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12:01 AM, February 18, 2014 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:53 AM, March 08, 2015



30 % discount @ Apan Jewelers

On the occasion of International Mother Language Day, Apan Jewelers is offering customers a 30 per cent discount. Various diamond jewellery like necklace sets, finger rings, earrings, nose pins, platinum rings, diamond lockets, etc. are available there at competitive prices. This offer will continue till 21 February, 2014.
For more information, call: 9552904, 01942948387.



Go for the Big Bite

HIS winter, Big Bite has arranged their special dishes. They have established their decorated cafe on Sonargaon Road with delicious foods. They are serving wide varieties of sandwiche, like chicken sandwich, beef sandwich, chicken cheese sandwich and club sandwich.
They are also serving burgers, such as beef burger, beef cheese burger, chicken cheese burger; Thunder Storm Burger, Cyclone Burger, Combo Burger, etc.
There are a wide range of other food items as well, such as different types of hot dogs, meat ball, soups, etc. You can also opt for their set menus.
Big Bite also has different types of pastries, milk shakes, fruit juice, among other drinks.

Pizza Hut Delivery now at Dhanmondi

PIZZA Hut Delivery is now available at Dhanmondi. After Mirpur, Bhatara and Banani, PHD has formally launched its fourth outlet in the city on 13 February, 2014.
Having pizza at your doorway in around 30 minutes is, therefore, not a dream anymore. Now the Dhanmondi residents will be able to order pizzas from the comfort of their own home. Moreover, like the other PHDs, the newly established Happy Arcade PHD (Road 3, Dhanmondi) has a neat dining facility.
To commemorate the opening ceremony of the Dhanmondi outlet, Akku Chowdhury, Managing Director and CEO of Transcom Foods Ltd. was joined by renowned celebrity Munmun, Topu along with three members of Bangladesh National Women's Football team -- Sabina Khatun, Mirona and Mahmuda Akhter.
The launching ceremony was followed by a dance performance by Nrittyam Dance Group on the street in front of Happy Arcade PHD and a grand rally including two pick-up vans and two horse carriages. The rally and the dance performance covered all the outlets of KFC, Pizza Hut and PHD of Dhaka.
Pizza Hut Delivery is an international home delivery chain with 4 outlets in Bangladesh, which are located in Mirpur (09613-999999), Banani (09613-999777), Bhatara (09613-999888) and Dhanmondi (09613-999666) of Dhaka city.
PHD's motto is, “We deliver great pizzas to your door steps!
Transcom Foods Limited, a subsidiary of Transcom Group, runs the operations of Pizza Hut Delivery in Bangladesh and is also the franchisee of KFC and Pizza Hut.

Shamuk's 6th Exhibition

The sixth exhibition of Shamuk was recently inaugurated during the beginning of the month. Using the theme Chithi, meaning letters, the exhibition is a celebration of days gone by, when letters were the norm. Chithi seeks to bring to the fore the joys of receiving a letter, a phenomenon quickly receding to the corners of national and international consciousness.
Shamuk, through their new collection, retains their previous air of exclusivity. With so many boutiques to choose from, Shamuk tries to differentiate themselves from others, bringing forth a different take on the same aspect. The saris, fatuas, scarves and blankets come in hand-printed designs, almost all having just one piece, so no two pieces are the same. Motifs exuding patriotism and culture are largely prevalent in everything from blankets to scarves, using images of the Father of the nation and some celebrating monuments like the Lalbagh Fort, among others. Although Shamuk travels a tried and tested route popularised by the boutiqes from Aziz Supermarket, here more attention is paid to the design and quality.
Shamuk caters to its clientele's exclusivity and that is quite evident in its one of a kind and oft out of the box designs. The Chithi collection further ticks all the right boxes, draping itself in a cloak of nostalgia. Stamps from yesteryears, postcards, envelopes and even ink pens of the previously popular Pilot mould, are all fixtures of the exhibition. The décor itself acknowledges the theme being explored, with envelope-chandeliers and framed stamps from decades ago greeting visitors. With so much age-old stationery strewn about, one would be forgiven if they thought that the age of letters is back. But Shamuk's exhibition reinforces the thought that it should be; moving away from letter writing has resulted in the loss of the personal touch that messages came with. The cosiness and class and the warmth it brings can never be replicated by emails and text messages and Shamuk helps remind its visitors of just that.
The fair lives up to its billing and is indeed worth the visit. Visit the exhibition being held in its one and only outlet located in 1/12, Block-C, Lalmatia, opposite to Shad Tehari and behind the WVA building, on the road behind Genetic Plaza.

