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  • The two-wheeled miracle

    “Four legs good, two legs bad,” is a famous quote of George Orwell, brilliantly put in his time-winning satirical fable Animal Farm. This seems to be the other way round, or so it appears, when you wander around Dhaka, a city of lifeless wheelers.
  • Orange backpacks in Bangladesh

    A classroom in a backpack

    Orange backpacks, with the word “Sputnique” on them, made their way to different corners of the country. And somehow, everywhere these backpacks, each weighing about five kilograms, went, they brought significant benefit to those who were able to use them to their fullest potential.
  • Jagotee railway station in Kushtita

    Tears of a 156-yr-old rly station

    Now it is afternoon. There's sunshine and everything is glowing. The beauty of nature shines in every nook and cranny in the entire area, except a nearby railway station lying in an uncared state for years. Where once flowers and leaves were swaying in the wind, there is now the kingdom of weed and grass.
  • The indigenous boy who drew a logo for UN

    In the flowing hills of Rangamati sits the small village of Bhedbhedi. This is where Rebang Dewan grew up frolicking around with his friends. The village encapsulates almost all the features of natural beauty the hills have to offer—clouds passing through the huts, occasional flashes of lightning seen from the distance, pattering rain on the roofs, glimpses of a rainbow, and rain-drenched verdant greenery.
  • The tree doctors

    Even though it was monsoon, I watered my rooftop plants before leaving Dhaka during Eid. While travelling in the night coach, I kept worrying about my plant babies. What would happen to them in the absence of water in this sweltering heat and high humidity? Will they survive my seven-day vacation? My fears were confirmed—when I returned, I found that the smaller plants had almost died, while the leaves of the mature ones had turned yellowish.
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