Photo by Swadesh Roy
Once upon a time, the people of Bangladesh would make Iftar in the house but last few years the culture of the all cities and the capital has been changed totally. Now all the fast food shops prepare iftar and people buy it from there. In addition, every fast food shop is like a special fashion house now. As fashion houses change their items every year, the fast food shop does it every year. In every city, anyone can get Iftary (which is taken in the time of Iftar) from any fast food shop but there are some exclusive shops in every city. In addition, the capital Dhaka is now the city of Iftary, you will get iftary at every street and the lane but some roads and areas are famous for Iftary. Some famous areas are Baily road, Banai Kamal Ataturk avenue, Gulshan, Dhanmondi etc. Once those were the most posh residential areas of the city and now they have been turned in to residential come commercial areas. Besides, the entire posh restaurants and the five star hotels are busy for preparing and selling Iftary. A few years ago, Iftary was limited in some fast food items but in last two or three years it has been turned to bigger. Now it has broken its previous limitation, all the posh restaurants, famous fast food shops and the five star hotels are trying to present all types of delicious food of the world. People are having it by alternate. Some time they search in the online that which type of new item is broken out in which restaurant or fast food shop. Moreover, they buy it. Some restaurants and fast food shops started selling in the online and they have home service. So from south Indian Pitha( cake) to South African meat item and Japanese fish have taken place in Iftar.
Photo by Swadesh Roy
Beside the fast food shops and restaurants, the entire fashion houses are busy now. All the shopping malls are pact of with customers. They all are searching new garments and shoes. All the tailors’ shops have already been booked. In Dhaka, now you will get all exclusive and famous brand items despite a huge number of people along with their whole family are going for shopping in Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangkok, Singapore and many of Eastern China’s cities. Another group of people will go abroad later as they will leave Bangladesh later in this Ramadan. They will celebrate their Eid in Thailand, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Singapore, Malaysia, many cities of India and even some people will go to USA and UK also. Some people wanted to go to Manipur, Nagaland of India for the natural beauty but communication is not easy. However, we can hope that the people of Bangladesh not only go to celebrate their Eid festival to cross the Atlantic they will also go in front of their home Manipur. Then they will not say that, we never see a drop of dew on the leaf of a paddy.
Festive month in Bangladesh