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Mountain musings

Mountain musings

by Rajesh Ramakrishnan  It was May 17, 2016 when a motley bunch of 11 of us between the ages of 15-47 years embarked on a trek to the base camp of the world’s highest mountain peak. The journey lasted for 13 days, across 130 kilometres and we climbed up from around 9,000 feet to nearly 18,000 feet and then back. […]

Tracing the footsteps of Poe

Tracing the footsteps of Poe

During a visit to Boston, USA, Neebiir Kamaal looks for the house of his favourite author When I had landed in Boston, last winter, I didn’t really know what to expect. As I got off the bus at South Station Bus Terminal in Boston, I could still feel the lure of New York, for it seemed that my romance with […]

The surprise package of northern Bangladesh

The surprise package of northern Bangladesh

by  Reema Islam Photos – Jovago.com The North-Eastern belt of Bangladesh is dotted with the images of hills across the border as the land starts to undulate and create the most spectacular views. Sherpur is one such border district in Mymensingh and is home to the Garo Hills, an extension of the Meghalaya hills, named after the indigenous tribes that […]

Hills of Bisnakandi

Hills of Bisnakandi

Text and photos by  Sourav Lasker A thin stream can be seen flowing down the hills of Meghalaya. Lush green vegetation amplifies the beauty of the water and the hills as it flows through the stones toward the waterfall between Gowainghat of Sylhet near the India-Bangladesh border. The spot becomes most scenic during the monsoon.           […]

Links to forgotten times

Links to forgotten times

by Reema Islam Our last trip took us to two sites in the Sylhet region and we travelled further up, about 40 kilometres north of Sylhet, on our way to Jafflong, to the foot of the Jaintia Hills. This region was thought to be under water many a century ago, thus distinguishing it as separate from the rest of Sylhet. […]

Neighbours with the past Part II

Neighbours with the past Part II

by Namira Hossain Having left our car parked at the Fort, we decided to take a rickshaw on our way to our next destination, the Armenian Church. As per usual in Dhaka city, we got caught in traffic but you really get a sense of what Puran Dhaka is like when you experience the sights, sounds and smells from a […]

Planning ahead for Eid holidays

Planning ahead for Eid holidays

by Reema Islam photos- jovago.com As the mangos hit the market and the season for juicy summer fruits arrive, it is that time of the year to plan a long vacation away from the madness of Dhaka as Eid approaches. Here are a few destinations you can consider this year for a family trip, a jaunt with your friends or […]

Neighbours with the past Part I

Neighbours with the past Part I

Namira Hossain visits Old Dhaka When you have lived in one city for almost your whole life, how often do you actually think about its’ ancestry and roots? The sprawling metropolis that is our beloved Dhaka city has so much more to it that encapsulates its’ essence than the little bubble that I happen to live in. My city, Dhaka, […]

Blackbird’s eye

Blackbird’s eye

photos by Shamim Shorif Susom A unique photography exhibition is currently going on at the Drik Gallery in Dhanmondi. The photos at the exhibition are mostly aerial-based, with the title of the exhibition aptly ‘Blackbird’s eye: Bangladesh & Beyond’. The three-day long exhibition, which began on May 5, is featuring works by squadron leader Shamim Shorif Susom. Susom loves to […]

Silk city

Silk city

by Mahfuzul Haque photos by Rayhanul Rana On the bank of the river Padma, Rajshahi, the metropolitan city of North Bengal with its glorious history of hundreds of years, is famous for its resplendent natural beauties, unique historical establishments, educational institutions, culture, food and hospitality. In the late afternoon, a stroll beside the Padma river will provide you with the […]