Today's Gallery (2022.02.18)

Visitors to Amar Ekushey Boi Mela resting on benches at the Suhrawardy Udyan yesterday. On the first day -- February 15 -- the book fair saw only a few visitors, but the number has been increasing over the last two days. Publishers hope the sale of books will rise with the fair gaining momentum. Photo: Prabir Das
Metro rail authorities have started installing rail lines in the capital’s Farmgate area. The trains are expected to be running commercially between Uttara and Agargaon from December. The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: SK Enamul Haq
A crimson sunbird perched on a Mandar tree branch for lunch from a flower at the Satchhari National Park in Habiganj’s Chunarughat recently. Breeders in tropical southern Asia, the birds generally feed on nectar. PHOTO: REHANA BEGUM
Vehicles, including garbage trucks of Dhaka South City Corporation, parked illegally next to a ramp of the Mayor Mohammad Hanif Flyover in the capital’s Sayedabad yesterday. The DSCC has space for parking on its office premises nearby but doesn’t seem to be using it. Photo: Anisur Rahman
Hailing from Tejgaon, when hawker Milon couldn’t afford a space to set up shop, he didn’t lose hope. For earning a living, he chose an innovative alternative -- a mobile shop for household items on a bicycle. For six years, Milon has been running his business, travelling from place to place on his trusty stead, and making sales worth Tk 2,000-2,500 -- on which his family of five survive. This photo was taken from Hatirjheel area. Photo: Anisur Rahman
Traffic gridlocks are so common in Dhaka, that they have become a characteristic of the city. Although roads are busier on Thursday, the last working day of the week, Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Sarani was completely blocked for hours yesterday as the construction of a U-loop, meant to ease vehicular movement, narrowed the width of the busy road. Photo: Rashed Shumon