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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Ramadan in Dhaka

Food becomes a different story during the month long festivity of Ramadan. Boro baper polay khay is a mixture of chickpeas, brains, minced meat, potatoes, chira, eggs, chicken, 13 spices and ghee, making it a popular iftar delicacy sold in Old Dhaka, Bangladesh. Here, giant beef and chicken roasts, shuti kabab (marinated minced meat), shahi doi bora (fried and spiced lentil balls dipped in yoghurt) mutton and chicken cutlet, kima roll (a roll of chopped meat), different types of kabab, kima parata, hilsha eggs, borhani, matha and different sweet items are the Chawkbazar specialities. Most of the shopkeepers are seen selling traditional iftar items some of which trace their origins back to the Mughal era. City residents start thronging the iftar shops from noon onwards, with the rush gathering momentum in the afternoon

Square Hospital

SQUARE Hospitals Limited, a concern of Square Group is a 300-bed tertiary care Hospital. This hospital is an affiliate partner of Methodist Healthcare, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, Christian Medical Collage, Vellore, India and Care IVF centre, Singapore. Our vision is that SQUARE Hospital will become the location of choice for Bangladeshis and people of south and southeast Asia for quality healthcare and an integrated centre for clinical services, medical and nursing education and research.

United Hospital

United Hospital Ltd was borne out of a vision to provide a complete and one-stop healthcare solution to the people of Bangladesh. Opening its doors in August 2006 and situated besides the picturesque Gulshan Lake, this hospital is one of the largest private sector healthcare facilities in Bangladesh. With a capacity to house over 450 patients and established across a total covered area of over 400,000 sft, the hospital has 11 state of the art operation theatres to cater to the needs of our varied patient base. Our departments of cardiology, gynaecology, orthopaedic and paediatrics are staffed by the most esteemed doctors in their respective fields.

Offering better Treatment

Apollo Hospital Dhaka is the only 'JCI Accredited' 450-bed multi-disciplinary super-specialty tertiary care hospital in Bangladesh, confidently providing comprehensive health care with the latest medical, surgical and diagnostic facilities.
These services are provided by expert medical professionals, skilled nurses and technologists using state-of-the-art technology. Apollo Hospitals Dhaka is not all about cutting-edge technology and performance driven skill of its doctors and nurses; it is also about hope as symbolized by the flames of hope, in the torch in its logo.

Bashundhara City

Bashundhara City is a 21 storied business centre and a shopping mall in Bangladesh. The complex has a mall, several multiplex movie theaters, a theme park, and business offices. Bashundhara city is the largest shopping mall in South Asia. The mall has space for 2500 retail stores and restaurants and also possesses a large gym (Gold's Gym) and top floor food court along with an indoor theme park. The Bashundhara City building also has rooftops garden and is a brilliant symbol of the emerging city of Dhaka. Star Cineplex is an international quality state-of-art multiplex cinema theatre in Bashundhara City. Star Cineplex Multiscreen Cinema Theater is a benchmark for movie exhibition industry in Bangladesh with the latest international blockbusters and world class cinema viewing experience.

Shopping Mall !!

Rifle Square is a modern shopping center situated in Dhanmondi next to the BDR (Bangladesh Rifles) cantonement. The name Rifle Square is derived from this proximity to the BDR Camp. This modern shopping center is also located opposite Dhanmondi Lake. A modern daily product Bazaar named Agora is situated to one side of this mall. There are about 360 shops are operating in the market. All stores are well decorated and full of local and imported products. All kinds of readymade wear, shirt, pant, sari, three pieces, babies’ wear, toys, cosmetics, jewelry, electronics product, shoes, crockery, gifts, card gallery, mobile phone shops, movies, fashion product and many daily needs are on sale in this market. The quality of products sold in this market is generally high , carrying international prices. Some modern food corners also available here, which attract numbers of young people who come here to chat. The courtyard of the market is also a young persons gathering place in the afternoon.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Beautyof Buriganga

The Buriganga River is the main river flowing beside Dhaka city, capital of Bangladesh. In the distant past, a course of the Ganges river used to reach the Bay of Bengal through the Dhaleshwari river. It is said that the water levels during high and low tides in this river astonished the Mughals.The water tables even is very astonishing due to pollution of polythenes deposited beneath water. The Buriganga is threatened by pollution and possession.

