Laila Karim

February 27, 2018
February 27, 2018

Being alive with plants…some moments of joy

It has been about five months since I have been away from many things special to my life– from my plants, my books and songs. My regular life was halted for a while due to a family health crisis, from which I, along with my family members, have gradually recovered. I returned from the self-exile soon after receiving some beautiful bulbs of Tulips from my daughter, brought from the Shiphol Airport of Amsterdam. We know southern Europe is the home of

September 26, 2017
September 26, 2017

Get winter veggies from your own garden!

The monsoon is prolonged this year. It is mid September – officially autumm, but the floating clouds seem inclined to stay a few more days at least.

August 15, 2017
August 15, 2017

Foes of mosquitoes

These days, a notorious fever –chikungunya– has become the talk of the town and many of us are pointing at the plants we raise in our homes. Container based plants are considered as one of the main culprits that 'host' mosquitoes in our surroundings.

July 25, 2017
July 25, 2017

Our Brikha Mela - Calling

It will instantaneously uplift your mood, and make you look forward to the fair till next year.

July 4, 2017
July 4, 2017

Small space greenery

While you browse, their eyes follow you, and sometimes you feel like talking to them too. Is it not beautiful and refreshing!

June 14, 2017
June 14, 2017

Trading with tiny hands: Do we really care?

On June 12, Bangladesh, along with other countries, observed World Day Against Child Labour, with elaborate programmes.

May 23, 2017
May 23, 2017

Our mother – who taught us love for nature!

People all over the world celebrated Mother's Day on 14 May. Although I believe that every day belongs to the mother who gave us birth and brought a new life to this world! She is always special to the mother earth and to all of us.

April 18, 2017
April 18, 2017

Dreaming Vincent's dream

On 30 March, the world celebrated artist Vincent Van Gogh's 164th birthday. To honour his memory, I decided it was best to begin with a short letter for him and to him directly, reminiscent of the song his artwork inspired, one whispering of starry, starry nights.

March 21, 2017
March 21, 2017

Rooftop Gardening: Days of Babylon to our Current Life

The concept of 'hanging gardens' fascinated me from the second grade.

February 21, 2017
February 21, 2017

Calling out to you, Begum Rokeya

I have been speaking to you for the past couple of days. I have been visiting you repeatedly in different sites, going back to your