshi modest dress brands is “Stylish Abaya”. This brand came...

10th Dhaka Lit Fest begins

The 10th edition of Dhaka Lit Fest officially began on Thursday, after a three-year hiatus due to the global Covid-19...

Argentine artist paints on inflation-hit bank notes

Argentina's cash has lost so much value in recent years that local artist Sergio Guillermo Diaz finds painting on even...

Men's wedding fashion: Catching trends with tradition in Panjabi

Winter is generally called the wedding season. Getting invited to a wedding ceremony or arranging a family member's wedding during...

Italian cuisine: Simple, fresh and unique

The traditions of Italian food, art, music, architecture and literature are extensive. Italian cuisine is regarded as one of the...

Kuakata - your perfect January touring destination

Living in a steamy state like Bangladesh should have prepared you for heat, moisture, and much more sweating. Consequently, most...

Hairstyles you can try in 2023

Nothing has a bigger psychological impact than a new hairdo, whether you go for a huge chop or tie your...

5 unusual traditions of greeting the new year around the world

January 1, the first of any year as per the Gregorian Calendar, is celebrated with pomp and circumstance throughout the...

Choose a proper hair brush to reduce hair fall

Using the right hair brush for your hair and your styling needs can make a difference in your hair's health...

Top 5 metro rail systems in the world

Metro rail systems, which also come in the form of subway or underground rail systems, are an essential mode of...

The cake makers who bake art on the cake

Imagine scrolling through your regular newsfeed, and a basket of freshly plucked jasmines catches your eye. A deeper second look...

Preventing dark circles is easy

Dark circles under the lower eyelids are common. Often accompanied by bags, having dark circles under your eyes may invite...

From Nazma Anwar to Merina Tabassum: Female architects of Bangladesh breaking stereotypes

Like almost every other engineering sector, architecture has always been mostly male-dominated. Considering the socio-cultural scenario of Bangladesh, it has...

Jerusalem chef gives tourists a Palestinian taste of life in the Old City

Palestinian chef Izzeldin Bukhari begins the tours he offers to the Old City of Jerusalem with breakfast at Abu Shukri's...

Glass act: Scientists reveal secrets of frog transparency

Now you see them, now you don’t. Some frogs found in South and Central America have the rare ability to...

Caffeine in your skincare for shiny look

These days, caffeine is not just for the morning. Due to its popularity on TikTok and the endorsements of celebrities,...

Inventor of chicken tikka masala dies at 77

A chef who is believed to have invented the recipe for chicken tikka masala, regarded as Britain’s favourite curry, has...

Casting Cat: Facilitating children through acting 

Child actors have often played instrumental parts in the natural progression of many stories. However, in Bangladesh, child actors have...

Top late night food delivery services in Dhaka

Craving to eat something good at midnight is a common situation. Even without hunger, our tummy sometimes wants fancy foods...

Winds of change in bridal fashion

On a beautiful July evening in 2010, actress Nusrat Imroz Tisha was spotted as a stunning bride. Not to mention,...

Israeli archaeologists excavating ‘Jesus midwife’ tomb

An ancient tomb traditionally associated with Jesus’s midwife is being excavated anew by archaeologists in the hills southwest of Jerusalem,...

Alternatives for tea and coffee in chilly weather

Winter is already here. In this chilled weather, our body needs to have something warm. The most preferred winter drinks...

Pet dogs can relieve stress, lower heart disease risks

Did you know dogs can relieve our depression, lower blood pressure, stress and anxiety, reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder,...

New Zealand bans future generations from buying tobacco under new laws

Future generations of New Zealanders will be banned from purchasing tobacco as part of a package of new anti-smoking laws...

Men's winter fashion ideas

Winter is the time of year when men can represent them most fashionably. They can put on layers of clothes...

Hearing loss is the next pandemic, youths are most vulnerable

According to World Health Organisation (WHO,) over 1 billion people aged 12 to 35 years risk losing their hearing due...

Your spit knows about your ancestors

“Where are you really from?” - we hear this common question asked by white people in real life or movies....

5 unusual ways of death that will shock you

Death is an inevitable part of every living species that is born. Death has its own ways - unique and...

What causes uneven skin texture?

The skin's quality depends on an individual's genetics, which will then be influenced by factors like environment, diet, the care...

Parents must purchase toys considering kid’s age: experts

Parents should be careful while purchasing toys for their children to continue their normal growth avoiding toy-related hazards, experts suggested....

Oldest DNA reveals life in Greenland 2.0m years ago

  Scientists discovered the oldest known DNA and used it to reveal what life was like 2 million years ago...

Transforming Mars into a livable planet - is it possible? 

Human beings have always been fascinated with the possibility of living beings existing in places outside the planet earth. For...

Ukrainian avant-garde art finds refuge from war in Madrid

Ukrainian art has found a refuge in Madrid where a retrospective on the country's avant-garde in the early 20th century...

Oxford Dictionaries names ‘goblin mode’ its word of the year 2022 

Asked to sum up 2022 in a word, the public has chosen a phrase.  Oxford Dictionaries said Monday that “goblin...

How the 'Guinness Book of World Records' was born

If you have the slightest bit of exposure regarding global affairs, you must have heard about the 'Guinness Book of...

Perfect your makeup in 5 easy steps

Of all the mistakes you can make while putting on your makeover, messing up your base is the worst.  Blending...

