Archive for May 19th, 2017

Sumo, Sake and the Japanese escapade!

Sumo, Sake and the Japanese escapade!

by Towheed Feroze The air of amazement peppered with disbelief in the voice of the customs officer was too perceptible to miss: ‘All of you are going to Japan?’. This was 2001; going to Japan usually conjured up the image of landing in a dream land and, well, for many Bangladeshis, the temptation to stay back and work was sometimes […]

A Tale of sorrow and suffering

A Tale of sorrow and suffering

Jennifer Reid from Manchester recently performed ballads in Dhaka and pointed out resemblances between the plight of garment workers’ in Bangladesh and the workers in Britain during the early industrial period. Shaikha Shuhada Panzeree writes People, who love to indulge in musical poetry, sure savour the bliss extracted from ballads. Jennifer Reid, a Manchester-based performer of 19th century industrial revolution […]

Stagnation

Stagnation

By Raphy Islam A city may stand as a symbol of hope, ambition or despair, misery; but most of all it can become synonymous with dream, whether the dream is fulfilled or it is still being fetched out from the air, is a different point. Cities represent dreams. For a small country like ours, Dhaka is that city of dreams. […]

A house made of bottles

A house made of bottles

Rezaul Karim Manik and Ahmed Shatil Alam write about a couple in Lalmonirhaat who has been catching everyone’s attention by making a house made of plastic bottles During the last few years, the plastic consumption has increased significantly in Bangladesh, especially in the urban areas with the rise in income.  According to the estimation from Waste Concern- a Bangladeshi private […]

Lahore layout

Lahore layout

Photos by Abu Jar M Akkas   Lahore, the cultural capital of Pakistan, is earnestly associated with the partition of India in that the Lahore Resolution was presented by Sher-e-Bangla AK Fazlul Huq in 1940 where now stands Minar-e-Pakistan (Tower of Pakistan), widely known as Yadgar, the memorial, erected in the 1960s. Close by is the Tomb of Allama Muhammad […]