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Vocational skills are very important in today’s fast paced world. While the internet and the age of online apps have taken the world by storm, there are still some skills that are unique to the human ability. One such skill is the art of applying mehndi or henna. Henna is a big part of the Muslim  world and is considered sacred on any joyous occasion, be it religious or cultural. Women across the Muslim world have historically shown a keen interest towards this art while also possessing great skill in it. While henna art looks different in different cultures, henna artists nowadays take inspiration from all forms to come out with something truly creative.

It was 9 a.m. on Friday, August 31, 2018, Primary and Secondary students and teachers of Dhaka Religious Education Center gather in the housing colony all excited and enthusiastic much ahead of time. Everyone boards the bus to start the thrilling and educational journey to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novo Theatre.

The Ismaili Centre Dubai together with Art Week, a collaboration now in its fifth year, The Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Roshan (the largest telecom operator in Afghanistan) and the Consulate General of Canada in Dubai, hosted an event in celebration of the opening of a photographic exhibition by the award-winning British photographer Jessica Fulford-Dobson entitled “Skate Girls of Kabul”. 

Pahela Boishakh- Bringing in 1425

Pahela Boishakh literally means the first day of Boishakh. Boishakh is the first month of the Bengali Calendar and it falls on the 14 April, each year. The Bengalis love to celebrate, be it the last day of the year, called Choitro Shonkranti or the first, adoringly known as Noboborsho, or the New Year.