Watches with heart-shaped
dials are available at the Gulshan outlet of Almas. The colour of the
dials vary from pink to blue, black and others. Prices are very reasonable;
each watch is about tk.220. These watches could be a good gift if one
of your female friend's birthday is coming up. Almas has a wide collection
of metal watches that are low-priced yet quite durable. Within tk.200
to tk.300, you can purchase a watch for casual wear from the outlets
of Almas store.
Those of you who love to
put on makeup, you can buy a makeup brush kit to ensure smooth and proper
application of cosmetics. Comprising of a blusher, eye shadow, mascara,
brushes and a slim lipstick brush, each set is eye-catching. Most of
these makeup brush kits are brought from China and they uphold good
quality. This item would not only come in handy for beauticians, but
also for ordinary young girls and women. For everyday makeup purposes,
you too can buy such a brush kit to make the right cosmetics application.
Each of these brush sets will cost you tk.120 at Almas, but these sets
are also available at Gausia and also at shops in all the popular malls
The fashion world is changing fast, and interesting makeup items today,
like water eye shadows, are also gracing the shelves of the renowned
stores of Dhaka city. So gone are the days when the word eye shadow
reminded us of a box of solid colour/s accompanied by a spongy applicator.
At the outlets of Priyo and Almas, you will come across these water
eye shadows from Prime Collection. Available in a number of shades,
each container resembles a nail polish bottle. These water eye shadows
look cute and can be purchased at about tk.60 from the stores mentioned
Oil massage is gradually becoming a big hit amongst hair conscious women.
A weekly oil massage has become essential for many. Some are resorting
to beauty parlours while others are doing this at home. The main ingredient
of oil massage is a top quality coconut oil. Parachute hair oil is widely
available at the local stores of Dhaka. Available in different sized
bottles, ranging from big containers to those that are simply tiny,
Parachute is making sure that it can reach consumers of all levels of
income, for instance, the 100ml bottle will cost you tk.22. Parachute
hair oil is manufactured by Marico Bangladesh Ltd.
Instead of just watching NBA games on television, it would be a good
idea for you to try and play the game yourself. By doing so, you'll
ensure that you won't become a couch potato, as you burn plenty of calories
during the course of a match. The other advantage of playing basketball
is that you'll grow taller. If you're a young man, your extra height
from playing basketball will help you in your pursuit of dating women,
since women generally have a strong liking for tall men. Now that's
the only reason you need to play basketball, right? So, without further
delay, get hold of a basketball. At Shaheen Sports & CO. (Hockey
Stadium) you can purchase a Spalding basketball for TK 1200.
Are you a woman who wants
to improve your biceps and triceps in the privacy of your own home?
If so, purchase an aqua dumbbell set and you'll gradually have a body
like Madonna in no time! Aqua dumbbells are suitable for women who have
never worked out before. That's because they are filled with water and
therefore are much lighter than conventional dumbbells. An aqua dumbbell
set can be purchased for TK 1400 from Shaheen Sports & CO (Hockey
Although outdoor games are great fun, there are times when you simply
can't play them. We have all experienced such a time a few days ago
when it just rained, rained and rained! On such days, life can get very
boring unless you've got a few indoor games to keep you busy. Caram
is one indoor game that most Bangladeshis are good at, so you can consider
keeping a Caramboard at home. Depending on the size, a Caramboard will
cost you in the range of TK 225 TK 400 at Kamal Sports (Hockey Stadium).
You might have a flashy
car, but if its exterior is unclean, then it'll do for your image what
CFC gas has done to the ozone layer! If you truly want to impress people
with your car, then you must wash it on a regular basis. We realize
that washing a car is a very tiring experience, but if you use a hosepipe
you'll be able to save plenty of energy, and you won't have to fill
a bucket with water every few minutes. Besides using a hosepipe to wash
your car, you can also use it to water your garden. Hosepipes are widely
available at hardware stores, and they cost about TK 5 per feet.
The recent rain-induced floods damaged the water pumps of numerous houses.
If you're one of those unfortunate people whose water pump got damaged,
then you'll have to start thinking about replacing it. For domestic
purposes, a one horsepower pump is sufficient. A water pump made in
China will cost you about TK 2000, while one made in Italy will cost
you about TK 6000. These water pumps can be purchased from Bangladesh
Machineries (175, Nawabpur Road).
No matter how tall you get by playing basketball, you'll still feel
the need to keep a ladder at home. Whether it's for cleaning your ceiling
fans or dealing with a flickering tube light, a ladder will always come
in handy. Although ladders are available in many shops of Dhaka, if
you manage to go to Bangladesh Machineries (175, Nawabpur Road), you'll
be able to get a quality ladder at a competitive price. All of their
ladders are imported from Malaysia, and depending on the size, they
cost between TK 1500 TK 2400.
Sayeed Mahmud Nizam
From September 29 to October
5, Bangladesh observed child rights week. September 30 was girl child
day, and 2 October was potho shishu dibash. There was nation-wide
programmes to commemorate the day. Children drew pictures on whatever
they understand about their rights, and there was essay writing competitions
and rallies. This type of programme is arranged every year. In this
week's essentials, lets look at the forms of abuse that is often inflicted
upon a child in our family.
is child abuse?
Child abuse is any mistreatment or neglect of a child that results
in non-accidental harm or injury and which cannot be reasonably explained.
Child abuse can include: physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse
Physical abuse is the most visible form of abuse. Physical abuse injuries
mostly result from punching, beating, kicking, biting, burning or
otherwise harming a child. Injuries can occur accidentally when a
child is at play, but in the case of intentional physical abuse the
explanations usually do not fit the injury.
It is probably the least understood form of abuse in our society yet
it is the most prevalent. It controls the child's psyche afterwards.
Children who are constantly shamed, humiliated, terrorised, isolated,
ignored or rejected come to see themselves as unworthy of love and
affection. This is very damaging to a child's growth.
It is a taboo for our society. It is difficult for most people to
talk about sexual abuse. Our society most of the time does not even
want to acknowledge sexual abuse of children, but it happens every
day. It is a form of sexual activity inflicted upon a child that he/she
cannot comprehend and therefore sometimes is unable to inform parents.
What makes people abuse children?
In Bangladesh physical abuse is rampant. Parents and other adult members
of the family sort of reserve the right of hitting, slapping or other
forms of physical abuse. Most of the time it is the result of excessive
discipline. This discipline is sometimes inappropriate for the child's
age. Parents are simply unaware of the magnitude of force with which
they strike a child. Most parents want to be good parents but sometimes
they just lose control.
As we mentioned earlier, family members in our society reserve the
right to punish a child, so physical abuse goes unpunished, and other
forms of abuse that we have mentioned above are not at all acknowledged