Hair care tips for this hot summer

To help with haircare, we have put together some of the best tips for this summer.

Wardrobe classics to have and to hold

A classic piece will not only stay fashionable always, but its value will only escalate with time. Here we discuss a few classic pieces that are must-haves in any wardrobe

Master the art of time management

In this article, we will show you some effective strategies for time management that you will definitely appreciate integrating into your busy life.



Home is where my books are

How do you pack 25 years of your life in two suitcases?

Indian visa: Bangladeshi tourists can retain passports until 7 days before issuance

The Indian Visa Application Center (IVAC), Bangladesh has introduced new rules for the Bangladeshi citizens whereby they will not need to leave their passports with the IVAC for the entire period while visa application is under process. .The applicants, who need their passports for other p

Top 5 places to visit in Mirsharai, Chattogram

Mirsharai upazila, nestled in the heart of Chattogram, is a sanctuary for tired souls when the monotony of life becomes a little too overwhelming. Although not yet a hot tourist spot like Cox’s Bazar or Sylhet, Mirsharai began attracting visitors when its green landscapes, serene lakes, and beautiful waterfalls ‘went viral’ on social media a few years ago.

Food & Recipes

Food & Recipes

Power foods and why you should have them

Greens are abundant in July and we should consume a lot of them. It goes without saying that it is also a great time of year for green power foods. So, why not make the most of our ‘meatless July’?

5 spices that you should include in your diet 

Spices have always had a special place in food culture because they enhance the flavours of dishes and bring magic to every bite. Here's more information on the essential spices.

Recipes using Balsamic vinegar: Exploring its health benefits

From lowering blood sugar and pressure levels, increasing the ability to absorb vitamins in the body and reducing hypertension, balsamic vinegar denotes to the word balm-like. The following are some recipes that uses Balsamic vinegar.

Meat recipes to try from around the world

Sometimes, after any enthusiastic grocery shopping, we are left with a lot of meat in the refrigerator. If you are tired of having meat dishes deshi style, these three recipes are the perfect cure for you.

Food for the recovering meataholic

Eid ul Azha, the festival of sacrifice, recently ended. So, it is no surprise that our consumption of meat will be significantly high in the week following the celebrations. After all the gastronomical meat fest, it is time to let your stomach get some rest of its own and recover from the amount of meat that has been consumed.

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

First Aid for Eid ul Azha

Eid brings happiness to those who celebrate but of the two Eids, Eid ul Azha is the one that often leaves us with cuts and bruises. It does not matter how careful you are, people end up with wounds more often than not. Here is how you should prepare for first aid with Eid ul Azha in mind.

3w ago

Nutritional benefits of jackfruit

Jackfruit is a summer delight in this part of the world. Packed with nutrition the raw fruit is eaten as a vegetable; it is consumed as a ripe fruit; used to make pithas and other sweet dishes. Many include jackfruit in their summer diet, while others detest the taste and the smell. Be that as it may, jackfruit remains one of the richest sources of vitamins, minerals, and fibres.

3w ago

Can naps keep our brains healthy?

While longer naps could be an early symptom of Alzheimer’s disease, shorter naps are more and more being associated with larger total brain volume. This means that those daytime winks you love so much may actually protect against brain shrinkage as you age.

3w ago

Exercise to make you feel better

In a world where stress lurks around every corner and the obstacles of daily life start to weigh us down, taking care of our mental health has become more important than ever. While we often turn to various remedies and coping mechanisms, there is an alternative. Exercise! It has proven to relieve stress and give a sense of fulfilment and empowerment provided we are willing to invest our time into doing it.

3w ago

Exploring mindfulness: Simple techniques to reduce stress and improve well-being

From students to a man in his 60s planning his retirement, stress has become a common phenomenon in everyone’s lives. We all feel overwhelmed and disconnected from our own well-being as a result of the demands of work, family, and personal life.

4w ago

How to prevent dengue fever

Dengue fever and other severe dengue symptoms are the result of a viral illness spread by mosquito bites. Those infected with dengue often have a high temperature, headache, bodily pains, nausea, and rash. As the population of Aedes mosquitoes, which transmit the dengue virus, has surged in the early days of summer, medical professionals have warned that Bangladesh may have an even more severe outbreak of the disease in 2023 than in the previous years.

Decoding the mind: Unravelling 7 cognitive biases that shape human decision-making

Humans make constant decisions due to their logical nature. Our choices range from simple to complex issues, such as what to eat for lunch to capital investment in a business. While we cannot be 100 per cent rational at all times, we mostly make logical decisions by weighing the pros and cons of each of our choices. That being said, we have developed some mental shortcuts known as cognitive biases to navigate and ease this decision-making process.

