Post Tagged with: "Dhaka"

Open spaces of Dhaka

Open spaces of Dhaka

Ahmed Shatil Alam writes about some popular spots within Dhaka, which are gradually acting as replacements for the nearly extinct parks and other open urban spaces of the city Photo-courtesy There is an interest among Dhaka and Bangladesh’s citizens for photographs of Dhaka from the 60s, 70s and 80s. While the primary reason for this among the elderlies may be […]

Taking back Dhaka’s waterways

Taking back Dhaka’s waterways

Mehedi Haque explains, through two simple examples, how Dhaka’s water-logging problem can be solved Haphazard filling up of canals and rivers in Dhaka and impetuous actions taken by the urban management agencies are leading to severe water logging- such statement is too superficial to fathom the ins and outs of the problem because it is always confined to another statement […]

Dhaka’s ‘Red Army’

Dhaka’s ‘Red Army’

Namira Hossain enjoys the first Barclays Premier League match with Manchester United fanatics On the 8th of August. 2015 thousands of miles away from Manchester, where the city becomes divided in red and sky-blue every week, 250 people in red shirts gathered around a big screen in a local restaurant in Dhaka. The names on the shirts varied from Cantona […]

Of black magic and envy

Of black magic and envy

New Age Xtra finds out from people in Dhaka who believe they have been done wrong through black magic Marium is a young divorcee in her thirties and the mother of an adorable little girl. She is attractive, intelligent and vivacious and after completing her master’s degree in Fashion Design and Marketing in the States, she came back to Bangladesh […]