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Stretch denim and polyester blended fabrics are mostly used in pants. Black and blue denim will cost tk550 to tk750. Pants are available in various sizes starting from small and going up to extra large. Tops will cost tk370 to tk550.
Shatabdi is situated at Ambala complex Dhanmondi, right beside the rifles square.
and petals the flower shop in town
business is booming these days. Mostly men are involved in it. Recently
a team of two housewives has come forward to try the line. They have
ventured out to open an elegant florist's shop named Ferns and Petals
in Dhanmondi. Obviously it is not just a matter of handling Rajanigandha
bouquets. It is more than that. Owners of the shop try to bring aesthetics
to their work. When you step in to Ferns and Petals a dazzling sight
of local and imported flowers will greet you. The store is located at
house no # 2, Road #9, Dhanmondi.
Dhaka Sheraton Hotel's in-house restaurant, The Vintage Room, brings back its popular Salmon and Lobster promotion from 15th March and this festival shall continue for a month. The Chef and his team will prepare an array of dishes made from salmon and lobster. As for main courses, tandoori lobster or the salmon steak should be tried out.
The Dhaka Sheraton Hotel also brings back the lunch time pizza promotion at its popular Italian restaurant "Italia Bar & Bistro". The month long pizza promotion has started from March 01 and has been featuring a great selection of Italian Pizza, like Pizza Four Seasons, Pizza Margherita as well as other great delights. One can enjoy a wide selection of Italian Pizza, and a free soup or salad with every order. You can also create your own pizza's at the Bistro, by choosing many ingredients like, garlic, parmesan, olives, mozzarella, tomatoes, chicken, salami, and many many more.
Contact Dhaka Sheraton
Hotel for reservations and further details.
special at Khazana
Khazana held a press luncheon on the 1st of March 2004 hosted by chairperson Maheen Khan and restaurant manager Shital J. Bhatt. So what's a press luncheon? Well, it's something restaurants do to butter up the press people who will later eulogize about the food while the taste is still fresh in their mouths. It helps to let the people know about what is on offer.
The lunch started off with the air of a funeral parlour with everyone sitting in stoned silence. But things started to warm up as a guided tour of the restaurant took place along with the sumptuously displayed soon to be devoured food items. Being a car freak it was difficult to keep my mind on the food when there was one of the hottest sports cars ever parked outside. The car was momentarily forgotten with the aroma of fresh food wafting in the air. Yes, I am a food freak too. Nothing gets people in the mood better than the promise of great chow.
Tomatoes seemed to take precedence among all other vegetables waiting to be slaughtered. There was a syrupy tomato based lentil dish along with soup and chutney of the same. A lot of emphasis was put on the decoration. Tomatoes, I think, once again took precedence with beautifully carved pieces resembling roses. Flashbulbs went off in quick succession as the dishes posed gracefully. It is not just for feasting with your taste buds but also a treat for the eyes.
Other dishes included prawn, chicken and a lot of mushrooms stuffed with cottage cheese. The latter is something you should try keeping aside superstitions about mushrooms being evil. Each serving is a balanced meal that's it is cooked keeping your waistline in mind. Of course the waistline goes down the waste disposal unit when you are having several servings in one go.
Khazana has come up with a theme in preparation for celebrating Bangladesh's Independence. It's a particular theme highlighting the event and will continue throughout this month. The specialty is that all the dishes will be of Indian and Punjabi origin offering the spicy tastes of other cultures to our equally spice loving folk. So why don't you go and check out what titillates your palate?
Ehsanur Raza Ronny
Salma Kaniz Ahmed: An artist with a vision
Art connoisseurs of Dhaka city were recently treated to a sublime painting display as, Salma Kaniz Ahmed, a talented Bangladeshi painter, held her 5th solo exhibition at the Bangladesh National Museum. The exhibition, which commenced on 27 February and continued till 3 March, was open everyday from 10.30am to 4.30pm.
In total, 46 paintings were displayed at the exhibition. They were carried out using either oil on canvas, watercolours or charcoal. Each painting clearly reflected the immense talent of the artist. Most of them were in semi-abstract form, as it is her most preferred option because it enables her to enjoy a level of mystery with the audience. Diverse colours and textures were used in all her paintings. According to Ms. Ahmed, this was due to the level of emotion she tried to portray. To be more precise, she used bright colours when expressing happiness and dark ones to show sadness.
There were four paintings named 'Masks', which fascinated people of all age groups. These had the faces of human beings partially covered by a piece of cloth. On conversing with the artist she informed me that in those paintings she tried to portray the façade of human beings. In other words, most people purport to be honest and caring but in reality they are totally the opposite. Ms. Ahmed has personally been a victim of this level of human deception and from her anger she came up with 'Masks'.
Salma Kaniz Ahmed won a silver medal at the prestigious Indian art competition, "Shankar's", at the tender age of nine. From that success she never looked back. She went on to win numerous awards from both home and abroad. In 1995, she migrated to the United States of America. Over there she has taught art courses at reputable institutions. Besides teaching, she has also held three solo painting exhibitions at: Ohio, Arizona and Maryland.
Her next exhibition will be held in the Indian city of New Delhi from 16 March.
By Sayeed Mahmud Nizam
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