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Orchid lovers and gardening freaks had a rare treat last weekend, as the Bangladesh Orchid Society organised a two-day Orchid show last weekend. Around 50 varieties of this exotic flower were put on display for all to marvel at.
About 2000 items of the potted beauties were on offer, some hanging from suspended earthen pots, and some arranged in decorative wooden racks. The prices ranged from Tk 350 to Tk 2500, and other than the flowers, there was also a small booth for fertilizers and guide books on how to maintain orchids. Naseem Iqbal, the society president was present to offer tips on caring for these lovely epiphytes. "These are actually very easy to maintain. Just make sure they receive adequate water, air and sunlight, and feed them fertilizers once a week, and that's all they need. Even though they are of foreign origin, these orchids have comfortably adapted to our local environment."
Those who missed the show, but would still like to check out the orchids can drop in at House 2, Road 95 and see for themselves.
By Sabrina F Ahmad
Sozpodor's fashion show
It was an evening of fashion in a tribal theme, as Sozpodor, an indigenous and Bangali design house, organised a fashion show at the Saffron restaurant in Gulshan, featuring the designs of Tenzing Chakma and SK Rahman, in a bid to popularise the colourful tribal apparel internationally.
The show was divided into six segments, each with a specific theme. It started off with the basic pinon (tribal skirt) and khadi (top) combination, then in segment two, moved on to 'urban scenario', presenting typical attires, which these ethnic people usually wear when they visit cities like Chittagong or Dhaka. 'Party dress' was the next theme that showcased party wear. There was a segment called 'Gypsy' featuring gypsy-inspired apparel using local tribal handloom fabrics. The fifth segment featured Western wear, and the entire show wrapped up with the Bridal wear segment.
The outfits were put on display and cost between Taka 500 to Taka 25,0000, featuring indigenous handloom fabrics in a myriad of colours.
Check it out
Change by exchange: A new Siemens fridge
If you are looking for a new fridge, then Lipro Communications Ltd, the sole distributor of Siemens Home Appliances, is broadening its hand to help you out. Lipro has set a milestone in selling and marketing of world famous fridge band, Siemens, and they are helping you by launching the "Fridge Exchange Offer". To avail this offer, all you have to do is to contact with Lipro personnel and then they will send some experts to your home. The experts will examine your fridge and will set a price for that, and then you can buy a Siemens Fridge by exchanging your old one. The total transportation for this purpose will be borne by Siemens. Already this unique offer has got a huge response from all over the country.
Only Siemens of Germany is manufacturing hi-tech fridges with antibacterial technology. Siemens fridge is best not only for its cooling efficiency but also for its quality hygiene factors. Siemens offers 3 years warranty and satisfaction of smooth operation, and is available in the market in various sizes (from 11.5cft to 19.5cft) and prices.
Siemens has their
Showrooms all over the country, and their contact numbers are:
Diary of a Food Obsessed Person By Sam Q
You do know, diary, that Bengalis are the most racist. Not in the color and religion creed, but by your body shape. If you are fat… you have had it. You are made to feel like the lowest of the lows. As if you have committed the highest crime in the echelons of society. As if you are not in control of your life. Basically you are made to feel your opinions on fashion, style, life, nothing matters. I used to feel that stuff a couple of years ago, but slowly with coming of age into the liberating forties, I am free of myself bound to shackles. Having very supportive friends and family have helped me shape my very (over) confident persona.
I know my friends really love me and think I am one of them when they ask me before any party what I am going to wear. And when I answer them in a very matter-of-fact and droll voice that, (I'm wearing a) a tank top for a blouse and a sheer chiffon sari, they gasp and then the penny drops and then they get it that I was being sarcastic. With my size, my wardrobe is very limited. Either it is a sari or a shalwar kamiz. But by limited, it means, limited choice not quantity of clothes limited. I had to write this bit, because, I could hear the shrieks from a mile long already, by the implications implied by my previous sentences.
Anyway diary, I
have not given up my quest on losing weight . I am still going to the
gym. Thought the weight has not shifted much, but my skin is looking
great, the pains in my knee are gone, I can climb 3 flights of stairs
at one go, and I have turned up. That's not so bad. So another healthy
recipe for you. Actually you know me, it is not so healthy in the calorie
section, but nice and healthy for slim people. So here goes…
2 cups of rice
Cook rice according to packet instructions. Spray a non-stick wok or fry pan with oil and stir fry prawns over high heat for 3 minutes or until opaque. Remove and set aside. Add garlic, beef and chicken and stir-fry for 5 minutes or until cooked through. Add vegetables, sauces, sugar and pepper and stir fry until heated through. Serve with rice.
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