Natural Beauties

The sunset and sunrise of Dhaka city is amazing to look. It is very busy city but it has lot of natural beauties which represent this city in front of the world. When the city is sleeping the sunset looking very beautiful.

Friday, August 20, 2010

some Thing We have to Change

The city dwellers also suffer from other
diseases, which may be directly or indirectly
linked to environmental sources. Open
manholes, leaky sewerage lines and unhygienic
lifestyle may cause many microbial and vector
borne diseases. Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) holds the
official responsibility for collection,
transportation and final disposal of everyday
solid waste generated within its service area. According to a World Bank report, the solid
waste generation of Dhaka Metropolitan area
(360 sq km) in 1998 was 3,944 tons/day (WB
1998a in BCAS, 2003).

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Revolt of Dhaka City

In late May and through June this year, there has been a wave of fierce class struggle in the Bangladesh garment industry. To illustrate the scale of events: around 4000 factories in Dhaka went on wildcat strike, 16 factories were burnt down by strikers and hundreds more ransacked and looted, pitched battles were fought with cops and private security forces in workplaces and workers' neighborhoods, main roads were blocked. Casualties include 3 workers shot dead , thousands injured, several thousand jailed. The Government eventually felt compelled to bring in the Army to restore 'order'. It was a working class revolt that spread beyond the workplace and generalized to involve the wider working class community. At present (early July) the struggle continues in the garment zones on a lesser scale.

Present Condition of Garment Workers

As it has been mentioned in my many write-up that our garment workers are working inhumanly from morning to evening ,doing overtime to meet their two square a meal, their wages have remained from minimum 950/- to 1650/-. There has been demand from these workers to increase their wages to a level so that they can lead a better life; so far all their demands have gone unheeded. They are talking about ration, an increase in their wages in keeping with the existing market price and what not. These are all hollow hopes. The statistics show that the wages of Bangladeshi worker is 40pounds i.e. 44%, China 66pounds i.e. 47%, India54 pounds i.e. 54%, Morocco 200ponds ie60%, Thailand 130pounds i.e. 50% and Vietnam45 pounds i.e. 56%. The so called big shot people must take up the matter seriously before it gets too late to keep Bangladesh RMG industries in track and keep on earning the foreign currency for this poor country which depends a lot on this sector. Now their wages have increased 1650 to 3000.

Garments of Dhaka City

Garments industries are one of the biggest industry in our country. Every year we earn a lot of US dollar from it. So We take this opportunities to introduce our self DHAKA GARMENTS working as Garments buying agent Located in Dhaka the Capital City of Bangladesh with modern communication facilities consists of the sourcing and representing of more than thirty units of 100 percent export oriented garments industry which are specialized in manufacturing all types of woven knit and Sweater items of reputed brands for international market. Customers growth will determine out growth and development To meet out customers requirement DHAKA GARMENTS has experienced and efficient merchandising team production technicians and staffs quality inspectors. We organize in house training program for all staffs and workers to achieve higher quality standard and production efficiency Our all workers are specialized in their fields of expertise We believe Professionalism and enjoy a healthy relationship with all our customers as we continue to ensure their Satisfaction of related link.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Where Are We Walking??

There are lots of road around our city and also have their footpath. This foot path is made for walking the public. But it is very sorry to see that footpath is now a place of business. Lots of people are dealing with this activity. In this picture we see Hawkers are selling their product in the footpath. There is no place for walking. We also see people are doing very risky task which can create problem to the passerby.

