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5 reasons why Dhaka is so rude

Let’s neither beat about the bush nor indulge in sugar-coating because we neither have the time nor the empathy for any of that. The plain fact is -- Dhaka is an impatient, mean, rude, cruel, and selfish city. Call it “cranky Dhaka” if you will!

4w ago

Jahanara Foundation Museum: A glimpse into Dhaka’s past

The building located at 25 Bangshal Road is a treasure trove of history. On one of the floors of the apartment, there are numerous antiques and artefacts that give us a sneak peek into the city’s history. Not directly related to political histories we read in textbooks, but something more intimate -- glimpses of family and social life in Dhaka of the bygone era.

1m ago

Pahela Baishakh and the panta bhaat debate

On one hand, it is a traditional dish and PahelaBaishakh is a festival where we celebrate our culture -- not just with songs, crafts, etc., but also with food. Moreover, it is absolutely delicious! You can indulge in it with other deshi delicacies as well, be it with the delightful ilishorthe spicy bhortas. 

2m ago

The almost 400-year-old Eidgah of Dhanmondi

This place holds a lot of historical significance because of its age and also because once upon a time the rulers of Dhaka used to offer Eid prayers here. 

2m ago

Why are biriyani pots covered in red cloth?

Whenever you visit or just walk past any roadside eatery, you often see large deghs or pots covered in a red cloth. You know that those pots hold biriyani, polau, or the like but do you know why all these deghs or dekchis are always wrapped in red?

3m ago

Dhaka 2084: Interview of a Time Traveller

The sudden appearance — and the equally sudden disappearance — of a middle-aged woman named Eli Kaizer, who claimed to be a time traveller, has caught the attention of not only our city, but the entire world.

3m ago

The Church of the Holy Rosary: Oldest in Dhaka!

Historians say that it was established in 1677,but some historians have also said that the church was founded in or before 1599. 

6m ago

The myth of winter in Dhaka

Do not believe the textbooks! As far as Dhaka is concerned, there are only two seasons: summer and monsoon. “This time it will be different” -- many Dhakaiites prophesise every mid-November wishing for a cold winter. However, as is always the case, it is wishful thinking!

6m ago
May 25, 2024
May 25, 2024

5 reasons why Dhaka is so rude

Let’s neither beat about the bush nor indulge in sugar-coating because we neither have the time nor the empathy for any of that. The plain fact is -- Dhaka is an impatient, mean, rude, cruel, and selfish city. Call it “cranky Dhaka” if you will!

May 16, 2024
May 16, 2024

Jahanara Foundation Museum: A glimpse into Dhaka’s past

The building located at 25 Bangshal Road is a treasure trove of history. On one of the floors of the apartment, there are numerous antiques and artefacts that give us a sneak peek into the city’s history. Not directly related to political histories we read in textbooks, but something more intimate -- glimpses of family and social life in Dhaka of the bygone era.

April 14, 2024
April 14, 2024

Pahela Baishakh and the panta bhaat debate

On one hand, it is a traditional dish and PahelaBaishakh is a festival where we celebrate our culture -- not just with songs, crafts, etc., but also with food. Moreover, it is absolutely delicious! You can indulge in it with other deshi delicacies as well, be it with the delightful ilishorthe spicy bhortas. 

April 7, 2024
April 7, 2024

The almost 400-year-old Eidgah of Dhanmondi

This place holds a lot of historical significance because of its age and also because once upon a time the rulers of Dhaka used to offer Eid prayers here. 

February 29, 2024
February 29, 2024

Why are biriyani pots covered in red cloth?

Whenever you visit or just walk past any roadside eatery, you often see large deghs or pots covered in a red cloth. You know that those pots hold biriyani, polau, or the like but do you know why all these deghs or dekchis are always wrapped in red?

February 26, 2024
February 26, 2024

Dhaka 2084: Interview of a Time Traveller

The sudden appearance — and the equally sudden disappearance — of a middle-aged woman named Eli Kaizer, who claimed to be a time traveller, has caught the attention of not only our city, but the entire world.

December 24, 2023
December 24, 2023

The Church of the Holy Rosary: Oldest in Dhaka!

Historians say that it was established in 1677,but some historians have also said that the church was founded in or before 1599. 

December 20, 2023
December 20, 2023

The myth of winter in Dhaka

Do not believe the textbooks! As far as Dhaka is concerned, there are only two seasons: summer and monsoon. “This time it will be different” -- many Dhakaiites prophesise every mid-November wishing for a cold winter. However, as is always the case, it is wishful thinking!

December 17, 2023
December 17, 2023

Royal subahdars: Mughal princes in Dhaka

The fact that he was the emperor’s son had its advantages when it came to ruling the region. Shah Shuja dethroned Dhaka as a Mughal capital, transferring it to Rajmahal. 

August 20, 2023
August 20, 2023

Nawab Ahsanullah's zoos

Nawab Ahsanullah warned in the press release that he would file charges against anyone who caused any harm to these animals.    

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