• A book based on one letter!

    Yes, there is little doubt that the book Potingbora is exceptional and its writer Dijendranath Bannrjy has completed one “singular” task by writing it. From the preface to the ve ...

    Weekend | by Mahmood Sadi - 16 July 2016
  • Fusing generations

    We still live in a society where sections of people are marginalised and often neglected in their communities. None can tell this story better than the underprivileged children we see but constantly p ...

    Weekend | by Weekend Desk - 16 July 2016
  • “Yes I Can!”

    So what did you want to be when you grew up? Were you even asked this question? Did you even wonder, or were you told to do this-and-this and become a so-and-so and fate was decided for you? For me ...

    Weekend | by Minu Ahmed - 30 June 2016
  • In search of Hummum

     In the shadow of summer sunlight, which mostly was blocked due to long bamboo trees that guarded both sides of the narrow canyons, amid the gentle soft breeze that whispered through the ancient ...

    Weekend | by Mahmood Sadi - 30 June 2016
  • A spoon for hungry mouths

    This is a story of a group of ordinary people like you and me, who decided to reach out to some other ordinary people just like us, except less fortunate. The Co-Founders of Helpmate Foundation wanted ...

    Weekend | by Noor-E-Shahrin - 30 June 2016
  • Imagine.Nation

    “The biggest of battles can be won, only if we fight it together,” says Asif Azam, one of the six founders of Imagine.Nation, a recently opened Facebook group of independent social workers ...

    Weekend | by Moumita Ahmed - 30 June 2016
  • Looking back on Ramadan

    Chances are, you are reading this while making mental lists of your last minute chores, vainly attempting to assess which roads will not be deadlocked and which stores will not be buzzing with equally ...

    Weekend | by Tasneem Chow - 30 June 2016
  • Ramadan: Like a Bird We fly out of the Darkness into the hall

    When the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq began, I was between the ages of 24 and 26, working as an Import Policy Analyst for the U.S. Department of Commerce. My work entailed reading trade policies of fo ...

    Weekend | by Shireen Pasha - 30 June 2016
  • Make your first post-Ramadan meal memorable

    Ramadan is coming to an end soon, so why not indulge yourself with these great breakfasts recipes? This could be a very special Eid breakfast for your family, or maybe for the day after if you'd r ...

    Weekend | by Farzana Romine - 30 June 2016
  • Festival faces

    Eid is something we all anticipate with full force every year! It has become a ritual for me to wakeup early in the morning and dress up to my heart’s content. Since I get out in the morning and ...

    Weekend | by Karishma Rahman - 30 June 2016
  • It's getting hot in here

    Why does it feel like every day is hotter than the one before? We're pretty sure there are times where you'd rather walk around completely nude. No, that's haram. However, that doesn't ...

    Weekend | by Mahmood Hossain - 30 June 2016
  • Feeding the hungry

    Food wastage is very common. On one hand, it is impossible to track down the exact amount of food being wasted every day. But on the other hand, it is certain that many people will benefit from those ...

    Weekend | by Saudia Afrin - 27 June 2016
  • Reducing that rage

    The holy month of repentance, deep reflections, and contemplation is upon us. It is not easy for one to let go of the vices and exercise control. But it becomes much harder when the thermometers are b ...

    Weekend | by Moumita Ahmed - 25 June 2016
  • It’s a wild life! (Part 1)

    I’ve mentioned in my earlier columns that I had spent a chunk of my childhood abroad, swinging from tree to tree like Tarzan in the jungles of a sizeable island near the land down under. I re ...

    Weekend | by Minu Ahmed - 25 June 2016