Flurry of early iftar shopping (video)
With Ramadan knocking at the door, Dhaka city dwellers are hurrying to buy items they need to prepare iftar.
The shoppers are mostly buying grams, lentils, dates, puffed rice, sugar, and oil to prepare the homemade iftar items.
Kitchen markets are also flooded with replenishing drinks like Rooh Afza and Tang. Lemons and pudina leafs are also being sold for juice-making purposes.
This year, Muslims are going to fast during summer. So those fasting can have seasonal juicy fruits like mango, litchis, pineapples for the iftar.
The prices of the kitchen items normally rocket ahead of Ramadan. But this year it seems different as the prices are still in control. This is good for the buyers.