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Post Vacation Depression and How to Deal with It

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The ideal description of a vacation, to those who work really hard all year, have to be “the two minutes of escape from prison”. No matter what type of job you have and whatever type of life you are leading, a certain type of routine sets in and more often than not, it gets pretty darned boring. “Monotonous” would be a better word to describe this pattern ev[...]

China Through the Great Firewall

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China (or Gyna if you’re a certain orange-faced leader) is one of the biggest players in the global economy with a huge diaspora, a formidable army and an ever growing economy. However, the language barrier, ‘The Great Firewall of China’ which restricts internet access, gives us little scope into the hot soup of diversity that is The People’s Republic of Chi[...]

Cosplay in Bangladesh 101

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Thanks to popular cons like the Dhaka Comicon, Unmad-JCC Comic Con, and more, which provided the platform for Cosplaying in the first place, lately it has become one of the trending topics of pop culture here! Who doesn't want the chance to dress up as their favorite characters and show off their crafting and make-up skills! Let this article be a basic guide[...]

The Art of (Not) Procrastinating!

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‘’You may delay, but time will not, and lost time is never found again.’’ Procrastination, for those of us plagued by it, in large part reflects our persistent struggle with self-control as well as our inability to accurately predict how we'll feel tomorrow, or the next day. As you lay on your bed shamelessly scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed, r[...]

Novem Eco Resort: A Serene Taste of Sreemangal

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Looking for a getaway this Spring? What better place to visit than the green shrubbery, tea estates and the mountains of Sylhet? I know you will tell me that you've been to Sylhet already - but this isn't Sylhet! The serenely scenic Sreemangal is a whole different experience altogether. Sreemangal, the land of evergreen bushes, tea gardens and curvy mo[...]

5 YouTube Channels That Make You Go ‘Whoa’!

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A bored being’s best friend is YouTube. But, with so many channels out there, it’s hard to fish out the good ones, which will make you feel better about procrastinating, learn something productive, or just inspire and amaze you. Here are some YouTube Channels bound to go whoa. 5. 1MILLION Dance Studio When you mix passion, fun and talent, you get ‘1Million[...]

Zak & Zara: The Monster Murder Mystery [Book Review]

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Zak & Zara: The Monster Murder Mystery is a children's horror/mystery thriller written by Samir Asran Rahman and was first published at Dhaka Lit Fest 2016. Probably the first of its kind by a Bangladeshi author, this is a colorful book that packs a strong punch in a small package. The book centers around siblings Zak and Zara, who are ten and eig[...]

Nerdwriter1: a YouTube channel for, well, nerds

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With the rate at which new viral content appears on YouTube, it becomes difficult to filter through the barrage of superficial entertainment to find things that actually make you think. After all, most of YouTube these days is full of twerking. Which is why channels like Nerdwriter1 need more appreciation. Nerdwriter1 is not about anything in particular. [...]

Taal Goal 2016: Breaking Social Barriers through Football

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On the morning of December 9, excited groups of children began pouring into the Handball ground at the Bangabandhu National Stadium for TaalGoal 2016. Having grown up underdeveloped communities of Dhaka, most of these kids have lived in urban poverty from early childhood. 144 kids from Kamrangir Char, Rayer Bazar, Uttara-Kamarpara, Dakhinkhan, Notun Bazar, [...]

Essential Life Skills You Can Learn from Dhaka Traffic

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Dhaka is the most densely populated city in the world. It also happens to sound very similar to the Bengali word dhakka - 'to push'. As you make your way through the labyrinths of this overstuffed city, you may find yourself being pushed around by a remarakably varied array of individuals and objects. All that pushing and shoving is, in truth, a subtly desig[...]