city

What went right for Rajshahi?

The city's recent eye-catching developmental transformation has been a matter of curiosity for many.

Is urbanisation in Bangladesh doomed?

Major cities, including metropolises like Dhaka and Chattogram, consistently rank among the world's least liveable urban areas.

Our forgotten elderly

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.

FICTION / Them two dogs

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.

Cosmopolitan Dream

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.

Parks and recreation, a distant dream

Do authorities care at all about citizens' quality of life?

10 Things I Hate About Dhaka

I hate the way I don't hate you, not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all.

(Not My) Home: Musings of a Reluctant Immigrant

Despite all her flaws, Dhaka is still the home that loves with reckless abandon

Have some 'doya' for Doyagonj!

Fix the crucial connecting road, ease people's suffering

February 21, 2024
February 21, 2024

What went right for Rajshahi?

The city's recent eye-catching developmental transformation has been a matter of curiosity for many.

October 22, 2023
October 22, 2023

Is urbanisation in Bangladesh doomed?

Major cities, including metropolises like Dhaka and Chattogram, consistently rank among the world's least liveable urban areas.

September 7, 2023
September 7, 2023

Our forgotten elderly

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.

July 22, 2023
July 22, 2023

Them two dogs

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.

July 17, 2023
July 17, 2023

Cosmopolitan Dream

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.

May 15, 2023
May 15, 2023

Parks and recreation, a distant dream

Do authorities care at all about citizens' quality of life?

April 7, 2023
April 7, 2023

10 Things I Hate About Dhaka

I hate the way I don't hate you, not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all.

July 26, 2022
July 26, 2022

(Not My) Home: Musings of a Reluctant Immigrant

Despite all her flaws, Dhaka is still the home that loves with reckless abandon

July 15, 2022
July 15, 2022

Have some 'doya' for Doyagonj!

Fix the crucial connecting road, ease people's suffering

July 9, 2022
July 9, 2022

Metrophilia: How to Love Dhaka

If you want to fall in love with the city—walk. This simple aphorism opens up a full discourse on how we can make our cities liveable and civic, and how we might live together as a collective.

push notification