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Uttara has always been recognized as a residential area. People from all over the country want to reside here because at the end of the day, all of us want to keep away from the daily bustle and chaos our lives have to offer. With the absence of hostility and the ease of having everything within your reach, here’s what it feels like living in one of the most elite neighborhoods in Dhaka. Commercialized To everyone’s knowledge, we know that Uttara is super close to the airport which basically means that everything else is nearby as well. Heading towards Uttara, you will stumble across Rajlaxmi market where you can find goods for unbelievably cheap prices. Taking a stroll around Jasimuddin Avenue, big commercial complexes like RAK tower and ABC tower can be located. Many flagship stores of popular brands like Yellow, Aarong, Astorian, etc. are also located in Uttara. Reputed…

Attempting to sell an apartment is a daunting task in itself. There is so much to do and so many aspects to consider in order to sell your apartment at its maximum value. As an owner, you would understandably want to make the most out of your investment. Some budget friendly ways that will make your apartment look visually alluring are covered in this article. Tidy Up The simplest way to make your apartment look nice is to clean it up. If you are selling an old apartment, it most likely has sustained some damage. Look for marks on the walls, floors, doors or windows. Rub it with a cleaning agent so that the place looks cleaner. Nothing is more un-appealing than a rusty, stained apartment that looks like it is from a different century. Paint it! Even with all the rubbing and cleaning, there will be some stains that…

Ever thought about what our favorite footballers are up to when not on the field? When our heroes aren’t scoring goals or travelling to exotic locations, they are chilling out in the comfort of their homes with their families. Their homes are a reflection of the life off the grass. Let us take a brief look at the cribs they reside in. Ronaldo: Cristiano Ronaldo, One of the most coveted players in history, the Portuguese Prince is the epitome of footballers for future generations to look up to. When he isn’t scoring on the field, he is a man who is raising his family at his 8,000 square feet luxury mansion. Reported to have been built at around £8 million, the star’s home has seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms, a garden spread over 3,000 sq ft and all the amenities a luxury mansion is supposed to have. It is even said to…

The World Cup 2018 has kicked-off and it has already taken an unprecedented turn. Shocking wins and heart clenching draws have eclipsed the opening phase of the world sporting event. Whether you are dancing for Brazil, flowing with Argentina or roaring for Germany, this World Cup is proving to be a surprising wild card when it comes to picking a favorite. Football favorites are being held and anchored at bay while the underdogs and World Cup veterans are putting up a fight not many has come to expect. A sport played by 22 men on a field of grass is more than just a game. It is a gathering, not just of players but of people. And as people gather, they pin their expectations on the teams to take them to the pinnacle of liveliness a victory brings. Hosts Russia started off the football festival with a thumping win against Saudi…

Comfort. Convenience. Safety. Although we all have different preferences, all individuals instinctively want these things. And once you have made the decision of buying or renting a home, it brings you to your next important decision: Choosing the ideal location for your home. Prior to shifting, it is important to do a little research to know about different locations and find a suitable one. What is a “Comfortable” location? What might seem like a comfortable location for a home to you may not seem like one to another person and so, the definition of a ‘comfortable’ location is difficult to define. With preferences of different kinds of lifestyles and benefits associated in the area, comfort has different definitions for everyone. Some of us like to live amidst lush greenery, away from the hustle and bustle of the central city areas. On the other hand, some prefer the constant buzz, crowd and…

Chinese restaurants have been around Dhaka for quite a long time now. But then again, the availability of authentic Chinese cuisine was always rare since there was always a spicy deshi  twist to it. However, recently many eateries have been showing up, offering original continental cuisine. Starting from dim sum havens to fiery chowmein, below is a list of trending Chinese restaurants that we think are worth visiting. Chows The two-floored restaurant located in Banani was heavily popularized for its Cantonese cuisine. The dramatic double-height ceiling perfectly complements their combination of contemporary and traditional Chinese interior. Among their popular dishes, their BBQ chicken bao, dim sum and spring rolls are must-trys. The food is carefully prepared by their Chinese chefs and the special ingredients are brought all the way from China. However, they have a variety of vegan dishes as well. Along with the fine dining, their bar offers a range of mocktails.…

In the Quran, it is said that Laylatul Qadr (the Night of Power and Fate) is “better than a thousand months”(97:3). Any actions done on this night is better than any actions done for one thousand months which do not contain the night of Qadr. Allah’s messenger devoted the last ten days of Ramadhan to prayer and Dhikr. Each and every good deed from Maghrib until Fajr on Laylatul Qadr is rewarded a minimum of at least 83 years of worship. The Prophet said: Whoever prays during the night of Qadr with faith and hoping for its reward will have all of his previous sins forgiven.” (Bukhari and Muslim recorded from Abu Huraira). So here are some things you can do for the last ten days of Ramadhan to maximize the benefits: Give Charity: After your Taraweeh prayers, donate to the mosque. We spend so much money on a regular…

After a strenuous month of fasting and holding off on worldly desires, Eid-ul-Fitr is nearly upon us. As the coming of Eid marks the end of this month, Muslims all over the world are about to prepare themselves for one of the most joyous of celebrations. Across the globe, every culture of the faith has their respective traditions when it comes to celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr. However, the preparation leading up to Eid is more or less the same wherever you may reside. Be it the last minute shopping for food, gifts or clothing on the eve of Eid, it is the preparation for the Eid holidays that keeps the faithful invigorated. In Bangladesh, the scenario is no different, as people will flock off into the final nights leading up to Eid, in hopes of keeping well prepared for the religious holiday. With that said, let us see the preparations which must…

Even if you have invested a lot of time and money in your furniture, your house may still look bland. The reason is most likely your boring walls. To add some life to your dull neutral walls, there are some really fun and creative ways to decorate your modern walls. Some interesting elements to elevate your wall décor are: Large Abstract Paintings Abstract, minimalist paintings are very modern in their appearance. A large painting that covers the wall will instantly set the mood to your room. Abstract art comes in many colors, shapes and sizes. They are sure to attract the attention of your guests while offering thousands of interpretations each time you see them. When hanging large paintings, make sure they are centralized. The ideal size to adorn a large wall is by leaving 6 to 12 inches empty space from each side. 3D Metal Wall Art This is…

Eid. The festival of colors. The festival of happiness. Also, the festival of endless shopping! Every Eid gives us the excuse to extravagantly dress ourselves in the most colorful attires. The idea of donning the latest outfits, wearing new sparkly jewelry, buying the most fashionable accessories and trendiest shoes is almost synonymous to Eid. We get busy before Eid, looking out for the perfect outfit to wear on that day by choosing it from the stunning collections all those shops have to offer. As Eid approaches, malls and roads get busier with the hustle and bustle of people as they rush to finish their Eid shopping. Here are some tips to help you in case you haven’t had the time to do your Eid shopping yet. Preparing to Go out Before heading out, make sure you pack your bag with the essentials – a water bottle, some snacks, your mobile phone,…