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A different kind of read…
It is easy to find stores that sell fiction, comics and biographies- stores like Boi Bichitra, Etcetera and Words n Pages which have made commendable business in this line of trade. But the question that many ask is where to find specialised books such as those concerning medicine, law, architecture and so on.
One of the places that offers such books is the Dhaka New Market. If you enter through Gate no. 1, you would stumble upon a long chain of book shops. Eureka Book Store, which has been there for more than 30 years, as the owner reports- specialises in medical books. It stocks almost all medical books available in markets, both foreign and local. Mullic and Brothers also supply books to medical students. In addition, they also provide books for engineering. Similar stores include Book World (which also focuses on the computer and engineering niche), Hafiz Book Store and the ancient Parash Publishers.
One may drop in at New Book Store for law and political science books. For those practicing law rather than studying it, books are available in Aligarh Library. This store also sells books on economics, management and Engineering.
One of the most well-known stores in the Market is Ideal Library. It provides an immense stock of materials in different fields of specialization: architecture, civil engineering, chemistry, accounting , electronics, physics, marketing and economics. Another popular shop is Book Mart that concentrates on "hobby books" and its variety ranges from interior decoration and archaeology to some trendy pastimes like candle-making, ceramics and feng shui. Travelogues and furniture books can be found in Premier Collection.
The Nilkhet Islamia Market is also an undeniable option for specialised books. There are an astounding number of medical books stores. Mentionable are Lamia Books Store, Sonia Book House, Shahriar Boi Ghor and Capital Book Centre. BBA, MBA and the commerce faculty books are available in stalls like Belayet Book Centre, Book Point, Zenia Book House and Modern Book Centre. The two stores, CCB Book Centre and Law Book Pavilion are considered by most law students as the best in the city, offering almost every law book and journal that is needed. Memory Book Centre specialises in books relating to accounting, statistics and management.
The other place to peep in would be the Aziz Co-operative Supermarket. It was once famous for its book stalls, but sadly in recent years other stores have gradually replaced them. Of the few remaining survivors, there are Huq Photostat and ELBS Publishers that sell all sorts of medical books.
By Shahmuddin Siddiky
The approach (or presence rather) of the summer months can mean only one thing. Birthdays, anniversaries and weddings galore! The drawback? Having to find the perfect card or the perfect gift…
More Practical Gifts!
For the Gals (and now, For the Guys too!)
By Rohini Alamgir
Enjoy being the photographer
Everyone enjoys being the photographer of the family. If you are going be the photographer of your family during occasions you would rather learn some easy steps. Often times, a simple adjustment or two can greatly improve the shot, bringing even more pleasure to the finished photograph.
Flip through your favourite magazines and notice how professional photographers frame their subjects. Grouping a nice collection of objects or people together is one method of creating good content, and isolation of a single subject is another. A group of people standing together can turn out nicely if you ask them to act natural and place them in a natural setting.
The most common mistake amateur photographers make is having too much background that is not related to the subject. By getting a little closer, and/or zooming in on your subject a little, try to isolate your subject from all the surrounding blank walls or chaos.
Lighting is something you must be very aware of in order to take better photographs. Even with the simplest camera equipment, the amount, direction, and quality of light make all the difference between a great photo and a terrible one.
Choosing your angle can make a great deal of difference in the interest of your photography as well. Don't be afraid to move around and see how the view looks from higher, lower, to one side, or even turning your camera for an angular or longwise shot
On the cover
Glittering glaciers, frozen ice-floes and soaring peaks…this week, we take a trip to a dreamscape few think of visiting. Slide to the centre for the scoop.
In a number of recent surveys conducted around the world, when asked about the biggest turn-off in a potential partner, a large number rated body odour at the top of their list. If this statement makes you cringe and secretly sniff yourself, you've got a problem. Don't let that get you down, though. A few tips should have you smelling sweet in no time.
Do's and Don'ts
Regular baths are a must, three times a day during the summer being essential. If you can't afford to bathe so often, use a wet towel to wipe off the sweat when you start feeling damp. Towel dry, and then follow up with anti-perspirant deodorants or perfumes. Avoid synthetic wear. Use cotton clothes that allow the skin to breathe, and sweat to evaporate. Try and avoid tight-fitting clothes for the same reason.
Finally, avoid hot and crowded places.
By Sabrina F Ahmad
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