Cake Walkers: A homemaker's journey to becoming a home-baker

Be it a birthday, anniversary, or any other occasion, cakes are always our go-to pick for a colourful celebration. Various...

Paara Utshab 2022 held in Dhaka

The second edition of Paara Utshab took place in the capital's Gulshan area on Friday (yesterday).Co-hosted by Heroes for All...

Matching footwear with outfit for a perfect look

With nearly limitless styles and colours of shoes to choose from, who can blame a woman for having a personal...

Instilling money management in your child through upbringing

So teaching something to the tiny tots can be an arduous task in itself since it not only requires an...

Butterfly fair held at Jahangirnagar University

A day-long 'Butterfly Fair-2022' was held at the Jahangirnagar University (JU) campus on Friday amid festivity. JU Zoology Department organised...

Why should you include Vitamin C in your skincare routine?

Vitamin C is one of the best antioxidants. It is an essential nutrient that protects our skin against free radical...

Vitamin E for shiny skin and hair

Vitamin E is essential for healthy skin, and this includes your scalp. Poor scalp health is linked to lacklustre hair...

Beware of your smelly shoes during winter

Have you ever wondered why our feet perspire? Apparently, hot and humid weather can be blamed in most cases; however,...

Pan-Asian cuisines rising in popularity

The desire for Pan-Asian food has been heavily influenced by rising disposable income and the rising popularity of travel to...

Gone are the days of 'Potro Mitali' or flying a letter on a pigeon's neck!

"Take good care of yourself. I am well, but my heart is sick. It will heal when you come. You'll...

'Chhita pitha': From rural households to restaurants in Dhaka

'Chhita pitha' or 'Chhit ruti' is a popular type of food which is eaten in winter mostly. It is eaten...

Barisal Guns: A 150-year-old mystery

It's the early 19th century. Barisal was Bakerganj back then, and Bengal was under British Colonial rule. The daily life...

Ways of eating Dragon Fruit

Dragon fruit has been making its way into the foodies' gossip on social media food groups and discussions recently. It...

Country's first-ever live art exhibition at the Bangabandhu Military Museum

Ever since its inauguration, the Bangabandhu Military Museum has created a buzz due to its modern architecture and impressive artefact...

Why girls like decorative lights in their living room?

Upon imagining the word 'sky,' we are likely to think of possibility, peace, stars, aurora, etc. Many girls use decorative...

Shawl or sweater for your winter fashion?

A cardigan or a sweater is a complete garment to cover your upper body and keep it warm in the...

5 biggest human-made famines in the history that killed millions

Throughout human history, famines have ravaged nations, communities and specific parts of the world numerous times. Famines that occur due...

An organised Ivy Leaguer with methodical existence

When the name of a student doing his or her PhD at an Ivy League school comes to mind, the...

Do animals dream?

While scientists and common people alike have always been fascinated by the idea of dreaming and have been trying to...

NSU student develops eyeglasses for colour blind people

Imagine flying thousands of feet in your cherished cockpit, manoeuvring swiftly through the fickleness of the daily odysseys of a...

Different shades of Cox’s Bazar

The most visited tourist hub in Bangladesh, the 150 kilometres of the longest uninterrupted natural sea beach in the world,...

Taking care of dry skin during the winter

Dry skin during winter happens when the skin does not get enough moisture or oils it needs due to environmental...

Makeup foundation according to your skin tone

Foundation makes the base of a makeup look. If the makeup base is imperfect, the whole makeup will not give...

3 home recipes of Kaju badam

Kaju badam, or cashew nut, is nutritious as well as tasty. Roasted cashews are favourite for all. Also, some easy,...

The authentic taste of Porabari Chom Chom leads to Tangail

Bangladesh is a land of sweetmeats of many different tastes and flavours. Being a country that has quite an affinity...

Alec Baldwin files lawsuit in deadly 'Rust' shooting

Actor Alec Baldwin filed a lawsuit on Friday against the armourer and three other crew members over the deadly shooting...

Roller Coaster ice cream: Unique look, natural ingredients, authentic taste

Everyone has heard of roller coasters, but roller coaster ice cream is a new thing to people. It's a type...

Show us the money: developing world at COP27 seeks financing details

Finance took centre stage at the COP27 climate talks on Wednesday, with UN experts publishing a list of projects worth...

Skincare for teenagers: Common mistakes and remedies

Teenage is a time of extreme changes in life because of hormonal changes, and skin being a mirror of any...

Telling 'our stories' through the lens

Shaaticup has taken the spotlight by storm. With its vivid portrayal of Rajshahi, its shady underbelly and its raw depiction...

Dealing with seasonal fever

Winter is coming with sneezing, coughing, runny nose, and of course, some sort of fever. The risk of catching these...

Pre-winter fashion ideas

We all want to look beautiful even when it's cold outside, but pulling together a chic pre-winter look may be...

Lip lifting surgery- why and how?

Your upper lip may lose volume, become longer, and cover the upper teeth as you age, and you start showing...

Here's why many people don't upload profile pictures

Social media is a platform where people share their pictures, thoughts, and happy or sad moments. Pictures are the main...

‘Some most famous glaciers to disappear by 2050 due to carbon emission’

Some of the world's most iconic glaciers are set to vanish by 2050 due to carbon emissions warming the planet,...

Managing teenage acne problems

Your skin pores contain oil glands. When you reach puberty, your body produces more sex hormones known as androgens.  Excess...