in Black & White
and white are two colors with eternal appeal. "Shadakalo"
a boutique with showrooms in Banani and at Rifles Square has used this
concept to introduce a unique range of products where the only colors
in the palette are black and white. "Shadakalo" is the brainchild
of Ms. Tahsina Shahin who was a student of the Charukola Institute and
her interest in art and culture is of course well-reflected in the creations
of the store.
Cotton saris in black and white have a timeless appeal and are mostly
in the range of Tk. 380- Tk.1500. Taat cottons are cheaper and cost
between Tk.380-Tk.700. Check out the exclusive cotton saris in the range
of Tk.850-Tk.1150. They are available in block and screen prints. The
hand-painted ones are truly eye-catching, with traditional motifs such
as fish, flower or birds. I saw one with hand painted kites, which is
sure to capture any woman's imagination.
"Kota" saris are also very pretty and available within the
Tk. 400-Tk. 1200 range. Silk and half-silk saris are also available
in block and screen prints. Good old Jamdanis form an integral part
of the saree collection and prices range from Tk.1700- Tk.7800. Half
silks are available in delicate screen paint motifs and they are in
the price bracket of Tk.650-Tk 2000. Full silks vary between Tk.1600-Tk.2500.
Have a look at the white ones with white designs...they look very elegant.
Georgette katans in black and silver look arresting and will cost you
is known for its fatuas amongst the teenagers
and young people. The variety is impressive and fatuas are available
in nakshi kantha, blocs, embroidery, screen prints and appliqués.
The designs are also striking and are a fusion of the traditional and
the modern. There are a lot of them with asymmetrical motifs, which
the teenagers seem to like. The prices are mostly in the bracket of
Tk. 380-Tk.700. Hand painted and spray painted tops are available between
Tk.220-Tk.520. Teenagers also love the dividers with block prints and
they are between Tk.280-Tk.350.
dupatta collection is appealing and you can get delicate muslin dupattas
in black, grey and white. Pakistani georgette dupattas with Gujrati
work look awesome and will be worth the Tk.650 that you are going to
pay for it.
most popular Eid gift for men is punjabis and you can pick them right
here in Shadakalo. Punjabis are available in blocks, embroidery and
screen prints and with unusual motifs, I would say that the designs
are striking. American laser georgette is an exclusive design in punjabi
and costs Tk.1680 (only found in the Rifles Square showroom). Pyjamas
can also be bought separately and are available in different styles
such as churidar, aligarh etc. The prices of punjabis are very reasonable,
shalwar kameez and three-piece collection, though more limited than
the rich saree collection, has artistic designs in screen and spray
paints. They are in the range of Tk. 900-Tk. 3000.
jewellery collection is interesting and they can be worn both with traditional
wear as well as with fatuas and western wear. They are mostly of clay
and of course black and white in colour. The sets of earrings and necklaces
in cement are worth mentioning and they can give you an ethnic look
when co-ordinated with the right outfits. Black clay beaded bracelets
can also be used with various types of outfits. Necklaces with geometrical
shapes are available at Tk.95.
is a collection full of panache and can help you make an alternative
fashion statement. Its charm is artistic, traditional and it epitomises
the modern deshi man or woman.
of the Banani Showroom: House-66, Road-10, Block-D, Banani.
of the Rifles Square Showroom: 35, Rifles Square, 4th Floor, Road-02,
Malina Islam Halim
Winter is scrabbling into our life. And it's the perfect time to go
out with your friends and family to a wonderful location for a delightful
picnic. If children are to accompany the adults then special foodstuff
have to be carried to serve up for these kids. Carry bags of chips like
Pringles and Uncle Chipps (available at Tk.25) with you. Local food
producers like Bombay Sweets have been making tasty chips for the kids
too. You can also opt for our very own Slanty or crispy Korntos to add
to your food variety. Most of the local potato chips are available within
Tk.7 to Tk.8.
Check out supermarkets like PQS for packets of mini versions of gustatory
chocolates like Snickers and Mars. Instead of buying the big bars, go
for the little ones. These chocolate packs are available in two different
sizes. For instance, you can buy a smaller packet of Snickers miniatures
for Tk.140. So, on your kid's next birthday, surprise his/her friends
with these yummy candies. The children will surely love them.
