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In search of Famagusta: Wandering in a beautiful Mediterranean island, Cyprus

In search of Famagusta: Wandering in a beautiful Mediterranean island, Cyprus

S Mazumder :The mass of land appeared out of nowhere in the Mediterranean waters below as I woke up from a nap and raised the window shield.  It was

Cure morning woes with easy  to make English breakfast

Cure morning woes with easy to make English breakfast

Weekend Plus Desk :You may get scared with the idea of making a full English breakfast meal, but it's not that tough. Just get bacon, eggs, toasts, sautéed mushrooms,

Make your home look bigger

Make your home look bigger

Weekend Plus Desk :Make your abode appear bigger and spacious by using mirrors, decluttering your house and pay attention to the colours you pick for the curtains, suggest experts.Sunil

Muhammad Mansuruddin

For Haramoni, he visited hundreds of villages of Rajshahi, Pabna, Nadia, Murshidabad, Mymensingh, Faridpur, Barisal, Noakhali and Dhaka. He was encouraged by the works of Rabindranath Tagore, Kshitimohan Sen, Pallikobi

Writer, journalist, linguist Syed Mujtaba Ali

Writer, journalist, linguist Syed Mujtaba Ali

Literature Desk :Syed Mujtaba Ali (13 September 1904-11 February 1974) was a Bengali author, journalist, travel enthusiast, academician, scholar and linguist. He lived in Bangladesh, India, Germany, Afghanistan and

Pioneer folklorist Muhammad Mansuruddin

Pioneer folklorist Muhammad Mansuruddin

Literature Desk :Muhammad Mansuruddin (31 January 1904 - 19 September 1987) was an author, literary critic, essayist, lexicographer and biographer. He was an authority on folklore and was famous

Schizophrenia may up  death risk by three-fold

Schizophrenia may up death risk by three-fold

Weekend Plus Desk :People suffering from schizophrenia are three times more likely to die, and die younger, than the general population, indicating a need for solutions to narrow this

Ice Cream makes you smarter!  Get yourself a big scoop for breakfast

Ice Cream makes you smarter! Get yourself a big scoop for breakfast

Weekend Plus Desk :What long hours of tuition and a large stack of books cannot do for your kid, a scoop of ice cream can do! Wonder what? Make them

Friends can make your marital  conflict less stressful

Friends can make your marital conflict less stressful

Weekend Plus Desk :Marital conflicts can take a toll on your health, but having even a few close friends and family members to turn to can help reduce the

Running may help  you quit smoking

Running may help you quit smoking

Weekend Plus Desk :Finding it hard to quit the bad habit of smoking? Joining a running group can help you say no to tobacco, a study has claimed.The study,

Women,  young adults at higher  risk of  anxiety

Women, young adults at higher risk of anxiety

Weekend Plus Desk :Women as well as young adults are twice as likely to experience anxiety as men, a new study says.Anxiety disorder - the most common mental health

Tiny Himachal hamlet is a perfect  getaway from city life

Tiny Himachal hamlet is a perfect getaway from city life

Weekend Plus Desk :If you are looking for an escape from the cacophony of maddening city life, head to this tiny village located in the lap of Banjar Valley

Brown Sugar Rice Pudding with Prunes Total Time - 1 hour 20 mins Serves - 3-4

Brown Sugar Rice Pudding with Prunes Total Time - 1 hour 20 mins Serves - 3-4

Ingredients :For the prune compote1 pack - Pitted prunes125ml - Orange juice20g - Brown sugarFor the rice pudding500ml - Milk40g - White rice60g - Brown sugar1 tsp - Natural

Cranberry Nut Brittles

Ingredients :50g - Dried cranberries100g - Mixed nuts (walnuts, almonds, pistachios)150g - Granulated sugar30g - Butter1-1/2 tbsp - WaterMethod* Chop the nuts and mix with dried cranberries. Reserve.* Lightly

Le Corbusier’s iconic Ahmedabad building breathes again with furniture and design show

