Summertime is synonymous to high-tea, get-togethers with friends, elaborate dressing and ripples of laughter. Stellar afternoons can be experienced sipping lavish tea, sitting under colourful umbrellas spread out in the open, or inside chic restaurants, while relaxing on tapestried chairs and getting lost in discussions of sweet nothings.
“At least the pandemic has subsided and people are coming back to the stores. We reserved a moderate collection for Baishakh, especially for consumers who want to celebrate the occasion with fervour,” said Khalid Mahmood Khan, owner of home-grown apparel store Kay Kraft.
Zahed Sharif, an entrepreneur running an online jewellery store, will not be able to enjoy Ramadan as he did before. “Thanks to soaring prices of everyday commodities, in many households including mine, there will be simpler food on the table,” he said.
On Saturday, March 19, a private menu by Kishwar Chowdhury had been hosted by the famed couple Durjoy Rahman and Sania Ahsan, to an invited list of 115, which, included dignitaries from all spheres of the society. The lunch was hosted at the Prego Restaurant at the five-star hotel, The Westin Dhaka.
The gifted chef, Kishwar Chowdhury, has just arrived in Dhaka on March 16, after bagging the 2nd runner up position at the MasterChef Australia Season 13. The talented chef has been invited to Bangladesh by the Durjoy Bangladesh Foundation (DBF), a visionary institution founded by Durjoy Rahman, supporting all kinds of artists and art forms including the culinary delights of South Asia and beyond.
‘Aspire to Inspire,’ a campaign initiated by KrayonMag, a social storytelling platform, had been developed last year to give courage to the women in Bangladesh, to be able to prioritise their hopes and dreams over any sort of obstacles.