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Be logged in water and happy

Tell me, why do we call Dhaka city a city? Just because it houses all the government offices, has most of the motorized vehicles, people come to Dhaka for better income, and there are numerous tall buildings? Is that the definition of a city? Or is it because we call it our capital, and that’s […]

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Rickshaws and we Bengalis

When my family migrated to Dhaka, the city had clean air, less traffic, and plenty of empty spaces where people could roam around and the children could play. My father had changed jobs at that time. If it wasn’t for his job, we wouldn’t have come to Dhaka. Perhaps, our parents only wanted to send […]

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Water woes and Wasa

It was perfect; the protests. Protests against the water supply authority for its inability to provide safe drinking water on our taps. It was the perfect way to seek accountability from the capital’s water supply authority. At the same time, it was also quite dramatically unique. It had to be dramatic, as nobody listens to […]