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A walk down 'pop' lane

How does one define culture, and essentially 'pop culture'? Never mind the academicians as there is no true consensus.

The great fish debate: to fry or not before cooking it!

It was the usual hangout. And of course a heated debate began out of the blue. The topic of discussion – is fish tastier when fried

Surviving the test of time: Of shops and legacies

Long before he became a 'darwan' at Viqarunnisa Noon School and College, he used to work as an apprentice under one Muslim Miah,

The lady's side of solo travel

Venturing to other countries is no longer a challenge, time-wise. It sometimes boggles the mind as to how it took over months for ships to travel from the Indian subcontinent to the British Isles,...

Living the Upper Class Life

Linia Baksh, 28, and a graduate from a reputed private university of Dhaka now works at a multinational company located at the central district of the capital.

What's wrong with one star?

In the spirit of the #10yearchallenge that seems to be the gripping trend in social media at the time of this writing, why don't we look back at our own lifestyle 10 or 20 years ago?

February 24, 2019
February 24, 2019

To a future with glam!

There comes a time when every civilisation faces a conundrum. Without a doubt, it is the thought of what lies ahead.

February 24, 2019
February 24, 2019

From the imperial kitchens: Food fit for the Mughals

Culinary knowledge distinguishes man from beast. Not my words! The thought was explicated in a 16th century Mughal text when detailing the workings of Emperor Akbar's kitchen.

February 24, 2019
February 24, 2019

Lifestyle Parenthesis

How does one put city life within the proverbial parenthesis? In this concluding edition of The Daily Star Anniversary Supplement, we try to capture snippets from what can be termed as “Dhaka living.”

February 24, 2019
February 24, 2019

“What a wonderful World”

It would not be an understatement that Jazz, as a musical genre, defies all definitions.

February 24, 2019
February 24, 2019

In the name of the Queen

For solving the jigsaw puzzle that is history, we look into a wide plethora of heritage items/symbols — from monuments to artworks to chronicles and to even myths for that matter! Another such...

February 24, 2019
February 24, 2019

Minted bling

An old dented jolly tin box, a lock of hair, a torn sari anchal, a tiny note from a mother to her son in a hostel, and a copper half pice Victorian Indian coin from the 1900s; that's the...

February 24, 2019
February 24, 2019

Written in the stars

Most rational human beings like to hedge our bets, minimise risks, whatever you call it. In my usually hare-brained shopping, I do like to check for the expiry dates on the juice packs and such,...

February 24, 2019
February 24, 2019

Head in chiffon clouds

It's amazing how the clothes we wear, so seemingly utilitarian and mundane, has superpowers. Now, before getting told off for a dramatic choice of word, allow me to elaborate —

February 24, 2019
February 24, 2019

Accessorise!

Formal events are the best places for experimentation. It is true, at least in this part of the world, when it comes to men and formal wear, the only forms of jewellery men are seen wearing is a...

February 24, 2019
February 24, 2019

The futuristic view on architecture

For Bangladesh, the challenge is to focus more on the practical side rather than aesthetical perspective. More often than not, aesthetics is applauded, while functionality is set aside.