How to break the ice in an arranged marriage

The dichotomy between love versus arranged marriages has always made for an interesting debate. Most youngsters believe that the former is always a safer bet. After all, it's a common notion that there is little possibility of romance between couples who meet through arranged matches!

Lifestyle changes to a healthy you

It is never too late (or early) to go down the healthy route. And you don't have to overhaul your entire life to do that. Just a few simple lifestyle changes are enough to put you on the right track. You may have heard the importance of healthy eating a million times but do you actually follow it? A nutritious diet is one which comprises fruits, vegetables, poultry, dairy, legumes and limited non vegetarian options.

Make your home pet friendly

A four-legged friend can completely change the dynamics of your home. Pets are known to bring families closer and even reduce stress levels.

Style & Fashion

Here’s how to get smoky eyes

Apply a primer on your lids and let it dry. This keeps eyeshadow from melting and getting messy. Pick the colour of the eyeshadow ? black, brown and grey are the usual colours ? and apply an eyeliner in the same colour. Apply it above the upper lash and ensure that it gets thicker as it reaches the middle of the eye.

Paris fashion week shifts up into Haute Couture mode

After days of men's ready-to-wear clothes, Paris Fashion Week shifted up a gear on Sunday to its marquee event: the Haute Couture shows that happen only in the French capital.

Berlin Fashion Week kicks off

Over the next three days, the international fashion scene will descend on Berlin with designers and fashion icons presenting the trends that will dominate the upcoming autumn and winter.

Ponytail no more just a workout hairdo

The ponytail is an effortless way to style your hair when you hit the gym or when you experience a bad hair day. But you can make it sleek and sport it at parties or even in the workplace.

Be the glossy bride this wedding season

As designers and make-up artists start showcasing looks for the upcoming bridal season, one key trend, which is standing out is that of Gloss.

How about a bit of body makeup?

You know how much work goes into red carpet hair and makeup, but what about those glowing limbs? From Julia Roberts to Beyoncé, hundreds of stars have hit the red carpet in the past few days, showing off sculpted legs, strong arms, and toned tummies.

Try pink lipstick this fall Hollywood style

Get pumped up to wear shades of pink for the fall season as Hollywood celebrities like Emma Stone and Jamie Chung have been proudly flaunting pink pouts.

How to wear and flaunt catty eyeglasses

Who says sunglasses are only for nerds? Today, everyone is donning a pair, including celebs all around the world.

How to get perfectly shaped eyebrows

Perfectly shaped eyebrows can accentuate the beauty of your eyes, so it's important to spend that extra time to get them properly trimmed. International creative director of Paul & Joe Beaute, Craig-Ryan French shares his top tips for beautiful brows.


All about savouring a cup of tea

"If you are cold, it will warm you. If you are too heated, it will cool you. If you are depressed, it will cheer you. If you are excited, it will calm you," stated William Gladstone, 4 times British PM during the 19th century, speaking about the versatility of the popular beverage -- tea.

Best vegetarian sources of protein

Perhaps one of the most neglected meal components - Protein is the reason behind muscle regeneration, performance, and upkeep.

An egg a day may keep diabetes away

If you love eggs, there is good news for you. Egg consumption could reduce the risk of Type-2 diabetes, says a new research.

The study, published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that men who ate approximately four eggs per week had a 37 percent lower risk of Type-2 diabetes than men who only ate one egg a week.

Delicious Kaju jeera rice recipe

A little experimentation can do wonders, especially when it comes to cooking techniques. While delectable jeera rice has been a great dish, addition of kaju (cashew) to it has changed its entire flavour.

Delicious ways to cook meat

If you have a great piece of meat in your kitchen, try the following cooking techniques to get the best flavour.

Yummy Recipe:Chicken jalfrezi

Children nowadays are mostly attracted to spicy food, and that too has to be made with chicken or beef. Often they leave the dinner table with empty stomachs during sehri. Considering the fact that something is better than nothing, here is a easy recipe. Enjoy!

Autumn Dessert: Caramel Shortbread Squares

These cookies consist of a shortbread crust, firm caramel center, and a milk chocolate top. They are super-easy to make and they take only 20 minutes to bake.

The magic of ice-cream lies in its cone

The edible ice cream cone is reported to have made its debut way back in 1904 at the Saint Louis World's Fair in America. We examine the history behind the evolution of this frozen dessert.

