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Reading Time: 2 minutes As the people of Bangladesh slowly gather to gear up for holy Eid-ul-Adha, the priceless question on everyone’s mind has already begun to form; where to get the cattle? Qurbani haats (Cattle Markets) during Eid-ul-Adha are set up in almost every location around Dhaka City. This year however, following new regulations, a total of 22 Qurbani haats has been positioned in designated areas set by the government administration. Due to this new regulation, prices are expected to be moderately high in those designated cattle markets. However, those who are looking for quality cattle within a good budget are just in luck. The following locations are in very close proximity to Dhaka city, where domestic cattle ranged BDT.40,000 to BDT. 50,000 can be availed, sometimes even as low as BDT. 35,000. Gabtoli: The one permanent Qurbani Haat in Dhaka city has been standing strong over the decades. From local cattle to…

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you look beyond the daily concerns people break their heads over, you will find that Dhaka is one of the liveliest and happening cities one can reside in. The city is a tumultuous carnival of surreal wonder if you have the heart to brave it and in that retrospect, the perks outweigh the costs. Let’s stroll into the reasons of what the perks are of living in Dhaka city are. The Sound of Music: Almost every week, cultural clubs or galleries hold music festivals throughout the cities, exclusives with open mic nights. Rabindra Sharabar and Jatra Biroti are undoubtedly every one’s preferred picks when it comes to musical events. Jatra Biroti is an art and music lounge which hosts musical events that promote folk and upcoming artists of Bangladesh, and occasionally abroad as well. It is a place of live music where from traditional Lalon and Tagore to the…

Reading Time: 3 minutes The first thing you must consider before buying a piece of property is whether you want to purchase a movable or immovable property, in other words, a land or an apartment. There are legal proceedings and processes which one must navigate through before owning a piece of property. It can be a daunting procedure and to better understand buying a property in Bangladesh, we have created the ultimate guide for buying property in Bangladesh Location: When it comes to purchasing a property in Bangladesh, there are many factors which the buyer must take into account before proceeding, with location being the most important as it will decide the pricing of the property. Generally the buyer has two choices to avail from; inside or outside the city. Prices of properties vary greatly according to these two locations with city being generally more expensive. However, the one factor which is constant in…

Reading Time: 2 minutes Buying a home is the most significant investment you will make in your life. Needless to say, the entire process can be complicated and stressful. When looking for the perfect kitchen space, you might miss out on other important elements. That’s why, we are here to ensure you get these factors ticked off your checklist! Prioritize your list Would you rather be living in a neighborhood with an active social scene and bustling streets or be close to your children’s school? Or maybe you’re looking for an easy commute? All of these mentioned factors can significantly impact the way you carry out your days. Get to the depths of what you want and what really works for you. Think about the overall infrastructure Your ideal home should be surrounded by all your most necessary amenities. It should be in close proximity to your office but it should also be close…

Reading Time: 6 minutes Dhaka is a city full of marvel. It is a city of dreams for millions of people across the country. This wonderful city is divided into two parts; North Dhaka and South Dhaka. Both parts of the city have excellent places to live, but each has their own flavours that allure people. Living in Dhaka North has its own appeals, but today we will be focusing on 6 reasons that make living in Dhaka South so great. Significant areas of South Dhaka include Motijheel, Shahbag, Malibagh, Ramna, Dhanmondi, Rampura, Kalabagan, and the entirety of Old Dhaka. All of these areas have traditionally been places of importance in the capital. Let’s look at some of the major perks that make the Southern part of Dhaka so attractive to people. Prestigious Educational Institutions One of the biggest reasons people prefer living in Dhaka South is the many prestigious educational institutions throughout the…

Reading Time: 5 minutes Eid is a time of year when you become swamped with thousands of tasks. Be it family shopping, picking up groceries or even looking up scrumptious recipes online, everything has to be done perfectly. Amidst all the chaos, home decoration can sometimes be left for the last second. Well, Eid is a celebration when your home needs a fabulous makeover. Have you thought about how you would welcome your guests? What ambience would suit your food infused Eid-ul-Adha 2018 preparations? Or how to take care of the nooks and crannies of your house that remain ignored throughout the year? If you are yet to figure out home decoration ideas ahead of Eid, here are some easy makeover steps to prepare yourself in the grandest manner possible. Start With The Basics The living room and the dining room are to be your priorities for guests. Tidy up the place by putting things…

Reading Time: 2 minutes Since we get only two grand celebrations in a year, it is quite normal for us to forget about our countless healthy-eating resolutions and dive into a large feast with our families. No matter how much we ignore the many articles we stumble across the internet or the backlash we get from our aunties, nothing stops us from indulging ourselves in curries and mouth-watering desserts that we so eagerly wait for. But only by abiding a few steps and adapting to a certain healthy habits, here’s how you can stay fit this Eid, too! Stop putting up excuses Just because it is a special occasion doesn’t mean you have to give in to a feast every time you decide to visit a relative. Refrain from getting the second plate refill (or the third); resist the temptation of lingering around the table and waiting for an additional plate of desserts. Grilled…

Reading Time: 5 minutes The citizens of Dhaka have long been struggling with traffic issues. People can barely move around without facing severe traffic congestion. There are too many vehicles on too few roads and very low regard for traffic rules. So, in a city that has an average travelling speed of 7 km per hour, the Hatirjheel project provides an escape from all the traffic jam in Dhaka. What The Hatirjheel project Used To Be It’s been a little more than 5 and a half years since Hatirjheel was inaugurated. However, it has since become an integral part of the city’s life. A time before the Hatirjheel project is difficult to fathom now. Previously, there was no straight route for people living in Banasree, Rampura or Badda to travel to Gulshan or Tejgaon areas. They had to go all the way around either Link Road to the North or use the Malibagh-Maghbazar road…

Reading Time: 4 minutes Eid ul-Adha – or as we locals like to call it, Qurbani Eid – is one of the biggest holidays in our country. It is a time meant to be spent with your loved ones and rejoice. However, it takes a lot of effort to get your home ready for the occasion. While some might think it is a one-day celebration, the joyous atmosphere usually lasts for two to three days. During this time you have to perform the Qurbani (religious sacrifice of animal), cut up & store meat, donate to the poor, cook delicious meals and entertain guests. With all the moving parts when you want to prepare your home for Eid ul-Adha holidays, it is easy to overlook certain arrangements. How prepared are you? Buy Home Essentials From carving up the meat to serving delicious meals to guests, a lot of small things and pieces are required to…

Reading Time: 4 minutes When someone thinks about Mohammadpur, the first thing that comes to his or her mind is well-planned residential space. The next thing that people think of is the rich historical background of the area. However, what most people don’t realise is that Mohammadpur is increasingly becoming a hotspot for a lot of startups in Bangladesh thanks to having some of the best office space for startups. More and more people are choosing Mohammadpur over other parts of Dhaka as their initial base of operations. Location is always a crucial factor for any business, but more so for startups; choosing the wrong office spot can lead to their downfall. On the other hand, selecting the right place from the very beginning will help a business grow and thrive. To many, Mohammadpur is just the location for this. Let’s take a look at what makes Mohammadpur the prime candidate for startups to set…