Zayedur Rahman Zayed opened Shape and Form years ago with the sole intention
of introducing Dhaka to a shop that specialised in lamps. This art institute
graduate wanted to paint the city terracotta with terracotta and that's
why Shape and form predominantly sells terracotta lamps. Also rumoured
to be the pioneer of terracotta jewellery, Zayed designs the lamps,
wall vases, vases, terracotta items and jewellery all by himself. A
dear friend of his does the oil and watercolour paintings that Shape
and Form also sells. The shop also stores separate lamp pieces for customers
in need and even takes special lamp orders that are done within three
lamps are mostly done in terracotta but have intricate carvings on them.
There are also lamps done in ceramic and wood. Lamps start from Taka
200 and go up to Taka 2000. The shop also has clocks that begin at Taka
150 and range up to Taka 600. And the terracotta products start from
Taka 40 and go up to Taka 1000. Next to all this Shape and Form also
does home interiors in terracotta and tile chips.
So if you are home
shopping and need lamps or you're looking for that ideal gift, Shape
and Form is the place to go.
Their address is: 2, J&J Mansion (1st Floor), Sobhanbagh, Road-13,
Fashion does not
seem to know where to stop. Recently there was a news item on Discovery
showing the latest in personalized accessories eyeball jewellery. Yes,
it does bring tears because most people would cringe at the thought
of something in their eyes. The picture above did manage to freak out
several relatives, a mother, a bunch of friends and now probably a huge
bunch of LS readers. Weird as it might seem some people will go to any
lengths to be different.
The promoters suggested
that it's a lot different than tattoos or piercing in the sense that
it is very subtle. It was developed by Dutch eye surgeons in Rotterdam
and the whole process has something to do with implanting tiny pieces
of jewelry called "JewelEye" in the mucous membrane covering
the eyes. Shapes can take any form like hearts, stars or initials.
The pieces are 0.13
inch wide designed similar to contact lenses so it doesn't irritate
the eye. The procedure takes about 15minutes at a cost of $600 to $1,200.
That's a lot of cash for something that can only be seen as a blur from
normal viewing distance. It's a great piece if you don't mind people
coming right up to your face breathing out onions and daal bhaat as
they utter, ‘wow!’
The procedure has
been carried out on a few women and surprisingly (or maybe not) a guy
also had it done. The report said that there is no harm to the eye by
implanting a foreign object. So what's next? Color coding the brain
A fruit flavoured oral saline will definitely taste better during those
sick days of diarrhoea. SMC is marketing oral saline in orange and mango
flavouring. Especially prepared for kids, who often don't enjoy the
regular taste of ORsaline, each sachet will cost you tk.5. These ORsaline
sachets are available in your nearby pharmaceutical stores. So gone
are the days when your child got into a tantrum during diarrhoea.
your hands clean
Savlon is ACI's one of the leading brands, producing a wide range of
antiseptic liquids for personal hygienic purposes. An addition to their
product line is Savlon liquid soap, particularly prepared to wash hands.
Each easy-to-use bottle is available at tk.85 in all the leading superstores
like PQS, Agora, Nandan etc of Dhaka. You can even find this sterilising
hand wash in the general stores of your vicinity. Buy one and encourage
your family members to use it before and after every meal.
It's healthy and highly recommended that you remove every little food
remaining from between your teeth after every meal. Dental Floss picks
are available in almost all the drug and the toiletry stores of the
capital for tk.30 only. Check out Lazz Pharma and the pharmaceutical
stores of New Market, Dhanmondi, Gulshan and others for dental floss
you have an infant at home, then diapers are a must-have item for you.
Long gone are the days when you undressed your child in front of 20
other people and changed his/her wet clothes. Pampers make high quality
diapers just for your babies; each pack containing 24 pieces will cost
you tk.450, and are available in the branches of Almas, Priyo, stores
of New Market, Elephant Road, and in any superstore of the capital.
Local brands like Touch and Fay also make quality absorbent diapers,
which are available at tk.100 and tk.200 respectively in most superstores
Those special days every month no longer considered disturbance to a
woman's life. They however need special comfortable sanitary napkin
to keep them fresh. They need items that will help them maintain the
busy schedule with no embarrassing incident. Banshundhara recently introduced
their latest product Monalisa Sanitary Napkin. It is being manufactured
with latest German technology. Monalisa Sanitary Napkins is now available
in every drug store in 12 different sizes. Price vary from tk35 to tk45.
Much has been said about the romance of candle light. Indeed candles
have become popular collectors’ items over the past few years. Hallmark
has a nice collection of gel candles, that come in interesting glass
containers, in the shape of champagne glasses, with things like shells
and dried flowers embedded in them. They cost around Tk 175.
for senior citizens
Once they were young and reigned over the world with perfect strength
of mind. Time has brought them to a certain state when they cannot
do everything with the previous strength and faculty any more. They
have become someone's grandparents. There was a time when they looked
for our well being, it is now their turn to sit back and enjoy the
world they have created. It is a custom in Bangladesh that children
look for their old. However, not always it is being done with care.
This could be the first step in creating a good environment for senior
citizens. When people grow old they like to share the things they
experienced and savoured. To restless young people it might seem meaningless
talk about days passed by, words that does not mean anything anymore.
Yet it can be enjoyable too. Having a grandparent at home, someone
to cuddle in bed with and listen to all the stories of their time,
is always a nice experience.
There are always possibilities of sudden illness if there are senior
citizens at home. Make sure to have phone numbers of hospitals, ambulance
services, and 24-hour medicine stores. Best ways to find 24-hour medicine
stores would be to go to major hospital.
Lazz pharma at Kolabagan is one store you can always count on. Then
there is one adjacent to Gono Shastho Nogor Hospital. M/S. A. M. (Drug)
Store adjacent to PG hospital stays open at night. There are also
two stores inside PG and BIRDEM hospital. Some drugstores in front
of major hospitals like DMCH, Shohrawardi, Rushmono, and Shishu Hospital
stay open 24-hour.
some ambulance Services
Alif Ambulance at 89/2, Panthapath, Al Amin Ambulance and Shomorita
Hospital also at Panthopath, Holy Family at Ramna, Rushmono at Mogbazar,
Monowara hospital near Viqarunnesa School provides 24-hour ambulance
service. Apart from all these private efforts, there is one government
effort from Fire Service and Civil Defence Ambulance, which provide
cheap service 24-hours a day.
The only place where senior citizens of our country meet new people
is the mosque. Helping them meeting new friends can help lessen their
loneliness. Arranging get togethers for all the senior citizens of
the neighbourhood is a great way to help them make new friends. A
family gathering can also bring joy for them.