Sights

The city of a hundred spires

The city of a hundred spires

Photos and text by Tanvir Opu Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic, is located by the Vltava River. Nicknamed ‘the City of a Hundred Spires’, it’s known for its Old Town Square, the heart of its historic core, with colourful baroque buildings, Gothic churches and the medieval astronomical clock, which gives an animated hourly show. Founded during the […]

Back to medieval times

Back to medieval times

Text by Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid Photos by M H Samrat     One will be whisked back to medieval Bengal if they visit Panam Nagar at Sonargaon, Narayanganj. While passing through the historic structures, one can get an idea of the then culture and lifestyle. The attractive buildings within the 20 kilometre radius area are more than a hundred years old, […]

Reminiscing Manchester

Reminiscing Manchester

By Disha Mosha The cold nights, sunsets at 3:00pm, rain and drizzle every moment, the moody weather switching all seasons in less than five minutes. The walks to the grocery, the walks to the class and the walks to nowhere. A visit here and a visit there; the old buildings, the modern architecture, graffiti and hidden nooks. The chocolate rush, […]

Home of serenity

Home of serenity

By Sajjad Ahmed Nipu Photos by Sadiqur Rahman Being a sprawling country, India has plenty of tourist attractions. Possibly the most popular and common destination for Bangladeshi travelers is Darjeeling, the place of clouds and mountains. However, Darjeeling city is now fervent with political turmoil. Still, there are some places that you can visit freely, away from all the conflicts. […]

The Vatican City

The Vatican City

Photos by Tanvir Opu The Vatican City is called the smallest country in the world, but it is one of the richest country-museum of the world, as the whole country itself is a museum which has numerous collection of artifacts from all over the world and creations of the renaissance masters. The central attraction is the Sistine chapel, the most […]

Dhaka during Ramadan

Dhaka during Ramadan

By Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid Photos by Indrajit Ghosh Iftar lovers are swarming Old Town’s Chawkbazar, as over 100 shops are offering variety of traditional items from the first day of Ramadan. The most popular dishes include ‘suti kebab’, leg fry, roasted chicken, ‘shahi paratha’, grilled lamb, ‘boro baper polay khay’,’ jali kabab’, ‘dahi bara’, ‘shahi jilapi’, ‘halim’ and ‘Kashmiri […]

Quiet Islamabad and picturesque Kashmir

Quiet Islamabad and picturesque Kashmir

Photos by Abu Jar M Akkas Islamabad, a relatively quiet city with a population of two million, is the political seat of Pakistan. It hosts mainly federal government offices, parliament house, official residences of ranking government leaders, diplomatic enclave and the like. Karachi had been the national capital of Pakistan when it gained independence in 1947. The capital later moved […]

Karachi: City of lights

Karachi: City of lights

Photos by Abu Jar M Akkas They say that Karachi never sleeps. Because of its night life, Karachi has come to be known as the ‘city of lights’. The financial capital of Pakistan, which has the sea, started off as a fishing town two centuries ago. And it remained the capital of Pakistan from the partition of India till 1960. […]

Lahore layout

Lahore layout

Photos by Abu Jar M Akkas   Lahore, the cultural capital of Pakistan, is earnestly associated with the partition of India in that the Lahore Resolution was presented by Sher-e-Bangla AK Fazlul Huq in 1940 where now stands Minar-e-Pakistan (Tower of Pakistan), widely known as Yadgar, the memorial, erected in the 1960s. Close by is the Tomb of Allama Muhammad […]

Discovering Rangabali

Discovering Rangabali

by Sajjad Ahamed It takes nearly 14 hours to reach GalachipaUpazila of Patuakhali district form Dhaka by launch, followed by another one and a half hours to reach the Panpattighat from Galachipa launch station by local-three wheelers. There are two mini-launch boatsto cross the Agunmukha River which sailsoffevery hour during the daylight. It takes almost an hour to cross the […]