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Essential oils: A gift of nature

Essential oils: A gift of nature

by Tajnim Imami Essential oils are a wonder of nature that has aided humankind with their miraculous properties since time immemorial. These oils are highly concentrated natural plant extracts that are derived from leaves, fruits, flowers, stems, bark, roots and other parts of a plant. Throughout human civilization, they have been used in social and religious ceremonies, beauty care, food […]

October 17, 2017 · 0 comments · Cover

The booklovers haven

Rajnin Farzana Nilkhet is the booklover’s heaven with a strong legacy and historical background. Due to its close proximity to the major educational institutions of the city such as Dhaka University, Dhaka Medical College, BUET, Eden College, College of Home Economics, Dhaka College, City College and others, Nilkhet acts as the chief provider of reference books, educational equipments, stationary products, […]

October 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
The Food Revolution

The Food Revolution

by Tehreen Islam We have always seen restaurants playing an important role in the business, social, intellectual and artistic life of a society and our country is no exception.   Think of the Madhur Canteen or Coffee House, we’ve sketched life changing ideas in those restaurants. At personal level, important events of life, personal and professional, are celebrated in restaurants. Friends […]

October 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Alpana Habib – Spreading the joy of good food

Alpana Habib – Spreading the joy of good food

Tehreen Islam We have always known that passion is the driving force behind success and happiness that allows us all to live better lives. Alpana Habib believed and did exactly that. She is a ‘happy homecook’ who took cooking in our country to another level of profession, passion and experience. The journey started when she was in her sixth grade, […]

September 19, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Milkshake Collective: The art movement

Milkshake Collective: The art movement

by Tajnim Imami The Milkshake Collective is a group of 22 local artists, specialising art forms starting from pop to modern and graphic. The group began its journey around April 2016. Many of the artists had been in a street art exhibit prior to it called ‘The Invisibellas’. Right after, Liza Hasan from Liza’s Brushes decided to approach everyone to […]

September 19, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Clippers and scissors for men

Clippers and scissors for men

by Islam Sadequle Taking specialized help in body care is no more a luxury rather it has become a necessity nowadays. For years, it was taken for granted that it is women who had the right to spend hours dressing up for an outing while the typical man are allowed only a few minutes. But men are now more conscious […]

August 29, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
BON APPÉTIT !

BON APPÉTIT !

by Islam Sadequle Eid ul Adha is almost here and we know that this Eid has a particular significance around food like lamb, goat and beef. It’s time to savour on some delicious dishes and preparations. In order to enhance the mood of celebration to greater heights, this issue of Trends offers you some of the mouth-watering Eid ul Adha […]

August 22, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
The tell tale embroidery

The tell tale embroidery

by Tajnim Imami The art of nakshi kantha is woven into the culture and history of Bangladesh. Made by the women of rural Bengal, nakshi kantha has been witness to the tides of time as told through its needlework. Kanthas are ubiquitous in every Bengali household. Used throughout the year in varying thickness, it is not just a wrap to […]

August 15, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Of Jewels and charms

Of Jewels and charms

by Tazkia Tarannum and Rajnin Farzana Jewellery has been the object of adoration to humankind since the dawn of time. It used to symbolize status, enhance beauty or ward off evil- being an inseparable part of civilizations across the world. Similarly, ornaments in Bangladesh have its own proud history of design and pattern too. Gold, silver and bronze being the primary […]

August 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Lemon & black pepper crusted salmon

Lemon & black pepper crusted salmon

Ingredients   Baby new potatoes 500g Zest ½ lemon, then cut into wedges Fresh white breadcrumbs 4 tbsp. Butter, melted, plus a knob for the potatoes 25g Coarsely ground peppercorns 1½ tsp. Skinless salmon fillets 4 A few thyme sprigs, leaves only Cooked broccoli or spring greens , to serve Method Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Wash the potatoes […]

August 4, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover

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