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Reading Time: 3 minutes There are hundreds, even thousands, of buildings under construction around the world every moment of the day. And it’s amazing to think about how much taller each is getting than the previous one. The tallest building today is so tall that it has 2 different times assigned for sunset and sunrise; one at the top and one at the base. But even if all the buildings now aren’t going to be taller than this one, it’s always fun to look at the tallest buildings under construction today. There are stories behind each one. One Tower, Moscow The first in our list of tallest buildings under construction is the One Tower in Moscow, Russia. It’s a beautiful construct proposed in 2017 where construction began in 2019. If all goes according to plan, this uniquely designed building will be completed in 2024. It is to have 101 stories with nearly 2000 workers…

Reading Time: 4 minutes Should a person rent or buy a property during COVID? Owning a property or a home is always a monumental achievement in peoples’ lives. However, the cost of a home is not something everyone can afford – at least, not whenever they desire. The amount of money necessary to buy a home or own a piece of land and then construct a viable abode is certainly significant. That is why people often turn to rent – the more affordable option. This housing option enables someone to live in a place by paying monthly rent, but the person living there is not the owner. Yet, sometimes, the amount paid in monthly rent is as much as – or nearly as much – the probable monthly home loan repayment amount. Thus, leading people to opt for taking a loan to buy a home and paying back that loan every month instead of…

Reading Time: 4 minutes What do most people want? They want to settle down in a place that has all of life’s comforts – where life can be prosperous and convenient. And they want to attain all that within a budget. Luckily, a home in Dakshin Khan can fulfill that desire! In the face of rising property prices, it is not every day someone can buy a flat in Dhaka or Chattogram. On top of that, finding the balance between affordability and comfort & convenience is hard to come by. But Dakshin Khan offers that opportunity. Even a decade ago, the area was not much to write about. It was more akin to neighborhoods in district towns rather than a part of the capital. Yet, today, the picture is completely different. The fortune of the people and the area has changed with still more untapped potential in play. And that is what today’s article…

Reading Time: 5 minutes Preventing the spread of dengue fever has unofficially become a national emergency. Thousands of people have been afflicted with the dengue virus in the month of July 2021 alone, and the time to stop it from becoming an epidemic is almost running out. Dengue prevention, as it stands, can be difficult, but not impossible. What we need to do is take care of the problem at its source; mosquito infestations. Source of Virus & Current State “More than 1,920 men, women, and children have been admitted to the hospital solely in July” Aedes mosquitoes or as many refer to it as, dengue mosquitoes are the main carriers of this virus, spread dengue to humans through a bite. According to the World Health Organization, they are daytime feeders, and are especially active during the early morning and just before dusk. However, a regular mosquito can also become a carrier after biting…

Reading Time: 5 minutes Gadgets! They are cool, convenient, and functional. The ability to interact with objects that don’t exist, check your physical condition from your wrist, and monitor home from hundreds of miles away is extraordinary and made only possible thanks to gadgets. No, they aren’t science fiction. They are as real as you and I and quite easily accessible today. Anyone anywhere can get their hands on smart gadgets, even in Bangladesh. While you can find smart gadgets outside Dhaka, the city is still considered the best place to find them. So let’s take a look at where to go to buy gadgets in Dhaka. Bashundhara Let’s begin with the juggernaut of shopping centers in Dhaka. It is the ‘go-to’ place for people of the city to shop. Virtually, anything can be found here! The shopping mall has clothes, jewelry, handicrafts, phones, home appliances, decorative items, and yes, gadgets! Now it’s true…

Reading Time: 5 minutes Choosing the right curtains is one of the most important decisions when it comes to decorating your home. You can buy them directly from the store or you can customize and have them tailored to your likings but are using them properly and effectively. Do you know what type of curtains is suitable for which rooms? Given the overall attractiveness of a room depends a lot on choosing the right types of curtains, you should keep two things in mind while shopping for them- curtain types and room size. That being said here is everything you need to know about different types of curtains in home decoration. Single panel As the name suggests, these types of curtains are wide and have a single panel covering the entire window. Double panel curtains are used for windows, but you can choose single panel curtains for the living room or drawing room to…

Reading Time: 4 minutes The concept of towering structures to house everyday people isn’t new, but the extent to which it is possible today would have surely seemed like magic to our ancient ancestors. In ancient times, most of the homes were made of clay and mud while today’s homes are made of cement, brick and concrete. Peoples’ constant attempt to overcome and tame nature has yielded unbelievable results one after the other. And as a result, many people are fortunate enough to live closer to the heavens than previously ever thought possible. Most of us think it is us who are shaping the structures that we build & use for accommodation, work and business. However, buildings themselves, too, help shape a nation, its infrastructure and even the people in return. The impact of high-rise buildings on society and the shaping of a nation’s infrastructure far exceeds what one might have assumed. What is…

Reading Time: 6 minutes Have you started searching for that home you’ve always wanted? If you have, you need to ensure that the property you are viewing has all the right elements necessary for a safe and comfortable life. That means, doing a thorough home inspection before purchasing the flat. Inspecting the home will not only ensure you make the right decision but also help you negotiate and manage expectations; after all, what is advertised is not what you always get. It pays to be cautious and thorough when purchasing a home in Bangladesh. However, many a times, we try to do such inspections ourselves; without enlisting the help of professionals. As such, it is important to know the basics of a home inspection so not even a single important aspect gets overlooked. Electrical Components: Earthing: Let’s begin our guide on the basics of a home inspection with “earthing”. Earthing is necessary for avoiding…

Reading Time: 4 minutes Humans are social beings. Some say it is in our genes. No wonder we tend to perform more productively when working in a group. And being quarantined or cut off from the rest of the community for a long period usually has a detrimental effect on our psychological well-being where issues such as stress, anxiety, and confusion have amplified effects. Along with disrupting productivity and workflow, these problems can have a long-lasting effect on our general health as well. That is why it is vital to take care of our mental health during a quarantine period. So, let’s take a look at how to deal with some of the major psychological issues experienced during a prolonged quarantine period so you can stay productive. Stress The sudden onset of pressure or tension we feel when something is amiss or requires urgency puts a great deal of strain on the body and…

Reading Time: 4 minutes Coronavirus, or Covid-19, just made landfall in Bangladesh. But regardless of its presence in the country or how much it may spread in the future, it is imperative to remember that there is no need to PANIC! According to several organizations like WHO, Even the common influenza is more dangerous than Covid-19 in terms of spread. And in order to protect yourself and your family, all you need to do is follow a few precautions – starting with your home which will drastically reduce your chances of contracting the Covid-19. However, there is a lot of misinformation floating around social media regarding this issue such as that the virus is unusually large and cannot survive in a warmer climate – citing UNICEF as the source. All that information, however, is entirely incorrect. So, let’s take a look at a few REAL tips on how to protect your home against coronavirus.…