The Guardian carries photo feature on Bangladesh liberation war
The Guardian newspaper has carried a photo feature titled "Freedom in the making: Bangladesh by Anne de Henning – in pictures" as the exhibition is set to begin in the city on Friday evening. Anne de Henning travelled through Bangladesh between 1971 and 1972, during the War of Independence, photographing freedom fighters, families, refugee trains, and women fleeing villages. Read: French photographer Anne de Henning's exhibition on Bangladesh to inaugurate on Friday To mark the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence, her images are being kept on display at the National Art Gallery in Dhaka from December 10–31. To mark the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence, Samdani Art Foundation and CRI are hosting "Witnessing History in the Making: Photographs by Anne de Henning, Bangladesh 1971-1972" - an exhibition of never-seen-before photos of Bangladesh during the period of 1971-72 by French photographer Anne de Henning. Anne de Henning began her career as a photojournalist and at the age of 23 she left her life in Paris to cover the Vietnam War and later Bangladesh Liberation War. Read: Samdani Art Foundation, CRI to exhibit unseen photographs of 1971-72 Her photographs from 1971 and 1972 taken in Bangladesh remained unpublished and will be shown for the first time after 50 years. KM Khalid MP, State Minister for Cultural Affairs, Nasrul Hamid, State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources and Trustee, CRI; and Liaquat Ali Lucky, Director General, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy will grace the occasion that will be held on Friday evening.
Historic charm of Panam Nagar gets lost in tangle of wires
Panam Nagar, an ancient historic city of what used to be Sonargaon and now lies in Narayanganj, is being robbed of its appeal and charm in the face of the authorities' stubborn negligence.
As news of India’s export ban spread, onions became hottest item on TCB trucks
A long queue of city- dwellers was seen at a Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) truck sale on Tuesday morning after the price of onions hiked alarmingly, as India banned export of all kinds of onions 24 hours earlier.
Offering Jum’a prayer in the time of Covid-19
Many devotees offering Jum’a prayer at the Baitul Mukarram national mosque on Friday were seen ignoring recommended social distancing rules aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus.
Dhaka grapples with overhead cables
Residents of the capital have been struggling with overhead cables for decades which is gradually increasing with time.
Narayanganj mosque blast: Cries, screams engulf hospital
A heart-rending scene was created at the Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery with cries and groans of the victims of Narayanganj mosque blast and their relatives on Saturday.
Where rain and waterlogging go hand-in-hand
Keeping pace with the time, Dhaka has witnessed so many developments in the last few decades. But the city’s residents still don’t see any respite from waterlogging, one of the core problems of the capital during the monsoon months.
City life amid Covid-19 pandemic
The Coronavirus pandemic that has been raging since late March has rapidly changed people’s lives across the country.
No respite from illegal parking in city
Illegal parking has become prevalent in the capital due to lack of enforcement of traffic rules, intensifying gridlocks and lack of parking spaces amid unplanned urbanisation.
City life amid coronavirus pandemic
Although the country is still struggling to control the coronavirus outbreak, residents of the capital are increasingly seen defying social distancing guidelines and carelessly reverting to the old normal.