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Mystery of the disappearing food carts

Mystery of the disappearing food carts

Namira Hossain explores the reasons behind the rapidly decreasing number of food carts from Dhaka’s streets We are all used to the fervour with which Dhakaites embrace and discard new trends. But food carts seem so synonymous with the 21st century lifestyle, that it is surprising that these carts are rapidly disappearing in numbers. The past two years had seen […]

Degrees of discrimination

Degrees of discrimination

Mahfuzul Haque talks to several employees from various sectors of the society to find out the varying forms of discrimination they face in their workplaces Photos by SANAUL HAQUE Completing post graduation from University of Dhaka, Tarana Rahman (not her real name) joined as a researcher at a national research firm in 2012. Fourteen months later when she applied for […]

Where are the children?

Where are the children?

Sadiqur Rahman reveals how and why incidents of children kidnapping are increasing across the country From the beginning of this year, significant issues like political stalemate, abduction, ICC world cup cricket, city corporation elections and others have taken up most of coverage in the dailies and the broadcasting media. The issue that has been buried under these issues is the […]

Hurdles for city fathers

Hurdles for city fathers

Sadiqur Rahman and Ahmed Shatil Alam talk to several mayoral candidates for Dhaka North City Corporation and Dhaka South, to ask them whether they can really bring to fruition the lofty pledges they have made in their election manifestos As the anticipated date of April 28, when the three city corporation polls in the Dhaka South, North and the Chittagong […]