Aly Zaker

January 27, 2018
January 27, 2018

Towards a new destination!

The train started rolling at around nine in the morning. We were initially busy with making ourselves comfortable.

January 13, 2018
January 13, 2018

Agartala, and travel thru The ‘Pahar' line!

Agartala's population had doubled by March 1971. Therefore, when we arrived in that town it did not seem like an Indian town. Almost everyone was speaking in our language, nay our dialect.

January 6, 2018
January 6, 2018

An extraordinary advent of winter!

Today I have to digress from my usual column on recording the events of my life and venture on to something pleasanter and more contemporary.

December 9, 2017
December 9, 2017

The border and beyond!

We were in our village for twelve days. I must confess that during those days every night had brought for us a nightmare of a possible attack by the army. Fortunately for us, the raiders were wary of intruding in to the Bangladeshi ...

November 11, 2017
November 11, 2017

THE WAR (TWO)!

Bhaiya, my elder brother, woke me up at about mid-day and asked me to crawl under the ceiling of the boat. Asked about the reason, he pointed towards the river bank. Pakistan army strolling on the bank could be seen clearly.

October 28, 2017
October 28, 2017

The War (One)!

I managed to collect myself from the stupor that the immersion of the two 303 rifles handed over by the policemen had caused me and woke up to the present. The place was bereft of any human beings.

October 21, 2017
October 21, 2017

Twenty-fifth and after!

Things were very tense through the month of March of Nineteen Seventy-one in the then East Pakistan. President Yahya Khan of Pakistan left Dhaka on the night of the third of March leaving a dialogue with Bangabandhu inconclusive.

September 30, 2017
September 30, 2017

To a different Dhaka!

So, I was back home again! Though I missed Karachi, it was great to be back. Dhaka was the same. No major changes had occurred except that its citizens became politically heated.

August 12, 2017
August 12, 2017

Farewell to Karachi!

Karachi was a popular city with the young ones for a variety of reasons. First and foremost was the glitter and the glitterati of this city and the second was the vibrancy.

July 15, 2017
July 15, 2017

Life Beyond Dhaka!

I had decided that I would not burden my readers by going in detail with my boring and mundane journey through life.