Probartana is not
a new name in the craft shop circle. But not many people are aware of
its wonderful Taat, clay items, or the bamboo made crafts. The entrance
has been made dramatic perpetually with a real taat to give an extra
touch to the craft-rich ambiance of the three storied shop. The taati
at the ground floor with his live performance will surprise you for
an instant. Then take the stairs and the first floor is the cloth section.
The new western-wear in deshi fabrics is a bright collection that Probortana
offers to the consumers. It has well made fotuas, pajamas and also nice
scarves. You can also get taat pieces and make things as you like. The
sarees are also great. Small paar and taat jamin sarees are perfect
for any Bangladeshi girl. They come in bright colours with matching
paars. Blouse pieces are also found in reverse colours, which is the
latest trendy way to wear them. Shalwar kameezes are also made of taat
pieces in normal blocks and embroideries but very comfortable. One thing
that should be remembered is that these pieces should be washed with
proper care, says Probartana sources. For the guys they also have blocked
Panjabis, shirts and summer fotuas along with colourful caps.
has a wide range of bedding items and tablecloths. The dominance of
the craft look in all the products of Probartana is very high. The décor
and products all come from "Ubinig" a craft village handled
by Mr. Farhad Mazar and Ms. Farida Akhter. Their efforts are very appreciable
on various occasions. Their desire to give people the very best of the
Bangladeshi village is evident on the ground floor section, where they
sell rice grains, pure ghee, mustard oil, all sorts of deshi spices
and other cooking necessities. This is one place where you get food
products guaranteed to be fresh from the village.
Adda section is also famous for it's menu. They have delicious pithas,
haleem, tea/drinks and deshi food items. You can have a nice time here
with your friends while buying some real craft items at a low price.
The products that Probartana stock is excellent to present on any occasion.
Many of the decoration pieces, jewelry pieces and books are really of
good taste. One thing it is important to mention is that fact that Probartana
holds yearly festivals on special occasions such as the Bengali New
Year, Baul festivals etc. They also organize many events such as fruit
festivals or Bangladeshi drinks festivals. Probartana is indeed a versatile
and unique craft shop that fulfills your needs for craft items.
By Bohemian Soul
there be light
When my black dog barks at night it takes several minutes to spot him
from my second storey window even when he stands right below me. A good
flashlight here helps. It also sometimes shuts him up when he's unnecessarily
barking at a cat. You probably won't face the invisible dog scenario
but there are other cases where a flashlight in the hand could come
in handy. Excuse the pun. Little objects dropped behind heavy furniture,
stairs during a load shedding and walking over puddles in the rain at
night are just a few reasons. You need a penetrating beam here. Rechargeable
flashlights with halogen bulbs for brighter glow are available at most
electrical shops for about 800 taka depending on brand. Buy it at night
and check to see if the beam is straight and narrow.
Fishing is a relaxing pastime but where do you fish in the city? There
is a fishing club operating in Dhanmondi Lake but I wouldn't count on
the fish available there. If you do know of any fishing spots Meena
Bazaar is selling cool fishing rods with hooks, lures, line and sinker.
The item comes equipped with a winch also a telescopic rod that can
be extended and used to spank yourself when frustrated. It costs taka
Too many people drive around suffering from road rage. They drive like
maniacs and anyone else driving sane is considered a maniac. They should
go home and vent out their anger on a punching bag instead. All the
sport shops in the Gulshan markets sell different version at high prices.
Canvas bags about three feet high cost about taka 350 and leather ones
start from 1400 taka. If you have the patience to go to the Stadium
Market prices will drop by about a hundred for the canvas pieces.
These are hard crystalline candies that make perfect tabletop munchies.
200g jars cost about 110 to 125 depending on where you buy it from.
Available at all the upscale grocery stores like Agora, Pick N' Pay
etc. These make great gifts especially for someone with a sweet tooth
lying in a hospital bed. Of course in such cases the visitors will end
up finishing all the pieces as it happened with a friend of mine. You
can get these in mixed or single flavors. In case of the mixed flavor
people generally fight for the purple blackcurrant candies. You can
get clear mint as well.
Nike says 'Just Do It' while Pepsicos new drink Mountain Dew suggest
"Do the Dew'. All this 'doing' may sound a bit silly but the drink
is quite the contrary. It's like 7up with a twist of lemon and tastes
best when chilled just below freezing point. It costs 10 taka per 250
ml bottle and is available at most food stores.
Ehsanur Raza Ronny
From now on, the Central Public Library will be open for 24 hours
a day. We appreciate this step. However, it is a fact that many people
visit the library everyday but only a few amongst them actually use
the large resource of books. The inside and outside of the library
are used as dating grounds by young couples. Many people simply sit
around the library premises enjoying adda and peanuts. We would like
to know what is being done in this regard. Moreover, the 24-hour library
must need proper security arrangements, especially for women. Will
there be a proper environment for women to study in the library late
drug addiction among Bangladeshi teenagers is rising. Many teens spend
most of their spare time chatting on the internet, hanging out at
the mall and flirting or watching movies, which is quite similar to
doing nothing. We should find out the reason why they can not do something
more constructive with their time. The answer to this question should
not be that hard to find. There is no infrastructure at all in Dhaka
City where people can go to spend some quality time. There are almost
no playgrounds or libraries for these young minds and there are no
interesting activities going on either. A life like this can create
frustration and spending time in illusion could be a get away for
that the result of the 22nd BCS exam was published recently after
two and a half years? To begin with, the process of this exam is complicated
and time consuming; add to this political interference, and things
take even longer. Becoming a BCS cadre is a dream for thousands of
students. Even before passing the Honours exam, they start preparing
for it. Waiting for such a long time is obviously very disheartening
for them. Moreover, the lengthy process increases the unemployment
rate. Shattering peoples dreams like this is a crime. The authorities
should be responsible and sensible about what they do with people's
The streets of Dhaka City need repairing every year. Most
of the time the main streets get the attention while alleys are ignored.
Alleys inside the residential areas at different parts of city are
in a very poor state. A ride through one of them can be a very bumpy
one as they are full of potholes and open manholes. In some places
these alleys are so narrow that two rickshaws can not even pass each
other. They need immediate attention.