Pokemon are tiny little creatures that scream and flash in bright colors
and fight a lot of battles. I think. It's a Japanese anime that has
captivated the children's imaginations worldwide and now it is set to
take on parents' wallets. In most of the computer/CD stores you will
find Pokemon trading cards. They come in packs of 9 or 11 cards each
and cost 140-150 taka per pack. The cards depict characters and can
be traded among friends for points. A total of 60 cards allow the owner
to play games with others. Present this to any Pokemon fan and you are
bound to become a favorite till the next time you give a gift.
Chhuti is a multimedia CD for children. It is an effort of Focus Future
Works. The second edition is in the market with more improved amusement.
You can find it at IDB, Eastern Plaza and Ideas in Aziz Super Market,
Shahbag. It contains rhymes, stories, educational tips with the aid
of colorful graphics and music. It costs 200 taka.
on a pedestal
Cats have to be the most intelligent creatures on earth. They sit around
basically doing nothing while licking their paws and their owners go
crazy for them. Cats pretty much resemble a stuffed toy for their lack
of activity. Despite this owners (rather more like slaves) cater to
the cats' every whim. If you love your cat so much and treat them like
royalty you might also want to feed them like one. You can find canned
or bagged cat food at Jans Supermarket in Banani. The cost is about
Let's face it, there is nothing more heavenly than bread with dollops
of peanut butter. It's the simplest and most tasty snack you can have
while lazily lying down and dreaming of five course dinners. Of course
the fun ends when you land the buttered side on your shirt while watching
your favorite movie. You can get jars of peanut butter at Agora in Dhanmondi
for 144 taka. There are two types available. There is the regular creamy
butter that melts around you mouth and then there is the crunchy type
for those who want to make a lot of noise while eating. You will find
these just above the ice cream freezer.
You are having a party but hate to clean up afterwards? The solution
comes in disposable paper plates and cups. The sets come in 20 pieces
and the plates cost 60 taka while the cups are 55 taka per set. To make
sure that the eating experience is not completely dulled by the low
cost paper these come in simple but attractive designs. You can find
these at Agora and are perfect for picnics in the coming winter season.
You can even throw the plates around like a Frisbee when bored. Just
make sure there is no food remaining on it.
No birthday wish is complete without someone blowing out the candles.
You can find small sets of 20 candles at Rainbow within the range of
20-40 taka. They come with flared holders to prevent wax dripping onto
the cake. If you want to literally add a little glitter to the occasion
you can get the candles that sparkle when lit.
By Ehsanur Raza Ronny
Jordana's slim-stick lipsticks are available in a wide range of shades
to flatter your lips. Try out colors like Café and other tints
of brown, which are simply grand in giving a luscious look to one's
lips. Available at tk.200, these lipsticks are available in all the
showrooms of Jordana cosmetics.
the best fragrance
Many of us will certainly buy a bottle of our favourite perfume in the
coming Eid. After all, what is a festival without a mind-blowing aroma
ruling the air? With all other important expenses to attend to, though,
we are often faced with a tight budget. But no worries, shops like Almas,
Priyo, Prime Collection, Soma General Store have a wide collection of
mini versions of celebrated perfume brands like Hugo Boss, Anais Anais,
Davidoff, Ferrari etc available at tk.250 to tk.350. These perfumes
sell out like hot cakes so, grab a bottle as fast as you can.
Golden is the colour that seems to be catching many a woman's regard
in recent times. As you browse the malls, your eyes will not miss a
glimpse of those fashionable gold-coloured wrist accessories, which
have dangling adornments. Feminine indeed! The prices vary tremendously
from place to place. While the renowned stored might hike tk.100 for
a pair, the small not-so-popular retailers of New Market and Gausia
would be glad to sell each pair for tk.50.
As the Ramadan is nearing, the Eid shopping spree looks to be engulfing
us from all sides. A pair of shoes is a must-have item for a grand festival
like the Eid. Although there are numerous shops to choose from, there
are certain outlets which sell high quality smart shoes. Check out Cartier
Shoes, situated on the second floor of Metro Shopping Mall. This particular
store caters to those men and women, who have taste for choice shoes
and slippers. You can, as a matter of fact, visit all the shoe stores
of Metro Shopping Mall; most of the shops there retail fashionable footwear
for both men and women. And as for women, you can purchase a pair of
really cool slippers for around tk.600 from Metro Shopping Mall.
Jordana Bazaar at Metro Shopping Mall has a display of truly fashionable
eye shadows from Avon. Available at tk.150, these boxes of eye colors
will definitely enhance your eyes in the coming Eid. There are other
products of Avon also gracing the shelves of Jordana Bazaar. So find
some time to visit this store if you are really craving for a pair of
dramatic eyes in the upcoming Eid.
drama to your eyes
Elle 18, the trusted Indian cosmetics brand has been marketing little
bottles of liquid eyeliners under the slogan "be trendy."
These cute little bottles are really economical and are obtainable at
renowned stores like Almas, Priyo and many more. These tiny bottles
are really adorable, and are available at only tk.50.
All over the world, coasters are used for putting mugs, glass or cups
on them. Coasters are of different sizes and shapes, to make it attractive
to look at various visuals are now used on them. In Bangladesh, coasters
are available in different shapes and sizes and are available in New
Market, Mouchak Market, Gulshan Market etc. The price range of these
coasters is Tk 15 to Tk 50.
It is the same case every year. Just before Ramadan, prices of all
essential goods hike up. As always prices have already increased this
year, to the extent that onions were selling at Tk.36 per kg. However
the government this year intervened and it seems that the volatile
market is beginning to stabilise. However it can all change and go
up. Corrupt businessmen, responsible for this hike should be punished.
The spirit of Islam is always against unnecessary usage of resources.
In some of the cases we see just the opposite. During Ramadan all
around Dhaka we see lighting in all major shopping centres. This is
a complete waste of electricity. The country already has inadequate
power supply. Owners of shopping malls should refrain from doing it.
If necessary wastage of power like this should be restricted by law.
for the destitute
Ramadan just started and along with it, winter is approaching slowly.
Obviously, you will be donating money to the destitute as Zakat. Some
people prefer to donate clothes instead of money. Donating warm clothes
instead of regular ones might help the poor more than you can think
in this coming winter. Give them brands that last for more than one
don't you decide?
Who arranges the best Iftar party? It is like a competition every
year. This competition takes place between families, the malik shamity
or kallyan shamity. However, the most intense competition takes place
amongst of our major political parties. It is always war between them
even if it is about Iftar. Every year they spend a huge amount of
money arranging grand Iftar parties, which is actually a grand wastage.
Say no to Iftar parties this year and avoid unnecessary spending.
Crunchy piazoo or chhola is the regular menu of Iftar. The most popular
too. They do taste great. However, after long day fasting, these oily
foods might give you stomachache. Instead of eating all the rich food
in the Iftar, try soup, vegetable khichuri, fresh fruit or fruit juices
and of course drink a lot of water.