My Dhaka

My Dhaka

Ahsan Manzil without the dome?

To paint a picture of what this majestic building looked like just after the catastrophe, a line from an eyewitness account may be apt here.

2h ago

My Dhaka / Exploring river heritage of Dhaka

We, as residents of this bustling metropolis, have never given much thought to what and who defines the city’s economy and culture.

1d ago

My Dhaka / Revival of sculpture as an art form

Art galleries in Dhaka hardly hold any exclusive exhibition for sculptures and even if they do, it is mostly as part of mixed media shows. 

4d ago

My Dhaka / Exploring the street breakfast culture

Breakfast on the go has a different meaning for the toiling masses of Dhaka. Rickshaw pullers doing early shifts to cash in on school rides, night guards before hitting the beds, street sweepers -- all opt for a quick street breakfast, which is spread out by 6:00am for business.

5d ago

Dhaka's lost bridges

To illustrate, the visual featured here -- taken from the book Glimpses of Old Dhaka by Syed Muhammed Taifoor (Second edition, 1956) -- has the caption, "Ruined bridge at Tantibazar-Nowabpur Road".   

1w ago

My Dhaka / Bangabazar: Rising from the ashes

At 2,551 metres above sea level on Chandragiri Hills in Nepal, all I could thank for was Dhaka’s Bangabazar.

1w ago

The Wonder of Saat Gombuj Masjid

If you went to the Mohammadpur area, you would come across a splendid Mughal-era mosque: Saat Gombuj Masjid, or Seven-domed Mosque.

1w ago

My Dhaka / Neighbourhood Handymen the fixer you need

They are the most underrated professionals in the city. Although we need them ever so frequently, we never appreciate the skills of the handymen until we get trapped in unforeseen situations.

1w ago

A taste of Mohammadpur

When you think Mohammadpur, what is the first thing that comes to mind? For me, the answer to that question is iconic places to eat.

2w ago

Beyond borders: Expatriates’ testimonies on Dhaka

What he craved was homemade food, the delicacies of Nazira Bazaar, and the variety and flavour of Bangalee food that you cannot find in Melbourne.

2w ago

Tradition meets innovation in the spicy world of fuchka

Fuchka carts parked in neighbourhood alleys or in front of city parks and lakes are something synonymous with Dhaka.

2w ago

Sumon Bhai’s Dilbahar: The new special shorbot of Old Dhaka

The sought-after drink is only available from 9:00pm onwards every day and stays open until 12:30am.

3w ago

Dhaka and its Mughal mosques

If you haven't, you definitely should! The picturesque domes, the surroundings around the main buildings, and the often small and elegant interior all deserve the attention of a Dhaka buff. 

3w ago

Breaking stereotypes: A male nurse in the city

Roy, a pragmatic youth, opted to get a degree in nursing. Moreover, his cousin’s nursing career which started at a government hospital with a healthy salary became his inspiration.

3w ago

Uttara To Motijheel In 30 Minutes: Dhaka metro revolutionises commuting

Traffic war for us is a real deal; any trip to anywhere around the city be it in your own car, public bus, or CNG auto-rickshaw, was nothing less than a two-hour horror tale of heat, dust, sound pollution, suffocation, and tiredness.

3w ago

Katrina Wild’s exotic tea adventures

“One of the greatest things about being a vagabond is that when you do not have solid plans and are flexible like water, there is a lot of space for opportunities just knocking at your door. And now here I am in beautiful Bangladesh,” she said.

4w ago

A forgotten history: The Prince who dethroned Dhaka as a capital

His tenure in Bengal began in 1639, and a curious footnote would be that he actually stripped Dhaka of its status as a Mughal capital, shifting the seat of government to Rajmahal (a place now in India).

Eco-chic experience at Ajo Idea Space, Gulshan

I was feeling a little down the other day and wanted to sit down somewhere quiet and serene to just switch off from the chaos and rejuvenate my mind. What my mood craved was not something Dhaka’s posh cafes would be able to offer.

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