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Reading Time: 5 minutes Love is something that doesn’t follow any logic or rules. You can fall in love with anything, any time, for any reason. And although a lot of the citizens of Dhaka don’t want to admit it, they love the city. There’s no better place in Bangladesh to live. Dhaka is overcrowded, noisy, and might not seem like anything special… Yet, you cannot help but fall in love with the city. But why? What are the reasons to love Dhaka? Tech The whole world is moving at a rapid pace. New innovations and technologies are unveiled constantly that make our life better. All these tech first come to Dhaka before being available throughout the rest of the country. And more often than not, these modern technologies are only available in Dhaka which has caused a huge surge in the usage of smart home gadgets here. As a result, Dhaka has become…

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bangabandhu Bridge This multipurpose bridge was constructed back in 1998. Commonly known as Jamuna Bridge, it happened to be the world’s 11th longest bridge at the time of its construction and currently, it holds the 6th position. Located on the Asian and Trans-Asian highways, this gigantic structure provides international road and railway links across Southeast Asia through Central Asia to Northwest Europe. Because of its strategic link between the eastern and western parts of Bangladesh, it promotes inter-regional trade of goods, transmission of electricity, natural gas, integration of telecommunication links and also allows passenger traffic by road and rail. The structure was constructed by Hyundai Engineering & Construction and about 15,000 people worked over the span of four years to build the bridge. The total cost of the bridge was a little more than seven hundred million US dollars. Khan Jahan Ali Bridge Located over the Rupsha River, this bridge is known…

Reading Time: 5 minutes BBQ parties are a great way to meet and spend time with friends and families. All that late night chatter and first time cooking experiences make the party even more lively and fun. It is not uncommon to come up with a sudden get-together plan with friends for BBQ parties at home. However, the real challenge comes when organizing the party. Yes, a BBQ is fun, but there are certain equipments you need for a hassle-free event. If not experienced, chances are you would go through the trouble of finding the bbq essentials as well. To ensure you have everything you need, take a look below. We have listed a few planning a bbq party essentials and where to find them in Dhaka. Grilling Equipments Grilling is the heart of bbq, right? So you have to manage grilling items before arranging a bbq party. Everyone has their own preference when picking…

Reading Time: 4 minutes Office shifting is a big milestone for any organization. It usually signifies a move forward. But shifting itself is an enormous task. You need to take a lot of preparations, even when it’s just house shifting let alone an entire office. When relocating office space, the goal is to have a seamless move without interrupting the flow of work. That is why it pays to know some office shifting tips; tips that will streamline the whole process and help your organization complete the move in a hassle-free manner. Plan Ahead on Packing Many organizations that haven’t experienced office relocation often make the mistake of selecting the wrong time to start packing. This can be disastrous if there is any need for a last-minute scramble to get it together. On the other hand, an entire work day might have to be sacrificed if you begin packing early. That is why you…

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Banani area has long been considered one of the most prominent areas of the capital. During the initial expansion of Dhaka in the 50’s, Banani was designated as a residential area for middle-class families. That, however, changed after independence when the area became a prime real estate location thanks to the numerous foreign embassies nearby. Banani is one of the top trending residential areas in Dhaka right now, and many who don’t live in Banani aspire to have a home there. Let’s take a look at some of the advantages of living in Banani. Well-Maintained Infrastructure Banani possesses something that few areas in Dhaka have; properly maintained roads and facilities. Almost all the roads in the area are in spectacular condition. Infrastructural development is also meticulously planned. There have been continuous improvements to the infrastructure of the area to ensure the utmost living conditions. As a result, Banani is…

Reading Time: 5 minutes Pest control is an important aspect of home care. The uninvited arrival of pests can not only muddy the beauty of your flat but can also create awkward situations. No one wants bugs in his or her apartment, and as such, we take measures to protect home from pests. Among all the techniques and measures, natural pest control tricks are some of the most effective techniques one can take. Luckily, there are at least one or two organic items to protect against almost every type of bug. So if you are wondering how to get rid of bed bugs or maybe spiders from the apartment, take a look at some of the best natural pest control tricks that can be utilized. How to Repel Mosquitoes Mosquitoes are the most problematic pests people of Bangladesh face. They are equal measures nuisance and dangerous. Diseases such as Malaria and Dengue spread through…

Reading Time: 4 minutes So you’re looking to sell or rent what was once your beautiful home? You designed the home exactly the way you love it, but there are certain things that make the images taken for displaying your place better. Today, we look at a few key aspects to keep in mind when you decided to make your home ready for real estate photography. Clean everything This really does go without saying, but a clean home sells itself. Of course we’re sure you are very clean to begin with, but pictures can pick up even the slightest issues that we have just become accustomed to. The camera plays on angles and can make the slightest dust look like a desert. And if you plan on showing off the space your house has to offer, you may move a few objects here and there only to find out the wall behind your fridge…

Reading Time: 6 minutes Interior design is no easy matter. But it’s also not rocket science. So why is it so confusing? Well, first of all, looking beautiful is a complex matter as what is beautiful can vary so much for different people. Also, just like the interior design trends 2018, styles come and go and that can highly impact the perception of things. But there are things that go beyond the scope of changing desires and these are interior design myths. These pesky issues create a great deal of confusion and also barriers to progress. Today, we look at some of the worst misconceptions of interior designs & interior design myths and debunk the misunderstandings around them. Stick to a SINgle style throughout The entire house has to be designed following a single style or it will look messy. Absolutely not. Just as each room serves a particular function, so too can design! You…

Reading Time: 5 minutes Bangladesh is currently one of the fastest growing economies in the world. In a recent publication, HSBC mentioned our economy would continue to grow at approximately 7.1% till 2030, making Bangladesh the 26th largest economy in the world from the current 42nd position. Undoubtedly, there is massive room for development in Bangladesh, and the possibilities of that happening are quite high. A significant portion of this robust change will take place concentrating on infrastructure and the Bangladesh real estate sector, impacting the growth of ancillary industries simultaneously. Following the trend of the economy, drivers of the property market have been performing exceedingly well in recent years. On top of that, budget FY 18-19 was favorable to the real estate sector as well. Even though the market experienced a recession back in 2012, realtors are hopeful of recovery in the upcoming years. A significant part of the development is stimulating the growth of…

Reading Time: 2 minutes Over the past decade, the face of real estate across Dhaka city has evolved drastically for the better. The once and former Dhaka is barely unrecognizable for those who have not set foot in our concrete soil in a long time. The architecture has changed. The ambience is different and the residences are getting a refined facelift. But how would you define this new residential modernization? Well, when a residence becomes more than just a housing option, that is evolution, and Dhaka is shaping the meaning of residential locations.  The Beauty of Architecture There was once a time in Dhaka city, where apartment buildings were almost indistinguishable from one another. Monotonous in look and layout, back then apartment buildings in Dhaka city could rarely be called as eye-catching. Today however, that is not the case. Whichever residential area you take a stroll through, be it Dhanmondi, Gulshan or Banani, you will…