Fun ways to shed weight

For those who aren't fitness freaks, going to the gym and doing the regular work-outs can get a tad boring. Running on the treadmill, cycling and weight training can get monotonous, leading to skipping gym or discontinuing it altogether. But staying fit need not be a tiresome act. Try these fun activities and stay fit.

Delicious ways to use pineapple

When you think of tropical delights, the one fruit that comes to mind is the evergreen pineapple! Be it for table decoration or for various small eats and even mains - the versatile fruit can be eaten, dressed and arranged for a visual or a tasty treat. Here's how you can use it in your food.

Easy Way To Make Russian Borscht

Be it veg or non-veg, Russian cuisine has great nutritional value and taste. Here are some tips to create Borscht soup, which is served with sour cream and bread.

The Worms Crawl Halloween recipe: Chicken mince spaghetti

This Halloween make your kids amazed by this wormy look spaghetti. Make sure to cut out eyes and a ghoulish mouth on large capsicums and have the spaghetti fall out of the capsicums like worms on a plate and amaze the kids!

Yummy Recipe of Fudgy Choco Bricks

Someone once said there is no greater happiness than having a whole bar of chocolate to yourself. Well it's true. Here is an easy and quick recipe that doesn't need backing and is tempting all the way.

Yummy Recipe of Mustard chicken

You need to get the mustard seed proportions right to cook this mouth-watering Bengali delicacy properly.

Mesmerizing Italian Sausage Rigatoni

This pasta dish combines Italian sausage, red bell peppers, and your favorite pasta sauce, for a simple and satisfying supper.

Tips and tricks to cook a lobster!

The King of seafood, the lobster, is a luxury addition to a menu. Right from its juicy claws to its tender tails lobster meat has a delicious flavour.

Yummy Apple Muffin Recipe

If you love to bake, here's a yummy apple muffin recipe that you must try. It's easy to make and scrumptious to eat.

Tasty hamburger 'steaks' smothered in gravy and onions.

An easy-to-make classic featuring tasty hamburger 'steaks' smothered in gravy and onions. Traditionally served with hot white rice or potatoes, it's a great way to dress up a pound of ground beef and you probably have all the ingredients on hand.

Yummy Recipe of Fudgy Lollies

Yummy and esay way to make Fudgy Lollies! Enjoy the recipe!

Spaghetti Pie: Tiffin that won't be traded

This recipe is real easy and filling. Serve with a tossed salad and garlic bread. Better than lasagna, guaranteed.

The biryani gets a twist

If you haven't prepared biryani on Eid, try different ways to make it now.Enjoy the recipe!

Yummy Recipe of Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

It's easy, delicious and not very heavy. Even kids can make it at home. enjoy the recipe!

Recipe of Paneer Tandoori

Paneer tandoori is a delicious dish that goes well with rice as well as rotis, so you need not worry on that count at all. It is quite easy to make as well and is likely to win you quite a few compliments from your guests. Remember, marinating the paneer cubes mixed with the ingredients is of utmost importance for that special flavour.

Eid Special:Egg pakora

While there's a huge variety of crunchy pakoras, flavourful egg pakora is enough to make your evenings crispy. Enjoy the Eid Special Egg pakora.

Eid Special: Tandoori fish

Fish marinated in line and ginger and cooked over an open fire.This is a very simple and easy way to make tandoori fish. Enjoy the recipe!


Exercise 'buys five years for elderly'

Regular exercise in old age has as powerful an effect on life expectancy as giving up smoking, researchers say.

E-cigarettes also harmful for health

E-cigarettes came onto the market a decade ago promising a safer nicotine fix. The devices heat nicotine-laced liquid to create an inhalable vapour, rather than burn tobacco. That gives smokers the traditional hand-to-mouth ritual without the deadly smoke. But that's harmful too!

Obese women at 40 percent higher cancer risk

Obese women have around 40 percent greater risk of developing a weight-related cancer in their lifetime than women of a healthy weight, shows a study.

Tobacco-free world by 2040?

New Zealand researchers have claimed that they will try to create a tobacco-free world by 2040 with sufficient political support and stronger evidence-based action against the tobacco industry.

Training very hard 'as bad as no exercise at all'

Training very hard may be as bad for you as not putting on your running shoes at all, a report in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology says.

Teenagers sleep less when they have more computer screen time

Parents have long suspected it, but now doctors have proof: the more time teenagers spend on computers or mobile phones, the less they sleep - especially if the gadget is used just before bedtime.

