Category Archives: Infrastructure

Making Dhaka Livable

Making Dhaka Livable  by Humayun Kabir for Dhaka has been once again deemed by the Economist as the second least livable city in the world.  Damascus came in last … Continue reading

September 8, 2013 · 20 Comments

Faruk Wasif: The Sahibs of Begum Para and the turtles that sell the country

“’Second Home’: The Sahibs of Begam Para and the Turtles that Sell the Country” by Faruk Wasif for Prothom Alo, translated for by Nusrat Chowdhury [please do not reproduce … Continue reading

June 5, 2013 · 5 Comments

Humanity, Charity, and Reality TV

Humanity, Charity, and Reality TV: a case of the Rana Plaza Collapse by Seuty Sabur for Nitra, Pritha, Rahnuma, Saydia, Shifa, Lima, Ayon and I spent the whole of … Continue reading

May 8, 2013 · 3 Comments

Anisul Hoque: Shaking pillars causes governments to fall, not buildings

Shaking pillars causes governments to fall, not buildings  Anisul Hoque, Prothom Alo, abbreviated & translated for by Unnashic “Pro-Hartal activists were shaking the pillars, which may be why Rana … Continue reading

April 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

Rana Plaza built on land grabbed from Rabindranath Sarkar

“Journalist brother. You are a Hindu, I am a Hindu. Please don’t do any more harm to me. You know, how Hindus have to live in this country. Rana Plaza … Continue reading

April 30, 2013 · 7 Comments

Savar: Total eclipse of the state

Alal O Dulal collects  different views on rescue operations. Didar Hossain visits Aanna Akhtar in hospital Photo: David Bergman Blogger Nazrul: “Savar is being rescued by the common people of this … Continue reading

April 27, 2013 · 5 Comments

Abu Ala Hasan: 9 Proposals for Disaster Preparedness

9 Proposals for Disaster Preparedness Guest Post by Abu Ala Hasan for, just returned from Savar

April 26, 2013 · 2 Comments

10 Monster Traffic Jams

Dhaka makes it to BBC’s “10 monster traffic jams from around the world” list. “Dhaka is arguably the most densely populated city in the world. It lacks a mass transit system … Continue reading

October 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Dhaka moves to #1 in Least Liveable City Index

Dhaka is ranked least liveable among 140 surveyed cities. Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Livability Survey ranked Dhaka 139 in 2011, and 140 in 2012. DOWNLOAD: EIU Liveability Report 2012 DOWNLOAD: … Continue reading

August 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

“Allah e Rakhbo”

July 7th, 7:30 am. Already, an accident on Mahakhali flyover.

July 7, 2012 · Leave a comment



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