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  • Big is beautiful

    Big is beautiful

    When I prepared to launch my first collection for my startup online clothing store, I asked my sisters to pose as models for the clothes. They are young and a little chubby; thus they were initially unwilling to volunteer. I had to convince them day and night that they would look good and that weight really doesn’t matter to look good in photos! I mean, I felt regular people could relate to them. Not everyone has a perfect body! In fact most people do not have a perfect body.

  • Big is beautiful

    Big is beautiful

    When I prepared to launch my first collection for my startup online clothing store, I asked my sisters to pose as models for the clothes. They are young and a little chubby; thus they were initially unwilling to volunteer. I had to convince them day and night that they would look good and that weight really doesn’t matter to look good in photos! I mean, I felt regular people could relate to them. Not everyone has a perfect body! In fact most people do not have a perfect body.

  • When I’m gone

    A peek into the mysterious lives of “doms”The mortuary staff that assist the pathologists in carrying out the autopsies are known as “doms” (pronounced ‘dome’). The medical professionals who perform the autopsies are called pathologists. Theoretically the “doms” are anatomical pathology technicians or assistant to the pathologists, whose main job is to support the pathologists in performing the autopsy. This includes preparing the body and taking all the organs out of the body.

  • IUB VC visits USA

    IUB VC visits USA

    The vice chancellor of Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB), Professor Dr Omar Rahman is now in the USA for an official trip. Professor Rahman is invited to give lectures at some of the renowned universities and also to discuss and explore possibilities for future collaboration with the Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB).

  • BRAC Bank launches Smart Opener and BRAC Bank Mobile

    BRAC Bank launches Smart Opener and BRAC Bank Mobile

    BRAC Bank launched Smart Opener, a faster and smoother account opening service, and opened an account for cricketer Taskin Ahmed.

    BRAC Bank also launched BRAC Bank Mobile Application for banking services. BRAC Bank launched these two state-of-the-art technology-based services in line with Bangladesh Bank’s digital financial inclusion strategy.

  • Sedentary no more!

    As you read this, I’m guessing you possibly are seated on a chair by your computer, or peering into your smartphone, or perhaps hunched up over a newspaper. If I were you, I would straighten my lower back, lift the ribcage and turn your chin up slightly before commencing onto the next sentence. Why? Because you breathe much better, have much more energy and are a smarter thinker when your posture is better, and this is super helpful if you happen to be caught up in a sedentary life.

  • Off the wall

    The wall on which the prophets wrote (is packing great ratings) Fear not dear reader, this will start to make sense in a wee bit. But before things start to make sense, turn on all of your senses to relocate your once loved prized possessions that were your CDs and their cases. Unless of course you already haven’t thrown all of them out. Hoping that you still have them stacked somewhere, we’re here with our brightly entertaining, spritely and amusing home décor ideas to help you use your music as art.

    The artiste’s essentials:

  • 7 questions with Shaibal Saha

    Passion, hard work and reverie make for a creative visionaryShaibal Saha, the crafts and fashion designer of Indigo, has been experimenting with different shades of blue for the last four years. He’s also the general secretary of the Fashion Design Council of Bangladesh and today he talks about what style means to him.

  • The new Surface Pro first impressions

    A Windows 10 hybrid is a clear evolution from its predecessor the Surface Pro 3. The lines couldn’t be blurrier in the category of tablet-turn-laptops. The flagship successor is thinner, has a lighter chassis and a larger display. And, with a nifty front-facing camera that can log you into Windows 10 in an instant.

  • Mission revision

    The ultimate technique to learn, and never forgetNot many people know the tips and tricks to get through with the examination stress. While the exam week dawns near, you tend to panic, mess up and eventually be pummeled into a nervous breakdown. Don’t!

    After you have understood the concepts here, you will surely have a smile on your face thinking that you finally know the secret behind a good revision technique.

    The common misconception about the idea of revision is that we tend to start just before our exams. Even if we are sitting a good week before, that is still not enough.

  • Pitch perfect at IUB

    Pitch perfect at IUB

    Young filmmakers in development Twenty groups of participants from various universities, narrowed down from 100 applicants gathered at IndependentUniversity Bangladesh (IUB) to pitch their video presentations highlighting development, on October 1.

  • Autumn Calling

    3 key Fall work wear trendsYes, we're well aware of the fact that it's mid-October and still feels like the sticky grossness of August. But while we pace in front of the thermostat, willing the mercury to drop so we can start trotting out our fabulous cold weather layers, there's no reason why we can't incorporate a few weather-friendly fall trends, particularly at work.

  • 50 years of Ralph Lauren

    Just last week Ralph Lauren stepped down as CEO of his own companyHis vision and creation was the epitome of classic Americana, giving away to some iconic signatures in fashion. It’s no secret that the army of Ivy League graduates took kindly to the way of Ralph Lauren. It was the clean-cut richness of Lauren’s aesthetics that lured the desirable, sophisticated class.

  • Event Factory’s “Food Factory”

    Event Factory, a newly founded event management firm is organising a food festival titled "Food Factory v1.0" at BRAC university with the support of one of its prominent clubs, BRACU Monon.

    On October 13, Honourable Food Minister Adv Kamrul Islam will be inaugurating this day-long fest where big brands such as Sbarro, Kiva Han, Madchef, Columbus Coffee and rising brands like Cinnamon Sugar, Buijha Lou, Irams Cafe, Hashtag, Clinic Cafe are participating. 

  • App-ing Dhaka traffic

    Tugging out of tight spots with the help of apt appsThese humble words of potential boredom (be warned) are the product of a severely exhausted kid who chose the utterly wrong path on his way from Bashundhara Residential Area to Panthapath after his morning classes. No, he wasn't inside a car, complaining under the veil of air conditioning and sad faced selfies. Nor did he choose the bus as he was in a rush to reach office in time to fulfill his daily duties, but little did he know his choice of vehicle would make the same difference as Kanye West running for President (alas, who knows?).

  • Facial masks 101

    The beauty essential that’s having a momentIf you're a skincare freak like us, you've probably tried all kinds of moisturing serums, creams and lotions to fix any type of skin issues. But what many beauty vloggers and experts swear by these days are face masks that promise to deliver a lot more than the regular skincare products.

  • All nine yards

    Trending saris for puja season
    This year's penultimate fashion season kicks off with the festival collections created with Puja in mind. If you're planning to rock some new weaves this year, here are five saris you should consider.

    Cotton up to comfortable

    We know it's October, but this heat doesn't seem to be letting up, so when you're limbering up for a day listening to aartis, why not be comfy and cool in a cotton Tangail sari? Red and white are traditional favourites, but there's no reason why you can't experiment with other combinations.

  • Share to cheer

    To perceive all the bitter-sweet experiences of teenage life, a vernal team has arrived at the heart of Dhaka with their weekly chatting session, Teen Tekka on ColoursFM. T-Junction spent a worthwhile evening with the team of Teen Tekka.

  • By heart

    By heart

    Ampersand, Dhaka’s newest spoken word collective, charms its audiencesTo captivate an audience for two hours of poetry is no mean feat. Ampersand – a new spoken word group of poets that writes and performs their own original work in English – managed to do so in its very first show.

    If you missed their first dynamic performance, you can catch them at “100 Thousand Poets for Change,” today at 6:30pm at Red Shift Cafe in Gulshan.

  • Burn and mould

    Learn this simple hack to make the perfect plastic rose pendant

    It's even easier done than said. This DIY project will teach you how to make a beautiful, almost real rose pendant for yourself or a loved one.

    Supplies:

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