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Ikebana and Bonsai exhibition
Good news for those people who love to decorated their house with Ikebana or Bonsai. There will be an exhibition of these artistic pieces arranged by Sky-high Institute of design.
The exhibition will start from December 10 to and will continue till December 12. It will be held at Sky-high Institute of design Campus from 4 to 8pm. The address is house no 27/1, road no 13/A, Dhanmondi R/A.
Of one Mouluda Khanom and her offbeat work
We have all seen portraits of eminent personalities in oil, we have seen their pencil sketches or caricatures. Portraits made with hand stitches on a piece of cloth is not something we see everyday.
This interesting effort was taken by one Mouluda Khanom of Shewrapara. "It all started three days after my husband passed away in 1995. I wanted to remember his memories in an unique way," tells Mouluda Khanom.
Her effort did not end in the personal level only making portraits of the loved ones. Since 1995, she has been stitching portraits of prominent personalities. Mouluda's living room wall is stuffed with these portraits. Her collection includes portraits of Arafat, Mother Teresa, Begum Rokeya, Sufia Kamal, Modhushudan, Rabindranath and many more.
Mouluda Khanom has no academic background in art and she does not use pencil sketch to do the portrait. "I think this is something new as a media. I wish to enlist my name in the Guinness Book," adds Mouluda. She also wishes to held exhibition in the future. Her living room is a museum to the entire neighbourhood in Shewrapara. If you wish to have a look at her wonderful work just visit National Museum at Shahbag. The hand-stitched portrait of Sheikh Mujib in their collection is a work of Mouluda Khanom.
By Shahnaz Parveen
Wedding offers at Kay Kraft
Thm Bengali people marry grandly in the most soothing environment, with all the loved onms present, wearing the most glamorous outfit.
Speaking of glamorous outfit, if you are getting married this season and looking for that exclusive Sari or Sherwani visit Kay Kraft. They are offering special Halud set. Halud collection for groom and his relatives includes panjabi, churidar uttorio, and special sherwani cut panjabi. Bride's sari includes traditional yellow-red combination of different sheds. Sometimes it is hard to choose sober halud sari for the grannies and other senior females of the family. Kay Kraft also has a collection suitable for them. The price of panjabi starts from tk295 and goes up to tk10, 000. Saris cost tk500 to tk2, 000.
After halud, it is time for the final show, Kay Kraft offers sherwani, paagri, uttorio, and naagra set all that a groom might need to look fabulous on |he occasion. Chosen fabric for groom's outfit is dopiyan joy silk, and balaka silk. The cost would be tk2, 000 to tk15, 000. And for the bride they have special dupatta.
You must place your order minimum 30 days before the occasion. The collection is available in all the outlets of Kay Kraft situated at Sobhanbag, Baily Road, Banani, Rifles Square and Anam Rangs Plaza.
In a double boiler, melt chocolate until it is smooth. Blend in cream and heat just to the boiling point, stirring frequently. Add a pinch of cinnamon and a drop of vanilla. Pour into cups and top with one spoonful of whipped cream.
Beat cream and crushed candy together in a bowl until stiff peaks form. Cover and refrigerate mixture for at least 1 hour.
Slowly bring milk to a simmer over medium-high heat. Drop in chocolate, whisking until mixture is smooth and thoroughly melted. Bring to a simmer, whisking constantly. Add peppermint extract. Pour into serving mugs and top with 1 spoonful of whipped cream. Drink can be sprinkled with crushmd candy, if desired, before ser~ing.
Add freshly grated cinnamon to the bottom of the cup before pouring in cocoa mixture and water. Stir thoroughly and oarnish with whipped cream or a cinnamon stick.
Add a drop of vanilla to the water as it's heating. Garnish with whipping cream.
Add a dash of nutmeg to the powdered cocoa before adding water.
Add 1 tablespoon of your favourite liqueur immediately before serving.
When using real milk in your hot cocoa, never overheat. Over-heating milk destroys the flavour and texture. Milk temperature should never exceed 170-degrees.
There you have it. Go grab that chocolate, and fight the chills with something sweet.
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