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Herbal Solutions celebrates first anniversary
For those of us who want to look our best, Eid and the following wedding season is extra special. But look no further, Herbal Solutions Day Spa & Beauty Studio is celebrating their first anniversary on Friday, September 15. The first Spa in Bangladesh, Herbal Solutions caters to every skin and hair type. So whether you want a customised facial, a relaxing aroma massage, a fancy haircut or a sophisticated French manicure, Herbal Solutions is the place to be. To celebrate their first anniversary, Herbal Solutions has organised day long festivities offering 10% discounts on all services, free henna with every service, free manicure with a purchase of a platinum membership card, attractive raffle prizes, mouth watering snacks, personal consultations and even a Jamdani and block saree exhibition. So spend a lazy Friday pampering yourself and indulging your soul. Herbal Solutions is located at Apt B3, 22k Park Road, Baridhara.Flower power
Be it to add that special touch to your home or to win a woman's heart, flowers are just the things you can never go wrong with. All the more so if the flowers in question are exotic beauties that are a welcome change from the usual local varieties we are used to. Dhaka has been a treat in recent years, providing its inhabitants with a range of foreign flair to choose from. One such opportunity not be missed is the orchid show to be held on 15 and 16 September at CENC C-2, Road Number 95, Gulshan2. Organised by the Orchid Society the show will be held from 9am-6pm on both days with a large variety of orchids available for both show and sale. So make way to this unique extravaganza and see mother nature at her very best!
With the heat, rain and work pressure rising, the longer hours without meals at work, it's not unusual to catch ourselves looking in those eatery windows, fancying the stuff on the shelves! If you're dying to eat out but afraid to spend too much, Bithika and Italia Bar and Bistro at Dhaka Sheraton have just the offer to make you smile. They are offering everything on the menu at a 50% discount rate… that is everything but the beverages and breakfast items. It does sound like something, doesn't it? Go treat yourselves.
Fishing…the idea that never caught on
The five things mentioned above are the essential equipments that you need for fishing. Miss any of them, and its staring out at the open water wondering where you went wrong. All this and more is available at Chalkbazaar and Fakirapool, although you have to ask around a bit to go to these specific stores.
47 Fakirapool D.I.T. Extension road, Dhaka (Mob - 01711831791)
By Asifur Rahman Khan
On the cover
Phones, tones and exotic zones. Flip to page 6 for the story on Nokia’s new fashion phone.
Powerless against power failures
This is exactly what life is like in Dhaka city. With life falling back on us like brick walls every day, one may easily question whether we have anything to live for at all. There seems to be a pretty straightforward equation for it: take life. Add power failure and subtract the precious hours that could have been so well utilised. Needless to say, the equation does have its pains.
No power means no electricity. You have to postpone office work and children have to put off their homework till the electricity comes back on. So they are forced to go to bed late and often end up dosing off in morning classes. And of course there's the heat. These "lapses" make us realise how much we take our air conditioners and electric fans for granted. Frowning and sweating, we reach out for folded newspapers and manually operated fans. Then there is the constant irritation of dripping candles- the wax trickles down and falls on the floor… or worse, our hands.
Although there seems to be no way around these problems (if you plan to circumvent them, you might as well leave the country), there are a few things that you could do to minimise your misery. The best solution would be to get an IPS (Instant Power Supply). This can provide power for sometime even after the electricity fails. Sadly, this is also the most expensive of solutions. For those whose existence depends on computers, get into the habit of saving your work every ten seconds. It may sound like an unwelcome interruption, but after a few days, it solidifies into a habit- you will end up pressing the Ctrl+S button subconsciously.
By Shahmuddin Ahmed Siddiky
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