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Why Egypt is a great destination

Why Egypt is a great destination

Weekend Plus Desk :According to the United Nations’ World Tourism Organisation, Egypt has been ranked as the second-fastest growing tourist destination of 2017. But what attracts Indian travellers? Egypt

Monsoon munchies: Quick food  items to cook in the rainy season

Monsoon munchies: Quick food items to cook in the rainy season

Weekend Plus Desk :As you sit by the window sill and admire the rain drops falling on the glass pane, the beauty of the season engulfs you. But, doesn't

New Committee of Zonta Club Greater Dhaka

New Committee of Zonta Club Greater Dhaka

Weekend Plus Desk :A new committee of Zonta Club of Greater Dhaka was announced recently at a function held at a residence in the city’s Bashundhara Residential Area. This

The untold stories about the Rohingyas

The untold stories about the Rohingyas

Weekend Plus Report :A three-day art exhibition on ‘The untold stories about the Rohingyas’ was held at Drik Gallery in the capital’s Dhanmondi area organized by Nirmegh Foundation and

POEMS

Eternal abode :-Mohammad Mamun MiaIt may be our last breathWe have to go aheadBefore death;We have to do that.The surface of the earth remains desolateWe men to help do

Book Review

Book Review

Values as I see them :Faruque AhmedFirst Published: February 2018. Published by Jamal Uddin Ahmed, The Royal Publishers, 36, Bangalabazar, Dhaka-1100. Copyright: Author. Cover: Syed Iqbal. Compose: Abdul Ahad.

Professor Shahid Suhrawardy

Professor Shahid Suhrawardy

Syed Ali Ahsan :Professor Shahid Suhrawardy was an eminent art critic; poet and connoisseur of theatre and dramatics. He was born on 24 October. 1890. His initial education was

Did the education system fail us?

Did the education system fail us?

Siddhartha :“If something does not work, we must work on it.” Humans accept systems and institutions as they are. But, is that the right thing to do? An anecdote

Four short stories

Four short stories

Mahveen Rahman Zaahra :Vampire legends of KislovaA few years ago, in Kistova many big houses and castles and rich people were there in Kislova all people danced and sing

Unhealthy and painful ways to lose weight

Unhealthy and painful ways to lose weight

Weekend Plus Desk :Changing your nutrition plan? Going on a restricted diet to shed those extra kilos has become quite common among youngsters. Working out requires one to control

Fascinating facts about the human brain

Fascinating facts about the human brain

Weekend Plus Desk :Human brain is both fascinating and beautiful. Responsible for our actions and the way we think, it is also a deeply complex organ that has intrigued

A British landmark in Shimla set to  become wellness centre for tourists

A British landmark in Shimla set to become wellness centre for tourists

Weekend Plus Desk :After reducing another British colonial landmark to rubble, the state government is now coming up with a wellness-cum-interpretation centre to attract tourists to this place, now

Add sweetness to your weekend with popsicles, cookies and tarts

Add sweetness to your weekend with popsicles, cookies and tarts

Weekend Plus Desk :Not only a sweet treat, chocolates are like love potions that can put most people under a spell. The rich brown liquid, blessed with the goodness

Liberal Europe isn’t dead yet, but its defenders face a long, hard struggle

Liberal Europe isn’t dead yet, but its defenders face a long, hard struggle

The guardian :One of the most memorable book titles in the English language is The Strange Death of Liberal England. Are we now witnessing the strange death of liberal

Truth is never missing

-M Mizanur RahmanUphold the truth, you must not dieof ephemeral death!Actually right is might, that's the faith, tell the truth and not to fight shy!The coward dies before death,

Simplicity

    -Tahia TabassumSimplicity you are, The most gorgeous pearl to cover, Why does it need to cover? It needs some green for the river. Simplicity you dynamic, The diamond

Kalidasa: The Great Poet

Kalidasa: The Great Poet

Literature Desk :Kalidasa was a renowned Classical Sanskrit writer, widely regarded as the greatest poet and dramatist in the Sanskrit language. His floruit cannot be dated with precision, but

Poet Begum Sufia Kamal

Poet Begum Sufia Kamal

Ahmad Kabir :Begum Sufia Kamal (1911-1999) poet, litterateur, social activist, feminist, was born on 20 June 1911 in a landowning family of Shayestabad, in Barisal. Begum Sufia Kamal was

What  should be your  daily  intake  of milk?  Is it good only for kids?

What should be your daily intake of milk? Is it good only for kids?

Weekend Plus DeskMilk is often considered as a complete diet, especially for those who are vegetarians. It occupies a special place in Ayurveda for its nutritional and digestive properties.

Is it safe for diabetics to eat mangoes?

Is it safe for diabetics to eat mangoes?

Weekend Plus Desk :Mangoes are synonymous with summer and the only good thing offered in the scorching heat. The juicy yellow pulp is loaded with the goodness of fibre,

Culture of BangladeshMohd Siddiqur Rahman

Culture of BangladeshMohd Siddiqur Rahman

Those who are born in 1940’s, not accustomed to seeing that some of our children are inadequately dressed or dressed in tight pants and shirts and moving in public

Plants to beat indoor air  pollution

Plants to beat indoor air pollution

Weekend Plus Desk :Indoor plants are more than just adding greenery to your home. The help in purifying air in your home. Poor air quality can have both long

Work stress may lead to irregular heart rate

Work stress may lead to irregular heart rate

Weekend Plus Desk :Too much job pressure may increase your risk developing a rapid and irregular heart rate, called atrial fibrillation, which can lead to a stroke, dementia, heart

Disney cruise to launch ghoulish wonderland on the high seas

Disney cruise to launch ghoulish wonderland on the high seas

Weekend Plus Desk :Although Halloween is months away, Disney fans can't keep calm ever since the makers announced that Disney Cruise Line Halloween party on the High Seas. So,

Long work hours may hike  women’s diabetes risk by 70pc

Long work hours may hike women’s diabetes risk by 70pc

Weekend Plus Desk :Women who work for 45 hours or more a week may be associated with nearly 70 per cent increased risk of diabetes as compared to men

How to choose best lighting  fixtures for your dream home

How to choose best lighting fixtures for your dream home

Weekend Plus Desk :Setting up the ambience of your home with all that exquisite furniture and classy flooring? What about the lighting? Did you overlook that aspect? While many

A grammarian’s Funeral Shortly after the revival of

learning in Europe :    -Robert BrowningLet us begin and carry up this corpse,Singing together.Leave we the common crofts, the vulgar thorpesEach in its tetherSleeping safe on the bosom of

Writer Sheikh Wazed Ali

Shahida Akhter :Sheikh Wazed Ali (1890-1951) essayist, story and travelogue writer, commonly known as S Wazed Ali, was born in Bara Tajpur village under Srirampur subdivision of Hugli district.

Poet Ahsan Habib

Poet Ahsan Habib

Bimal Guha :Ahsan Habib (1917-1985) poet and journalist, was born on 2 February 1917 in the village of Shankarpasha in Pirojpur District. After passing the Entrance examination in 1935

Philologist, educationist Dr Muhammad Shahidullah

Philologist, educationist Dr Muhammad Shahidullah

Badiuzzaman :Dr Muhammad Shahidullah (1885-1969) educationist, writer and philologist, was born at Peyara village of 24 Parganas in West Bengal on 10 July 1885. His father, Mafizuddin Ahmad was