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News flash
Baishakh colours at. . .

Ruper Haat

A perfect outfit not only enhances the outer beauty but also it reflects the individuality of a person, believes designer Shireen Karim. “I prefer to bring out this uniqueness while ensuring the comfort in each of the outfits,” she said. “That is why I make only a piece or two of a dress in a single design,” she added.
Thus the Baishakhi collection of her fashion house Ruper Haat becomes exclusive with their unique design as well as soothing with their soft nuances.
This Baisakhi Ruper Haat is having a three-day exhibition. Sari, Salwar Kameez, Fatua both for ladies and gents and Bedcover are available in the exhibition. The exhibition is open to all from April 6 to April 8 at Grace Villa, 86, Indira Road from 10.00 am to 9.00 pm.


Nipun has opened a whole new collection of saris, fotuas, tops, salwar kameezes, short punjabis, pants, shirts and even home made accessories like curtains, bed covers, table cloths, sofa backs, etc. to welcome the new year.
The fotuas, tops, and pants have been dignified with special motifs and colours.
There are even special decorative face masks, pakhas and kulas ornate in special colours.
Their main emphasis is on the usage of cotton clothing and reasonable prices.


Shatabdi is coming out with their Baishakh collection under the banner of diversifying and producing the colours of red and white with a different twist. Besides the two aforementioned, other colours being highlighted include green, yellow and blue in a variety of dresses using tie-dye, block print and hand paint media. The whole collection will be priced in the Tk 750- 1100 range.

Kay Kraft

When out shopping for Boishakh, don't leave Kay Kraft out of your list. They've used floral and geometric motifs in shades like magenta, black, marigold-yellow, and golden. Cotton and silk are the fabrics of choice, with exclusive weaving patterns.

Banglar Mela

Banglar Mela welcomes 'Pahela Baishakh' in a mixture of the flavours of the season- red, orange, maroon, and green - with white, off white, blue, black and even ash. Their attractions are the reintroducing of the katha stitches and the 'gamcha' style in saris and salwar kameezes.


Anjan's is celebrating Baishakhi with it's new set of designs in mainly white, red, yellow, orange, magenta and even blue. The fabrics used vary from mainly cotton to silk, endy cotton, khaddar, and linen with added embellishments of block print, embroidery, batik, and tie-die.

LS Desk

Hanging out

Grill n Chill's new attractions

In recent times, Grill n Chill has emerged as one of the hottest hang out spots for youngsters all over Dhaka, with its chic ambience, and delicious food. Now, in order to make the GnC experience even more comfortable and personal for the customers, they have introduced a whole new section known as the GnC Sky Lounge.

The Sky Lounge is situated on the first floor, with as many facilities as you could ever imagine! There is a projection TV, where you can watch all your favourite films while hanging out with friends. Sky Lounge itself has a very large DVD, Audio CD, and book collection, and they can be borrowed absolutely free of charge! For all those people obsessed with games, Sky Lounge has the Play Station II with a large collection of PSII games available only for you. Alongside all these, there are laptop facilities, a WIFI zone, home delivery services, sheeshas, opportunities to meet your favourite celebrities, tour and travel guidance, and free tickets to certain events, although conditions apply for that. They give money exchange solutions as well, and for all those people looking for a bit of privacy in this bustling city, this is the place for you. Free welcome drinks and car wash facilities (again free), are just further attractions. And now the grand finale, in order to get all these facilities, you have to be a member of the Sky Lounge, which costs 2000 taka per month. But given the amount of facilities they are offering, and the relaxing, cozy, away-from-the-city atmosphere of the place, I'd say it's a very reasonable price. In order to be a member, please contact GnC. Members also get discounts in fashion houses, saloons, mobile shops and CD stores.

Although the Sky Lounge is only for members, the terrace café, another new attraction on the first floor of GnC, is open to all. It's a smoking zone where you can fulfill your appetite under the clear blue sky, with the feel of the city all around you. So go over to Grill n Chill and check it out for yourself. For those who don't know the address, it's opposite Abahani Field, on Road 12A, Dhanmondi. And last but not the least, enjoy!

By Fahmina Rahman


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