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  • Trials and Tribulations of Vlogging for the First Time

    Imagine this: your marketing lecturer assigns you a project where you have to make daily vlogs. While everyone else in class is whining and making all sorts of obnoxious noises, you are practically beaming with joy.

  • An opposite day for a motorcyclist

    I was being a law-abiding citizen with my motorbike on the left side of the lane. It's only after the nice old man on the footpath called me the son of a certain animal did I realise my nawaabi instinct got the best of me. I was proceeding on the footpath with my bike and my rear view mirrors caught a myriad of souvenirs – the one sando genji from the vendor which I'm sure was tried on by at least three different people, a genuine, authentic ADIBAS backpack, and some bootleg Goraemon stickers.

  • Your favourite book

    What your favourite book says about you

    Move over Buzzfeed, with your “what flavour of vegan gluten-free cookie are you” quizzes. It's time for some real introspection. Today we're going to be judging each other based on our reading habits. Get ready to have a stranger tell you what your favourite book says about you. Hint: it's nothing good.

  • What's your genjam persona?

    Nothing gets your blood pumping like some good old-fashioned genjam, am I right? As entertaining as it may be to people all over the world, a well-publicised recent altercation involving certain cricketers revealed that genjam has a special place in every Bangladeshi's heart. Not even professional sportsmen can say no to its charm, apparently, so today we pay homage to the different personalities you see when genjam goes down.

  • The hair tonic that changed my life

    Keeping up with the trends, I used to frequently dye my hair, which had resulted in the brittle and drab hair that you can find in my old #badhairday selfies on Instagram. Despite the tons of products that I had used to repair my hair, nothing seemed to reverse the damage that the dyes had caused.

  • People according to Earth-shapes

    I apologise for the muffled noise in the closet; I had to tie up every scientist in the world before embarking on this article. Anyway, let's pretend we've all lost our sense of logic and basic knowledge of EVERYTHING for a while, and talk about what your Earth-shape preference says about you.

  • Which Kardashian are you?

    You regularly post about how difficult it is living with social anxiety and routinely get into fights with the others for normalising having anxiety. You like showing off your trophies and bragging about all the things you have achieved at such a young age and ending that sentence with “But, I really don't like to show off”. You can be a bit extra sometimes and everyone knows that it isn't home-made face mask that makes your skin glow like you claim it to be. It's high time you admit that you're wearing highlighters.

  • The reality of nursery rhymes

    Do you want to know what the teachers didn't tell you at school? The real stories behind the nursery rhymes you memorised and got 10/10 on, to be forgotten years later without any consequences. Well, sit back because your mind is about to be blown away.

  • Types of friends at movies

    Going to the movies with your friends is fun but what most people don't know is that it can be quite insightful as well. It is this hidden intuitive nature that helps you witness the different types of audience your friends morph into. To demonstrate, here is a list of categories that came to mind.

  • Tales of jamming with friends

    Much like those jumbo packs of chips you secretly buy, music is best when shared. Nothing compares to the feeling of creating beautiful melodies with your companions, which is why people love organising jamming sessions. The following are some of the many things that happen when you're jammin' without a care in the world.

  • Day in the life of an Instagram Influencer

    I roll out of bed and head straight to the washroom. The bags under my eyes have worsened and my hair is now home to four new species of birds. Hair and makeup takes me only 45 minutes these days, and then I'm back under my covers, ready to post the first selfie of the day. “Embrace your bare skin,” I caption it, and am bombarded with tags of people inspired by me to go makeup-free for the day. I'm doing something right.

  • What kind of drink are you?

    You are basic. Though you can blend in with everyone easily, not everyone has strong feelings for you. Some take you for granted unless they are almost dying. Some use your existence and are actually grateful to you; some just take advantage of you all the time and never express gratitude. Despite the negativity, you should focus more on the most positive side of things, that is, your cousins always follow your lead. You are literally the first one of your kind.

  • Urban Dictionary - Dhaka Edition

    Badbuzz (can also be substituted by pera): A feeling that demolishes all your happy vibes and kills all the “feel good” hormones in your body. You might wake up a content person, cherishing the rainbows and butterflies with a spring in your step, when suddenly something or someone evokes this “badbuzz” in you and all your vibrations for the rest of the day will be out of tune.

  • Stages of posting an Instagram picture

    You've been dormant on Instagram for a while now, and you need to come back with a BANG before your followers begin to doubt

  • Dealing with “biye kobe? “

    Are you a 20-something female with a bare ring finger on your left hand? If yes, then you're most likely hounded by the “biye kobe?”

  • The accounts of a terrible badminton player

    I will just come out and say it: I am a monkey when it comes to playing badminton, and not even the good kind that goes to space or

  • A day in the life of a keyboard

    I identify myself as a keyboard. I am the one without whom the prospect of writing this article would've seemed impossible. It has

  • A punny addiction

    One day in class I sat down next to my friend, only to find him glued to his phone. That was pretty normal, and I assumed he was hung up on another one of his failed relationships.

  • Types of Memes

    Yet another categorisation of a widely known subject? You betcha. Here are some types of memes.

  • Types of comments on memes

    I love a good meme as much as the next person, but sometimes the comments on memes end up being more entertaining than the source material.

  • How to deal with proper criticism

    I think there are two types of critics. The first one is that one moron who has his top so high up his bottom that he forgets that literally no one asked for his opinion (emphasis on OPINION).

  • 100% accurate book descriptions

    Are you tired of all the vague summaries written on the back of books like, “A thrilling story about a particular person who went through the typical ups and downs of life and how he/she overcame them”?

  • The evolution of jokes

    Jokes have existed ever since civilisation began running its course. It has developed at its own pace and has taken various forms over the years alongside our own evolution.

  • The blessings of a foodie buddy

    If you find your bond with your bestie strengthening with every delicious foodgasm and find yourselves lying back together releasing greasy burps, you'll definitely relate to this article.

  • Dear socks and slippers, I love you

    Picture this: a person wrapped up shivering under a blanket, really craving some hot chocolate/tea, reading this article. That's probably you right now. But under all those layers, the real heroes of this winter are those blessed socks and slippers.

  • The struggles of not being photogenic

    “Captain, we have a problem,” one of the little people in your head tells their overlord, who immediately tenses up. “What is it?” he asks warily. The little person turns on the screen which shows the outside world through your eyes.

  • favourite ice cream,

    What your favourite ice cream says about you

    Everyone's (usually) picky about their choice of ice cream. Some like single regular flavours like chocolate, some like it fancier like tiramisu, and some are just plain into bizarre stuff like green tea.

  • Trying to interpret Japanese TV commercials

    The Japanese are an eccentric bunch. If anime and manga haven't convinced you of it, then sitting through a few television advertisements should be enough to sway your opinion.

  • A day in the life of a cat

    My human seems to be sleeping quite peacefully. After all it's only dawn and she did go to sleep like a couple of hours ago.

  • Unlock your full potential with Rooh Afza

    Rooh Afza is like nectar for the soul. The term “Rooh” translates to the soul or spirit in Arabic, and “Afza” must mean something just as important.