• Broken Rides, Broken Promises

    While the authorities think of ways to make Dhaka a child-friendly city, amusement parks are being demolished or sold off, one after another.

  • Bangladeshi Theatre's Curtain Call

    Earlier this year, under the guidance of Professor Dr Israfil Shaheen, the Theatre and Performance Studies Department of Dhaka University travelled to Delhi for the 9th Asia Pacific Bureau, as the first ever delegation from Bangladesh.

  • Saving the Coral Island

    Saving the Coral Island

    Saint Martin's Island, the only coral island of Bangladesh, has lost most of its splendour due to continuous destruction of its precious...

  • The Cultural Lighthouse

    For over four decades, the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy has been serving as the biggest cultural hub for art enthusiasts, music aficionados, film connoisseurs or dance lovers.

  • Dreaming Bigger, Dreaming Better

    On April 24, 2013, a disaster shook the whole nation when the Rana Plaza building, an eight-storeyed factory complex supplying clothes

  • Baptised With Fire: First to arrive, last to leave

    Bangladesh faced a national crisis when an eight-story building called Rana Plaza housing several garment factories collapsed to the ground, leaving a huge pile of rubble and thousands of lives trapped underneath. It was the deadliest building collapse in modern human history that shook the nation to its core.

  • Baptised with Fire

    In case of fire incidents, building collapse, road, railway or water transport accidents, and all kinds of emergency rescue operations, the Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defence is our first and last resort.

  • The Bold and the Beautiful

    Mostly deemed as the common man's art, rickshaw art is unique and vibrant - partly because of the bold strokes of flashy enamel paint that the painters use, but mostly for the range of subjects and surreal images.

  • Breaking the Toilet Taboo

    The 15 million residents of Dhaka have access to only about seventy public toilets. Most of us are lucky enough to use clean toilets at home, but for more than 5.5 million floating people in Dhaka, these 70 toilets are their only refuge.

  • Sankar Dhar: A Phenomenal Sculptor

    “Sankar aspires to be a famous artist. His creations are ingenious and promising”— Sankar Dhar made the headlines first in 1974 in the Daily Sangbad, at 16 years of age, when he was a student of class ten at Pogose High School, next to Banglabazar.

  • Across The Canvas

    Murtaja Baseer, as the adage goes, is a man who needs no introduction, especially to the aficionados of the modern art scene in Bangladesh.

  • A Workaholic on Vacation

    A Workaholic on Vacation

    Growing up, I never wanted to be a 'holic' of any sort. Terms began with 'alcoholic' and then many began sprouting up- 'chocoholic', 'shopoholic' and what not. Since the first one I heard was 'alcoholic', I assumed anything that makes you a 'holic' must be bad.

  • Revolutionising Qurbani

    With the onset of a generation of virtual reality users, and with online shops becoming an important part of our lives, Eid-ul-Adha - the festival of sacrifice - is enjoying a renaissance.

  • Thinking of Careers

    We have come a long way today and think of a career beyond medical, engineering and architecture – all noble professions of course. Today we have corporates, accountants and marketing professionals on the rise.

  • Back to Basics

    Phones are what peoples' lives, in this day and age, revolve around. From the most private of details, to the most exclusive of news

  • No Bachelors Please!

    Single and unmarried people who have been living in Dhaka for work or education, without their families, have to go through an ordeal when it comes to finding a place to live.

  • Surviving the Disaster

    This year, one of the most devastating floods in the last ten years of Bangladesh has affected 3.4 million people mostly in the northern districts of the country.

  • The City's Oasis

    Ramna Park is called the lungs of Dhaka City. With 68.50 acres of land adorned with 211 species of trees and a huge tranquil lake...

  • The Tiger's Last Stand

    Bengal Tigers in the Sundarbans are the only tigers in the world that live in the saline, swampy environment of a mangrove forest.

  • Where did we go wrong?

    When four Bangladeshi youths appeared in a video and threatened more terrorist attacks like the one that took place in Gulshan, the

  • ROAD 79

    The once quiet, residential area of Gulshan 2, particularly road 79 – sporting plush houses, a restaurant or two and private security officials, has now become a

  • Eid on the Silver Screens

    What can you do to make your Eid worth your while? What can be done to bring in the ultimate spunky twist? With colours, dramatic dialogues, fight scenes, the vavavooms and the ooh lalas?

  • A Wild Struggle towards Home

    Every year during Eid, millions of Bangladeshis rely on some 300 trains of Bangladesh Railway to reach home to spend their

  • Dharmarajika's Act of Compassion

    At the beginning of this Holy month of Ramadan, the internet exploded with a video going viral- but for good reason.

  • The Brutal Experience

    Dhaka's intense traffic congestion is brutal, an experience that, unfortunately, is now a daily event for Dhaka dwellers. According

  • ‘Shuttering’ Stereotypes

    “Just by seeing the angle in which she is holding the camera, I can sense that she takes good pictures,” commented Satyajit Ray once on

  • Dare To Lead

    What do you think of when you hear the word ‘leadership’? Flip through the dictionary and you will find it says ‘The state or position of being a leader’.

  • Be Your Own Begum

    The fight we have been fighting, us women, has been a long and tedious one.

  • The (In)dispensables

    In Bangladesh, we have a strange relationship with our domestic workers. From cooking to cleaning, we cannot think a day

  • The Secrets of her Kitchen

    Born on May 7, 1931, Siddiqua Kabir is a household name. It would be difficult to find anyone in Bangladesh who loves cooking and eating