Taking a look back in 2020, here are our top 10 features published throughout 2020 that attracted the most attention from you, the readers.
The best 5 Dhakai Kacchi in town!
If you are asked to name a few signature food items of Dhaka city, Kachchi Biryani will be at the top of the list. For us Bangladeshis, Kachchi Biryani is another name for love. We will never get tired of eating it.
The dish's origins are up for debate, but most food historians agree that the precursor to South Asian biryani first emerged in Persia, probably as an unfussed mix of rice and meat, and travelled to the subcontinent through trade, pilgrimage, and conquest.
The best five burgers in Dhaka
Talking about the best five about a particular food item is always going to be subjective and bound to raise a lot of opinions and controversy.
But since opinions will be there, and they will differ from person to person, we will still move on with our article.
Once I was a king: The rise and fall of Azad Products
On a late winter morning in 2001, Maruf Hossain, a higher secondary student, proposed to one of his classmates, Shaila Islam. Back then, the Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol pair were a big hit in Bollywood.
Maruf presented his beloved with three view cards picturing Shah Rukh and a nice diary, a popular token of love in those days. Two days later, Shaila gave Maruf some pin-ups of Kajol and a notebook.
40 countries welcome Bangladeshis without visa
If you are a Bangladeshi, and tired of the tormenting hassles of visa processing, here comes a good news for you.
You perhaps did not know that you can actually travel to countries like Bahamas, Fiji, Indonesia and the British Virgin Islands without visa.
According to Henley Passport Index 2019, Bangladeshi travellers can travel to 40 countries with visa-free access.
How to cook Khichuri easily at home
Be it rain or winter morning, there is no end to the Bengalis' obsession with khichuri (a local dish).
Apart from being delicious, the appeal of khichuri is incomparable to everyone from students to unmarried people for its relatively time-saving and simple cooking process.
5 classic breakfast places in Dhaka
A good breakfast can prepare you for whatever activities lay ahead, boosting your energy for the whole day. Thus, unsurprisingly, nutritionists often love to recommend eating breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.
In Bangladesh, breakfast items are generally not that celebrated, unlike Kachchi and tehari, which are lunch/dinner staples. Irrespective, some restaurants around the city have made a name for themselves for their breakfast-time treats.
Srijit and Mithila's love story
There is not much distance between Kolkata and Dhaka. Mithila and Srijit have proved it again. Two celebrities from two countries were married on December 6 last year. After two months, the newly married couple shared their story of coming together with TBS.
The first time he heard Rafiath Rashid Mithila, Bangladeshi's versatile artist, singing, Srijit Mukherji cast his mind.
Lighter vein: Captain Trump of the RMS Titanic
There isn't an iceberg.
There was an iceberg but that's in a different ocean.
The iceberg is in this ocean but it will melt very soon.
How long does coronavirus live on clothes?
To survive, coronavirus needs some moisture. Otherwise, it can quickly dry up and no longer be viable. So, is it safe to assume that the virus can survive on clothes for as long as 24 hours? The American business magazine Forbes says, "Maybe."
However, apart from fabric, clothes also have metal or plastic parts like buttons or clasps. In theory, the virus could survive longer on less absorbent portions of your clothes.
10 places around Dhaka for day trip
The Covid-19 pandemic is far from over. However, if you are looking for suggestions to go somewhere to take a breather, here is a list of 10 places you can visit while maintaining the health guidelines. Do not forget to wear a mask carry a hand sanitiser.
A day trip to Mawa offers the scenic view of the river Padma, and fresh 'ilish'. You can also visit Padma Resort. The ferry ghat is a 2-hour drive from Gulishtan. Mawa is the place for an ultimate cheap and chill trip.