Archive for August 19th, 2016

Driven by fear

Driven by fear

Security equipment sellers and service providers are enjoying better businesses following the terror attacks last month. Ahmed Shatil Alam writes  Photos by INDRAJIT GHOSH It was like any other day when Shibli Ahmed, a Dhaka-based businessman went to a restaurant in Dhanmondi with his girlfriend to have dinner. After he reached, before entering he saw an archway that was installed […]

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 […]

Better security?

Better security?

Authorities have introduced new rickshaw and bus services to ensure security inside the diplomatic zone of Gulshan and Banani. Earlier on, similar services were initiated in residential areas of Bashundhara and others. New Age Xtra had asked readers if they think such measures would be efficient at ensuring security. Also, if they had face any problems in accessing these areas […]

‘If you do not have universal access to a building, then you are excluding almost 30 per cent [of the people]’

‘If you do not have universal access to a building, then you are excluding almost 30 per cent [of the people]’

Architect Joseph Kwan MH recently visited Dhaka. Muhammad Ibrahim IbneTowhid had the opportunity to learn about the concept of Universally Accessible Design (UAD) from the expert What is universally accessible design? Why is it important? The main concept of Universally Accessible Design is to design infrastructures so that each item can be used by all individuals. I am an architect […]

On the back of elephants

On the back of elephants

Historians tell Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid about the real stories behind the names of various areas in Dhaka  Often, as a teenager, while passing through green road area of Dhaka, I asked my rickshaw puller to notify me when we are entering ‘Bhooter goli’. It was not because I am scared. I wanted to look at the houses that I […]

A friend in need

A friend in need

Rakibul Azam Rana writes about the ‘Earthquake rescue furniture’ developed by the ‘NEUB Durjoy’ team Earthquakes have been one of the major concerns for the Bangladeshi populace over the past few years as there have been increased reports pointing out that there may be a significant natural disaster due to earthquakes anytime over the next few years. A recent study […]