Dhaka city

Is urbanisation in Bangladesh doomed?

Major cities, including metropolises like Dhaka and Chattogram, consistently rank among the world's least liveable urban areas.

My Dhaka / A Sri Lankan’s memory of Dhaka

Over the course of my career, I have spent a significant amount of time in Dhaka, Bangladesh and various other locations in the country.

READERS' POV / Why aren’t we doing enough to fix electric wires?

The tragedy in Mirpur is a heartbreaking reminder of the pressing need to address this issue urgently.

My Dhaka / Dhaka: Day one and counting

There are too many people in Dhaka. So many that it’s choking the city. However, every person here is here for a reason.

My Dhaka / Diversity of Dhaka: Crowd, food and localities

Being the central hub of Bangladesh, Dhaka has seen an influx of people from various corners of the country making it the true melting pot of cultures.

The archive of Dhaka beneath the city

You were chosen because of your heart. Because of the incredible love you carry, despite the cruelty of this hungry city. Because of the strength you have, forged by the trials and tribulations of Dhaka.

Don't we deserve a safer Dhaka?

The more things change, the more they remain the same – is there any phrase that captures Dhaka as succinctly? On the one hand, our capital city is growing at an unimaginable pace, with rapid changes to its skyline and outskirts.

The city is a beautiful thing when it’s for everyone

A city is a web of facilities and opportunities in which different agencies and communities lay stakes, push boundaries, and make bullish claims of making things better.

Understanding Dhaka’s urbanism

A review of 'Dhaka Delirium,' a collection of essays by Adnan Z Morshed.

October 22, 2023
October 22, 2023

Is urbanisation in Bangladesh doomed?

Major cities, including metropolises like Dhaka and Chattogram, consistently rank among the world's least liveable urban areas.

September 27, 2023
September 27, 2023

A Sri Lankan’s memory of Dhaka

Over the course of my career, I have spent a significant amount of time in Dhaka, Bangladesh and various other locations in the country.

September 24, 2023
September 24, 2023

Why aren’t we doing enough to fix electric wires?

The tragedy in Mirpur is a heartbreaking reminder of the pressing need to address this issue urgently.

September 8, 2023
September 8, 2023

Dhaka: Day one and counting

There are too many people in Dhaka. So many that it’s choking the city. However, every person here is here for a reason.

August 14, 2023
August 14, 2023

Diversity of Dhaka: Crowd, food and localities

Being the central hub of Bangladesh, Dhaka has seen an influx of people from various corners of the country making it the true melting pot of cultures.

July 16, 2023
July 16, 2023

The archive of Dhaka beneath the city

You were chosen because of your heart. Because of the incredible love you carry, despite the cruelty of this hungry city. Because of the strength you have, forged by the trials and tribulations of Dhaka.

July 7, 2023
July 7, 2023

Don't we deserve a safer Dhaka?

The more things change, the more they remain the same – is there any phrase that captures Dhaka as succinctly? On the one hand, our capital city is growing at an unimaginable pace, with rapid changes to its skyline and outskirts.

June 23, 2023
June 23, 2023

The city is a beautiful thing when it’s for everyone

A city is a web of facilities and opportunities in which different agencies and communities lay stakes, push boundaries, and make bullish claims of making things better.

May 19, 2023
May 19, 2023

Understanding Dhaka’s urbanism

A review of 'Dhaka Delirium,' a collection of essays by Adnan Z Morshed.

March 30, 2023
March 30, 2023

The love-hate relation we have with our cities

We can eke out a smile and say, “I love my city,” albeit not by choice.

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