• Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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Crisis seen as opportunity

The word crisis when written in Chinese is composed of two characters -- one represents danger and the other represents opportunity. The narrative of the country's garment sector following the Rana Plaza collapse last year could best be summed up by it. The catastrophe, which claimed at least 1,135 lives and injured about 2,500, drew scorn from around the world, and the sector seemed to be on the brink of a pitfall. But, remarkably, the harrowing debris of the eight-storey building...

Nightmares haunt them

It has been a year since Rana Plaza collapsed but nightmares still haunt the survivors. Sajal Das survived the collapse with severe injuries. The 26-year-old tried hard to rebuild his life in the apparel sector but the life-changing injuries and the psychological trauma he had sustained got in the way. "After the collapse, I made three attempts to work in a garment factory, but could not continue. Neither my health, nor my mental condition would let me work for hours. Whenever I...

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