you a fan of the Impressionists? The Renaissance artists, maybe? Do
you wish you could have Mona Lisa smiling in your living room…well,
at least a copy of the painting? Well, now you can. Banani Road 11 has
a new outlet to boast about, and it's called Dapper Inc.
Inc. is all about bringing some art into your lifestyle. The showroom,
located right next door to Kids & Moms, offers furniture accessories,
greeting cards, etc. designed to do just that. Whether it is hand-painted
room-dividing screen, or pillow-covers made from Chinese silk, every
item on display at Dapper Inc., is a work of art.
walk in through the door, and you feel as though you are entering an
art gallery. The showroom is simple, functional, and brightly lit, to
bring out the best in the items on offer. Dapper Inc. offers hand-painted
furniture accessories like table-and-chair sets, finials for windows,
screen doors, and picture frames. They also offer items like pillow
covers, feather pillows, and handcrafted greeting cards. The best thing
about the place is the fact that they have their own studio, so you
can place orders for reproductions of paintings by your favourite artists.
if you want to bring some colour into your home, then don't hesitate
to give Dapper Inc. a try.
Sabrina F Ahmad
So all those flaking and itching have been too annoying this winter?
Then give a shot to Pantene's anti-dandruff shampoo. Specially prepared
to fight dandruff, Pantene's anti-dandruff formula promises to relieve
you from all sorts of dandruff related dilemma. Available at popular
superstores and general shops of the capital at tk.325, this shampoo
plus conditioner assures to take care of itching and flaking associated
Jatra has a tasteful collection of totes made from fabrics like denim,
jamdani, checks and khadi, which are truthfully chic. With hand embroidery
done neatly on some of these totes, a bag from Jatra's fashionable collection
would accentuate your outfits. If you pair of one of these bags with
a fotua and jeans trousers, you can rest assured to make a dozen heads
turn at you. Some of these totes are pretty big, so you can carry them
to your place of work too. Within tk.350, you can purchase one of the
stylish bags for your everyday use.
table mats and coasters
An elegant dining table never looks complete without a set of pretty
tablemats and coasters. Besides, it's safe to use these mats to avoid
stains caused by foods and drinks. There are a wide variety of these
tablemats available at New Market. Although these are available in the
renowned superstores of the capital, at New Market the prices will be
much lower. There are different qualities of these mats available at
markets, and price will vary according to quality. But it's very likely
that you would be able to find a set of 6 tablemats within only tk.100
from New Market.
It's the perfect season to catch a bad flu. Are you having problem with
an annoying cough? Nestle Acti-V, prepared from menthol eucalyptus acts
as an excellent throat soother. Each lozenge contains ingredients like
lemon, pudinah and nilgiri tel. This ayurvedic property medicine is
available at your nearby general stores and even pharmacies. Each lozenge
costs only tk.2.
packs and toiletries
The whole world is working towards promoting herbal and natural products
among the consumer community. Bangladesh is not lagging behind. If you
take a look at the shelves of the superstores today, you will see face
packs and hair oil prepared from neem, turmeric, clove and sandalwood
gracing them. There are numerous brands to choose from. As a matter
of fact, within tk.35 to tk.40, you can buy one of these face packs
whose ingredients have been extracted directly from nature. So from
today, start pampering your skin with products, which leave little or
no side effect.
Shawls, sweaters and other heavy clothing during winter leave you little
choice for fancy outfits. Because of this you can go all out with accessorizing.
Earrings are perfect for this and you can find excellently designed
silver jewellery at Aarong. There are lovely pieces with stone settings
and also the big hoops that are all the rage now. Prices start 200 taka
It is the party season and parties mean food which in turn means clutching
the stomach in pain after overeating. Eno is a sparkling refreshing
drink that soothes your stomach and comes in different fruity flavors.
It is available in most pharmacies and general stores. Jars are available
at tk250 plus for different sizes. Small sachets are available at tk5
and are perfect for keeping in a purse or a pocket.
It is surprising to see some men walking around even in this biting
cold sporting tight T-shirts to show off whatever it is they think they
have. For those who are not so fashionably challenged it is wise to
wear warm clothing. You can find all sorts of sweater, turtlenecks and
hooded jackets opposite the Dhaka College. Prices are extremely reasonable
and you can find almost anything withing 80-120 taka.
In Bangladesh, we have three types of schooling systems, Bangla medium,
English medium and the Madrasah system. Three systems at the same
time, is obviously creating chaos. The core curriculum, educational
facilities and approaches are obviously different in these systems,
so the standard also differs. This is obviously creating a gap. Bangla
medium students cannot compete with the English medium students in
some area. The English medium system is not giving proper attention
to Bangla, and the Madrasah system does not fit in the current economic
system properly. We need a unified educational structure for all,
which will create a nation having the same standard.
It is the same old story every year, the printing of prescribed books
for schools are never finished on time. Students in the Bangla medium
schools are supposed to get the books free up to some level. As it
does not reach in the schools even after the beginning of new classes
in January, so students get them from bookstores with double the price.
Not every one can afford the high price. Books must reach the students
on time otherwise finishing the course outline within deadline becomes
The application of various colours in a book gives birth to creativity
in a child. The books that are prescribed in our schools (supplied
by the government) are very dull with low quality papers used and
almost no colour in it. Contents stay the same over the years and
are not always very motivating. No wonder books don't interest us.
Educating someone else is one of the most difficult tasks in the world.
In the primary level, it is even more difficult. It requires certain
skills, which most of our primary teachers lack. The situation is
even worse in the rural area, which is why sometimes students from
the countryside cannot compete with the urban kids. If the groundwork
is not done properly the outcome will definitely be poor. Proper training
for our primary teachers is needed if we want standard schooling.