Archive for May 5th, 2017

Tears of the Haor

Tears of the Haor

Giasuddin Rana and Muhammad Ibrahim Ibne Towhid write about the hapless situation of a number of families in the flood-affected Haor areas of Bangladesh After the protection embankment cracked, gushing flood water inundated the boro crops of Paknar Haor, the second largest wetland of Sunamganj, leaving no hope for the residents of more than 60 villages in the early hours […]

Urbanite invasion

Urbanite invasion

After visiting Moinot Ghat, Monojit Saha writes about how the place is reeling from the effects of more tourists Moinot Ghat happens to be a new addition to the list of places urbanites can visit within the span of a day. It is a pretty good place to visit for groups seeking a ‘Cox’s Bazaar’ flavour without suffering all the […]

Escape the drudgery

Escape the drudgery

Syed Tashfin Chowdhury visits Escape Myst, the first escape room in Bangladesh Till the 90s, Dhaka’s citizens could depend on the nearby fields for different sports and recreation. But these have faded away thanks to rapid urbanization. At most, the entertainment sources available for the middle and upper income groups are the plethora of screens and attachments to them like […]

‘There are simply not enough people reading books’

‘There are simply not enough people reading books’

Shazia Omar, author of ‘The Dark Diamond’, tells Namira Hossain what is missing from Bangladesh’s literary scene   Let’s talk about your latest book ‘The Dark Diamond’. Where did you get the inspiration from? I got inspiration from a lot of different sources. I visited Lalbagh Fort, I read lots of books – from Game of Thrones to Sufi poetry. […]

Discovering Rangabali

Discovering Rangabali

by Sajjad Ahamed It takes nearly 14 hours to reach GalachipaUpazila of Patuakhali district form Dhaka by launch, followed by another one and a half hours to reach the Panpattighat from Galachipa launch station by local-three wheelers. There are two mini-launch boatsto cross the Agunmukha River which sailsoffevery hour during the daylight. It takes almost an hour to cross the […]