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Mother's Day @ Sroddha

Paying tribute to all mothers ahead of the upcoming Mother's Day on 13 May, fashion house Sroddha has launched a special line that reflects the evergreen quality that mothers possess, and to top it off that line will be available at a 10 percent discount till 13 May.

The line includes saris done in various sketches, shalwar kameez sets, unstitched shalwar kameez sets, jewellery, kurtas, mugs, bags etc. The colours are mostly, off-white, white and many off-tone shades. Sroddha also offers gift vouchers for mothers on the big day.

Address: Bangladesh U.A.E Moitri Shopping Complex, 2nd floor, Kemal Ataturk Avenue, Dhaka. # 9894857.

Troyee @ Nogordola

To beat the summer heat, Nogordola has launched a line of summer shalwar kameez sets -- “Troyee”. This boutique has already made its mark on the current fashion scene ever since it came into being. The attires have been made in pastel shades. Also available are cotton saris in five different colours, ladies' kurti, fatua, and children's wear. Hand block prints have been struck on fabrics, to create artistic designs.

Available at all Nogordola outlets.


Catechu Makes Brown
Date: 4 to 18 May
Time: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Venue: Bengal Art Lounge, 60, Gulshan Avenue, Circle 1, Dhaka 1212

Bengal Art Lounge is hosting 'Catechu Makes Brown' a group art exhibition of works made during a natural colour workshop, jointly organised by Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts and Aranya Crafts. The selected works on paper were created using natural colours made from minerals, plants and tree bark. 25 artists will be showcasing their work and it is sponsored by Shilpo & Shilpi, Kali o Kolom, Charbela Chardik and Bengal Barta.

Date: 8 - 10 May
Time: 11 a.m. till 9 p.m.
Venue: Alliance Française De Dhaka - la galerie

In celebration of World Red Cross Red Crescent Day, Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has arranged a photo exhibition titled “Mindscape”. The prime objective of this Photography Exhibition is to observe the notable works of Bangladesh Red Crescent Society since 1971.


Film show -- United Red Army
Date: Friday, 11 May
Time: 7 p.m.
Venue: ULAB Auditorium, House #56, Rd #4/A, Satmasjid Road, Dhanmondi

A film trilogy, which traces the history of the 1970s ultra-left terrorist groups. Part 1 looks at the 1977 hijacking by the Japanese Red Army of JAL 472 to Dhaka. Part 2 of the trilogy will look at the ordeal of the hostages of the European ultra-left, whose fates were sealed by the post-Dhaka non-negotiation position. Part 3 will explore the ultra-left's death struggle against the Bangladesh state, which led to the rise of an Islamist-military entity in the aftermath.

Director Naeem Mohaiemen is editor of Between Ashes and Hope: Chittagong Hill Tracts in the blind spot of Bangladesh nationalism, an anthology on militarisation and ethnic minorities.



Fund raising concert -- Habib
Date: 10 May
Time: 6.30 p.m.
Venue: Lake Shore hotel, Dhaka

Zonta, a club dedicated to women empowerment, is organising a fund raising concert featuring Habib in order to support Zonta-1's 'Post Graduate Nurse Training and Nursing Scholarship'. This programme will allow a greater number of underprivileged women to commence a career as properly trained nurses.

The concert will be held at the Lake Shore Hotel, Gulshan-2 on 10 May from 6.30 PM onwards. Tickets are priced at Tk. 1500 (including snacks and tea) and are available @ Lake Shore Hotel, The 8 Restaurant. Or search for 'Fund Raising HABIB Concert' at Facebook events or contact #01710454975 for more information.


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