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  • The Path to Piety

    For the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha, livestock from all over the country have begun their journey to cattle markets in the city. Cows, fat-tailed

  • National Tree Fair 2018

    The National Tree Fair held at Agargaon has thousands of nature lovers throughout the month-long event. This year, the plants showcased were mostly those that catered to the new-breed of gardeners: rooftop gardeners.

  • A day of Protest, Attack

    A day of Protest, Attack


    Like mythical harbingers of change, thousands of students from different schools and colleges descended on the streets of the capital,

  • Fish Fair 2018

    As part of the National Fisheries week which began on July 22, a five day fish fair is being held at the Krishibid Institution Bangladesh in Khamarbari.

  • From Scents to Cents

    Nazma has been working in the capital's Shahbagh area as a flower-seller for around 18 years.

  • Parroting Predictions

    The man and the parrot, partners from a time lost, together chart the trajectory of passerby's future. This ancient art of parrot astrology originates from South India, but has made its way into the almost the entirety of South Asia and some parts in the west. Remnants of the past, tasked with predicting the future using tarot cards, parrot astrologers have dwindled in numbers but the sight of them still evokes fond memories. It is believed that ancient Indians found and fostered a connection with nature, a relic of which are these astrologers. They can still be found in around Mirpur, Farmgate and other areas, selling futures for Tk 10. For this small charge, the parrot will tell you what the future holds for you. Parrot astrologers were also often used before making important decisions or finding auspicious dates for weddings.

  • Breath of The Bonsai

    Bonsai lovers in Dhaka were treated with a viewing of an expansive bonsai-tree collection -- Solo Bonsai Exhibition -- by Laila Ahmed. The

  • Tempting Fate

    Overloaded trains carrying passengers on the roof is a sight often seen in the country.

  • Eid Shoppers' Delight

    Markets around the capital wear a festive look before the upcoming Eid festival. Shoppers in their thousands throng to the many