Old Dhaka

January 27, 2023
January 27, 2023

Heritage no hurdle?

Authorities must save Kayettuli Manasa temple from collapse

December 24, 2022
December 24, 2022

Renowned fashion designer Emdad Hoque no more

Prominent fashion designer and Vice-President of the Fashion Design Council of Bangladesh (FDCB), Emdad Hoque, passed away at a private hospital in Dhaka city on Friday. He was 57.

November 22, 2022
November 22, 2022

Art vs Development: Should we erase our rich architectural history?

Dhaka's transitions carries the question of whether our historic buildings shall be preserved. From an economic viewpoint, there is financial gain in replacing them with buildings. The question now becomes whether the cultural heritage outweighs this financial gain.

September 13, 2022
September 13, 2022

Even the law can’t protect Dhaka’s heritage!

Authorities must save what’s left of Boro Katra, others

August 19, 2022
August 19, 2022

How Partition impacted the Dhaka book trade

With the expansion of the publishing business, bookshops also sprang up in various parts of Old Dhaka, particularly in Chawkbazar, Islampur, Mughaltuli and Patuatuli. It is estimated that the number of bookshops in Dhaka till 1900 were no less than 40. 

August 10, 2022
August 10, 2022

Old Dhaka must preserve its historic character

Protect heritage sites and buildings from being demolished

August 7, 2022
August 7, 2022

Historic graves at Old Dhaka's Hussaini Dalan that often go unnoticed

Hussaini Dalan is not just a Shiite centre in Dhaka; it is also a Dhaka landmark, spanning centuries of history. While its religious programmes, especially during Muharram and more particularly Ashura are unparalleled, Hussaini Dalan as a Dhaka heritage is extraordinary as well.

May 10, 2022
May 10, 2022

Patuatuli: A treasure trove of affordable, quality glasses in Old Dhaka

Fancy a new frame every day? Spectacles like power glasses help us see the world in a clear way, while sunglasses help to make a fashion statement, providing protection from the ultraviolet rays of the sun.

April 17, 2022
April 17, 2022

Boro Katra, Chhoto Katra: Dhaka's key historic sites in ruins

Dhaka city’s two ancient structures -- Boro Katra and Chhoto Katra -- are at the verge of extinction due to rampant encroachment in absence of government measures to preserve those.

January 13, 2022
January 13, 2022

Your go-to guide to hosting a Shakrain party at the heart of old Dhaka

Shakrain, also known as ‘Poush Songkranti’, takes place to mark the last day of the Bangla month, Poush. It will take place on 14 January this year, with last year’s festivity observed in a limited scale to comply with COVID-19 restrictions. Whether you are hosting for the first time or need a refresher, let us give some pointers to have a fun event this year!