Fashion Institute Of Designing, a premier Fashion School in Dhaka, have
organized a fortnight-long specialised workshop titled "Design
Sensitisation Workshop" for Fashion Designers, Textile Designers,
staffs working in quality Control division of Fashion Houses and Textile
This Workshop will
be conducted by foreign consultants, in association with the National
Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, India, which is internationally
recognised as one of the foremost multi-disciplinary institutions in
the field of design education, research, training and service. This
workshop intends to expose the participants to the role of Apparel Textile
Design and its contribution in translating innovative technology success.
Aside from presentation
lectures, this workshop will also involve the sharing of experiences
and visual presentation case studies of success stories. The workshop
will also provide suitable hands one experience to understand several
intangible but crucial design element for the Apparel /Textile industry.
The workshop starts
on March 6, and continues for 14 days, 2-3 hours daily in two shifts,
one in the morning, and one in the afternoon. Interested parties can
register for Tk 12500. Seats are limited, so you better hurry.
further detail please contact:
FASHION INSTITUTE OF DESIGNING LTD.
TOWER HAMLET, 5TH FLOOR
16, KAMAL ATTATURK AVENUE
E-mail: baystar@ bangle.net
month festival at Khazana
month of March will be celebrated through the Independence Month Festival
commemorating what else but our Independence. The month long festival
will take place at Sanjeev Kapoor's Khazana in Gulshan. The highlight
will be special culinary treats focusing on our local dishes touched
upon by the maestro himself.
and Soap Stars at Shopper's World
It was a night of
music and masti at Shopper's World on Friday, February 27, 2004 as they
launched a post Eid-ul-Azha Festival.
The programme, which
started at 6:30 p.m., enjoyed quite a reception as people of all ages
crowded the rooftop of the Shopper's World building, where the function
was being held.
The event started
off with a musical presentation by an artiste named Sangeeta, who performed
a number of popular Bangla pop numbers. The Chairman of Shopper's World,
Mr. Chandan Bhamwani then gave a speech. He talked about the concept
behind Shopper's World, the services offered here. He said that he hoped
that this shopping complex does justice to its slogan "The Joy
of Shopping", and gave his audience a general idea of plans for
After another short
performance by Sangeeta, which included some rollicking Hindi pop and
film songs, which had the audience clapping enthusiastically, the Festival
was launched. The ceremonial lamps were lit by popular Hindi soap stars
of popular serials: Jaya Bhattacharya who plays the role of the character
"Payal" in "Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi" and
Sweta Keswani who plays 'Anu" in "Desh mein Nikla hua Chand".
This was followed by a trivia session hosted by the stars. To see little
children and senior citizens alike, eagerly responding to the questions,
one had to appreciate just how popular these shows have become in Dhaka.
The trivia session
was followed by a Raffle Draw, and a photo session. It was truly a night
of glitter and glamour and all those who were lucky enough to attend
left with some star-studded memories.
Sabrina F Ahmad
true taste of Asia BY
White fish- 1 lb. (skinned & cut into chunks)
Plain yoghurt- 2/3 cup
Large onion- 1 (chopped)
Crushed garlic- 5 cloves
Chopped tomatoes- 1 cup
Red chilli powder- 2 tsp.
Coriander powder- 1 tsp.
Fenugreek seeds- 1/2 tsp.
Curry leaves- 5
Salt to taste
Oil- 4 tablespoons
1. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the garlic until golden.
2. Add the fenugreek seeds and fry for a minute.
3. Then add the onions and fry until golden.
4. Add tomatoes, chilli powder, and coriander powder and mix well. Cook
for 3-4 minutes.
5. Pour in 1 1/2 cups of water and bring it to a boil.
6. Now add the fish, curry leaves and salt and cook for 15 minutes under
medium heat until the fish is cooked.
7. Stir in the yoghurt gently and cook for 3 more minutes.
8. Remove from heat and serve hot.
Medium shrimp- 2 lb. (shelled & deveined)
Large onion- 1 (sliced)
Ginger-1-inch piece (grated)
Garlic- 5 cloves (finely chopped)
Green chilli- 1 (cut lengthwise)
Dried red chillies- 2
Cumin seeds- 2 tsp.
Coriander seeds- 2 tablespoons
Fenugreek seeds- 1/4 tsp.