Tired of your regular sanitary napkins? Try these products for a change

Researchers find that plastic materials in napkins and diapers take around 300 years to decompose in soil, which may lead to severe environmental consequences. But with increasing awareness and interventions in menstrual hygiene management across the country, the products in Bangladesh are slowly but surely changing. Their benefits are more long-lasting than the plastic products we have made ourselves complacent to.

Life & Living Multimedia

Life & Living Multimedia

My Dhaka / Comrade, give me a cup!

Yet, the tiny, yellow-walled tea stall attracts customers like bees to flowers.  “Comrade, give me a cup,” is how they ask for tea.

The colourful cauliflowers of Bangladesh

Instead of the regular old white cauliflowers - you can now have cauliflowers that are red, yellow, pink, or purple.

Shankha Dasgupta: Meet the genius behind Guti

Shankha Dasgupta is the genius behind Guti, and anyone who has followed his work over the years knows precisely how exceptional he is. The much-anticipated show, Guti, came out on Chorki in January, leaving the viewers binging.

Despite charging fees, needs of passengers neglected

<p>Terminal fees are being imposed on passengers travelling to India. However, there are currently no provisions for the use of restrooms at the Benapole International Passenger Terminal. </p><p>Find out more in today's Star Newsbytes</p>

#Perspective / Wasfia Nazreen: Don’t let ageism break your spirit

The mere fact that Wasfia Nazreen, even with her extraordinary achievements and so many accolades to her name, has to face these needless validations should not come as a surprise to the world, because the reality is that ‘below average mentality’ strikes everywhere, is highly deep-rooted, and pays zero respect to any type of accomplishment.

People’s opinion on the retirement of cricketer Tamim Iqbal

On Thursday, 6 July, 2023 Tamim Iqbal announced his retirement from international cricket. Having been one of the key players of the Bangladesh cricket team for quite a long time, it came as a shock and fans across the country had all sorts of emotions and reactions to the announcement.

1w ago

Top 5 inspiring quotes from Sylvester Stallone

From his iconic portrayal of Rocky Balboa to his unforgettable performance as John Rambo, Stallone’s characters have delivered some of the most memorable lines in film history. Join us on his birthday as we journey through some of his most iconic quotes that have solidified Stallone’s status as a Hollywood legend for days to come.

1w ago

5 leadership lessons to learn from Dhoni

When Mahendra Singh Dhoni holds his bat, the hearts of thousands of cricket fans beat in unison. Dhoni’s calm demeanour, exceptional decision-making skills, and ability to lead his team to victory have made him a great leader and revered figure in the world of sports. His leadership style holds invaluable lessons for us that transcend the boundaries of the cricket field.

1w ago

5 times actor Ranveer Singh made jaws drop with his fashion

Ranveer Singh has pretty much single-handedly redefined the limits of fashion for Bollywood, so much so that now whenever he is seen in anything other than loud and exaggerated, we really wonder if he is feeling alright. Expressing himself through his clothes, Singh is known to make the unimaginable look like high fashion. And although too many to count, here are 5 of Ranveer Singh’s most flamboyant fashion moments that surprised his fans and critics alike!

1w ago

Wristwatch market seeing steady uptick

Wristwatches have long been considered as a status symbol for being a stylish tool that has practical uses while also being a clear indicator of the wearer’s social standing.

1w ago

Digital detox: Practical methods to reclaim your analogue soul

It is 2023 and remote work or work from home has become a part of almost all jobs. While the widespread network and strong Wi-Fi have their perks, it also means that the incessant beeping of emails, notifications, and messages follow you everywhere you go.

1w ago

Remote working: Pros and Cons

Work as we know it currently is changing at a monumental rate. Propelled by the rapid development of technology, occupation structures around the world are changing to adapt to the shifts of societal advancements.

1w ago

7 ways parents can connect with children

Simply by doing these 7 things with children, parents can make a world of positive difference to their children’s attitudes and behaviours.

1w ago

Top 10 binge-worthy shows and movies on Netflix this July

July 2023 is shaping up to be a great month for Netflix subscribers with an impressive line-up of binge-worthy shows and movies. Whether you are in the mood for thrilling mysteries, hilarious comedies, or captivating dramas these top 10 recommendations have you covered.

1w ago

Master the art of time management

We always seem to be running out of time, especially at the workplace. That’s why the importance of managing your time throughout the day is paramount. Being efficient with your time will not only increase your productivity but also establish a positive work-life balance.

1w ago