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For the last few years, iftar deals have been the rage in and around town. Wherever you looked there were deals galore and a plethora of meals on offer in an 'all you can eat' setting. This obviously meant, that there were no shortage of places that you could go to with an economic budget and a bottomless stomach.
But those days seem long gone.
As inflation kicks food prices into overdrive, iftar buffet deals seem to have been one of the chief casualties.
Gone are the days of all you can eat meals at every single big restaurant and you would be hard pressed to find somewhere where you can have a decent iftar on a budget.
Either you have to outlay a significant amount of cash or you are better off sticking to the meal at home.
Now that should not deter you from going out there looking for your fill of buffet iftar and there are some old boys around, and atleast one new kid that refuse to disappoint you.
PIZZA CORNER/COFFEE WORLD
It is definitely worth the travel time.
By Quazi Zulquarnain Islam
Sharmila Nahid is looking forward to getting her first salary as a corporate jobholder of a reputed MNC and is planning to buy gifts for her family as a token of love and thankfulness for all their support; and ofcourse Eid is just around the corner! She's thinking of buying a skateboard for her younger brother.
Or is she actually cooking a perfect recipe for disaster, you may ask with a raised eyebrow. Indeed, skating is a bit risky. But its fun; cool and adventurous. And the risk factor can be minimized. Riders must guard themselves with things like knee pads and elbow guards; and ofcourse beginners like Sharmila's brother should stay away from traffic and try to learn a few moves on flat, smooth surfaces. But small cuts and bruises are obviously inevitable…no pain, no gain!
Skateboards come in various sizes, its better to take her brother with her when she buys it so that he can choose the most comfortable one. For someone in his early teens, an average size will do. There are several Chinese and Japanese brands; he can also choose between colourful skateboards with different pictures of superheroes imprinted on them, or if he feels that is too childish for his tastes, he can choose from plain and sophisticated ones. Prices, depending upon the size, range between Tk 600 to Tk 1100. But the fact that skateboards don't have brakes makes it discouraging for some beginners.
Perhaps a pair of roller skates is a better idea. Roller skating is also an aerobic exercise; it's compared to jogging. Skates are basically of two types. Quad skates, that cost around Tk 700 to Tk 900 are preferred by many for beginners, perhaps because of the way the wheels are set- two of them on the front and the other pair on the back- makes it easier to have control over your body. But there is no rigid rule. Having said that, Sharmila may consider buying the other type. It's sleek, very stylish. Inline skates, also called Rollerblade, have two to five wheels configured on a single line which are incorporated under the boot. The size of the boot is flexible and can be altered. Rollerblades have a price tag of Tk 3500 to Tk 4500. Some stores offer a mix of both types- a pair of rear wheels and two to three wheels in a line in front. Prices are around Tk 600
Though obviously not popular in Bangladesh, roller skates and boards are readily available. She can drop by at the nearest sports store.
On The Cover
If you're thinking bright colours and a zeal for life, Old Dhaka is the place to go. Join us on Centre page as get into the party mood, Dhakaiya style
Eid, the Richman way
Richman boasts the best denims for men between Tk 950 to Tk 1450. Leather belts are priced Tk 520 to Tk 790, ties between Tk 350 to Tk 2050. The house also has a good collection of t-shirts, and informal trousers for men priced between Tk 950 to Tk 1250.
Contact: Shop# 23, Level 2, Block D, Bashundhara Mall; Shop 50-51, Level 2, Block C, Bashundhara Mall. Metro Shopping Mall, Shop # 122, Mirpur Road, Dhanmondi, Dhaka. Rifles Square Shop # 207, Dhanmondi, Dhaka. North Tower, Shop # 312, 313 Uttara, Dhaka. Rupayan Golden Age, Shop # 41(Behind Agora), Gulshan Avenue, Dhaka.
Also on V. 8 Issue 15 dated 09. 09.08, 'On the Ramp' a feature erroneously states that boutique O2 has collaborated with Indian Designer Subhro Dey instead of the correct name, Supratik Sen.
We regret the error and express our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience that might have been caused.
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