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Kumar Bishwajit: The king of melody

Kumar Bishwajit: The king of melody

by Tehreen Islam Some say he’s Bangladesh’s no 1 singer while others are mesmerised by his humble personality, the legendary singer, composer and television personality Kumar Bishwajit is a name that is associated with fame, popularity and not to mention melodious singing. Born on June 1, his dream of becoming a singer came true with his mother’s encouragement and inspiration […]

April 20, 2018 · 0 comments · Cover
Jamdani: the fabulous finesse

Jamdani: the fabulous finesse

by Tajnim Imami JAMDANI is a subject of awe and inspiration across the world. For the last ten centuries, Dhaka and its surrounding areas like the villages of Rupgonj, Sonargaon and Siddhirgonj have excelled in the weaving of jamdani. It is believed that the term jamdani arose from the Persian words ‘jama’ meaning cloth and ‘dana’ meaning woven motif. It […]

April 12, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Pahela Baishakh

Pahela Baishakh

by Tajnim Imami photos by Abdullah Apu As mango blossoms slowly bloom to make their fragrant journey from emerald to heavenly drops of gold, the season changes from spring to summer bringing along the glad tidings of the Bengali New Year. The sun glares in the sky of this temperamental season until challenged by the ashen army of eastern clouds […]

April 5, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Nusrat Faria Mazhar: the sky is the limit

Nusrat Faria Mazhar: the sky is the limit

by Tehreen Islam She believes that happy girls are the prettiest and she certainly is the happiest in Bangla cinema now with success, reputation and a huge fan following. She is enjoying this bliss because of her hard work, persistence and dedication. She managed to capture a top spot on silver screen with verve and zest. Whether it’s her beautiful […]

March 30, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Rebellion on Reels

Rebellion on Reels

by Tajnim Imami Cinema is a fascinating medium of expression that can chronicle history and passion like no other form of media. Yet, war movies are in a league of their own. Some aggrandize war with the concept of heroic deeds and larger than life characters while others deliberate on the calm before the storm of war never shying away […]

March 22, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Pan-Asian delights: Sushi Tei & Yum Cha District

Pan-Asian delights: Sushi Tei & Yum Cha District

by Alvee Khan The culinary scene of Dhaka has witnessed a massive boom in recent years. Affordable yet appetising international fast-food chains dominated the market for some time. Currently, the local and international restaurateurs are focusing on bringing international quality food chains for the ever-changing appetite of the people. The upscale areas of Dhaka such as Gulshan, Banani houses a […]

March 15, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Thought for food

Thought for food

by Rummana Ferdous Fagun FOOD HAS made a curious journey from being a basic biological need to becoming an art form. Now, every kind of art needs the perfect vessel to reach its full potential. ‘You eat with your eyes first’ is a saying because half the beauty of food is in the art of serving. The pot used to […]

March 8, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Leather: A perfect lifestyle essential

Leather: A perfect lifestyle essential

by Tehreen Islam Flaunting a leather jacket or carrying a smart leather bag to office used to be a far fetched idea for many as they would cost a fortune and availability was an issue earlier. However, now the leather industry of Bangladesh has come out in full glory and the government even declared leather and leather goods as the […]

March 1, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Whispers from the land of books

Whispers from the land of books

by Rummana Ferdous Fagun photos by Abdullah Apu ITH the beginning of a new year, starts the countdown for the month-long celebration that is Amar Ekushey Granthamela (popularly known as Boi Mela). Like the fresh spring breeze, it brings an air of festivity for bookworms and visitors alike. The best treasure of this book fair is randomly finding a piece […]

February 22, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
The storied, psychedelic spring

The storied, psychedelic spring

by Tajnim Imami Spring comes with the glad tidings of all that is blithe and beautiful. The sweet humming of pretty birds and the dainty flutters of butterfly wings bring about color and music to nature like no other time of the year. However, it is the soft, velvety blooms of the wild that make spring the royal beauty it […]

February 15, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Cover

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