By Osama Rahman

Karma Coffee: Playing Cupid

TEDDY bears chocolates and roses; these are the elements most associated with Valentine's Day. A gift followed by a romantic dinner seems to be the norm during the celebration of love. However, this year, a few managed to break the trend and do something more entertaining; many had the opportunity of witnessing a unique play last Friday. Written by Shazia Omar, Karma Coffee, was presented on Valentine's Day at Red Shift café. Selling out tickets days in advance, it promised to be an engaging affair and in this aspect, it did not disappoint.
Karma Coffee follows the story of Ansari, whose sister, a modern day cupid, sets him up on four blind dates during the same evening. Apprehensive at first, Ansari decides to go through with the plan to spare his sister's blushes. The plot is quite a spot-on commentary on the relationship dynamics that we see in this generation. Our tendency to find and exaggerate flaws often clouds our decision making and Karma Coffee makes it a point to bring all those aspects into the equation. Shazia Omar's wit is ever present throughout and ties the story together neatly. The customary 'oohs', 'aahs' and 'aaws' are all fixtures but more importantly, the laughter the play generates is what makes it such a must see. The cast remain very comfortable amongst themselves and their chemistry translates into seamless characterisation, making the play all the more gripping.
Imtiaz Kibria, of the Chronicles of Narnia fame, stepped into the Dhaka theatre scene for only the second time, having stayed and practiced his profession abroad for all these years. Immediately it is clear, that this play revolves around him and he is as important to Karma Coffee as it is to him. The protagonist with 16 years of experience behind him provides a great performance. Opposite him, Ulfath Kuddus too gives a memorable performance. According to Imtiaz, Karma Coffee wasn't the product of just a few days of brainstorming and re-writing. “What was so interesting about Karma Coffee is that the plot constantly evolved and even on the last day, were making additions,” Imtiaz said. 6-7 hour long practice sessions yielded lots of improvisation, with some lines that generated much laughter on the day of the play, having been thought of right on the spot. The unscripted additions that crept on only added to the realism.
Karma Coffee is, first and foremost, a brave venture. Using English as the language of preference, the play has catered to a different group of viewers. The spontaneity of the cast and Amit Ashraf's direction, all came together quite well. With more projects in the pipeline, Shazia Omar and her cast of Karma Coffee are the new kids on the theatre block and are well worth watching out for.
By Osama Rahman

Sound of Music

A certificate awarding ceremony was held at Sound of Music, Gulshan on 15 February, 2014. Amongst the notable guests present were representatives from the British Council, Kirsten Franklin, the principal of Sir John Wilson School, parents of students and the students themselves.
Certificates of London College of Music (LCM), under West London University, were awarded to all the students who passed the examinations conducted by visiting representative from LCM.
Sound of Music School has been selected by London College of Music as their examination centre in Bangladesh. Examinations are held three times a year; the first examination was held in December 2013. LCM offers courses for candidates of all levels, from introductory examination for beginners, through eight grades (or leisure play levels), to four levels of professional diplomas in performance, teaching, composition and research.
Those who are interested to learn to play musical instruments as hobby, career or profession may please call 01741116999,  01971116999 or send email to sound of Sound of Music is located in Bashati Dream, House #3, Flat #C-4, Road #20, Gulshan -1, Dhaka. Fawzia Chowdhury is the principal of Sound of Music.

Pizza Inn opens third branch

World famous pizza chain Pizza Inn opened its third branch at Banani in Dhaka. The inauguration ceremony took place on 13 February 2014. Sayed Anowaruzzamn, Chairman, Eng. Sayeed Ahmed, Managing Director and other directors of Mohammad Food and Alights were present during the ceremony. S.A.K Ekramuzzaman, Managing Director of RAK Ceramics and Anowara Begum Rina, CEO, SM Style Limited (Smartex) featured as special guests. Some other invited guests and media personnel were also present.
In order to celebrate the new branch of Pizza Inn, the franchise brings numerous special offers. 4 pizzas within Tk.999 is one of those special offers. Furthermore, a new brand has also been brought to Pizza Inn, with the addition of `Spice Chicken'. To mark the introduction of Spice Chicken, Pizza Inn is now offering a 'buy two burgers and get one burger free' and 'buy three pieces of chicken and get one free'.
Pizza Inn coffee bar is also offering up to 40 per cent discounts on coffee and snacks from 10pm to 2am.
All offers are valid through the month of February.

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