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Land of the green leaves

Land of the green leaves

photos and text by Sadiqur Rahman The hills and tea gardens should be the number one priority for tourists visiting Moulavibazar in North-eastern Bangladesh. To make a difference, tourists could also visit the Barshijora Eco Park, only two kilometres from the district headquarters. The park is an attempt at conserving the tropical semi-evergreen forest. Forest department of the country established […]

Lost in the land of tranquility-II

Lost in the land of tranquility-II

by Syeda Nazneen Jahan Continued from last issue Days three & four With our guide Tshering and porter Gasazi, we began our trek from Punakha the next morning around 9:00am. As we walked up the steep mountain trail, we passed small villages, paddy fields, oak and pine forests and flowering Rhododendrons. We realised after a few hours that we had lost […]

Lost in the land of tranquility

Lost in the land of tranquility

Text by Syeda Nazneen Jahan Days one & two When the plane landed to the runaway of Paro airport, Bhutan, I could not even imagine the amazing experiences that lay before me during my journey. One fine morning in mid September 2013, my three friends and I flew to Bhutan. We started at 10:00am from Bangladesh and arrived at Paro […]

No man or woman’s land

No man or woman’s land

Namira Hossain writes about the persecution faced by transgenders in Bangladesh leading to their isolation from the society The popular web-information platform Wikipedia tells us that the word ‘hijra’ is an Urdu-Hindustani word derived from the Semitic Arabic root hjr in its sense of ‘leaving one’s tribe’, and has been borrowed into Hindi and Bengali. The Indian usage has traditionally […]