Do art and depression go hand in hand?

What is the image that comes to your mind when you think of an artist? Let me guess- constantly smoking, brooding over a blank canvas, contemplating every stroke of their

How life in Dhaka University changes you

Dhaka University, along with all the universities around Bangladesh, has welcomed in their newest batch of pupils. Being in my final year as a Dhaka University student, it has been

Explaining "Instagram Influencers" and how to become one

What’s the one application that the millennials and the Gen-Z are obsessed with in 2019? Surprisingly, it’s not Facebook. Although Facebook is definitely among the obvious answers, Instagram wins easily

How to dodge marriage proposals if you are a Bengali

Being a brown Bengali woman in your mid 20’s, you can only have one life goal – to find and marry the perfect man.  And if by any chance he

Women's Day Special: The battle against our obsession with fair skin

It always seemed perplexing to me that in a country of 16 million people where majority of us are of a darker complexion, we have somehow come to equate beauty

LAL: Challenging the stigma behind menstruation

This past week, artists, poets, dancers and musicians from different walks of life had come together at Jatra Biroti, under the glistening full moon, for the occasion of LAL; the

Struggles of an English major in Bangladesh

Being an art major in this country is never ideal. People may appreciate literature and art but most of them don’t see the point of studying it. As a literature

5 Bangladeshi platforms where you can pitch your startup

There is an imminent need for entrepreneurs who are willing to change Bangladesh, home to 160 million people, for the better . Professionals are being encouraged to defy convention and

The story of Non-Bangalis in Bangladesh and the book that rescues them

Imagine having to speak in Bengali only with your parents, very close friends and sometimes with your significant other, if you’re lucky enough to find one who knows your words.

Boi-Mela 2019: 5 Bangla books that you must read this month

It is that time of the year again. The Ekushey Book-fair is going in full swing. Commemorating the mother language movement of 1952, the month-long Boi Mela is ubiquitously the

Where the real pride of Dhaka University lies

Cover art by: Helena Lyzu The Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dhaka is in the limelight for some time now. This is because of his controversial speech in the orientation

The Food Ranger, Trevor James recently visited Bangladesh and our hearts could only take so much!

We Bangladeshis love to host guests. Especially if they are foreigners, we love to show them around our culture. In fact, we take a certain pride in it. And if