Turmeric powder- 1 tsp.
Mustard seeds- 1 tablespoon
A pinch of asafoetida powder
Tamarind paste- 1 1/2 tablespoon
Grated coconut- 1/2 cup
Coconut liquid- 1/2 cup or plain water- 1/2 cup
Plain yoghurt- 1/4 cup
Bunch of chopped cilantro (coriander) leaves
Salt to taste
Oil- 1/4 cup
1. Put turmeric and salt to the shrimp and mix well. Set aside for 10
2. In a blender place the grated coconut, red chillies, coriander seeds,
cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds & tamarind and purée with coconut
liquid or water.
3. Heat oil in a large pan and add the mustard seeds.
4. When it starts to pop add asafoetida, ginger, garlic & onion
and fry until the onions are golden.
5. Then add the puréed mixture and yoghurt and cook for 5 minutes.
6. Add shrimp and mix well.
7. Simmer and cook uncovered for 15 minutes or until the shrimp is cooked.
Garnish with cilantro leaves and serve hot with rice.
Medium shrimp- 1 lb. (shelled & deveined)
Small onions- 2 (sliced)
Tomatoes- 2 (chopped)
Ginger- 1/2-inch piece (crushed)
Garlic- 2 cloves (crushed)
Red chilli powder- 1 tsp.
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp.
Mustard seeds- 1 tsp.
Oil- 1 tablespoon
Salt to taste
1. Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds.
2. When they pop, add the ginger, garlic and stir-fry for few seconds.
3. Then add the onions and fry until soft. Add the tomatoes and mix
well. Let it fry for couple of minutes.
4. Now put the shrimp with red chilli powder, turmeric & salt.
5. Mix until the shrimp is well coated with the mixture.
6. Add little water if the mixture sticks to the bottom of the pan.
Lower the heat and cook for 7-10 minutes or until the shrimp is cooked.
Imagine your Birthday
falling on one of those infamous leap day years! Its 2004 and yes
this is the leap day year. February has 29 days this year and those
of you out there who were born on this day, firstly belated happy
birthday and secondly we gently remind you that Happy Birthday is
something you won't hear for the next four years.
phenomenon is not that common, individuals born on this confusing
day officially grow one year older every four years. On top of it
all, they normally celebrate it on February 28th and March 1st, so
they normally have double the fun. So, for all those leap year enthusiasts,
best wishes for the next four years.
What else is better
than a filling lunch with a plate of tasty tehari and a glass of lip
smacking borhani? If you are a kind of person who cannot resist a
plate of delicious kachhi biriyani or tehari during the luncheon,
then Shad Tehari Ghar is the perfect place for you.
Shad is situated
at Lalmatia that specialises in palatable lunch menus for the food
lovers of Dhaka. At Shad, you can feast on their tehari (made from
beef, mutton and even chicken) during the middle of a busy day. To
tell the truth, I have never seen another place in Dhaka that prepares
tehari from chicken; each half plate of this item will cost you tk.55.
However, mutton and beef tehari will cost you less. Shad also serves
up bhuna khichuri prepared from beef, mutton and chicken. You can
also enjoy their regular biriyani, kachhi biriyani or plain pilaf
accompanied by an egg curry and roasted chicken. Shad also cooks appetising
beef and mutton rezala and chicken jhal fry.
special desserts for their consumers. The list of their yummy desserts
includes firni, pudding, patishapta pitha, bundia, doi bundia, zilapi
and a lot more. Shad also does good-tasting dudh puli pitha and jarda
Besides the above,
the place has a special menu chart for afternoon. During the cosy
afternoon hours you can enjoy their moghlai paratha, halim (made from
beef, chicken and mutton), chatpati, phuchka, chicken cutlet, fried
chicken, soup and kebab roll. Each plate of phuckha will cost you
If you ever visit
the place then you can either choose to sit inside the store or outside.
The place has an outdoor arrangement for their customers, where the
staff will carry your food.
During the lunchtime,
the place is particularly stuffed with people of different ages, but
it's mostly the young people who occupy the tables and chairs. So
the next time you want to lunch out in a quality place among mouth-watering
cuisine, stop by Shad Tehari Ghar with your friends and family.
Block-C, Lalmatia, Dhaka. Ph # 9118695.