A shop just around
the corner is stuffed with gift items imported from Tibet and India.
Sounds great, doesn't it? Yeah! "This n' That" situated at
41, Kemal Ataturk Avenue, Banani is a shop that is the "in"
thing in Dhaka right now. It has been just a month that they have opened
but their look and feel drew attention of all the shoppers around the
city. The yellow walls and bright lights make the small gift shop appear
very sweet and appealing. As beginners they don't have any concrete
plans for the future; right now their focus is on the present
This n' That is
a gift shop. Next time you feel indecisive about what present to buy,
just drop in and you'll walk out smiling. They have items for every
occasion, be it a wedding anniversary, birthday, Valentine's Day, achievement
party, house warming party and the list goes on. They have items for
all seasons and all occasions. They have items such as silver glass
lanterns, silver shisha, decorative silver mirrors and much more. The
prices for the Tibetan silver items start from Taka 1500 and go up to
Taka 5,000 depending on the work and cut done on the silver. For the
high market demand they have ordered a variety of products in silver
Among the clay products,
they have the local pottery. Plates, glasses, and flower tubs are the
items in that category. The price is also very reasonable. Perfumed
aromatherapy shower gels and shower items are imported from the US.
They will cost Taka 450 only. Different colours and shapes are the main
attraction of those perfumed shower gels.
Apart from these
items they have a good range of clothing. These clothes are mainly imported
from India. Fotua, sarees, kids wear are available at a convenient price.
The baby clothes are very nice and will suit kids of age 2 to 6 years.
The small jewellery box, lamps, candles, and ornaments on display are
of good quality. And the price is reasonable too.
Looking for a perfect
gift? So drop in to This n' That and look for yourself at what treasures
they have in store for you. The small cosy shop will be a delightful
shopping experience indeed.
Although beautiful glass bangles once graced the hands of Bangali women,
they are rarely available and seen today. However at Naina's (the beauty
salon is located in sector #3, Uttara), you will come across beautiful
glass bangles that are neatly arranged in shelves. These colourful hand
accessories are available within tk.20 to tk.100. So step inside Naina's
the next time you want to hear the melodious tune of our traditional
Accessories and decorative pieces are coming out to give a cuter look
to your favourite cell phone. There are charming cell phone hangers
available in the Banani branch of Archies. The hangers are characterised
by strings in pastel shades and cartoons of frogs, dogs, girls, guys
and so much more. They are lovely, colourful and ready to enhance the
attractiveness of your little phone. Some of these hangers even have
small bells that jingle as you move your phone. Available at tk.80,
these hangers are really worth buying.
woven saris from Sirajganj
The weavers of Sirajganj are dextrous; they weave excellent taant saris
that bear high quality and smooth texture and are beautiful to look
at. These exclusive saris from Shahzadpur, Sirajganj are seldom available
in the shops of Dhaka. Yet if you want to be a proud owner of one such
exquisite sari, you can pay a visit to Naina's Beauty Parlour where
the owner has kept some exclusive hand woven saris from Sirajganj in
display in the reception chamber of her salon. These impressive saris
are available within tk.850 to tk.1500 at Naina's.
Lovely decoration pieces
Souvenirs and decoration pieces with your loved one's zodiac sign stamped
around could be an ideal gift on his/her birthday this year. There are
beautiful candle stands characterised by signs of various horoscopes
available at the Banani branch of Archies gift shop. Besides within
tk.150 you can get hold of other beautiful showpieces marked by teddy
bears, and different horoscopes inscribed on top.
With the summer season in full throttle, it seems the ideal time for
the bugs to attack. Imagine keeping those bugs away from you without
happening to smell disgusting. Sounds impossible? Well, Odomos is here
to save you all from the bugs out there. Odomos, a cream which keeps
the mosquitoes away after you simply put it on your skin, is effective
as well as cheap. You can find the cream at most stores, including Prime
Collection in Dhanmondi, at Tk. 50.
Slip-ons or cool sandals seem to be the in-thing this summer. With the
heat of the sun above your head, make sure that you add these comfortable
sandals to your wardrobe. Slip-ons are both comfortable and easy to
use something that is rare for other footwear. Slip-ons for women are
available at Bata Bazaar between Tk.200-400. If you want to purchase
something interesting when it comes to sandals, Rakhi Shoes located
in Gaffur Mansion at Elephant Road, offers trendy shoes with different
Hindi cinema names.
Tackle those harsh sunny rays, with cool shades this summer. Sunglasses
have many different shades and designs available at different parts
of the city. The coloured light-green, yellow and aubergine shades,
in metal frames and rimless, are in this summer. Large 60's goggles
are in this summer for women as well, so try to check those out too.
Its hard to get a pair you like, so do surf a lot before you buy one.
On top of it, dark shades are always in.
Wara Karim and Mishel Ali Khan
Mosquitoes locate humans primarily by smelling carbon dioxide and
lactic acids that are excreted from the bodies. They can find us from
a distance that is as far away as 200 feet. Cologne, soaps, and lotions
can also attract mosquitoes. Adults and obese humans have an increased
risk of being bitten by mosquitoes, due to their large body mass and
more carbon dioxide being excreted from their skin. The majority of
mosquitoes feed early in the morning or late at night and only the
female mosquito bites humans. She needs the blood meal for egg production.
mayhem they cause
Mosquitoes can cause serious mayhem for a human's domain. The annoying
noise and biting are not the only things they do. They can cause severe
havoc in the society. We have all seen the fatalities of dengue fever
in the past few years. Mosquito bites can transmit serious diseases
such as malaria, the already mentioned dengue fever and several forms
of encephalitis. People die of these diseases. Some of the diseases
such as dengue have no vaccine.
Everyone has had the unpleasant experience of being bitten by a mosquito.
Mosquito bites can cause severe skin irritation through an allergic
reaction to the mosquito's saliva and this is what causes the red
bump and itching on the skin. Some children under one year of age
have severe reactions to mosquito bites. Intense scratching can even
lead to infection.
Old tires, buckets, plastic covers, cans, jars, flower tubs or any
other container can be a breeding ground if it has standing water
in it. Empty all sources of stagnant water from your surroundings.
Check the water flow of the drainage system regularly so that it does
not become clogged. Attach mosquito nets to windows. If there are
no nets try shutting the windows before dusk. Replace your outdoor
lights with yellow lights, which will attract the bugs away from inside
the house. Try wearing outfits that will cover most parts of your
body such as long-sleeved dresses. If the mosquito population increases
to an unbearable level you can lodge complains to the DCC. After a
complain DCC sends personnel with repellent sprays.