Drinks and cocktails: Situation in Bangladesh

Drinks and cocktails: Situation in Bangladesh

Cocktails and bartender made drinks generates the most attraction to the bars. It doesn’t matter if the drinker is a habituated or occasional; most of the people like a good drink in the evening. On the other hand there are people who complaints about cocktails and bartender made drinks because of its extra price. They say, what’s so damn important about these archaic cocktails?

The significance of cocktails isn’t about the cocktails themselves, but the social ritual that used to accompany them. I’m always reminded of this when someone is served a classic drink like a simple old fashioned and they say, “Wow, this is like something my grandfather would have made.” That’s because when our elders used to drink cocktails, they didn’t drink them in a fancy cocktail bar. So the notion passed down to the next generation as well.

The true drink lovers concoct a compromise. Instead of taking his meager daily ration of spirits, they would go for a cocktail like, old Crow Bourbon, perfect, straight up with an olive. Drinkers of this manner wait throughout the week to have good drink at the weekend.

Today cocktail hour seems to have been dropped from most routines, which is a shame. I love the notion of setting aside an hour every day to relax, reflect, and bask in a moment of leisure. Of course such an hour doesn’t necessarily have to be done with a cocktail in hand, but I can’t imagine how supplementing it with a deftly made drink doesn’t enhance the experience.

Taste of these drinks and cocktails depends on the skillset of bartenders. So, in some cases bartenders take themselves too seriously. Their role is to inspire people to pursue the easily attainable and a highly rewarding craft of cocktails at home, frivolous as it may be. People, who think bartenders are just a bunch of lushes, let me assure you, it is not nor has it ever been about getting drunk. It’s that when made properly, the virtues of a handmade cocktail take an extra moment or hour to appropriately savor.

Among the bar in Dhaka Bangladesh, few of the Dhaka bar have internationally trained bartender to make drinks and cocktails. Best drinks are sold in the posh bars of 5 star hotels but these drinks are immensely expensive. There are some bar in Uttara, Dhaka which provide quality cocktails in a reasonable price.

Small lie can make you a big sinner

Small lie can make you a big sinner. An interesting study has revealed Self-serving lies might gradually lead people to a bigger one and finally push them down a slippery slope where their brains may start to adapt to the dishonesty, by making deceit look easier.

Small lie can make you a big sinner

The findings showed that telling small lies desensitizes our brains to the associated negative emotions and may encourage us to tell bigger lies in the future.

Beside, amygdala is a part of the brain associated with emotion was said to be most active when people first lied for their personal gain. The amygdala’s response to lying declined with every lie in the meantime the magnitude of the lies escalated.

Larger drops in amygdala activity predicted bigger lies in future, the researchers said.

Tali Sharot from University College London (UCL) said “When we tell a lie for a personal gain, our amygdala produces a negative feeling that limits the extent to which we are prepared to lie.”

“However, the response fades as we continue to tell lie, and the more it falls the bigger our lies become. This may lead to a ‘slippery slope’ where small acts of dishonesty escalate into more significant lies,” Sharot observed.

The team included 80 volunteers for the study. They took part in a team estimation task that involved guessing the number of pennies in a jar and sending their estimates to partners whom they never seen using a computer.

Participants were told that aiming for the most accurate estimate would benefit them and their partner and over-estimating the amount would benefit the volunteer at their partner’s expense.

The results revealed that people started by little exaggerating their estimates which elicited strong amygdala responses.

Their exaggerations escalated because the experiment went on while their amygdala responses declined.

The researchers only tested dishonesty in this experiment. The same principle may also apply to escalations in other actions such as risk taking or even violent behavior as they stated, in the study that published in the journal Nature Neuroscience.