Shirt or Dress??.. How about both? Of Pleats and ‘Pohela Boishak’ Signing on the polka dotted line… The LBD – A classic that’s always in style!!

Last Sunday morning at the mall, I ran into an old friend, Shireen. Shireen, Arjun and I were close friends during our college days. It was a pleasure to meet her like this, after a gap of two years. Post a few squeals of joy and an eternal hug, we decided to sit at the nearby coffee shop and fill-in each other on our lives. Being the weekend after Valentine’s day, the café was still adorned with red balloons and wreaths. We couldn’t help but talk about love. The last time I met Shireen she was seeing a guy named…

After a fortnight of serenity, peace and complete relaxation, when the only thing on my to-do list was to not do a thing, the very thought of joining back office seemed very daunting. I somehow made myself reach office in time. While I was still mustering up the strength to turn on the laptop, trudge through my mailbox, and jump right back into my normal work routine. I noticed on my desk was a small folded paper in the size and shape of a jhalmuri cone.  The organization I work with, takes the health of all their associates very seriously…

Just beyond those see-through glass doors stood ‘them’. Columns after columns of neatly stacked books, with their spines facing outwards. The titles, some cursive, some looped, some disjointed, teasing me to guess what could be inside. As I stroll through the narrow passages, I notice the fresh additions in the fiction which seems to be bulging at the seams, the young adults section has a group of teenage girls huddled in front of one of the shelves. The children’s section looks cute with a low ledge and floor cushions. I choose my usual quiet corner and just sit there for…

The flight was delayed by three hours and I landed at the RGI airport at 1 AM. By the time I reached home, it was 3 in the morning, and I had to report for my new job at 7. Yup you guessed it right, there was no point in trying to sleep, so instead, this night owl just ruffled her feathers, picked up a book, and started waiting for the golden dawn to break. I reached the office in time and instantly felt completely marooned. The color of my dress perfectly reflected my mood, but trust me it was…