Archive for January, 2017

The Moral Of The Story

The Moral Of The Story

After reading few stories from ‘Thakur maa’r jhuli’, Namira Hossain tries to understand the motive behind such fairy tales Tales and myths are found in every culture – they served as explanations for things the human mind did not understand such as why thunder and lightning exist and also to amuse and entertain. Similarly, fairy tales follow the typical structure […]

Tailbacks

Tailbacks

Dhaka city is currently facing terrible traffic congestion due to the Dhaka International Trade Fair. Although a number of flyovers are being constructed, the city does not seem to be free from gridlocks. We asked our readers suggestions for curbing the traffic congestion problem. Mahbuba Sultana Ruba  Dhaka is considered the most congested city in Bangladesh. The most important reason […]

Moving on with Holey Artisan

Moving on with Holey Artisan

  Namira Hossain talks to Dhaka city dwellers to gauge their feelings about the reopening of Holey Artisan bakery   In January 2017, when a new supermarket opened up its’ first branch in Gulshan, nothing seemed to be out of the ordinary. From the outside, that is. But if one were to look closer, the re-opening of a certain cafe […]

Bhimruli floating market

Bhimruli floating market

Text and Photos by Afsana Juthi Imagine being on a boat passing through the canal while enjoying the green trees with fruits on every branches and all the colours of nature on both sides – the feeling is almost heavenly. A short trip to the Bhimruli Bazar in Atghor Kuriana, where the floating guava market is, can be a delightful […]

Into the light

Into the light

Ahmed Shatil Alam reveals how the efforts of Mohsin Ul Hakim, a TV journalist, has helped 92 pirates of Sundarban to give up their lives of crime Cyclone Aila is still remembered by many of us as a natural disaster that had shaken Bangladesh back in May 2009. But even worse shaken were the locals of the coastal areas who […]

Speeding through the traffic

Speeding through the traffic

Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid writes about a recently launched service that is helping commuters reach destinations on time, despite traffic congestions Dhaka has become a city known for its traffic congestion. Sitting in the gridlocks can lead to severe problems for commuters. The founders of Pathao want to solve these problems. The initiative is a motorbike transport system whose services […]

Bangladesh at 360

Bangladesh at 360

Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid writes about the photographic initiative taken by a group of people to promote Bangladesh’s tourism sector That technology has a lot to offer is a detail that has become clear during the last decade which saw massive use of smart phones, built-in high resolution camera, web-enabled devices and other items. The latest in the inventory box […]

Empathy II

Empathy II

By Raphy Islam It was a reasonably cold evening. I was waiting on a rickshaw, sitting patiently. When I am on the road, I usually try not to be restless. I was sitting patiently as the rickshaw-puller stopped by the side of the road and told me that he needs to drink a glass of water. He was quite an old […]

Biriyani at Taka 20!

Biriyani at Taka 20!

Ahmed Shatil Alam has Biriyani for dinner at a street side shop in Naya Bazar and finds out why this food is so popular   It was like any street-side food shop. On a Thursday night, shop owner Badal Mia sat by the footpath adjacent to Nayabazaar Kitchen market in Dhaka while all his customers ate the food with satisfaction. […]

The Kids Aren’t Alright

The Kids Aren’t Alright

Around the second week of this month, the murder of teenager Adnan Kabir in Uttara following gang violence made headlines. We asked our readers how did they think such violence can be curbed in Bangladesh? Asifur Rahman Khan  By having more playgrounds for kids to play instead of always spending money to find peace within four walls. Muhammad A. Bashed  […]