Weekend Plus Desk :This weekend, Indian designers will showcase their work at the iconic Le Corbusier Mill Owners’ Association Building run by the Ahmedabad Textile Mill Association. Organised by

Book Review

Book Review

Muktijuddher Mission : Amar Jibon(Mission of the War of Liberation: My life)by Dr Mahmud Shah QureshiFirst Publication: Boimela 2017Publisher: Md. Fazlul Haque, Suchayani Publishers, 38/2 Ko Banglabazar, Dhaka-1100.Cover: Badrul

The Martyr’s Eid and Nazrul

The Martyr’s Eid and Nazrul

Prof Dr Anwarul Karim :Kazi Nazrul Islam is the National Poet of Bangladesh. As a poet of the nation of Muslim, Hindu, Bouddha, Christian and other communities, in his

Hair caring

Weekend Plus Desk :Losing up to 50 to 100 strands of hair a day is normal but anything more is a cause for concern. Harsh chemicals in shampoos and

Bonding among women co-workers can reduce conflict

Weekend Plus Desk :Strong bonding among female co-workers can be favourable for the workplace as it can help in reducing conflict among female employees, a study has revealed.According to

Belly fat in postmenopausal  women may up cancer risk

Belly fat in postmenopausal women may up cancer risk

Weekend Plus Desk :Getting rid of your belly bulge may be necessary for more than just vanity's sake as, according to a study, abdominal fat may increase the risk

Empathy not  sympathy key to  suicide prevention

Empathy not sympathy key to suicide prevention

Weekend Plus Desk :If you know someone who is visibly depressed or struggling to cope with challenges of life, do not hesitate to intervene for fear of making things

Mainstream is boring: After squiggle brows, it’s time for wavy lips

Mainstream is boring: After squiggle brows, it’s time for wavy lips

Weekend Plus Desk :Last month, we were introduced to one of the weirdest eyebrow trends, the squiggle brows. Beauty enthusiasts were immediately taken with it, sharing photos of their

Clicking selfies may help  detect pancreatic cancer

Clicking selfies may help detect pancreatic cancer

Weekend Plus Desk :Scientists have developed an app that allows people to easily screen for pancreatic cancer and other diseases by just clicking a selfie. One of the earliest

Just 11 minutes of mindfulness  training may cut alcoholism

Just 11 minutes of mindfulness training may cut alcoholism

Weekend Plus Desk :Are you addicted to alcohol? Just 11 minutes of mindfulness strategies, which includes a combination of meditation, body awareness and yoga may help you start reducing

Click Bait

Click Bait

Leher Kala :A 12-year-old kid in Dehradun has luckily enough, escaped the final step of the Blue Whale challenge after his teachers figured out he was playing the lethal

Four cups of coffee a day may  help you live longer

Four cups of coffee a day may help you live longer

Weekend Plus Desk :Want to increase your lifespan? Drinking upto four cups of coffee every day may help you reduce the risk of an early death, research suggests. The

Hues of purple on plate for healthy life

Hues of purple on plate for healthy life

Weekend Plus Desk :Purple foods are trending and are a healthy addition to one’s diet these days. They help reduce risks of cancer, stroke and heart diseases with nutritional

Eid-ul-Azha: Remembrance  and learning

Eid-ul-Azha: Remembrance and learning

Md Saifullah Azad :Eid-ul-Azha is one of the holiest festivals of the Muslims and is celebrated annually which takes place at the end of the Hajj. It is the

Rohingya Rokter Nodi

Rohingya Rokter Nodi

Rohingya Rokter Nodi. Editor: Zakir Abu Zafor. Associate Editor: Misbah Mukul, Noor Mohammad. Publisher: Brishtighor. Date of Publication: April 2017/Bioshakh 1424. Cover: Hamidul Islam. Graphics: Moniruzzaman Monir. Printing: Diganta

Game-breaking game

-Kazi Wahiduzzaman Milon :(Original: Khela Bhangar Khela)To overrun the Falgun's dream filled with KrisnachuraTo torn the tie of get-togetherYou are intoxicated with the game-breaking gameRunning hither and thither becomes