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Dressydale in this coming Monsoon

It looks as if it will rain soon but you must go out. In a situation like this choosing the attire appropriate for the rain would be wise. Dressydale introduced special clothes keeping in mind of the consumers' special needs in the rainy season which is about to start. Dressydale's designers emphasized the image of rain with simplicity in their collection.
In Bangla literature poets always see blue as the color synonymous to the rainy season. "Blue has the ability to touch deep within our hearts and it goes with almost everyone's personality" says chief designer of Dressydale, Maya Rahman. The color green is also present in the combination to remind of the greenness of the trees after rain. With these two dominant colors, white, yellow, orange, purple, sky blue and silver are also used, which reminds us of the flowers of rainy season- Jui, Keya, Kodom or Kamini.

Use of hand paints, block, dye or hand embroidery, machine embroidery, applique and different color sequences made the collection more dazzling and attractive. Designers were careful about choosing suitable fabrics that give perfect comfort in the rain. The store's sales outlets are situated in the UAE market in Banani and Dhanmondi Rd.2.

Anjan's summer collection

Like every year, Anjan has bought out their summer fashion collection giving extra preference to comfortable cotton wears. Block print, embroidery and appliqué rule this collection. Short kameez is prevalent in the collection. Light colour goes perfectly with summer so they used white, pink, lemon, blue or biscuit. The prices of three-piece ranges from Tk925 to Tk1850. Tangail sarees with block, embroidery and hand paint cost from Tk725 to Tk1050 and Rajshahi silk costs from Tk2250 to Tk2850.


In the men's section comfortable fatuas with block, tie-dye, embroidery on cotton and endi cost Tk275 to Tk550. Children's fatua cost Tk110 to Tk225.

Surf excel's new weekly pack

A modern homemaker always plans one week ahead. She (or he) keeps in mind the expenses of each week. Surf excel introduces new weekly pack in an effort to help these extra careful homemakers. There will be 7 mini packs in this new edition, each consisting of 20 grams of detergent. The pack costs Tk20. A special attraction of the weekly pack is that using the mini pack means surf excel is fresh and dry all through the week.

Beat the heat and learn to swim

Dhaka city has very limited options for those who are interested in fitness programs. A hot humid summer is making life miserable. In this sizzling weather, any sort of exercise sounds scary. However limited the options might be, or however fierce the sun may seem, there are still some activities going on that might come in handy for those people.
How would you like to beat the heat and exercise at the same time? Dhaka Sheraton Hotel is offering swimming lessons that might be your answer. The swimming pool surrounded by sprawling lawn of the hotel, could be the perfect place to spend spare moments in luxury.
Lessons will be conducted by trained professional swimming instructors. There will be four groups. For boys from the age of 6 to 16 the course fee will be tk6,000. There will be a separate class for girls of same age with an equal course fee. There are also separate classes for adult male and female. The course fee will be tk7,000 each.
Courses start from June 1st. The duration of the course is three-months. Those who are interested in enrolment will need to contact the Health Club, Dhaka Sheraton Hotel.


A true taste of Asia

Tommy Miah

Tommy Miah, a successful restaurateur, charity worker, author of many recipe books, chef responsible for the World's Biggest Curry (Guinness Book of Records), organiser of the Bangladesh Festival of Food and Culture at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, originator of the Bengal Tiger Spicy Mango Chutney, and founder of the International Indian Chef of the Year Competition will now be giving recipes to Star Lifestyle readers with emphasis upon simplicity. His are recipes any cook can be confident of producing at home using his suggested simple step by step technique.
So get cooking-and good eating!
Chicken Jahl Frezie

This spicy chicken with onions and vegetables is an extremely
fast tasty dish to make at home.
750g/1 ½ 1b chicken pieces, 100 g/4 oz fresh mixed vegetable
3 medium onions, salt, to taste, 3 tbsp oil 150 m1/3 fl oz yoghurt, 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped,1 tomato, sliced, 1 cm/½ in. ginger, ground, 4 green chillis, finely chopped, ½ tsp turmeric powder, ½ tsp chilli powder
Chop finely two of the onions and slice the other. Place to one side.
Grind ginger and chop garlic.
Heat oil in a large frying pan or wok. Fry chopped onions, garlic and ginger until the onions are soft and golden.
Add chicken, sliced onions, green chillis, turmeric, chilli powder, salt and vegetables and fry for about 10 minutes until chicken and vegetables are tender.
Add the yoghurt and tomato and fry for a further two minutes.
Serve with breads or rice.


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