Dhaka city

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!

Has Dhaka become a status city?

The status city often serves the privileged, while the huddling masses eke out a minimal existence

#Perspective / Friendship knows no time: Dhaka's heart-warming hospitality

Dhaka means the world to me. Most of my professional life has been here and a large chunk of my personal life is intrinsically linked with Dhaka. I am never tired of the city. Yes, there are obstacles. Yes, there are resource shortages. Yes, there are insane traffic snarls. But there is one thing which is never in short supply — great people!

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.

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.

March 12, 2023
March 12, 2023

Dhaka, a victim of poor governance

If government officials were held responsible and accountable for every incident, things would have been corrected much earlier.

February 12, 2023
February 12, 2023

Dhaka: A distant dream

I slip right back into the chaos I was raised alongside, and it feels like a reunion with a childhood friend.

February 11, 2023
February 11, 2023

Dhaka (2007-)

I was nine years of age the first time I set eyes on a Dhaka street. I received my first welcome from a group of beggars tapping on my car window.

February 9, 2023
February 9, 2023

Are we becoming a selfish, uncaring society?

Shemi’s ordeal proves that the ridiculously glamourised notion of the family being the guaranteed support system in drama series and films is grossly overstated.

December 27, 2022
December 27, 2022

Is the metro rail really opening tomorrow?

The limited launch of the metro tomorrow is unlikely to make any real dent in Dhaka's traffic problem

November 2, 2022
November 2, 2022

Only balanced urbanisation can make Bangladeshi cities liveable

It is clear just how overpopulated Dhaka city has become

October 25, 2022
October 25, 2022

Detailed Area Plan for Dhaka: Is a liveable and sustainable future too much to ask for?

DAP depicts a vision, but whose vision that is and how it came to be are not clear.

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