My 900cc Ducatti motorbike is a work of art. It has one of the most
sensuous curves on a motorized vehicle. A guy could almost ignore a
female model walking by. And did I mention that it rests on top of my
computer monitor? It is a 1/12th scale model and is brilliantly detailed
right down to the short handlebars and drilled disc brakes. If you want
to feast your eyes on some breath taking bikes at a low cost you could
buy the scale models available at Lavender in Dhanmondi. For ladies
who do not want their bike loving man to go for a dangerous motorcycle
this could be a good gift. Then again, this could only be adding fuel
to the fire. The bikes make for great showpieces at 350 taka and there
are only a few left so snap one up.
Legend has it that garlic repels vampires. Even though vampires are
not often seen flying around some of my friends who love garlic or rather
garlic sauce. They just have to dip the french fries in the white sauce
whenever dining on fast food. When the food is brought home someone
inevitably runs short of it. The people at the counter inform that a
large number of people ask for extra helpings of the sauce. For all
those who just can't have enough go to PQS and you will find small glass
jars of garlic sauce at 115 taka. It's enough to last several hundred
fries and decapitated chicken.
While at PQS also check out a grooming pack for men by Nivea. It contains
everything in a small navy blue pouch. There is shave cream, lotion,
gel, deo, shower gel and a lot more. It's a great travel accessory for
men who want to look and smell good while on the road. Fits easily in
a backpack, briefcase or car glove compartment. The price is 465 taka.
Winter is coming soon to a climate near you. That means dry weather
coupled with the dust on the roads. Soon your skin looks like that of
a basking lizard in a western movie. That does paint a pretty grim picture
so carry some wet towels around for a refreshing cleanup. Jars of these
small, cool, disposable moist towels are available within 100-350 taka
depending on the quantity of the tissue and the brand. Each jar contains
somewhere within 50-150 pieces. Good for storing in cars or around the
house or office.
your old CDs
Daffodil computers is marketing a CD repair unit inevitably called the
CD Repair Pro (or something like that). Hype has it that it can repair
minor scratches and fix old VCD problems where the picture gets broken
into small blocks. Also, it cleans the CDs to prevent scratches you
may put on it while swiping against your shirt. Found at several other
computer stores as well it costs about 2000 taka. It's worth it if your
CD collection is huge.
lovers' playing cards
This is the perfect gift for a card playing car freak. Found at Etcetera
the cards are made by Mattel (company that makes Hot Wheels toys). Each
card has a picture of one of the toy cars on the face and comes in the
usual powder coated slippery finish. Its good value at 96 taka and some
car freaks buy it even if card playing is not high on their agenda.
Ehsanur Raza Ronny
Does the thought of becoming a singer as renowned as Runa Laila or Sabina
Yasmin sound appealing to you? Well, if it does then you better start
to practice: saa, rey, gaa, maa, paa, dha, nee & saa. After all, just
like Rome was not built in a day, singers like Runa Laila or Sabina Yasmin
didn't become great singers without mastering these notes. One instrument
that you'll definitely need while learning the art of singing, even after
becoming a professional singer, is a harmonium. At Surniketan (Mirpur
Road, near Science Laboratory police box) you'll be able to find a harmonium
of your choice, and its price will be in the range of Tk 3000 to Tk 8000.
If you realize that your vocal chords aren't good enough to become a
singer, then you need not be disheartened. By learning to play the tabla
you can become famous too. The greatest advantage of being able to play
the tabla is that you'll be sought after during the various functions
at school, college or university. Just imagine the person you've been
trying to impress for ages might come up to you with a request to play
the tabla in the background while he/she sings. Now that's the only
incentive you need to learn how to play the tabla, right? So, without
further delay, go to Surniketan (Mirpur Road, near Science Laboratory
police box) and purchase a tabla. It'll cost you between Tk 1300 to
There are many people who have a computer, but don't have a printer.
