• History of the Pineapple

    Christopher Columbus was out to discover a New World and ended up making all sorts of discoveries, including finding the refreshing pineapple on the shores of a Caribbean island. On his second voyage ...

    Weekend | by Reema Islam - 26 May 2016
  • Going up in smoke

    "Joghonno," Sherman Sheridan Moreino says was his first and initial reaction to the graphic image on his pack of Marlboro. The pictorial warning depicts an image of the insides of a man' ...

    Weekend | by N Anita Amreen - 26 May 2016
  • Of cookies and biscuits

    Swedish Saffron Rusk (This recipe yields about 25 cookies) I got this recipe from my Swedish colleague when she was visiting Dhaka. I fell in love with the taste. This is my most favourite cookie. ...

    Weekend | by Farzana Romine - 26 May 2016
  • Are you the fairest of them all?

    It’s right there! It’s the first thing people notice about you. Your face. Sprout a pimple and you’ll get bombarded with questions of whether you’ve been indulging in spicy foo ...

    Weekend | by Aashni Bhansali - 26 May 2016
  • Rise against the rainfall

    One day it's pouring, the other decides to welcome non-stop drizzle, and finally, those energy draining days plagued with unbearable heat. All in a single week! This can get tiring really fast. Bu ...

    Weekend | by Mahmood Hossain - 26 May 2016
  • Street Photography

    Serendipitous Photos and text: Torsten Bünning Serendipity is the aptitude to make desirable discoveries by accident. The “photo subjects” will emerge anywhere, anytime in the str ...

    Weekend - 21 May 2016
  • In sickness and in health

    With the hullabulloo of Mother’s Day finally swept away into a corner, piled into a box, only to be opened until the next time it is required, I can now settle back into life in general. Spea ...

    Weekend | by Minu Ahmed - 19 May 2016
  • Rabindranath and Shelaidaha

    Gaganay, garajay megh gano barasha Kulay eka bosay aachhi nahi bharosa (Roaring thunder in the sky—deep monsoon murk Alone at the bank I am, by the river dark). These lines are from the ...

    Weekend | by Mohammad Amjad Hossain - 19 May 2016
  • Bringing down bookstores

    Earlier this month, around 300 bookshops were evicted at Bakushah Hawkers market in Nilkhet, under the pretext of building a 15-storeys building. Vendors of the market are agitated and rushing to set ...

    Weekend | by Saudia Afrin - 19 May 2016
  • The freedom fund

    It was the year 2004. Rumpa Farzana was an Honours second year student at Dhaka University. With her father passing away a few months earlier, the unlikely burden of shouldering the family's finan ...

    Weekend | by N Anita Amreen - 19 May 2016
  • Friendships and expiry dates

    Explosive laughs- we’re lucky if we might have experienced them with a certain friend. They are like fireworks – igniting, loud and can burn if you get too much exposure. They happen when ...

    Weekend | by Sarah Sayeed Gazi - 19 May 2016
  • Tea at your doorstep

    Aiming to give Bangladeshi tea connoisseurs an extraordinary experience through tasting the finest varieties of global loose leaf tea, Cha-walah believes that every Bangladeshi household should have t ...

    Weekend | by Moumita Ahmed - 19 May 2016
  • Gallic Gastronomy

    Duck a l'orange Ingredients 2 duck breasts 1 tsp salt 1 tsp black pepper For the sauce: 1/2 cup fresh orange juice 2 tbsp red wine vinegar 2 tbsp sugar 1/2 chicken or beef boullion cu ...

    Weekend | by Farzana Romine - 19 May 2016
  • Eat cake; don't wear it

    One of my favourite aspects about any makeover is the skin. Every face for me is a blank canvas where I let my imaginations run wild. I’ve always loved art and colours hence my intense love and ...

    Weekend | by Karishma Rahman - 19 May 2016