Shoes is not a new name amongst the fashion fanatics of the city. It
has been there for a long time now, catering to a huge group every single
day. The only outlet that they have is in the Elephant Road "juta
potti", stuffed with thousands of different designs and styles.
They introduce new and outstanding designs every single month. It is
really amazing to see the customer loyalty for Rakhee shoes. Their customers
always buy shoes only from Rakhee and they wait months for a new design.
Because of the quality, design and reasonable price Rakhee Shoes is
able to sustain its position in the market even after so many years
and with so many competitors around.
Rakhee shoes is
very good at pricing. People do haggle in spite of the fixed price label
hanging in the store, but Rakhee doesn’t give the consumers much choice,
as their products are so good that anyone would gladly snap them up.
The price range is pretty vast. They have shoes starting from Tk. 150
to Taka 1000/- in rare cases.
Rakhee is mainly
popular for its everyday wears. They have thousands of designs in three
to four different colours in each design. The everyday wear and working
shoes are very comfortable and durable. There are two-strings, thongs,
sandals, sandal-shoes and many more in the range. They have named the
shoes after famous deshi and Indian actresses to highlight the fashion
style of that particular design. The range for ordinary shoes is Tk.
150 to Tk 400/-
The party shoes
are comparable to any foreign item. The designs, colours are very global
and modern with a distinctive deshi blend. Sparkles, stones, bows, glitters
are an essential part of the Rakhee party wears. Instead of being tacky,
however these additional items add a special character to the shoes.
They have party shoes in various heel sizes as well. The party shoes
will cost from Tk. 450 to Tk 950/-. They also import beautiful Nagras
from India. They have Nagras for bridegroom too.
Rakhee has its own
crowd but those who never went to Rakhee should visit them at least
once as they will not be disheartened for sure. SO be a shopoholic for
a change and bring some beautiful shoes home that you can brag about.
You have probably tried Pakistan's famous Basmati rice, but have you
ever tried Bangladesh's very own Katrivogh rice? If not, then you have
missed out on a true delicacy. Katrivogh rice is so good that it is
now being exported. The next time you visit your nearest supermarket,
purchase a bag of this variety of rice. We assure you that you will
be pleasantly surprised. At Shop N Save (Uttara) a 5KG bag of katrivogh
rice is sold for TK 175.
If toilets are not cleaned on a regular basis then they both look and
smell awful. A visit to any of Dhaka City Corporations public toilets
will surely prove this point. In order to ensure that your toilet does
not give you an unpleasant feeling, clean it regularly with a good toilet
cleaner. Harpic is a decent brand that is widely sold at department
stores across the country, and it costs TK 44.
Are you expecting a baby any time soon? If so, then you should think
about purchasing a baby cot. There are many kinds of cots available
in the market, but cots made out of cane seem to be more appealing.
At cane shops in Dhaka City a cot is sold for about TK 900.
It is widely believed that many Romeo's wrote poems to their Juliet's,
while sitting in a rocking chair. Apparently, the to and fro movement
that can be enjoyed in a rocking chair boosts creativity. So, if you
are a Romeo or Juliet, get hold of a rocking chair and begin to write
your poems. Rocking chairs are widely available at cane shops in Dhaka
City, and they cost about TK 1400.
Children love playing outdoor games, and with outdoor games there is
always the risk of getting cuts or bruises. For this reason it is absolutely
imperative to keep an antiseptic at home. Besides helping to deal with
cuts and bruises, an antiseptic can be used to wipe floors in order
to maintain a decent hygiene standard. Savlon is a trusted antiseptic,
and it is sold at pharmacies all over the country. A 1000ml bottle costs
Apparently women like it when a man occasionally wears a panjabi instead
of a shirt. The reason for this is difficult to explain, but who cares?
If women want to see you occasionally dressed in a panjabi, then that
is exactly what you should do. At Aarong you will find some splendid
panjabis, and they are sold from TK 600 onwards.
While women like to see men dressed in a panjabi, they hate to see them
wearing a lungi. That is because they feel that a lungi is a sub-standard
item of clothing. But even then, men continue to wear lungis as the
comfort that they provide cannot be matched by anything else. If you
are an ardent lungi fan, then you will find some quality lungis at Aarong.
They are sold for TK 220. However for the women folks lungis can be
turned into a dress materiel. For example batik lungis in Grammen Udgoj
can be made into kameezs or fotuas and the bright colours make one look
Does the inside of your house look old and worn out? If so, just paint
the interior and it will look as good as new. Berger is a renowned brand
name for paints, and it is widely available at hardware stores across
the country. Berger's plastic emulsion is used for interior purposes,
and a can of it costs about TK 585. In case you are on a tight budget,
you can use distemper instead of plastic paint. A can of Berger's distemper
can be bought for about TK 265
Sayeed Mahmud Nizam
little ray of hope
Dhaka is one of the most polluted cities in the world. The air here
is heavy in its lead content, which is toxic to the human body. However,
recent studies show a little sign of hope. The level of toxic elements
in the air is decreasing. Experts attribute this positive outcome
to the use of CNG as alternative fuel.
CNG, which means Compressed Natural Gas, is the cleanest burning fuel.
It does not create any harmful by-products. It reduces emissions of
carbon monoxide by 85 percent. It helps reduce lead emission.
This alternative fuel is not only environment friendly it is wallet
friendly as well. With one cubic metre of CNG a 1000cc car can run
around 10km, almost the same as Octane or Petrol. One cubic metre
of CNG costs 7 taka 45 paisa only, where as one litre of Octane costs
tk35, petrol tk33 and diesel cost tk20. See the difference?
can you convert?
There are many conversion workshops in the city. The best place among
them would be Navana Auto at Tejgaon, Rupantorito Prakritik gas Corporation
Limited at Khilkhet and Southern Autos near the Nabisco factory at
Tejgaon. To convert a car it would cost between tk 34, 000 to tk 37,
000 and to convert a microbus you will have to spend around tk 47,
000. The cost varies depending on the size and brand of the cylinder.
According to workshop engineers, Italian-made cylinders are the best.
In Bangladesh, there have been only one or two incidents of fatality
associated with CNG cylinders and its system. Although this system
is one of the safest, it would still be wise to take some precautions.
Before converting, always make sure the cylinder was properly tested.
Always go to the best workshops. Do not think of saving money in this
case. Do not purchase second hand cylinders. When you are refilling
do not go up more than 3600 PSI.
Earth, the only breathing place so far for humans in the entire universe,
is in danger. We should not think of escaping our responsibility towards
the Mother Nature. It is time we do our share and take some serious
action to save our part of the world.