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Reading Time: 6 minutes Since the dawn of civilization, we have always strived for achieving maximum efficiency in our day-to-day life. Among the many advancements that we made in search of achieving efficiency, technology proved to be the most effective and viable solution to this perennial problem. From smartphones in our pockets to a smart house equipped with smart gadgets, not only are we surrounded by gadgets, our lives are intertwined with it and there is no way to escape it. In the following, we will discuss some of those smart gadgets of 2020 that can help make your life a bit easier, efficient, and a whole lot more exciting. SAMSUNG QLED Q950 8K BEZEL-LESS TV This year’s Consumer Electronic Shows at Las Vegas brought plenty of amazing technology to consumers but among them, the piece of tech that stood out from the rest is the 43-inch QLED Q950 8K madness from Samsung. The…

Reading Time: 4 minutes In a country where more than 20 million people live in the capital alone, the city’s housing issue is a big problem that needs to be tackled on a daily basis. And since almost 80-85% of the people live in rented houses in the city, it is necessary for landlords and tenants to obey certain rules and regulations to maintain a healthy balance. The dispute between landlords and tenants is a widespread phenomenon that has consistently plagued landlords. Although there are certain dos and don’ts that a landlord can follow to avoid such issues, sometimes it just doesn’t work. Whether you are new in the business and are preparing to rent your first property or you have been a landlord for much of your life, it is important to understand that you may have to face tenant problems at some point in time. In such cases, rather than issuing an…

Reading Time: 3 minutes Bangladesh, a land of festivals, is brimming with colorful and vibrant occasions. These occasions are an integral part of the culture. Each one of the festivals is an event of togetherness. They are also an escapade from the toiling nature of the average Bengali life. Puran Dhaka has been at the center of all these festive customs. It has been witnessing and exercising various festivals since the dawn of this civilization by the Buriganga River. Being a major economic hub in the region of the capital Dhaka has dynamically espoused all types of festive spirits from the numerous cultures and dynasties that have prevailed in this region, each diametrically different but uniquely scintillating in its own right. One such festival is the Shakrain, celebrated in the falling winter season, to mark the end of the Bengali month of Poush, which is also sometimes referred to as Poush Sankranti. Revisiting the…

Reading Time: 3 minutes Winter is quite relaxing, but it is a season that has significant lackluster in exultation. All of nature is immersed in fog and dew. The climatic condition makes you hide inside a warm blanket. To tear apart such a hibernating state and to activate your energy, color green is very effective and conducts a therapeutic treatment of mind. At the end of winter, spring will be knocking at the door. As a result, your home needs decoration. Decorating a house using color green is a trending fashion. In many homes, several decorating styles can be found, where the use of green is very apparent. Usage of retro or modern furniture, green walls, beautiful wallpapers with green patterns or floral designs will make your home look great. Let’s see how we can utilize this green color more for decoration of home! The mood of the color Each and every color has…

Reading Time: 5 minutes Unlike most other industries, the real estate sector has seen mostly steady one-directional growth over the years. And that is because of the non-depreciable attribute of lands and other real estate assets. But that doesn’t mean it will remain the same in the future too. With the periodical imposition of new laws and regulations, as some of the old ones are getting changed or discontinued, it becomes hard for normal people to cling on to their property-related decisions. In the last decade, disturbance in the global economy took a huge toll on the housing market and only aided on the global housing crisis. However, things started to take a turn in the last quarter of the parting year of the decade as the authorities introduced new, more real estate-friendly regulations to the market. In that regard, a look forward is a must to understand what direction the sector is going…

Reading Time: 4 minutes Jumping into your cozy bed and sliding under the blanket to take a nap, enjoying movies or enjoying a hot cup of coffee; any of these might be the ideal thing for you to do this winter. But on the other hand, as January marks the beginning of a new year, various events also bubble up to celebrate this occasion. So, if you want to experience something more exciting to do other than clinging to your cozy space, you might want to know what is happening in January 2020. Here, we have composed a list of events for you that will happen in January 2020. Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF) 2020 Date: 01 Jan – 31 Jan Time: 10:00 am – 08:00 pm Venue: On the west side of Bangabandhu International Conference Center Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF) will turn 25 next year. For the last 24 years, the country’s…

Reading Time: 4 minutes Following our previous article on the cost of building a home, a lot of the readers have been eager to learn a bit more about the foundation cost of buildings in Bangladesh – and it is easy to understand why. Foundation is a primary aspect of construction. It determines a structure’s integrity as well as durability to a great extent – especially in modern times when verticality is the path forward. However, unlike other aspects, determining or even estimating the foundation cost of buildings can be quite difficult due to the complex items involved – not to mention the different foundation options that are available. As such, before discussions about the cost begin, let’s take a brief look at the types of foundations that are prevalent in Bangladesh today. Foundation Types The type of foundation most appropriate for you largely depends on soil quality and the height of the building.…

Reading Time: 4 minutes This week, the nation will celebrate its 49th Victory Day and pay homage to the martyrs who made the supreme sacrifice for our country. Their resolve, determination and struggle made attaining victory possible and create a new nation, a ‘Bangla nation’. Without their sacrifice, the entire existence of our beloved Bangladesh wouldn’t have been possible and we would have surely lost our culture, tradition, and identity. Our victory day, or as we call it “Bijoy Dibosh” is a testament to the 9-month struggle of the people of the country; Which is why the occasion is celebrated nationwide as well as worldwide in various Bangladeshi communities. Looking back The liberation war in 1971, happens to be one of the most violent wars of the 20th century as the nation witnessed multiple acts of brutality on a massive scale. Although, the craving for a sovereign nation sparked long before 1971. It all…

Reading Time: 4 minutes In a country where summer is the most prominent among all the seasons, winter is nothing less than a blessing. Maybe this is why people all over the country get a sense of relief when winter comes. Since winter in this country is not as cold as in the northern parts of the world, you can actually enjoy the season. In that regard, calling it one of the most enjoyable seasons in Bangladesh wouldn’t be wrong. However, winter doesn’t affect every part of the country in the same way. For example, winter in the northern areas of Bangladesh is quite different than all the other areas. Likewise, winter in rural and urban areas is also completely different from each other. But no matter where you live, there is a lot to enjoy this season.  That being said, here are 5 great things about winter in Dhaka that you can enjoy…

Reading Time: 5 minutes From a stand-alone house to a rented flat or apartment, you have tons of options that can meet your accommodation needs. But there exists another class of dwelling that can benefit you greatly under certain conditions. These are called ‘condominiums’ or ‘condos’ for short.  “A condominium is broadly defined as ownership of an individual dwelling in a multi-unit structure that includes joint-ownership of an undivided interest in the associated land and facilities held in common.” The idea of condominiums, however, is not new. The first use of condominiums has been traced back to first-century Babylon, where a similar ideology was used. From there, the idea has just been revolutionized and has become very mature over time. There are ample reasons (which we will discuss later in the segment) as to why the idea of owning a condo has become so popular and demandable worldwide. In Bangladesh, as more and more…