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Alliance Francaise has its school for photography and painting and since 11th January it now has its Ecole de Design. The three month course offers to teach interior design appreciation.
Asked the reasons for holding the classes, Taufiqur Rahman Khan, the co-ordinator says that many people in Dhaka are keen to take up interior designing as their hobby. "They want to learn," Taufiq says ," but don't have the scope to go in for an academic course offering one or two years programmes. This short course will give them the opportunity to get to know about the basics of interior designing to help them work as amateur designers."
Also, Taufiq adds, there are many young students who are keen to take up interior designing as a future career, but in many case they have little idea about the job of interior designer. They are not sure whether this profession will be suitable for them, Having done the course, Taufiq says, it will be easier for them to decide their future decision.
Apart for the regular classes, Taufiq continues, the course will also include lectures and seminars on other forms of art related to interior designing such as painting, sculpture and architecture, to help the students to widen their perception of art. Thus the school will be a platform to elevate the level of aesthetics of the participants." It doesn't matter if the students will become serious interior designers or not. The input that they will get from these course will definitely help to become a better human being as far as culture is concerned.
The course deals with the definition of space and formation of space. The xlan arrangements include functional factors, aesthetic aspects, human dimensions (ergonomics) and design criteria ( space and functional analyses ). The design vocabulary will deal with proportion, scale, balance, harmony and rhythm. The interior design elements will include floor, walls, ceiling, windows, doors, staizs and nurniture.
Fifteen students have been selected out of 43 applicants. Students having an orientation for creative activities got the priority. The participants include photographers, light and set designers of theatre and students.
Taufiq and his colleague Siaquet of the Ecole de Design are graduates of BUET. The school hopes to get some French designers to give loctures. Students have to hand in projects and have 75% attendance to get an attendance certificate.
This brave new ventuze opens up new horizons for people with keen minds and some time to spare.
By Fayza Haq
K Kraft's spring
King of the season
is on its way to visit the lovebirds. If you are getting ready to welcome
the king with bashonti sarees and panjabi made exclusively for the occasion
visit K Kraft.
K Kraft's outlets arm situated at Baily road, Kemal Ataturk Avenue, Malibag, Rifles Square, Anam Rangs Plaza and Sobhanbag.
Diary of a Food Obsessed Person
By Sam Q
Mostly, like all bangalis we prefer the good-value-for-money, Bangkok. But as we both are into halal food, it becomes kind of restricting. Actually I am kinda stretching the truth. In Bangkok, with all the seafood and exotic fruits, one doesn't really miss the meat. But diary, the big yellow 'M' sign of Mcdonald's kind of hypnotizes me. It actually seems to beckon me and I have these dreams where I see myself sinking my teeth into a juicy beef patty with melted cheese and crunchy ice-berg lettuce smothered all over my face. In reality that's my son, but in my dreams….. That is me. Diary it was so hard when I had first started eating halal food abroad. Because when you see your own flesh and blood sucking on to a Kentucky fried chicken leg and me the mother longingly looking at him, with such be-seeching looks which would put even a Labrador to shame, is not a good sign. He actually stopped eating and tentatively offered me a bite and at the same time said, "mum……..halal???" so with utmost superhuman effort, I controlled the urge and convinced myself to be the role model which I was supposed to be. So, I though| this time we would go to Malaysia and eat my fill of Mcdonald's and get over this obsession of mine.
So the slogan for this trip was " I want meat under my teeth." So the D-day finally arrived. I walk into Mcdonald's and guess what I order……… a filet-o-fish meal. Even I can't figure out why I did that. Maybe all those fish meals which I had in BKK has grown on me.
But in Planet Hollywood, I made up. With the spicy nachos, Caesar's salad and the huge American size beef burger, I finally had "meat under my teeth"…….
As my friend, Seema, said, if any doctor told her to stop eating beef, she would rather die.
What is this love
affair with beef? Except clogged arteries, and road rage, no good seems
to come out of this succulent dish. Anyway diary a hamburger recipe
for you today.
Heat oil in pan, first add one patty. Shallow fry until both sides are browned and cooked. Taste the patty and then if you think you need to add any|hing extra, please do so, and then fry the rest of the patties. While the patties are being fried, split bread rolls in half, put mayonnaise according to taste, then spread tomato ketchup accordingly to taste, let~uce leaves, sautéed onions, sliced tomatoes, mushrooms and pickles. Then set beef patty on top of all these and finally put thinly sliced cheddar or mozzarella cheese on top of the hot beef patty and then cover the beef patty with the other half of the roll and presto, you are ready to have "meat under your teeth." Happy cooking.
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