Dipan Nandy

February 2, 2023
February 2, 2023

Finally, the wait is over

For the first time in three years, February 1 marked the opening day of the Amar Ekushey Boi Mela, commemorating the memories of the Language Movement martyrs. The fair will continue till February 28.

January 24, 2023
January 24, 2023

Under the dirty water, there’s a ward

Some of the places remain under stagnant water for years, while some lack basic civic amenities, including proper roads or pure drinking water. None of these neighbourhoods has a single playground. Such are the states of the three wards in zone-9 of Dhaka North City Corporation.

January 23, 2023
January 23, 2023

Boi Mela to kick off Feb 1 after 3 years

In the last two years, Amar Ekushey Boi Mela has been marred by fears, delays, and uncertainties caused by the pandemic. However, Bangla Academy hopes that this year’s book fair will return to its former glory with life getting back on track.

January 21, 2023
January 21, 2023

Children robbed off a playground for 16 years

According to the Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) website, Golapbagh field is the single biggest playground in south Dhaka. This ground was closed for 10 years from 2006 as construction materials of the Mayor Mohammad Hanif Flyover were kept on the ground.

January 17, 2023
January 17, 2023

A library that welcomes no reader

A modern building, covered in panes of black glass, stands at the capital’s Azimpur intersection. But what’s more fascinating than the distinct architecture is the fact that big nameplates on the building read “public toilet”.

January 9, 2023
January 9, 2023

Old Dhaka gears up for Shakrain

For Dhaka residents, when the winter breeze starts flowing through the city, it almost brings about a calling -- a calling to fly kites.

January 2, 2023
January 2, 2023

Hiccups couldn’t dampen the joy

Millions of school students are starting their new year with the refreshing scent of new textbooks, as authorities all across the nation began distributing the books yesterday.

January 1, 2023
January 1, 2023

Dorm for expatriate workers: Good initiative that needs promotion

Expatriate workers usually come to Dhaka one of two days ahead of their flight abroad from different districts of the country.

December 29, 2022
December 29, 2022

‘I’ll pass this story to my children’

As the metro-rail train started its maiden journey yesterday afternoon, Swadhin Ahmed, a young man, had a wide smile on his face. In fact, it was a day of pride for Swadhin, who had been working for the metro-rail project  for three years.

December 13, 2022
December 13, 2022

Renovated for 4 years, ruined within one

Dhaka South City Corporation started renovating Sheikh Russell Park, situated on the north side of Jatrabari intersection, in 2017, so that residents can take a break from the concrete jungle and spend some quality time with friends and families there.