Posts Tagged ‘ Dhaka ’

My winters in Toronto and Dhaka

January 22, 2015
Afsan Chowdhury
My winters in Toronto and Dhaka

It seems I have spent quite a bit of time travelling and living
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Eid in Dhaka, a city I love

July 29, 2014
M. Sophia Newman
Eid in Dhaka, a city I love

Ramadan is over, and Eid-ul-Fitr is here again. Among all holidays, I think this might be the best. It involves feasting in new clothes, which of course is to be relished.
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Dhaka and its unbearable traffic

May 27, 2014
Tanvir Raquib
Dhaka and its unbearable traffic

Life in Dhaka can be unbearable due to constant traffic jam on almost every road and street. Everyday we are becoming less productive
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Citizen’s rights, road to and on roads of Dhaka

April 15, 2014
Rabiul H. Zaki
Citizen’s rights, road to and on roads of Dhaka

We often bemoan lack of human rights in Bangladesh. Lack of or absence of people’s power. Individual rights.
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Dhaka: The city wronged

September 1, 2012
Wasi Ahmed
Dhaka: The city wronged

Is it scandalous for the Dhaka dwellers to learn that they live in the most unliveable place on the planet?
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Posted in Lifestyle | 24 Comments »

The struggle for recognition

April 30, 2012
Elisa T. Bertuzzo
The struggle for recognition

With demolition of a further part of Karail slum — announced for the 2nd of May — little makes one think that its inhabitants would not believe in a future.
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Posted in Human Rights, Poverty | 5 Comments »

Goodbye Toronto. Hello Dhaka, once more

January 20, 2012
Afsan Chowdhury
Goodbye Toronto. Hello Dhaka, once more

I thought this would not happen again but once more I am on the move. After nearly 5 years in Toronto I am moving back to Dhaka. The reasons are many but all these happened in a matter of a week when my daughter declared that she wanted to return to Dhaka.
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In fear we live, in fear we breathe

December 8, 2011
Rubana Huq
In fear we live, in fear we breathe

Contrary to Nietzsche who had once complained that the world had lost its charm, as people did not fear enough, today, we think otherwise. Today, we have too many fearful photographs in the media to be charmed by…
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Splitting Dhaka: A theoretical approach that makes sense only to dumb, fools and idiots

December 3, 2011
Afsan Chowdhury
Splitting Dhaka: A theoretical approach that makes sense only to dumb, fools and idiots

So we have achieved Dhaka bhongo. Because it was so unexpected and unwanted and since people thought that there was no reason to do such a thing they are expressing their puzzlement. Many think the authorities should have been spending more time solving other pressing city problems instead of doubling it by creating another municipality.
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A (problematic) tale of two Dhakas

October 23, 2011
Adnan Morshed
A (problematic) tale of two Dhakas

Imagine this scenario with two Dhaka City Corporations: The two elected mayors of North and South Dhaka are from the incumbent government and the opposition party, respectively. One is empowered with all of the development resources, while the other languishes with very few administrative tools to be effective.
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Dhaka 2044

September 4, 2011
Adnan Morshed
Dhaka 2044

Samayeen Cooper, a 14-year-old whiz kid from Boston, Massachusetts, was trembling with a great sense of anticipation! This was his maiden visit to the country of his grandparents, from his mother’s side.
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Posted in Development, Environment/Climate, Technology, Urbanization | 32 Comments »

A post-Dhaka Bangladesh

June 16, 2011
Adnan Morshed
A post-Dhaka Bangladesh

I have made it a ritual to examine Dhaka while flying above it every time I return to the capital city from abroad or, domestically, from Chittagong. Hovering over the city, before touchdown, the plane enables an omniscient aerial eye to see how the city is growing like an octopus — the tumult of...
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‘Black Friday’: the PR disaster

March 6, 2011
Khademul Islam
‘Black Friday’: the PR disaster

March is the cruellest month for us all. March 1971, and now March 2011, the first a hurling into the Hall of Terror and now a permanent place in The Hall of Shame. ‘Black Friday’, it has been dubbed by some of our newspapers. Public perception of the Bangladesh-West Indies match is at odds with...
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