East meets West at cool counters
shopping outlets at Dhanmondi, Banani and Uttara are places where, with
little time in hand, with a sophisticated taste, but limited budget
one can shop with ease. The salespersons are so understanding and cooperative
that if you once get to know them you wouldn't want to shop anywhere
Anyone used to genuine
French perfumes, imported chiffon saris with delicate embroidery and
shalwar-kameez-dupatta, sets and other imported accessories wouldn't
care to shop anywhere else. One could hold a lingerie show from just
what's there if we had just the place for that in Dhaka at the present
juncture. As for men's penchant for haute couture quality Italian and
other European ready-made suits, blazers, shirts and accessories, here
are the shopper's paradise.
Italian, US, Indian and other cosmetics like lipstick, nail polish,
toners, masks, wigs, hair-dye, waistline reducers, dark rings camouflages,
skin whiteners, bosom developers are there for your asking.
For even gift items,
if you are pressed for time and cannot make it to, say New Market, and
other everyday groceries like foreign jams, jellies, cordials, mixed
nut, tinned biscuits, chocolates and even diabetic chocolates, are all
there on the shelves, neatly displayed.
Should you need
pharmaceutical items like commodities made from ginseng, genuine Tiger
Balm or "Bengay" (spray or balm form), cod-liver oil, US multivitamin
tablets they are available too at more reasonable prices than most other
places that once has come across in the city. If they don't have an
item, they will go through the length and breath of the road to get
it for you.
like diapers, feeding bottles, teething equipment, reliable powder milk,
new-born baby sets are there for your asking.
The gift wrapping,
the patient salesmanship and even the necessary help required for carting
the shopping boxes home, leave it to "Priyo". They will deliver
the goods at ten minutes notice, with just a phone call, even daring
gnashing dog's teeth at 10pm if and when necessary. Of course, you have
to have a rapport with "Priyo" too.
By Fayza Haq
If you wash your clothes
by yourself, then you will surely agree that it is one of the most tiring
household chores. Besides being a tiring job, it can also mar your beauty,
as there are numerous women who have broken a nail or two while attempting
to wash clothes. By purchasing a washing machine you will be able to
gain respite from this ordeal, as it will take care of the hassle of
washing clothes. At Samsung Sales & Display Centre (National Stadium
Market), you can buy either a 3.5kg washing machine for TK 7900 or an
11.5kg washing machine for TK 32500. Both of these models have a two-year
/ Satin batuas
An elegant attire such
as the saree is more or less incomplete without that classy touch the
batua. These are perfect for formal occasions such as weddings, dinner
invitations and the like. Just wrap it by its delicate strings around
your wrist, and your ensemble is complete. Most fancy batuas are made
of satin and Benarasi silk, with golden zari work or embroidery, and
some have really lovely sequin work and colourful stones that make them
appealing to the eye. The price of these batuas range from Tk 800 to
Tk 3000. You can get these at Navana Tower or Shopper's World.
Hopefully, you will never have a fire at your house, but in case you
do, you should keep a fire extinguisher at home in order to be on the
safe side. After all, if a fire takes place at your residence, by the
time our country's 'efficient' Fire Service reaches your house, all
your valuables will torn to ashes! You can obtain a 3kg fire extinguisher
for TK 850 from K.S. International (Nawabpur).
It is widely believed that the hartal season is going to be back in
full swing. Most Bangladeshis usually spend a hartal day by eating various
delicacies. If you would like to join this eating bonanza, then you
must have a stove at home so that you can prepare Kachi biriyani, Pilau,
Khichuri etc! At the stores of National Stadium Market, a double stove
is sold in the region of TK 1800 TK 2400. It is worth mentioning that
the stoves come with a guarantee of one year.
Has it ever happened that
you have gone to a shop and are unsure about the amount of change the
shopkeeper is supposed to return to you for the goods that you have
purchased? Well, if you are as weak in mathematics as some of us who
work for Lifestyle are, then you have surely experienced this situation!
One way that you can always be sure about the amount of change you are
supposed to receive is by carrying a pocket calculator with you. This
godsend device will enable you to carry out calculations that your brain
cannot perform. A pocket calculator is sold for about TK 120, and is
available at most stationery stores.
Although most mobile phone
operators have significantly lowered their call charges, they are still
very high compared to the rates for using a land line telephone. If
you are a Romeo or a Juliet, and intend to spend the whole night speaking
to one another over the phone, you will be able to save oodles of money
by using a land line telephone instead of a mobile. Therefore, invest
in a land line telephone set and spend the whole night chatting away
without worrying about a hefty bill at the end of the month. At the
electronic stores of National Stadium Market, a telephone set can be
purchased between TK 600 TK 2500.
In recent times many of
us have become extremely weight conscious. If you are one of those weight
conscious individuals, then instead of always relying on your gym's
weighing machine to check your weight, we suggest that you keep a weighing
machine at your home. It will not cost you much, and you will have the
opportunity to check your weight whenever you want to. At Sumon Sports
(Hockey Stadium), a weighing machine is sold between TK 350 and TK 700.
Sayeed Mahmud Nizam
of the bald
Life is not always very pleasant for those with a shiny top. Take
Alam for instance. He has several beautiful combs in his possession.
He often looks at them and himself in the mirror and most of the time
feels bad about looking. He never gets to use them because he is a
little thin on the top. Actually it is more than thin, it is barren,
but Alam likes the word thin better. He is in his early 30s. He went
bald when he wasn't supposed to. Since then, he was addressed differently
by others. Gradually he developed a type of complex and thus became
shy. Occasionally along with his friends he makes fun of his being
shiny top, but he is one unhappy man inside with a desire for thick
hair. Our 'essentials' this week is dedicated to all the bald men
of the world.
First, lets have a look at the causes of baldness. It is hereditary
in most cases. But these days some other elements are also to be blamed.
Pollution is a major cause. The particles in the air, like dust along
with sweat makes the hair greasy, resulting in damaged hair. In Dhaka
it is a common cause. There is always a sense of insecurity around
us. This leads to stress, which can trigger hair loss in both men
and women. Using hats or caps for long is also a cause. Some medication
and usage of wrong shampoo can also be blamed. Some hair care practices
often leads to hair fall. There are also dermatological reasons like
infections in the scalp and diseases that causes baldness.
bold about baldness
The only way to deal with baldness is to be bold about it. There are
hundreds of women in the world who got married to bald guys. All it
takes is a little respect for other people's appearance and a respect
towards your own. It will definitely make you feel better. If you
are experiencing hair loss, baldness, or thinning hair, remember you
are not alone and next time anyone makes fun of you ignore to them.
Accept the fact as it is. Do not try to cover it. If a woman judges
you by your hair she is probably not worth knowing in the first place,
and if you are a woman, imagine someone judging you by your physical
shine or not to shine
Some bald men feel bad if their tops shine too much. Well, know this,
according to experts, shining top is better than a dry top. Dry top
means you've been spending too much time under the sun without protection,
which eventually lessened down the moisture level. Use a sun block
when you go out, and to restore the moisture, use moisturiser lotion.
Excessively shiny tops is also a problem. It is probably caused by
excess sebum production, hormonal irregularities, and bacteria. To
dull your hair, just use a little talcum powder. Aloe Vera is very
good for scalp and try to feel good about yourself now that, bald
is beautiful in the fashion scenario.