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Naveed's Comedy Club
Laughter is the cure to all illnesses and now it has been scientifically proven that forcing yourself to laugh for five minutes daily keeps the heart and the mind happy throughout the day. Well, it takes way fewer muscles to smile than to frown, right?

It is also an important tool for social change because it confronts real issues albeit in a light and exaggerated tone.

Naveed Mahbub is a Bangladeshi stand-up comedian, although by profession he is an electrical engineer. He began the art of stand-up comedy in 2005 in the US. To his credentials is “Best Male Comedian” at the 2007 Original Las Vegas Comedy Festival.

Bangladesh was in utter need of a comedy club where the sole purpose would be to laugh. With the daily struggles and challenges we face, Naveed attempts to sprinkle a bit of happiness and create a haven to relieve our stresses. Having lived in the United States for almost two decades, Naveed decided to follow his heart home to bring laughter to his own people.

Last Saturday he performed a set that had the audience in stitches, touching on subjects such as the DST fiasco, Dhaka traffic, etc.

He plans on performing weekly at Naveed's Comedy Club, situated at house # 13/1, road #12, Baridhara every Wednesday night from 8 pm, when he will also host an “open mike” night where the audience can put in their names to perform. There will also be a monthly show featuring a foreign comedian at various venues, with Hollywood's Bobby Collins set to perform on April 9 and 10 at Club Amazon.

For schedules and entry fee information visit www.naveedscomedyclub.com
LS desk

Beyond the Limit
AIGNER presents “Evolution”, its new power-packed fragrance for men this season. Prestige Bengal, a leading perfume distributing company in Bangladesh has introduced “ Evolution” from the famous house of Aigner[man]2 at Gulshan-2, Lake Shore Hotel on 8 March 2010. It is a perfume that is emphatically youthful, a truly masculine composition with a character on its own. Evolution is created for the enthusiastic and the dynamic youth. Performance, Technology and Dynamism are synonymous with the name Evolution. The youth at the peak of their successful careers, active and ready to conquer the world beyond are to aspire to this fragrance. The perfume pyramid echoes a challenging attitude with its bold yet refreshing scents. The head note is dominated by spicy freshness of violet, cardamom, Italian Tangerine and bergamot. The heart note is an impressive three-note chord with the sharpness of nutmeg and sage. The base note is Aigner's signature touch to all its perfumes with a fascinating concoction of white cedar, patchouli, ambergris, musk and leather. The bottle is an eye-catcher with the furious and ferocious features of a falcon. Evolution from Aigner fragrance is available in bottles of 100ml and 50ml at Paris Parfums, House#2, Road#126, Gulshan-1, Dhaka. Contact: 01730077066
By Sanjana Rahman

Sagar Restaurant
Say, you are in Jamaica, New York and you have the sudden urge to have some local delicacies. What do you do? The answer is simple: you head to Sagar Restaurant at 168-258 Hillside Avenue!

Irrespective of whether you have the urge for some curry, fish or biryani (Haji style) Sagar is one place where you can get all the culinary delights of Bangladesh, under one roof.

Try their chicken roast, and you will feel as if you are dining at a deshi wedding. The sweetmeat on offer will transport and take you on a wild ride across different districts of the country to savour the delightful roshmalai reminiscent of Comilla, and chomchom reminding one of Porabari, Tangail.

Sagar Restaurant opened its door to foodies of Jamaica back in 1996 with the initiative of Md Abdur Rahman, himself a food aficionado. For over a decade, Sagar has tantalised tastebuds of expatriates as well the foreign palate.

So if you are a resident, or just visiting Jamaica, New York make sure you give Sagar Restaurant a try.

Conatct: Sagar Restaurant, 168-258 Hillside Ave, Jamaica, NY 11432, # 7182985696 Email: marin540@gmail.com

This summer, Reela presents a Brand New collection of designer blouses, Jamdani and chiffon saris and much more! A unique blend of vibrant colours, rich fabric and intricate embroidery makes this collection a “must have” for your wardrobe.

Reela specialises in bespoke bridal wear, trendy designer blouses, and exclusive saris. Set up in 2000, the boutique creates exclusive hand embroidered bridal outfits and evening wears, and promotes the veritable heritage of this country: Jamdani, Muslin and Katan silk.

They maintain excellent quality of products, and has organised and participated in national and international exhibitions and fares, branding its design and style.

The collection is available at their bridal showroom. Contact: Lane #22, House B #139, New D O H S, Mohakhali, Dhaka #8822066, 01726179461, 01711595965



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