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There is no one more synonymous with culinary art in Bangladesh today than the master chef Alpana Habib. She personifies modern Bengali home cooking and has garnered worldwide acclaim for her talent. She is also a TV personality and writer. In fact, her latest cookbook, ‘Alpana’s Cooking’ was awarded the prestigious Gourmand International Cookbook Awards this was. The only other person from Bangladesh to win this honor was the legendary Siddqua Kabir in 2012, whom Alpana Habib considers her idol. On the latest edition of Bproperty Bites, we sat down with the culinary genius herself and got to know a bit more about her and her secret to cooking delicious food. “I Started Reading Siddiqua Apa’s Book When I Was in 6th Grade” Even when Ms. Habib was little, she had a keen interest in cooking and culinary. She had a habit of sneaking into the kitchen, moving things around…

“Voice of spring in autumn The full moon does carry As if it paints the floral dreams Of moonlight on Bakul stems”                                                             -Rabindranath Tagore The late autumn fragrance and the stoic splendor of Hemanta in this beautiful part of the hemisphere indulge the dance of the Abyssinian gladiolus getting decorated with Dolonchapa’s white purity and a touch of orange essence in the middle like that of Sheuli. A season that enchants- the magical captivation of one’s consciousness that devastates the inner menaces. This is why she is so contingent on becoming the “Queen of All Seasons” through the holophrastic portrayal of nature’s beauty. She carries towards certain experimentation of paying homage to creation, to create and bloom, and to destroy…

Every year around this time when trees start to change their shades, the weather starts to get a little colder, and the breeze becomes ever so subtle; we know autumn is upon us. But what is fascinating about this is that it also brings some of the most interesting and enthralling festivities in the world with it. To be more specific, this is the time when followers of the Hindu religion come together to celebrate the arrival of Durga, one of the fiercest deities amongst the Hindu pantheon by a ceremony called ‘Durga Puja’. Her arrival sets off the most extravagant display of celebration. The tone of the environment takes a huge turn. Although this is specific to the south-east Asian parts of the word, the celebration breaks the country barrier. The whole country synchronizes with the ritual and the rhythm of which isn’t just confined to the temple; it spreads everywhere.…

October is a month of transitions; not only does it mark the end of autumn, it also signals the beginning of late autumn. A vibrant environment with colorful trees and a beautiful blue sky make this month the center of all festivals. A lot happens in October 2019. This is also the time when followers of the Hindu religion come together to celebrate the arrival of the goddess Durga. So people spend more of their time with their families and friends to celebrate the festival. But that’s not all. There are also several other events in October that might intrigue you as well. So, let’s take a closer look at what is happening in October 2019, shall we? Durga Puja 2019 Date: October 3, 2019 – October 8, 2019 Time: Dusk till Midnight Place: Gulshan, Banani, Kalabagan, Old Dhaka, etc. It all starts with Mahalaya. Mahalaya marks the start of…

BDT 66,000 Crore – The amount of home loan disbursed by banks and non-banking financial institutions (NBFI) in the fiscal year 16-17. The number alone should give you some idea of the importance of home loans in Bangladesh. The majority of people, in some form or another, take out loans to finance home construction or purchase. But before you do take out a home loan, there are a few factors you need to consider such as interest rate, fees & charges, loan tenure, and eligibility. Based on those factors, we will today do a quick home loan comparison of some of the major banks and NBFI’s of the country. And if you are a client of Bproperty, you’ll enjoy a preferential rate which will also be discussed below. Bank Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) To many, Standard Chartered Bank is the leading choice for banking and loans. They have built a…

Names have meanings, and when it comes to names of areas, the meanings are more prominent. You can sometimes even get a basic idea about the area just from its name. That is why today’s article is about the history behind the names of areas in Dhaka city. Dhaka is a city with hundreds of years’ worth of history. It has witnessed the emergence and downfall of the Sena dynasty, the Turks, the Mughals, and the British. So if you try to uncover the history behind the names of areas in Dhaka city, you’ll undoubtedly discover some amazing stories. And that’s what we’ll try to do today. Join us, as we uncover how the names of the areas in Dhaka city came to be. Shahbag The 17th Century Bag-E-Badshahi is today’s Shahbag The Shahbag we know today is a central hub of the city that’s kept busy by thousands of…

Ever caught yourself wondering what it would be like to become a real estate mogul in Dhaka city? Real estate is one of the biggest, thriving sectors in Bangladesh. When on the verge of the first phase of your career-oriented life, it is natural to wonder about catapulting yourself to the top floors of your respective sector. As an industry of tangible value, real estate can be a good investment. But how does it play out in the minds of young professionals who are just starting out? Below is an informative overview of what to expect and how to proceed with the most exciting phase of investing in real estate of Bangladesh… Know About What You Are Getting Into: The world is your oyster. You are young; you are hopeful and aspiring to be bigger than you already are. Don’t rush into making decisions when it comes to investing in real…

There is definitely a lot to do this September, but September also happens to be the month a lot of cool things happened in. there were lots of discoveries in September that we just can’t go without acknowledging or celebrating. Some of these were scientific, some structural, some were intellectual creations and some were even the birthdays of great people (and animals). Let’s see what September has given us over the years. First Book Published, 1452 Thousands of us are avid book readers and I mean the physical copy type of book reader. What’s amazing is, the first mechanically published book was published in 1452, on September 30th by Johann Gutenberg. The book published was the Bible. Copyright, 1486 Copyrights are the reason so many can hold onto their intellectual property. While many complain that copyrights and patents deter or slow down growth, we like to avoid the argument and…

Dhaka is loud, vibrant and exciting. There is always something going on in some part of the city. But how much does it cost to live in Dhaka? There are hundreds of factors to consider, so we thought we’d put together a small list of the most common things people should be aware of. Information courtesy of Numbeo.com Restaurants Avg Price Meal, Small Food Shops 150.00 ৳ Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 775.00 ৳ Cappuccino (regular) 169.62 ৳ Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 29.57 ৳ Water (0.33 liter bottle) 15.25 ৳ Markets Avg Price Milk (regular), (1 liter) 72.67 ৳ Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 54.66 ৳ Rice (white), (1kg) 61.24 ৳ Eggs (regular) (12) 101.52 ৳ Local Cheese (1kg) 548.00 ৳ Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 322.50 ৳ Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 552.29 ৳ Apples (1kg) 175.33 ৳ Banana (1kg) 100.59 ৳ Oranges (1kg) 169.52 ৳ Tomato (1kg) 50.56 ৳ Potato (1kg) 24.79 ৳ Onion (1kg) 39.26 ৳ Lettuce (1…

Working outside office hours is not a very common phenomenon in Bangladesh. Most professionals prefer to finish all their work within office hours and if needed, spend an extra hour or so to wrap things up; although, the last part is limited to the private sector. However, there are a handful of professions that require being always on call, no matter the time of day, one of them being that of a Bproperty Property Advisor. The professionals working here at Bproperty understand that a client’s preferred time may not be confined to usual working hours. But that doesn’t deter them a bit. Rather, they make it work by following these simple mantras. Client Needs Come First As mentioned, there’s no ‘fixed’ time or day when it comes to meeting a client or viewing a property. That’s because clients themselves often need to find free time for these activities. It is…