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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 […]

Pahela Baishakh in the hills

Pahela Baishakh in the hills

Photos & TEXT by Sony Ramany To celebrate Pahela Baishakh, the first day of the Bengali new year, the ethnic communities in Bangladesh arranged various programmes this year. Through their traditional ways, the communities at Rajarhat and Reicha in Rangamati celebrated the day with songs, dance and other performances.                       […]