Ives' Invigorating Scrub
With pollution swallowing us up everyday, there is indeed a need for
cleansing our face with a high quality scrub. St. Ives' Apricot scrubs
are available in most of the general stores and the superstores of Dhaka.
There are a wide variety of these scrubs. While some are suitable for
normal skin, there are others manufactured specially for sensitive skin.
So you won't have a hard time finding a tube matching your skin type.
These scrubs contain more than 90% naturally derived ingredients and
thus ensure great and safe exfoliation of dull and dead cells of your
skin. Prices of these tubes will vary from Tk.215 to Tk.260.
Those of us who have dyed our hair in majestic shades to keep pace with
changing fashion trends; it's in fact mandatory to take extra care of
hair and its new look. Garnier has introduced nourishing conditioner
with natural extracts of Fig and Rose oil to promise nutrition and radiance
for coloured hair. The rich and creamy formula of Garnier guarantees
to protect coloured hair intensely and keep hair colour intact for longer.
Each 200ml bottle is available for around Tk.145 at general stores like
Mother's Choice, Priyo, Almas etc.
Made from recycled paper, these cards available at Jatra are eye-catching.
With elephants, women, fish etc painted on top these cards reflect creativity
of the designer and are available at Tk.30 only. Since nothing is inscribed
inside, you can use these paper cards for multi purposes.
With winter extending its chilly hands towards us, it's high time we
start taking special care of our skin. Clean & Clear's skin balancing
moisturizer could be a fine choice for you in this cold season. This
oil-free lotion balances skin moisture, and promises to keep skin blemish
free. In this winter, a bottle of this Johnson and Johnson's lotion
would come truly handy. Each 125g bottle is available at Tk.80 in most
of the general and superstores of Dhaka.
Fighting body odour has been modern human being's prime aim for quite
a long time. With Fa becoming a renowned brand in the world of deodorants,
this hardy problem has resolved to a great extent. Fa Deo roll-on is
available in a number of sweet-smelling fragrances and colors in almost
all the superstores of the capital. Try their Green Tea antiperspirant
that has a superb smell and promises to keep you fresh and odour-free
for 24 hours a day.
alert or else…
Other than paying three times extra money for the tickets, homebound
commuters will face many other problems in the bus stations, rail
stations, and launch terminals. Dalals will be around prowling, pickpockets
busy making money out of someone else's pocket, porters will try to
snatch the luggage, not to mention the people whose livelihood is
based on snatching. Police protection is usually increased during
this time of the year, not that it brings about any effective changes
to the situation. Therefore, the responsibility lies on the commuters
themselves to escape any unwanted happenings. On the day of the journey,
be extra cautious in and around these places. Trust no one. Try to
travel in a group. Keep money in a safe place, out of the reach of
pickpockets. Do not leave your luggage even for a minute. Your alertness
will save you from any mishaps.
Accidents are very common during the Eid rush with so many people
travelling outside Dhaka. Highway robbers also enjoy this time of
the year as they earn more. Police patrol should be increased to check
speed limits. Usually patrol police just stay at one point to check
buses. This method should be changed and forces should be mobile on
the highway all through their duty hour.
should have learned by now
There is a popular quote that "fools never learn". Recent
occurrence of launch disaster proves this to be true. Hundreds of
people died this year; still the average scenario at Shadarghat is
one of overcrowded launches. To the people of south Shadarghat, a
launch journey is a very popular choice. Like all the previous years,
they will cram the launches up to the rooftops when going home to
join their family for Eid. The death toll this year was too high.
The concerned authorities should make sure that the fools learn. Launches
carrying passengers more than its capacity should be punished and
not be allowed to leave the jetty. Newspaper reports say unfit launches
are still plying. When are we going to see stern action regarding
What is Eid actually about? It is certainly not just about eating,
shopping and trendy fashion. In our society, that is in fact all we
do. We tend to forget that Eid is about sharing the joy with everyone.
In this Eid, share the joy with your family, friends, neighbours,
and the poor and helpless. From the LS Desk we wish our readers Eid