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Time Stops at Siem Reap

Time Stops at Siem Reap

Sandip Roy :Over a month after returning from a vacation in Sri Lanka, I ran into a friend at a party. "You are in town?" she exclaimed in surprise.

Sesame Potato

Ingredients :2 - Potatoes (peeled and slid into a triangle shape)4-5 tbsp - CornflourTo taste - Salt1 tbsp - Red chilli powder1-1/2 tbsp -Tomato ketchup2 - Cloves and garlic

Gur Chawal

Ingredients :4 cups - Basmati rice1 cup - Jaggery (pounded)1 tsp - Black cardamom seeds2 tbsp - Sliced dry dates2 tsp - Fennel seeds4-5 - Green cardamom2 tbsp -

Moongphali Chikki

Ingredients :1 cup - Raw peanuts1 cup - Powdered sugar2 - Powdered cardamom2 tsp - Crushed pistachiosA pinch - Salt2 tsp - GheeMethod * Grease a plate with oil

Lohri celebrations with these recipes

Lohri celebrations with these recipes

Weekend Plus Desk :Lohri is celebrated among Sikhs and Hindus in Punjab every year in January. On the night of Lohri, a bonfire is lit and friends and families

Stifling your sneeze may  rupture your throat

Stifling your sneeze may rupture your throat

Weekend Plus Desk :While pinching your nose and clamping your mouth shut to contain a forceful sneeze may be part of the workplace etiquette, it can rupture the throat,

Legend in Bengali novels

Another cause of the popularity of Anowara was its perspicuity, straight and easy style of statement. On the other hand, Najibor Rahman was first and pioneer to introduce Persian,

Bad Player

Dr Augustine Cruze :Oh God destroy my enemies Because they have made injustice to me Destroy them for they have betrayed me For they have mistrusted me For out

Intellectual Abul Hashim

Golam Kibria Bhuiyan :Abul Hashim (1905-1974) was a Muslim nationalist politician and intellectual. Born in the village Kashiara in Burdwan district, West Bengal, Abul Hashim obtained his Graduation degree

Legend in Bengali novels Najibor Rahman Shahityaratna

Legend in Bengali novels Najibor Rahman Shahityaratna

Prof Nurul Amin Chowdhury :The history of Bengali literature appeared in its own shape by Raja Ram Mohon Roy (1774-1833), Peari Chand Mitro (1814-83)  the writer of 'Alaler Ghorer

Humans share fish genes that  aid in repairing spinal cord

Humans share fish genes that aid in repairing spinal cord

Weekend Plus Desk :Scientists have found that many of the genes that aid in the natural repair of injured spinal cord in the lamprey fish are also active in

Benefits of sesame seeds for skin, health

Benefits of sesame seeds for skin, health

Weekend Plus Desk :Sesame seeds have health benefits- while the antioxidant properties present in the seeds help in anti-ageing, the rich omega fatty acids content triggers hair growth, say

Gene causing diabetes, low  blood sugar levels identified

Gene causing diabetes, low blood sugar levels identified

Weekend Plus Desk :Researchers have identified a new gene that is thought to be critical in the regulation of insulin - the key hormone in diabetes - from a

Changing your meal schedule can help lose weight

Changing your meal schedule can help lose weight

Weekend Plus Desk :Trying to lose weight? Changing your eating schedule - such as having an early dinner or even skipping it - can help reduce hunger pangs and

Time to get creative for wedding favours

Time to get creative for wedding favours

Weekend Plus Desk :Kunal Rai, Head-Events and Weddings, Tamarind Global, and Innayat Khubchandani, Innaz Communique, have some ideas:* Scarf: Items that keep your guests warm and fuzzy are not

 Revisiting the life of the musician, 100 years on

Revisiting the life of the musician, 100 years on

Suanshu Khurana :The name Naina Devi draws no response from the driver taking us to the Chapslee estate on Shimla's Elysium Hill. This hill station thrives on stories of

To play with the Victory violin

    -Tahia TabassumWhat is the day today? The celebration I say. You know the history of it, A complicated journey to get rid. I found myself lost And scared of

Muslim Sahitya-Samaj

Khondkar Serajul Huq :Muslim Sahitya-Samaj was a literary and cultural organisation founded by some free-thinking and progressive teachers and students of Dhaka University and Dhaka Intermediate College. It was

Poet Abul Hussain

Poet Abul Hussain

Bimal Guha :Abul Hussain, (1896-1938) writer, intellectual and social activist, was born on 6 January 1896 at the home of his maternal uncle in Panisara in Jessore. His paternal

Bande Ali Mia

Bande Ali Mia

Mahbubul Haque :Bande Ali Mia (1906-1979) poet, novelist, playwright and writer of children's literature, was born in the village of Radhanagar in Pabna district on 15 December 1906. He

Researcher writer M Akbar Ali

Researcher writer M Akbar Ali

Ali Nawaz :M Akbar Ali (1911-2001) was an educationist, researcher and writer. Akbar Ali was born on 1 March 1911, in the Gopalpur village of Sujanagar upazila, Pabna. He

Turn boring bathroom  into a contemporary one

Turn boring bathroom into a contemporary one

Weekend Plus Desk :Abhishek Somany, Managing Director at Somany Ceramics Limited, and Manish Bhatia, CEO at Evok Retail, HSIL Limited, have listed a few ways of turning a boring

Jewellery guide for winter

Jewellery guide for winter

Weekend Plus Desk :Skip the chokers, and go for small diamond studs and big rings to give a fashionable twist to the look in winter, say experts.Saurabh Maheshwari, co-owner

Gender-based colours in toys  can spur harmful stereotypes

Gender-based colours in toys can spur harmful stereotypes

Weekend Plus Desk :Do you tend to buy only pink toys for your daughter, while keeping the blue toys for your son? Buying gender-based colours for your children can

Regular exercise can reverse  age-related heart damage

Regular exercise can reverse age-related heart damage

Weekend Plus Desk :Exercising four to five times a week can reverse damage to sedentary, ageing hearts and help prevent risk of future heart failure, a study has found.

Working on mobile devices from home  may affect  family life

Working on mobile devices from home may affect family life

Weekend Plus Desk :Too much office workload? Do not bring it home as it might spoil intimacy with your partner and affect your professional life too, a new study

My heart beats for Warsaw:  Soak in the legacy of musical maestro Fryderyk Chopin

My heart beats for Warsaw: Soak in the legacy of musical maestro Fryderyk Chopin

Joanna Lobo :Last year, in May, for three cold, wintry days, I found myself stalking a man in Warsaw. I couldn't help it; his presence was everywhere - on

Maintaining a healthy  lifestyle  in winter

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle in winter

Weekend Plus Desk :The onset of winters can prove to be a health hazard if you are not following a nutritious diet, and a balanced lifestyle. So make sure

Get your glow back after  the holidays with these  expert skincare tips

Get your glow back after the holidays with these expert skincare tips

Weekend Plus Desk :We all have our share of skin problems and it’s particularly bad after the holiday season with late nights, and a whole lot of eating and

Eat  blueberries while  treating  cervical cancer

Eat blueberries while treating cervical cancer

Weekend Plus Desk :“Radiation therapy uses high-energy X-rays and other particles such as gamma rays to destroy cancer cells,” said lead author of the study Yujiang Fang, professor at