Sights

Highland magic

Highland magic

Namira Hossain writes about her experience while visiting the castles of Scotland On that morning of July 17, grey clouds had washed the sky in the same shades as the stones that make up the city of Edinburgh. The clouds nor my heavily congested chest could dampen my enthusiasm for our road trip, as I climbed on to the backseat […]

Timeless like the mountains

Timeless like the mountains

Namira Hossain visits the castles of Scotland I gazed out at the rolling hills of green dotted with white fluffy sheep, when my mother asked what I was hoping for from our week long family vacation in mid July, 2015. ‘To feel inspired,’ I said. It was the least I could hope for from a land that has always intrigued […]

Lost in the land of tranquility-II

Lost in the land of tranquility-II

by Syeda Nazneen Jahan Continued from last issue Days three & four With our guide Tshering and porter Gasazi, we began our trek from Punakha the next morning around 9:00am. As we walked up the steep mountain trail, we passed small villages, paddy fields, oak and pine forests and flowering Rhododendrons. We realised after a few hours that we had lost […]

Lost in the land of tranquility

Lost in the land of tranquility

Text by Syeda Nazneen Jahan Days one & two When the plane landed to the runaway of Paro airport, Bhutan, I could not even imagine the amazing experiences that lay before me during my journey. One fine morning in mid September 2013, my three friends and I flew to Bhutan. We started at 10:00am from Bangladesh and arrived at Paro […]

Untouched Chittagong

Untouched Chittagong

Ahmed Shatil Alam writes about convenient tourist spots near Chittagong   When we have the opportunity to take a break from the city many of us prefer somewhere we can go through a scenic route, soak in the history and heritage of the area along with modern amenities and have easy access to transportation. Chittagong is a place which fits […]

Kigali Genocide-The Scream Of Humanity

Kigali Genocide-The Scream Of Humanity

I am driving along the hills towards the African city of Kigali and the border of Democratic Republic of Congo. There are great cumulus clouds amidst the swaths of sunny blue in the summer sky. There are cows and sheep in the pastures. Sometimes clouds covering my path on hills force me to slow down on the way. I stop […]

Remnants of a forgotten past

Remnants of a forgotten past

After visiting Munshiganj, Namira Hossain lists the numerous sites to visit in the culturally-rich district Photos by Tanwir Seraj and Tanjiba Tuba About an hour and a half south of Dhaka, lies the district of Munshiganj which was historically known as Bikrampur, the oldest known capital of Bengal. The district was also noted for its’ ancient Buddhist scholars and afterwards […]

A smaller Sundarban

A smaller Sundarban

Sadiqur Rahman writes why Char Kukri Mukri has the potential to be the next big tourist spot in Bangladesh It takes two and half-hours to reach Kachchapiya by local three-wheelers from Betua ghat area of the Charfession Upazila and then a two-hour boat journey to reach the Char Kukri Mukri, the southern-most and isolated settlement of Bhola district. According to […]