Ebola Virus mutating, scientists warn

Scientists tracking the Ebola outbreak in Guinea say the virus has mutated. Researchers at the Institut Pasteur in France, which first identified the outbreak last March, are investigating whether it could have become more contagious.

Skin ailments that affect your feet

Many a time, we bother with the skin only on our face and body and often neglect the skin on our feet. Because of the lack of care, they can contract the following skin ailments.

Weekend Sleep Can Make You Fatty

Many people believe it's just perfect to wake up late at the weekends. But researchers say extra hours of sleep or dozing in Fridays might add some extra pounds to your body.

Women with big bums and thighs give birth to more intelligent children

The development of a baby’s brain relies on the supplies of fat held in its mothers thighs and buttocks, according to science.

Health complications after a miscarriage

Thousands of women go through miscarriages. However, it just doesn't end there. After a miscarriage, a woman can suffer many health complications too.

Secrets to staying slim forever

Most people struggle with weight. You may eat healthy and exercise regularly but there may be another problem. For too long, people have lived under a 'clean your plate' mentality. From a young age, people are trained to eat everything before them, whether they fill up or not. Overeating is a serious problem, but you can put an end to it with ease.

Erotic thoughts are key to female orgasm

Women who miss on orgasm should focus more on their their bodily sensations during intercourse and try to have more erotic thoughts during the act, a fascinating study reveals.

Is your black hair turning brown? Beware!

Damage caused by sun often turns black hair into brown. Here are a few tips to help you prevent sun damage.

Fruits to eat for a glowing complexion

Like most citrus fruits it contains a high level of vitamin C along with beta carotene, folic acid, phosphates, iodides, iron, phytonutrients and flavonoids. These components help to treat dark spots & blemishes. The orange peel can be powdered and used as a scrub for instant glow and skin whitening as it acts as a natural bleach. It also acts as atoner, removing dirt, dead skin and giving the skin a firmer feel.

People who work longer smoke more

Do you work for long hours? Check your smoking habits. New research has revealed that people who work longer smoke more.


Protect your pets during the rains

From brushing their coat well to vaccinating them, make sure you keep your pet germ-free this monsoon.

Send a Secret Message With Your Favorite Flowers

Flowers are certainly more than their pretty petals and bright colors. These days, giving someone a specific bouquet might represent an act of love, friendship, sympathy, and more.

Selfies with pets is the new buzz

Selfies don't just prominently feature one's face anymore, the paw-parazzi is here and how!

So, that's why!

Since I started at North South, I’ve experienced that most of the kids are douche bags. Mostly because they’re not independent, they can’t even think of doing anything by themselves.

DIY colorful 3D geometric wall art

. Aside from wall art, this project also doubles as a photo booth prop, and if you have the time, it would make an awesome photo booth backdrop too.

The terrors of Sleep Paralysis

You wake up in the middle of the night and feel like something heavy is sitting on your chest, crushing the breath out of you.

Dealing with a sudden breakup

Maybe things weren't going perfect with the two of you lately, but which couple doesn't have fights - is what you were thinking, but your partner had something entirely different in mind. Such breakups are common and could happen anywhere, over a text while you're at your local grocery store buying salad veggies or in the car, on the pretext of a drive. Here's how to deal with these.


Bangladesh-India book fair in Dhaka in June

Bangladesh-India book fair is going to be held in the city in June this year.

Amar Ekushey Boi Mela begins today

The month-long Amar Ekushey Boi Mela 2015 begins on Bangla Academy premises and in a portion of Shuhrawardy Uddyan in the capital today.

World Cup with Sugarloaf Mountain! Wanna go there?

If you are a tourism freak with WC excitement, then you are into the right place. All the tourists and football fans touring Rio de Janeiro invade the Copacabana beach but to discover the real beauty of one of the most beautiful cities in the world, all and sundry rush to Sugarloaf Mountain and acknowledge it as the best.

‘Endangered Lives’: An Underwater Photo Exhibition

Marine conservation initiative Save Our Sea (SOS) and Bangladesh Poribes Andolon (BAPA) are jointly organizing the awareness event on the occasion of UN declared International Day for Biological Diversity 2014.

Quality of education got better: Nahid

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid has said that quality of education has improved because of right steps taken by the government. “Our main challenge has been to enhance quality of education. It is improving every year,” Nahid remarked while speaking at a news conference at his ministry on Saturday afternoon.

National Human Rights Commission asks for committee

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has requested the home ministry to form a three-member committee in the next 24 hours with a retired judge as its head to investigate the seven-murder in Narayanganj.