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Mars next door
According to Roman mythology, Mars is the god of war. Mars also has particular significance in Hindu myths, where Mars is said to be the son of fire and described to be red and evergreen. That's what mythology has to say about Mars, our closest neighbour in the Solar System. People all over North America are looking at Mars without any telescope and any of the other metallic gadgets. You can also get the golden opportunity to view the red planet with the naked eye on 26th to 28th August with Bangladesh Astronomical Association at Wonderland in Gulshan-2. Time: 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. on 26th and 8:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. on the 28th. For further information contact Bangladesh Astronomical Association at 0171-187555.
LED display screens in Dhaka
Dhaka's landscape seems to be taking a revolutionising change and the horizon of advertisement in the country seems to broaden. The introduction of LED [Light Emitting Diodes] display screens at the mouth of Manik Mia Avenue on top of Adel Plaza and the other on top of Ananda Cinema, seem to be changing the stereotyped billboards, neons and tri-vision screens.
On the other hand Dhaka now has a way to have giant screen displays, where one can have Bangladesh test matches, concerts or the Victory Day Parade. In addition to all this, this can be used to display commercials of different companies, hence bringing in revenue.
The screen on top of Aarong, begun trial display from the 5th of August and it will be launched in late August. and it will be launched in late August. Already 30 of the largest advertisers have put advertisements on the screen. IBBNET, who is responsible for the LED screens in stadiums, on buildings and other places all over the world is supporting Future Vision, the organisation of five youngsters-Quazi Moinul Islam, Saleh-Uz-Zaman Khan, Rakibur Rahman Chowdhury, Mushiur Rahman Khan and NK Sharafat Ali who are the ones setting the screen on top of Adel Plaza. Others who came forward with support include Simenco, AP Electronics and Aarong. This screen is best viewed from a distance of 30m. to 300m. Within an angle of 45, day or night makes no difference.
The other one at Ananda Cinema is set up by Arkay Multimedia, a new enterprise of Arkay group. Minister for Information, Tariqul Islam inaugurated it. Japan's Panasonic develops the screen. A significant number of companies have already contacted them to get their product advertised on the screen which is resistant to sunlight and rain. Besides just putting up advertisement Arkay's Managing Director intends to put up different educational programmes relating to social concerns.
The Vintage Room, Dhaka Sheraton Hotel's premier restaurant, has been Celebrating Seafood Promotions from August 10, 2003 and will continue until September 09, 2003.
Experience the taste of food that has long been an essential part of the cuisine of many Atlantic, Scandinavian and Pacific countries. Savour the delicate yet distinctive flavours of this passionate yet nutritious gourmet's delight as their Chef prepares an array of delicious and succulent dishes that have now become so popular in Bangladesh! Try the Lobster Thermidor or the Salmon Steak for starters.
To join the celebration, and enjoy a variety of these wonderful delicacies at dinner, please reserve you table by telephoning. The Vintage Room is open for diner from 7pm to 11pm nightly except Fridays.
website for Farzana Shakil's HAIR & BEAUTY, www.farzanashakil.com,
has been launched online. Please visit her website for details on her
latest make-up techniques and what is in and what is out in the world
of make-up at her end.
Home is a very strong instinct that shapes the borders of our personal and family spaces in distinctive ways. We choose to decorate our special places in ways that reflect our individual style and needs. This new collection from Jackie Corlett at MOTIF celebrates one of our own, most ancient yet familiar boundaries in a very unique way.
Jackie gives us a head start with a wide variety of patterns and products to choose from in rich hues of old gold, regal reds and elegant greens. These wonderful colours and textured weaves in hand woven silks and cottons with luxurious embellished borders bring a touch of the time-honoured to our own most treasured spaces. Lengths of these beautiful fabrics are made into drapes, cushion covers and sold as yardage; whilst photo frames and various boxes add the essential detail - all at affordable prices.
These rich fabrics have been developed with the skilled hand weavers of Tangail. The dextrous silk sari weavers so able to create beautiful borders, have put their traditions to stunning effect in this latest collection. The aim of MOTIF, Jackie's small business, is to promote the wealth of weaving traditions in Bangladesh.
'Ancient Boundaries' is exclusively stocked, along with other Designer Lifestyle Collections, at Essentials for Home, situated at Hs30, Rd42, Gulshan 2
- LS Desk
Grind Gram Dal,
Coconut, Cinnamon, Red Chillies & Coriander Seeds together into
Masala Paste. Add the Dal, Rice and Vegetables with 2 TBL Spoon Oil
in a Cooker and boil upto 3 whistles. Add to this the Masala Paste &
Tamarind Water and boil for 2 minutes. Garnish with Curry leaves and
The tasty & tangy Bisi Bele Bath is ready to serve 5-6 people.
By Vidya Prasad
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