A new boutique seems
to open almost everyday in the city, however a few stand out. One such
example is the well known boutique, Rang, which started its journey
in Narayanganj, until its popularity there made it move to the hub of
the capital. Rang now has three branches around the city, and its unique
designs make it stand out in a city mushroomed with boutiques. Colourful
and innovative hand painted designs make the saree collection worth
checking out. So, if you are planning to get something eye-catching
for 21st February, Rang would be a good place to start your shopping
from. Rang has branches at Shantinagar and Sunrise Plaza, located at
Dingii: The new
Dingii, the lakeside
café and boat club, inaugurated on the 20th of January, brings
a refreshing new activity for Dhaka dwellers. The boat club, opened
by a private company, enables the public to enjoy the beauty of Dhanmondi
lake, whilst paddling down the waters. Dingii currently has twenty paddling
boats in operation, all imported from Bangkok, and have plans of adding
to their fleet. The idea of paddling down the lake has proven to be
quite a popular activity, with hundreds of people from all parts of
the city visiting the place to enjoy the atmosphere.
According to its
manager, Khondoker Abdul Monsoor, Dingii intends to provide a recreational
place for Dhaka dwellers, where people can enjoy themselves with their
families in a secure environment. Keeping this in mind, the security
on the premises is something they have put a lot of thought in, and
the results can be seen. Dingii has well-trained security personnel
around the area, who look over the paddlers with care. To add to it
all, all the visitors are given lifejackets.
The boat club seems
to have gained immense popularity amongst couples from around the city.
With the scarcity of places to visit for these love-birds, spending
some time together in natural beauty seems to be very appealing. Amazingly,
during weekends it can be seen that many people queue up for hours in
order to get a boat. Although the prices for a time range of forty-five
minutes may be a bit hefty at Tk.150, it doesn't seem to draw the crowds
away. However, the organisation intends to introduce special student
and couple discounts in the future.
which serves fast food such as burgers and fried chicken, adds to the
attraction. The food is fairly good and is pretty reasonable. A lazy
weekend afternoon at Dingii seems to be a beautiful change for office
goers. People have the option of paddling or even sitting by the lake
and sipping on some coke or coffee. Dingii also has the facilities of
providing a fully air-conditioned party room with beautiful décor,
to host selected parties. This could be a great place to hold small
get-togethers and children's birthday parties. The party room can be
arranged for such occasions at no extra charge, however one has to pay
for the food bills.
With a view to beautify
Dhanmondi lake, and to provide the local public with a well deserved
new recreation, Dingii seems to have excelled in doing so. If they succeed
in keeping up the standards they have set, Dingii is all set to become
quite a popular spot for people from all around the city.
Mishel Ali Khan
If your cell phone has not yet bought its outfit, do buy one to avoid
scratches and marks on your favourite phone. There are really cute cell
phone cases available in the new branch of Archies at Banani. Available
in a wide range of colours, with cartoons on top, and even a ribbon
to let you hang the phone around your neck, these mobile phone holders
are adorable as well as handy. Some of these holders even have a small
compartment that you can use as a mini wallet. Obtainable within tk.150
to tk160, each of these lovely cell-phone holders will provide great
protection for your little phone.
Frozen foods are saving our time, especially for those who hurry to
offices and colleges early in the morning. Time to fuss over the early
morning breakfast is long gone; there are frozen parathas available
at superstores today. Prepared from wheat flour, vegetable oil, margarine,
water and salt, Kawan parathas cost tk.32; each packet contains 5 pieces.
Kawan Food Ltd. is a joint venture project between Bombay Sweets &
Co. Ltd. and Kawan Food Manufacturing, Malaysia.
Spring rolls taste great with tea or coffee. At Agora, frozen chicken
spring rolls, prepared by Shams House are available. Made from minced
chicken, carrot, papaya, onion, green chilli, tomato ketchup, Soya sauce
etc, these rolls would taste savoury with afternoon tea. Each packet
contains 10 pieces and costs tk.76.
At the new Banani branch of Archies, there are some really lovely photo-albums,
which you can give your loved one as a cute present. These albums are
available in a variety of colours with a metallic silver heart created
on top, where you can place a picture as well. Each of these albums
will cost you tk.260.
At the new branch of Archies at Banani, there are lovely hand painted
drawers, which you can use to stow your trinkets. Painted in pastels,
these shaded drawers will grace your dressing table for sure. These
charming painted drawers are available at tk.325.
your life away
The verdict is against the act. Smoking is obviously out. Scientists
and doctors have announced it harmful for health long…
long time ago. In the 60s, US scientists enlightened the world with
this extremely valuable information that tobacco product kills, very
slowly. Thought for the day, give up just one cigarette then the next
should you quit?
There are dozens of reason why you should quit. When you smoke a cigarette,
a high concentration of nicotine enters your body rapidly and travels
to your brain and strains the nerve. It damages lung tissue and causes
cancer. It is the cause of mouth and stomach ulcer later it can turn
in to oral cancer. It gives you bad breath. It is also a major cause
of hearth diseases. Besides it cost you a lot of money everyday. Don't
you think these are enough reason for you to quit smoking?
you can quit
There are no tricks or magic bullets to make you stop smoking. It
all depends on you. There are certain rules of engagement before you
start. Identify your personal reasons for quitting. Set a date. Identify
your barriers to quitting. Find out several functions that will help
you dealing with the temptation to smoke such as walking, eating your
favourites food or listening to the song you love most. These functions
will vary depending on the personality of the individual. Get cooperation
from family and friends. They cannot quit for you but they can help
by not smoking around you. If you return to smoking, it does not mean
you cannot quit. Most smokers fail several times before quitting successfully.
Just recently, we have seen a surge of smoking in adolescents and
teenagers. We often see 'tough guys' in Hollywood action movies exhausting
smokes like chimney. Could it be this 'tough guy' syndrome? Warn your
children of the false romance or 'tough guy' stance before it is too
a little more considerate
It is a very common practice among smokers. They smoke in front of
their kids and pregnant wives. Secondary smoking harms everyone near
by but it poses more danger to kids. It will also teach them this
unpleasant trait. In the case of pregnant women smoking is prohibited.
It can also cause damage if they inhale the secondary smoke. Be a
little more responsible about your loved ones and refrain from smoking
in front them.