During the last two months, anticipations and suspense regarding the Chikungunya viral fever caused by Aedes Aegypti mosquito have gone viral. Half of the Dhakaites still are in physical pain left by the virus, half are half-relieved that they have been spared so far, and half-anxious about being the next victim.
Remember Anisha, the two to three days’ old baby recovered from a dustbin in Dhaka last month? What grave mistake could she have made in such short life to deserve the punishment that shatters our faith in humanity and makes us question the sanctity of the parent-child bond?
We Bangalis have our own unique sense of humour and are very famous for it. Making jokes about almost everything and anything in subtlest to not-so-subtle and lamest ways is part of our characteristics.
For the last three years, the air quality in Dhaka remains consistently unhealthy during the dry season according to the Department of Environment (DoE). DoE states that 58% of the particulate pollutants responsible for the smog in the air of Dhaka city comes from the orthodox brick kilns around and inside Dhaka.