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This stone will change your fate!

This stone will change your fate!

by Towheed Feroze A few years back, I came across an astrologer who, after inspecting my hand with a grave face, declared: take a stone. This means, you need to buy a gemstone (Ruby, sapphire, Topaz, Emerald) and wear it to ward off the malicious influence of inauspicious cosmic forces. At least that is what the gem peddlers say as […]

Stone scavengers of Jaflong

Stone scavengers of Jaflong

Photo & Text: Fahad Kaizer The Pyong River carries huge quantities of rocks and pebbles from the Meghalaya Hills in India to the downstream Jaflong, a picturesque haven in Sylhet district of Bangladesh. Besides attracting tourists, the stone quarry at Jaflong attracts workers from the stone crushing trade. At dawn, hundreds of barefooted labourers with spades, ropes and baskets gather […]