Puran Dhaka

Dhaka’s treasure trove

Dhaka Kendra, a private museum, continues to astound visitors with its huge collection showcasing the history of Old Dhaka, since its inauguration in 1997 at Mohini Das Lane. Nestled inside the building are rare antique collections from the past life of the city, from daily life artifacts of nobles to old photographs along with many other treasures, one would be amazed to see.

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.

April 2, 2016
April 2, 2016

Dhaka’s treasure trove

Dhaka Kendra, a private museum, continues to astound visitors with its huge collection showcasing the history of Old Dhaka, since its inauguration in 1997 at Mohini Das Lane. Nestled inside the building are rare antique collections from the past life of the city, from daily life artifacts of nobles to old photographs along with many other treasures, one would be amazed to see.

July 4, 2015
July 4, 2015

10 reasons to visit Dhaka - the least liveable city

One can list down a multitude of reasons to not visit Bangladesh, the never ending traffic jams, incessant power cuts, the air heavy with dust and pollution and thousands upon thousands of people thronging the streets every single day! But find the 10 reasons to visit this chaotic city: Dhaka.

April 16, 2015
April 16, 2015

Muggers shoot businessman, snatch Tk 16 lakh

Muggers snatch away Tk 16 lakh from a businessman after shooting him in his left leg in the old part of Dhaka.