Sights

Little Mermaid to Big Ben

Little Mermaid to Big Ben

by Nazmul Haque When I told my Danish Colleague that I was going to travel from Copenhagen to London by train, he rolled his eyes and said it was a stupid idea. His reasons were, it would be ludicrously expensive compared to flying and it would be long and boring. Well, it did not put me off one bit. I […]

Blue and green

Blue and green

Text and photos by Md Shaheen Reza Rassel The spectacular and vastly expanded wetland called Haor bound by green mountains at the north-eastern Sunamganj district of Bangladesh is refreshing enough to make any one introspective about life. Maybe that is why the mystic bauls and folk singers like Shah Abdul Karim, Ukil Munshi, Durbin Shai, Radharaman, Syed Shahnur and others […]

The Eternal city- II

The Eternal city- II

Text and photos by Namira Hossain Our next destination would be the Trevi Fountain, and I saw a large crowd coming out of an alleyway all with gelatos in their hands. I had heard many mouth watering accounts of how creamy and utterly delicious Italian gelato is. We decided to be get ourselves some straw hats to escape from the […]

The Eternal city- II

Text and photos by Namira Hossain Our next destination would be the Trevi Fountain, and I saw a large crowd coming out of an alleyway all with gelatos in their hands. I had heard many mouth watering accounts of how creamy and utterly delicious Italian gelato is. We decided to be get ourselves some straw hats to escape from the […]

Among tea and wild animals

Among tea and wild animals

by Hridita Anisha Srimangal is known as the capital of tea with more than 38 tea gardens of various sizes. With tea being a basic segment of Bengali diet, it is extremely interesting to find its source and understand how locals view it. The tea that the tea garden workers make is very different from what we have. It is […]

The Rusticremains: Ayutthaya

The Rusticremains: Ayutthaya

by Eliza Binte Elahi When Bangkok’s bustling cosmopolitan center, gritty streets and modern high-rises begin to close in on you, the best place to escape is Ayutthaya. It is about an hour’s drive and I was ready to go on further excursions to get a more complete picture of Thailand. Being a bigfan of ancient ruins I have long wanted […]

The Eternal city – I

The Eternal city – I

Photo and text by Namira Hossain Well they say ‘all roads lead to Rome’, and by the time we had reached the Leonardo Da Vinci airport at 7 in the morning, after two flights, we were quite eager to get started on exploring the Eternal city. The drive from the airport was quite far, and we passed the Vatican City […]

The dreamland in Dinajpur

The dreamland in Dinajpur

Photo and text by Md Rakibul Azam The theme park Shopnopuri in AftabganjunderNobabganjupazila is nearly 52 kilometres from Dinajpur. The distance from Dinajpur to Shopnopuri is strewn with greeneries and rural beauty. The park stands on an area of 150 acre and is run through personal initiatives. Two big white stone fairies welcome the visitors while adding to the aesthetic […]

In the land of white Elephants

In the land of white Elephants

by Mahtarima Sharmin I was struck by the rare opportunity of travelling when I got an invitation from the embassy of Bangladesh to Thailand to go there for a dance performance of ‘Bangladesh Trade and Investment Expo 2016, Thailand’ held from May 30 till June 1, 2016. Being a dancer and also a part of a talented dancing group has […]

Madhusudan’s home

Madhusudan’s home

by Reema Islam photos- jovago.com On the ride to the ancestral home of the famous 19th century poet/dramatist, Michael Madhusudhan Dutta, the country side sprawls in all its verdant glory as the date and palm trees sway in the breeze. Jessore can oscillate between a very sleepy city to a bustling one with loads of noise and activity. But the […]