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News flash                                                                            Baishakh colours at. . .

Aranya celebrates Baisakh with a splash of vivid colours, prioritising the traditional red and white which welcomes Baisakh. Aranya has worked closely with weavers to create festive colours of red, orange, mustard and green in an exclusive range of saris, shalwar kameezs, punjabis and shirts. Aranya's unique colours of natural dyes have been reflected in manjit reds, hartaki goldens with indigo blues and greens. Primarily in cottons, the collection includes endi, half silk, crepe and pure silk.

Every baishakh we get ourselves a white and red sari. We spend the pohela baishakh in style. Rest of the year, the sari stays in the closet. Ahang Fashion and Crafts situated at 205/1, Gulshah Link Road lined up their baishakh collection with saris that can be a hit on the festival day and also can be a piece of envy all through the year. With embroidery, spray paint, appliqué, block print, and screen print, their Reshom and taat saris are simply stunning.

Bibiana brings Bengal's favourite poets in to fashion. Lyrics of Rabindranath and Jibananada on Tangail kota sari hit the fashion scene this April. Bibiana's affair with batik, tie-dye and hand stitch is noting new. It is no exception this year. White as the canvas their rack is filled with vibrant patterns. Baishakhi mela at Bibiana will continue till 14.

This Boishakh, Pride brings you new collections of ladies' and children's wear. Check out the lines and colors of summer at any of the Pride stores around town. Look in our windows to see what we've designed for you and checkout our innovative Boishakhi ambiance. This time we have prepared a different variety of sarees including sarees for kids. We also have ladies duppatta, blouse pieces and a wide range of vibrant colourful kurtis. So, step into our outlets to give yourself a boishakhi treat.

Prabartana is reshaping baishakhi fashion this year. Their collection has a new twist aiming to catch the fancy of the foreigners, expats and Bangladeshi youngsters. Red is definitely the colour of choice. For girls, long skirt, wrap around skirt, tops is the centre of attraction, price ranging from Tk360 to Tk1995. Men's rack is adorned with fatua, panjabi and shirt priced at Tk495 to Tk595. And of course they did not leave out sari.

The “Boishakhi Utsab” will kick off at daybreak on Pohela Boishakh at Sheraton with first ray of sunlight, with a traditional Boishakhi Mela at the Ball Room, featuring traditional Folk Song (Baul Gaan), and Puppet Show etc.
The Bithika Restaurant will mark the occasion with a themed buffet breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, featuring mouthwatering Bangladeshi dishes. Lunch and dinner feature an array of local delights by their Chef Chef Linus Rozario and his team. The Lobby Café will celebrate the event with a weeklong Pitha Promotion, starts from Pohela Boishakh morning featuring traditional Bangladeshi Pithas, and they also offer takeaway service.
So if you want to celebrate Boishakh in style, don't forget to swing by Sheraton Hotel and join the fun!

If you are appearing for the SSC exam this year then you are one of the lucky ones this year. Buckaroo is offering a 30 percent discount for the examinees. All you need is to show your exam admit card and you get the ultimate pampering. That's not all folks. Buckaroo is offering special gifts, and free food vouchers worth Tk100 for everyone. If you are in the mood for a baishahi party then you also get a 15 percent discount. And kids get ready with your colour pencils. You will get to brush up your skills at the drawing competition at Buckaroo on 21 April. Who knows you might win.

'Singer Baishakhi Blast’
Singer Bangladesh Lmited has launched a special campaign titled 'Singer Baishakhi Blast' from April 1, 2006. The most fascinating part of this month-long campaign is that buyers of motor cycle, air conditioner, IPS and selected models of refrigerator and freezer will get the opportunity to win brand new car, motor cycle, freeze, washing machine, colour television, DVD player and many more attractive prizes.
During the campaign, with purchase of any model of Singer or Emeishan motor cycle, Singer or Haier air conditioner, Singer IPS and selected models of Singer or Whirlpool refrigerator and Singer freezer from any Singer plus or Singer store buyers will not only get coupon that will entitle them to win the attractive prizes but also get instant benefit against purchase of the products.
Singer is also offering free installation and zero interest facilities with purchase of Singer and Haier air conditioners.
With purchase of Singer IPS, buyer will get free installation facility. Singer is also offering special price discount against particular models of Singer and Whirlpool Refrigerator along with Singer freezer. This offer is valid till April 30, 2006.


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