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  • Charak

    Charak Puja is a festival celebrated in the southern belt of Bangladesh, where devotees undergo acts of flagellation in order to appease Lord Shiva and his wife Shakti.

  • White Memories

    The spell is over, the hour is up. And I can no longer remember.

  • Call Me Heena

    I feel like a mermaid. My body tells me I am a man and my soul tells me I am a woman — Heena, 51.

  • Beautiful Bangladesh

    Our land is one of colours, rivers, vast lands and warm people. Whether it is the concrete jungle that is Dhaka city, or the softer sides of

  • Relief

    There are moments when one needs to escape from the clutches of this concrete city and find themselves admiring nature- the sky,

  • Give us knowledge

    Devotees pay their respect to Saraswati, the Hindu Goddess of knowledge, music and arts. On the day of the puja, men, women and children wake up early in the morning.

  • Having Found Peace

    During holidays, my family and I often become tourists, traveling the roads less traveled by, in Bangladesh. Last year during the Eid holidays, we started our journey from Chittagong and headed to our destination, Sylhet.

  • The Little Things

    Often we stumble, and we look around for what can pick us back up. We look for family, for friends, we look for rewards, awards and achievements.

  • Remember Me?

    I am the rickshaw puller who took you home safe last night. Or the security guard, sitting outside the ATM booth, making sure that you have a secure money transaction.

  • Winter Weddings

    The month of December kicks-off the long awaited wedding season in Dhaka. The chilly breeze, coupled with warm Kachchi Biryani and a grande celebration of togetherness of newlyweds really brings out the festivity of this month.