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Memories of past winters

Memories of past winters

Winter is right around the corner. With improved lifestyle, the age-old traditions of winter in our country are gradually fading away. New Age Xtra had asked readers about their fondest memories of winter and whether they can still enjoy such experiences in urban environments. Md Sumon Mia October 27, 2015 First of all, winter in Bangladesh is way too short. […]

Enclaves: A thing of the past

Enclaves: A thing of the past

photos and text by Sourav Lasker At last after 68 years of confinement, Najrul Islam and his wife Hamida Begum of the once largest Indian enclave inside Bangladesh-Dasiar Chhara, along with thousands of dwellers, celebrated ‘freedom from confined life’ in a festive mood by lighting 68 candles in each enclave and by hoisting the Bangladesh national flag at midnight on […]

Remnants of a forgotten past

Remnants of a forgotten past

After visiting Munshiganj, Namira Hossain lists the numerous sites to visit in the culturally-rich district Photos by Tanwir Seraj and Tanjiba Tuba About an hour and a half south of Dhaka, lies the district of Munshiganj which was historically known as Bikrampur, the oldest known capital of Bengal. The district was also noted for its’ ancient Buddhist scholars and afterwards […]