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Kay Kraft's spring collection

Kay Kraft, the premier boutique outlet in Bangladesh, brings its brand new spring collection, intricately linked with the season of love. In soft hues of yellow, orange, golden, golden yellow, blue and magenta, Kay Kraft's newest line includes a range of wear for both males and females.
There are new designer saris from Tk.450-2000, shalwar kameez sets from Tk. 950-1850, tops between Tk.325-550 and for the men there are fatuas from Tk. 400-700, short panjabis from Tk.450-850 and there is also a line of children's wear. The design, colour and composition of the looks represent the hues of spring.

Air brush makeup at Banthai

To come to the aid of the brides on their big day and the days that follow, Banthai is offering some special packages. To add to the long list of services available, they are offering Air brush -- a crack free, water resistant makeup that lasts for 19 hours. Prices start from Tk.15000. Besides this, interested brides may take advice from Kazi Qamrul Islam through prior appointment.

Contact: Banthai, House #12/B, Road #55, Gulshan. #0192 411 9933.

Ena La Mode's Valentine's Day offer

Keeping up with season, this being the season of love, Ena La Mode begins its Valentine's Day offer. With every purchase of Tk.3,000 or above, you will get a free pair of shoes or sandals. Ena La Mode's trademark styled bags using Jamdani and chikan and shoes using batik, are also available in newer designs as an added attraction. The offer is valid till 14 February.

Outlets: Shop 13 (2nd floor), UAE Shopping Complex; Shop 7, Block-C, Level 2, Bashundhara City Shopping Complex, Nasirabad Afim Plaza, Chittagong; Pink City Shopping Complex (3rd Floor), Shop 9, Gulshan-2.


Organic honey from the north-west

Honey is an ingredient long lost from our households due to rapid urbanisation and disappearance of plants and blooms from our urban lives. 'Nijera Mouchasi Shangothon' (NMS) hopes to bring about a massive change in the current scenario.

During a study made to identify ways of economical sustenance during periods of 'monga' (seasonal hunger), culturing bees for honey was deemed a viable option. Since then more than 600 poorer households from around 70 paras in Lalmonirhat, Nilphamari, Rangpur, Gaibandha and Dinajpur are engaged in honey production. Not only has NMS changed the livelihoods of the villagers through the revenue from honey, they are now well known in northwest Bangladesh for purity -- the honey is ethically sourced and organically processed, with certification from the Bangladesh Standard Testing Institute (BSTI). The NMS honey has an array and depth of flavours, based on the seasonal nectar source.

For details, please visit facebook.com/pages/sweet-bee/460786553985172 or contact #0173 283 6205; or email -- nijera.honey@gmail.com.


AZZARRA is a unique fashion house, one that blends western trends with eastern concepts. Using hand-picked imported fabrics, intricate handiwork and delicate workmanship, Azzarra offers one of the best buys in town. They have been around for over two years, but recently embarked on their very own clothing line. You can find great variety in their line of casual wear to party wear. Their presence is also felt online, as they update and regularly interact with their loyal clientele through their Facebook page.

Location: Azzarra, Road #8-B, House #6, Nikunja #1. #0175 411 2244; facebook.com/azzarrabd

Women's World celebrates Valentine's Day

This Valentine's Day, Women's World offers its clients special packages, which include: Make-up and Blow Dry for Tk.1,100, Make-Up and Iron for Tk.1,500, Make-up Khopa for Tk.1,100, Make-up and Roller Setting Tk.1,600 and Full Body Fair Polish and Full Body Massage for Tk.3,000. If you avail the package between 1 to 15 February, Women's World offers a 10 per cent discount, providing yet another incentive.

Address: Erectors House, 1st Floor, 18, Kemal Ataturk Avenue, Banani, Dhaka-1213. #985 9938, 0714 176 6666, 0167 024 8316.

Email: info@elegancedhaka.com

Cupid's couple contest

This February, Studio Aarash presents Cupid's Couple Contest 2013, an opportunity for all the couples to be appreciated for looking really great together. The lucky winner of this contest will have an exclusive photo shoot worth Tk.15,000 on this month of Valentine. The couple will also enjoy an exclusive buffet dinner at Hotel Sarina International. The 1st Runner-up couple will enjoy an exclusive make-over and elite services at RED Beauty Salon for both him and her and the 2nd Runner-up couple will enjoy an exclusive buffet dinner at Hotel Sarina International. To find out all the information, contest rules and terms and conditions visit and like the page: https://www.facebook.com/StudioAarash.


The ghost's story

We often encounter witnesses of time. And then there are the ghosts of time, standing firm as a relic with stories to tell but none to hear them. They are spread around us, maybe not in this concrete jungle but close nevertheless.

These medieval or colonial landmarks were once the abode of Zamindars or people from the affluent classes. Now, many hundred years later, there are no Zamindars or their next-of-kins. As the moss grows on their walls and their floors, these grand structures eagerly await avid listeners. As the wind blows through the empty halls and the broken rooms, there is a story being told, all you need is an ear and eagerness to hear the ghost's story.

Photo: Sazzad Ibne Sayed
Women Teachers' Training College, Mymensingh; Muktagacha Zamindar Bari.


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