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February is a phenomenal month for a reason. It has a string of events but the most important one among all is Ekushey February. The iconic event takes place to commemorate the Language Movement Martyrs who gave up their lives for the recognition of Bangla as a state language on this day 67 years ago. The great Language Movement is a significant event in our nation’s history because it is about establishing the right of our mother tongue, as well as protecting our culture and heritage. Hence, celebrating Ekushey February is considered to be very important. Read below to know about its significance and how it started. History It started around only a few months after the independence of Pakistan when Bengalis realized that their right to speak in their mother tongue would be jeopardized in the very place that they were trying to make their home. Over the course…

When we are decorating our house, it is important to incorporate elements in our decor that correlate directly with a harmonious environment and our overall well-being. A lot of people often have misconceptions about the house basics of feng shui. For starters, feng shui is an ancient chinese art. The words feng means ‘wind’ and shui means ‘water’. It is believed that having proper feng shui components in a home brings peace and good energy into a home. So, without further ado, below is a list of feng shui decor ideas you can incorporate in your home for positive energy, better fortune and an abundance of wealth. Clutter-free your home One of the most useful feng shui home decor tips is to declutter. Before the actual decorating process, your feng shui’ing process will start by getting rid of old energy residues and by creating a strong and clear energy foundation.…

The country’s largest literature event is finally here. February is the month of meaningful cultural occasions and one of the most iconic ones is Amar Ekushey Boi Mela among others like Pohela Falgun. One of the things you need to know about Amar Ekushey Boi mela is that the month-long event takes place as a commemoration of the 1952 Language Movement. What started out as a mere display of books in 1972 has grown over the decades as the biggest literary event of the year. Read below to learn more about its significance and how it started.  Things you need to know about amar ekushey boi mela The fair originally started back in 1972 but it was an informal inauguration. Later in 1978, Bangla Academy decided to take the responsibility of turning the event into an annual fair. Almost after two decades, seeing how people react to the festival, the…

‘Phul phutuk, nah phutuk, aaj Boshonto’ When translated, it means ‘flowers blossom or not, today is Boshonto’. Say goodbye to wintry blues as Spring is here to greet you at the door. Pohela means first and Falgun is the month of Spring in the Bengali calendar. Pohela Falgun usually falls on the 13th of February in the Gregorian calendar. Our country celebrates the arrival of Spring every year in great spirits and colorful manners. Boshonto Utshob is another name for the celebrating Pohela Falgun. Many Indian states including Assam, Tripura, and Jharkhand celebrate Pohela Falgun other than our country. The celebration of Falgun was started back in 1991 by students of the Faculty of Fine Arts of Dhaka University. Since then, Jatiya Boshonto Utshab Udjapan Parishad carries out the main programs of the day now, even after almost three decades. All kinds of celebrations take place in the DU, more…

Dealing with property certainly takes time and effort as they require a considerable amount of investment. Also, property documents are sensitive in nature as well. Hence, before you decide to purchase any property, you should understand the ins and outs of the transaction process to ensure a smooth property handover. First of all, the core document stating the property handover is Khatiyan, and one must mutate his or her name to claim ownership in Khatiyan. Moreover, there are several Documents required in property mutation process and you must follow the entire process for a proper mutation. To help you out with the matter,  we have arranged the important elements of land mutation in Bangladesh. What is Mutation? Mutation is a property documentation procedure through which the previous owner of the property replaces his or her name with the new owner in the Khatiyan (Records of Rights) Why is Mutation Important?…

Dhaka is one of the fastest growing mega-cities in the world. Nearly 36% of the urban population lives in the capital of Bangladesh. For a better livelihood, more and more people are moving to urban areas like Dhaka. This migration contributes around 63% to the increase in population which leaves Dhaka currently with about 17.4 million people. Moreover, the population is increasing approximately at 1.65% per year. Planned urbanization is quickly becoming a necessity though this may cause numerous challenges for the government. But with the right governance, sustainable development of Dhaka can turn the city into one of the most developed cities in the world. Current Context of the City At present, Dhaka city holds a broad base of the middle-income group. For an emerging economy, this is a good indicator as it opens to various possibilities. Moreover, due to economic growth, GDP per capita has increased to 1,358…

It is not uncommon in the real estate sector to primarily judge a property by its location. Usually, most people would initially ask about the location in the first place to get an idea. That’s because location is not only limited to the area attribute and geographical positioning of the estate. Several other associated characteristics are equally important. Compared to all other amenities, it is much easier to generalize a property by location. Therefore, importance of property location is paramount to create a perception. But what are these factors that make location so important? If you are looking to purchase an apartment soon, let’s find out why location matters in real estate. Price of The Property Why do similar properties in the same area have almost similar prices but price varies for a different location? The difference may lie with some of the fundamental characteristics of the area such as…

Finding a new place to live is exciting and it is easy to get caught up in the moment. But, before you decide to move in and start packing, are you sure this is the right home for you and your family? There are several factors to consider before shifting to a new apartment. However, many of the tenants in our country prioritize the most important needs while searching for a rental apartment in Dhaka. That way, when the requirement is met, they tend to agree on the rest of the terms with landlords just to get a hold of the property. But if you want to ensure the right accommodation, there are few questions to ask before renting a property. How Much Is The Security Deposit? Apart from the most obvious question of asking ‘how much is the rent?’, you should also ask about the security deposit. Because just…

Gadgets make our life easier, and smart gadgets have made it more comfortable than ever before. They have made almost everything in our day to day life more convenient and effortless. As such. we eagerly wait every year to see what kind of amazing devices and cool gadgets we can get our hands on, and this year is no different. Similar to our top trending gadgets of 2018 article last year, today we’ll be taking a look at the most anticipated smart gadgets of 2019. Samsung Family Hub Fridge One of the best innovations in home technology has probably been the fusion between home appliances and smart gadgets. This has given us a number of smart home gadgets that makes our life easier. Among these home gadgets, a smart fridge is an incredibly useful product. This year, Samsung brings in their Family Hub Fridge that greatly improves existing smart refrigeration…

Renting property has always been a good and stable source of income for landlords. Primarily because it generates a monthly return with minimum effort. Plus, demand for accommodation, especially in the city areas, is on the rise. Due to unbearable traffic and low availability of funds for housing, most people prefer rental apartments. It allows them to adjust to the increasing cost of living in the city and also create deposits for the future. However, in many cases, tenants switch homes for their own needs and one of these reasons can be a bitter relationship with landlords. It not only costs tenants more money due to switching, landlords also suffer by having a vacant apartment to let. If you are a landlord and are trying to mitigate this problem, then let’s look into some of the best ways to keep tenants for longer period. Proper Maintenance The core benefit tenants…