The city's recent eye-catching developmental transformation has been a matter of curiosity for many.
Major cities, including metropolises like Dhaka and Chattogram, consistently rank among the world's least liveable urban areas.
In many cities around the world, elderly people literally cannot cross the road because the timing on crossing signals is too brief. At least we don’t have that problem in Dhaka, if only due to the absence of functional traffic lights.
I am asked where I am headed. The expression in the lady’s eyes suggests this is not the first time I was asked the question. I stand there, wondering if the pits around her eyes—white as the sun—are caused by the likes of me, and I tell her where I’m headed.
I see you, with whatever half awake, sleep drifting irises, I see you. Dusted in the shelves of unread books, I see you and I know you, They will never know you but I do, in ways you are afraid.
I hate the way I don't hate you, not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all.
Despite all her flaws, Dhaka is still the home that loves with reckless abandon