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In a press brief held in Dhaka Sheraton Hotel's Chameli Hall on the evening of the 4th of July, Farzana Shakil Makeover Salon Limited (FSMSL) launched three new and interesting packages for their well-varied range of clients. To expand the emphasis of beauty beyond just face value, the six-step FS Concept has been inaugurated. Under this programme, an entire month each, will be dedicated individually to the six aspects of body care, hairstyles and care, skin care, makeover, bridal packages and manicures and pedicures. Hence the programme will run for six months. In this thirty day period, three days will be set aside for clients to attend mini workshops held by Farzana Shakil during which they can learn about the respective concern of the month, voice their queries or questions and avail discounts for treatment done regarding that month's issue.The second prospect launched is entitled Teen Time, although it is not restricted strictly to that age bracket. A programme intended for teens as well as those in their early twenties, special beauty care requirements of the youth will be catered to from the 13th to the 19th of every month. And of the clients who choose to opt for this benefit, one customer will be chosen to be the brand ambassador of the FSMSL Teen Time for the whole month.Lastly, a special package was also introduced for another streamlined sect of clients that entitles the wives of all cricketers free membership and associated privileges at the salon. Among other notable guests, cricketers Rokibul Hasan, Athar Ali Khan, Aminul Islam Bulbul, Khaled Mahmud Shujon and their spouses were present at the launch.
By Subhi Shama Reehu
International Food Festival at Dhaka Regency
Give a man a table stretching the length of half a room offering culinary delights like the forbidden fruit, and it is hardly a turndown. Give him more dishes to choose from, wider variety to fuss over and he is happier still. So it is, and is particularly so where a cuisine of motley of international dishes are concerned.
Thursday, July 5, 2007, was the opening of the Grandiose Restaurant in Dhaka Regency. The promotion schemes proudly announce the restaurant as the largest and the first 24 hours restaurant in Bangladesh. And what better way to put it on gear than launch a food festival? From the said date, Grandiose began hosting an International Food Festival that will last till July 13, 2007.M. S. A. Shohag, the Front Office Manager of Dhaka Regency said, “This is going to be something for everyone to come and enjoy. The restaurant is big- 8000 square feet, a lot of space. There will be food from all over the world and of course, live entertainment.”Geeteara Safiya Choudhury, Honourable Advisor of the caretaker government was the chief guest for the opening. Reportedly, from July 5 to July 13, that is to say the duration of the Festival, each night will be flanked with celebrities.“The last night of the festival will be something to look forward to,” said Mr. Shohag, “There will be a concert, and we will have Shakila Zafar as a guest.”The International Food Festival is in the form of a buffet dinner priced at Taka 650 per person. The range of food encompasses French, Italian, Arabic, Continental and Thai gourmets among many others. The Festival opens every night at 7:00 pm, and there are 50 to 70 items every night. So make a point to swing by, give your stomach a cruise through the globe and eat to your heart's content. Bon appetite.
By Shahmuddin Ahmed Siddiky
The word "cha" (tea) began to be used some three thousand years ago in China as an elixir. It would not be an exaggeration then, to say that the tea that is so basic to our daily drinking customs today is the very tea whose origins date back to antiquity. We have all tried tea at least once in our lives even if out of curiosity, like sipping from our parents' cups when we were infants. Nowadays tea comes in different flavours in both local and imported brands.
Green tea, which is considered to be one of the most popular herbal supplements in the world today, has only been recently discovered by the world to have a lot of nutritional benefits.
Green tea has a lot of different advantages, most of which are health-related. Researchers have found that consumption of green tea can help in the prevention of certain diseases and ailments, as well as benefit the body's overall well-being. Ispahani Tea Company produces green tea costing around Tk71 and Finlay, a multinational company, also produces green tea costing around Tk51. Both are easily available in most local supermarkets.Organic Tea
By Tashmia Zaman
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