All roads lead to Dhaka!

November 11, 2010
MK Aaref
All roads lead to Dhaka!

Once all roads led to Rome in that mighty empire of the same name. Now that empire has shrunk, and the roads have devolved in other destinations. Even in those mighty days of the empire, only the highly ambitious made the trek to that mighty city. Consisting of provinces with its own regional...
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Railway, an opportunity lost

October 23, 2010
MK Aaref
Railway, an opportunity lost

I recently took the train from Chittagong to Dhaka. I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised by the experience. The train left the port city exactly on the dot, and reached Dhaka within 10 minutes of the announced time. The only drawback was a stone thrown at the moving carriage at high speed,...
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Are we ready for the big one?

October 11, 2010
MK Aaref

A couple of days before Eid-ul-fitr, we were gently reminded that the solid earth beneath our feet is not that solid after all. A relatively minor earthquake it was, we were told, but in my room on the fourth floor, the gentle swaying back and forth was not a comfortable place...
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