Life Style

Life Style

Row, Row, Row your Kayak at Uttara’s Diabari

Nestled in Uttara’s Diabari, this kayaking spot has been garnering rave reviews on a daily basis. What sets it apart? The affordable thrill of rowing through the lake during a lazy sunset, with a stunning view of Dhaka’s Metrorail, is a combination that has captivated many.

8h ago

Don't fall behind! 5 things everyone must do in their 20s

The twenties can be a confusing time for most people. Adulting is a fairly new concept for them and you end up having to make decisions that you did not think you would have to, ever! Here are 5 things that everyone in their 20s must do to make their lives slightly easier.

8h ago

Hear the sea calling you? Head to these 5 unique beaches!

We all love going to the beach. A walk on the warm sand after a nice swim can never go wrong. However, there are countless beaches across the globe where you can experience that and much more. Here’s a list of 5 unique beaches that you should consider travelling to.

2d ago

Are you eating right this summer? A nutritionist’s guide to healthy diets

In the sweltering heat of a Bangladeshi summer, our bodies crave something different. Rather than sticking to our usual diet, one needs to bring change in their food habits.

2d ago

#Decor / Beat the restaurants at their game! Décor tips for an Instagrammable dining room

Dining rooms are usually the heart of the house. It is where the whole family gather together and enjoy meals and conversations. For that reason, the dining room should be well decorated, modern, and still have your personal touch to it. The main element of the room is definitely going to be the dining table.

2d ago

How many is too many? Finding your side hustle sweet spot

How many side hustles are you able to sustain before you start feeling a little too preoccupied?

2d ago

#Perspective / Beauty straight out of fairy tales: Why we can’t stop loving the moon

One does need a dose of romance — even a dash of lunacy perhaps — to appreciate a full moon night, but to those who eagerly wait to behold nature’s symphony, it is an ethereal experience.

3d ago

#Perspective / Bringing street children out of despair through skateboarding

Susie Halsell — founder and CEO of Bangladesh Street Kids Aid (BSKA), and a passionate skateboarder herself — came up with such a unique skateboarding program that not only offers street children a burst of adrenaline, but also nurtures their potential, helping them build confidence, community, and dreams for a brighter future.

3d ago

#Perspective / Beneath the surface: Slow breaths and slower time from scuba diving

An adventure in Koh Tao, Thailand, led a group of millennials to explore the underwater world through scuba diving. The deep sea’s mesmerising beauty and silence offered introspection and a shift in time perception.

Let toks be the only thing sour! Tok recipes to turn frowns upside down

Whether you are sipping on a chilled glass of mango cooler or savouring the rich flavours of fish roe in a sour gravy, these recipes promise to transport you to the heart of Bengali cuisine.

#Perspective / Je t’aime Dhaka: Friends are forever

I have been asked many times by my friends about the next instalment of my encounters with people in Dhaka. Honestly, I have been meaning to write and there are quite a few who I want to pay tribute to. It’s just that life catches up in the most unexpected ways and keeps you busy. However, finally, I could make time for another such story of another person who has enriched my life infinitely.

Suicide Prevention Helpline “Kaan Pete Roi”: 10 years and counting

Kaan Pete Roi is open every day from 3PM to 3AM. The calls are not recorded and confidentiality is strictly maintained. This is a safe space without judgement and the volunteers are here because they care and want to make a change.

1w ago

KFC unveils “Double Down”: A unique twist on the menu

KFC Double Down is ready to take over the town with its tantalising flavours. Instead of the usual buns, it features two crispy Zinger fillets, complimented by creamy Fajita Mayo, Woodfire Seasoning, fresh iceberg Lettuce, Onions, and Cheese, which creates a pleasantly surprising experience for chicken enthusiasts and adventurous foodies.

1w ago

How a visionary artist transforms wood into treasured jewels

Wooden jewellery carries a certain charm, which you may not find in metals and gemstones. Artisans often utilise offcuts from furniture makers or fallen branches, ensuring that each piece contributes to a cycle of renewal and minimal waste. One such artist is Rial Sarker — the founder of Tukro Kath.

1w ago

Changing cultural norms: Why it is important to listen

Most people do not really listen. That is why we are so noisy. People in the subcontinent will talk over you, and they will shout to be heard. Why? Because they do not really want to hear you. In fact, most people just want others to think they are right.

1w ago

Say thank you before eating! 5 Japanese dining etiquettes will blow your mind

Every country in the world has their own cuisine and their etiquettes defined by their culture. Japan is no different. With their delectable cuisine on the table, it’s hard to focus on something else. Nevertheless, one must not forget about the dining etiquettes.

1w ago

7 monsoon travel spots in Asia you will regret missing!

Here, are the 7 best monsoon travelling destinations in Asia to add to your bucket list.

1w ago

Priyanka Das breaks career norms for civil engineers, one floor at a time

From towering skyscrapers to sprawling bridges and intricate road networks, civil engineering is a field that shapes the physical world around us. However, despite its critical role in society, this field remains a male-dominated profession, where women are largely underrepresented.

1w ago

A CNG driver and Mona: A bond between two unlikely companions

In the chaos of the city streets, I witnessed an unexpected scene that warmed my heart. While hopping into a CNG for my daily commute, I couldn't help but notice something out of the ordinary — a colourful bird nestled on the driver's shoulder, affectionately named Mona by the driver.

1w ago

Rent, lend, buy and repeat: Embracing circular fashion with Karama Kabir

Circular fashion, which promotes the reuse, recycling, and extended lifecycle of clothing is central to reducing the fashion industry's environmental impact. Starlet Style Studio not only exemplifies this sustainable model but also makes high fashion affordable and accessible.

1w ago

Beyond material value: The emotional connection to heirloom jewellery

There’s something special about heirlooms. More than their actual value the worth they hold with memories and sentiments is invaluable.

1w ago
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