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Rickshaw decoration

Rickshaw decoration

Text by Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid The history of cinema banner painting is deeply related to the emergence, development and evolution of films in Bangladesh. The artworks travel back to the times when commercial screenings of films had just begun and cinema halls were being constructed. The colourful rickshaw ornamentation through cinema banners had added additional dimension to the urban […]

Plight for shelter

Plight for shelter

by Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid Photos by Sony Ramany A month has already passed since the influx of Rohingyas from Myanmar began. Till date, more than 570,000 Rohingyas have fled from the violence in Rakhine state into Bangladesh. UN has already termed the violence a textbook example of ethnic cleansing of ‘the world’s fastest-developing refugee emergency’ and a ‘humanitarian nightmare […]

Children at work

Children at work

Text by Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid Photos by Indrajit Ghosh With the heavy responsibility of running the family, there are still thousands of children, across the country, who are forced to work in order to support their families. A large number of children are involved in ferrying different types of products in corners of the city. Some of the products […]

Flood engulfed districts

Flood engulfed districts

Text by Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid Photos by Mahbub Islam Papon Flood water continues to engulf different districts of the country especially the northeastern parts along with middle regions around Dhaka. Millions are marooned with death tolls increasing each day. The situation has compelled thousands to evacuate their houses and seek shelter in schools, embankments and highways. Despite assurances from […]

Under water

Under water

Text by Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid Photos by New Age Hours of non-stop rainfall submerged most areas of Dhaka city during the last few days. While city dwellers struggled to travel on the roads with waist-high water, simultaneous construction and repair work for the elevated expressway, WASA water lines and city corporation drainage system have left the city in a […]

Dhaka under water

Dhaka under water

Photos by New Age Capital city Dhaka went under knee-deep water, in some places waist-high, after consecutive rainfall during the past week. Public life almost came to a halt; roads including the major ones turned into swamps making transports unavailable on the roads and commuting difficult for citizens. It takes hours for the city’s drainage system to get rid of […]

The beautiful crop

The beautiful crop

Xtra Desk Photos by Indrajit Ghosh  Once upon a time, not very long ago, flowers were not considered agricultural products in Bangladesh.However, due to the huge demand of flowers, the country often used to import a substantial amount of flowers every year. There were some who cultivated flowers in their backyards or on their rooftops. But in recent days, flower […]

The green carpet

The green carpet

One of the main attractions of Sylhet region is its tea estates. These centuries-old estates are not only acclaimed for their scenic beauty, but also play an important role in the economy of the area as well as the country as tea is a product that has high international and local demand. Every year, many tourists visit the area. Few […]

Water, water everywhere

Water, water everywhere

Text by Mahfuzul Haque PHOTOS  by Sanaul Haque and Sourav Lasker The people of Dhaka experienced the ugly consequences of unplanned urbanisation when rainwater inundated almost all the streets on September 1. The traffic movement virtually came to a standstill leaving the city dwellers facing unbearable sufferings on the roads. The office-goers could not reach office timely and many students […]

Enclaves: A thing of the past

Enclaves: A thing of the past

photos and text by Sourav Lasker At last after 68 years of confinement, Najrul Islam and his wife Hamida Begum of the once largest Indian enclave inside Bangladesh-Dasiar Chhara, along with thousands of dwellers, celebrated ‘freedom from confined life’ in a festive mood by lighting 68 candles in each enclave and by hoisting the Bangladesh national flag at midnight on […]