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Naming and Renaming Dhaka's Streets

We use names of Dhaka's streets and neighbourhoods every day, but often without giving a second thought on how they came about and what trivia they hold.

Hrishikesh Das Road in Old Dhaka

“There are 13 officially declared heritage streets in Dhaka," informs conservation architect Taimur Islam, CEO, Urban Study Group

How Not To Spoil Hatirjheel

With beautiful landscape architecture, well-maintained roads, musical fountain, the water taxi service, and an amphitheatre, Hatirjheel

July 28, 2017
July 28, 2017

Naming and Renaming Dhaka's Streets

We use names of Dhaka's streets and neighbourhoods every day, but often without giving a second thought on how they came about and what trivia they hold.

July 7, 2017
July 7, 2017

Hrishikesh Das Road in Old Dhaka

“There are 13 officially declared heritage streets in Dhaka," informs conservation architect Taimur Islam, CEO, Urban Study Group

June 16, 2017
June 16, 2017

How Not To Spoil Hatirjheel

With beautiful landscape architecture, well-maintained roads, musical fountain, the water taxi service, and an amphitheatre, Hatirjheel

June 9, 2017
June 9, 2017

Roads and Musings:Around the Parliament

The national parliament building, Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban, is not just an iconic architectural edifice of Bangladesh; it is also a symbol of

May 26, 2017
May 26, 2017

My gang and I

The bus stand is where my area starts. It goes till the last lamppost of this street. This stretch of road is what I call mine. It's my street, my Dhaka. That's where we rule, my gang and...

May 19, 2017
May 19, 2017

7 reasons why we love Saat Masjid Road

Saat Masjid Road is always evolving! If you journey merely 3 years back and compare the road to what it is today, you will find a myriad

May 5, 2017
May 5, 2017

The bustling Chawk Bazaar

Did you know that Chawk Bazaar was previously called Badshahi Bazaar? And did you know that even in Mughal times the area was a

April 21, 2017
April 21, 2017

Everything Farmgate!

They are of the same height, and yet Ibrahim always looks taller than Ali. Is it because of his confident demeanour in contrast of Ali's

April 14, 2017
April 14, 2017

BK DAS ROAD: An architectural treasure trove

The B K Das Road at Farashganj is an architectural treasure trove of Old Dhaka. We have interviewed Dhaka itself about this beautiful

April 7, 2017
April 7, 2017

Dhaka street, 300 Feet!

300 Feet even a few years ago was, for me, the 'edge' of Dhaka. Back then it was more popularly known as Baluchor. It was desolate,