Whenever they need to get something printed, they go to a nearby shop
to get the job done. Sounds like a perfectly logical idea to save a
bit of money, doesn't it? Well, sadly things don't always work out smoothly.
Sometimes when people need to get a document printed urgently, the shopkeeper
says to them: "Bhai, deri hobe (You'll have to wait a bit)."
In recent times the prices of printers have fallen significantly. Therefore,
if you don't have a printer, in order to ensure that you never have
to hear the infamous "Bhai, deri hobe" dialogue, we suggest
that you purchase one. For home use, a bubble jet printer is sufficient,
and at Choice Computers (Elephant Road) these printers are sold in the
range of Tk 2600 to Tk 3000.
Whether it's to install a pirated version of Windows XP or to watch
a VCD of Aiswarya Rai's latest film, a CD-ROM drive is something that
makes the whole experience of owning a computer a lot more fun. In case
you haven't got this hardware device, we suggest that you purchase one.
They are relatively inexpensive and are generally reliable. At Choice
Computers (Elephant Road) a 52X CD-ROM Drive can be bought within Tk
If you've got a bit more cash to spare than instead of buying a CD-ROM
drive, you can buy a DVD-ROM drive. A DVD-ROM drive can perform all
the same tasks of a CD-ROM drive and it can also be used to watch DVDs.
Since DVDs offer better picture quality than VCDs, you'll be able to
watch those films of Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan with a lot more
satisfaction by purchasing a DVD-ROM drive. At Choice Computers (Elephant
Road) a 16X DVD-ROM drive can be purchased within Tk 2000 to Tk 2150.
Push Up Bars
Would you like to have a figure like Salman Khan or Hrithik Roshan?
If you're interested in dating women, then you definitely should aspire
to have a body like them, as women generally prefer muscular men! One
way that you can gradually have a figure like those macho men is by
strengthening your triceps and shoulders by using push up bars. At Shaheen
Sports & Co (Hockey Stadium) you can buy push up bars for Tk 250.
By Sayeed Mahmud Nizam
a few more days to go, and the biggest celebration in the Islamic
calendar will begin. That's right, Eid is almost upon us.
Now here's a sight we're probably going to miss this year, what with
the big bangers being outlawed and strict restrictions being placed
on their sale. Of course, there will be some who will find some way
to procure a few, and if you're lucky enough, you might have a few
tara baati left over from last year's New Year celebrations. Anyway,
illegal or not, there's no denying the fairytale feeling that settles
in at the sight of the tiny multicolored 'stars' shooting into the
sky, or the white-hot flames zooming out from the little tin-foil
containers. Indeed, chaand-raat is incomplete without these whizzing
oi rojar sheshe…
This age-old song has literally become the Eid anthem…so even though
we're probably bored to death of the same thing every year, the festival
would probably seem incomplete without it. But since we're moving
ahead with time, isn't it about time someone at least came up with
a new Eid song? Or at least a decent remix for this one?
and family fun
There's no time like Eid for bringing families together… usually around
the dinner/lunch table. This is the time when we touch base with each
other, relive old memories, and have a good time together. Although
this spirit has waned somewhat over the last few years, there's no
reason why we can't start over afresh and revive that old fuzzy feeling.
Eid is also about loving and giving. While we're out strutting our
stuff in our new outfits and gorging on tempting treats, let's also
spare a thought for those less fortunate than us, and especially this
year, after all they've been through, with the floods, and the Monga
famine. Of course, there's a system for fitra, but there are other
ways to help. If you've been dying to clean out your wardrobe, this
would be a good time to donate old clothes to the needy. Send your
old books to the orphanage, or some charity-based educational institute.
With winter approaching, donating old blankets would really be a noble
thing to do.
Readers, it's been a wonderful month of Ramadan reviews and the countdown
to this auspicious occasion. We've tried to keep you updated on what's
abuzz, and now it's time to party. On behalf of the LS crew, here's
wishing you Eid Mubarak, and loads and loads of wonderful memories.
Sabrina F Ahmad