There are quite a few things to be noted about the on-going cold wave. Of them, two are obvious. For one thing, it has been relentless in its pattern, and therefore, cumulative and gripping in its chilling effect.
With an oxygen mask on, Safat, little over a month old, was reluctant to open his eyes at Dhaka Shishu Hospital. His mother wore a worried expression on her face as she held him tightly, trying to keep him warm.