Selling Food in The Streets of Dhaka

Selling food in the streets is a widespread phenomenon in the city of Dhaka, the capital of
Bangladesh. Among various types of informal sector activity, street food vending is
distinctive in the sense that it provides a basic need to the urban inhabitants and involves
the issue of hygiene and food safety. A large number of city dwellers from different
spheres such as students, tourists, rickshaw drivers, cart pullers, and other such workers
rely on street food vendors for food and everyday meal. In this picture we can see there are some street food. It looks delicious but all are not hygienic. We taka this kind of food everyday but we are not conscious about our health.

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Noise Pollution man-made noise harmful to health or welfare. Transportation vehicles are the worst offenders, , railroad stock, trucks, buses, automobiles, and motorcycles all producing excessive noise. In Bangladesh noise pollution (also termed as sound pollution) is a major health hazard. In fact, due to noise pollution millions of people in Bangladesh are exposed to a number of health risks - from deafness to heart attack. On city streets noise pollution can be caused by hydraulic horns of vehicles, microphones and cassette players. The hydraulic horns used by buses, trucks and scooters in the crowded city streets are dangerous for human being. This is also how noise pollution in Dhaka City is affecting the hearing power of thousands of children everyday. The horns especially cause serious damage to children. Experts say, if a child below three years of age hears a horn emitting 100 dB of noise from a close range, he or she might lose his or her hearing power. A child's health may also be adversely affected by loud sounds from the radio, television, cassette players and microphones, the sound of mills and factories and loud noise.

water pollution in and around capital Dhaka, especially the waters of the rivers Buriganga, Turag, Balu and Tongi canal have been threatening the supply of safe drinking water and public health of over 10 million city dwellers.
The main sources of water pollution in the capital are domestic sewage including human excreta, bathroom and kitchen wastewater,industrial wastewater including toxic chemicals, pesticides and fertilizers used in the agricultural fields around city.
At present, colour of water of these four rivers, canals and ditches in and around the capital has become almost black with bad smells making it impossible for fish to survive as the organic wastes have been absorbing the dissolved oxygen from water. The industries are the major source of pollution of the Turag river while many others dump their wastes in the rivers Balu and Shitalakhya.

Pollutions of Dhaka City

Air pollution is one of a variety of manmade environmental disasters that are currently taking place all over the world. The major sources of air pollution are transportation engines, power and heat generation, industrial processes and the burning of solid waste . Dhaka city is more than 400 years old. Over these years the population has increased many folds.Living in Dhaka is not really like living in the crater of an active volcano but it is like living on a sleeping volcano which may erupt any time and engulf everything. Those who are living in cities in Asian countries including Dhaka, have already realized how seriously air pollution has been poisoning life and degrading the environment. Mainly Motor vehicles, especially two-strokes engine vehicles are an increasingly important source of air pollution emissions in Dhaka.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Child Giving Die Hard Effort to Survive

Can anyone specify “Where Humanity Stands?”. People like us might not be able to imagine how much pain and sufferings children like this boy has to tolerate at this age for ensuring two times meals every day. This boy who is ten or twelve years old and he has a right to go to school but he cant. It is very shame to us to see this kind of picture everyday that a children is working with a machine. But there are many soft heart human being who feels sorry for this kind of children and my appeal is only for them, that is… only feeling sorry or sad is not going to make any change in their miserable life. So please step forward and spread your hands so that they can grab it and you can pull them up from their miserable life.

Growing slums of Dhaka

Growth of Slums in Dhaka Metropolitan Area in the last ten years has been nothing less than immense and spectacular. Using 1996 as the base year, the slum population in DMA was 1.5 million in 3007 clusters out of a total DMA population of 5.5 million. In 2005 the slum population has grown to 3.4 million in out of a total DMA population of 9.13 million. While the overall population in the same geographical area of 360 km is growing at the rate of 4.5 percent to 5.0 percent, the slum population is growing at the rate of more than 10 percent year on year. No matter what, the trend is very clear that the population and the percentage of slum population in Dhaka Metropolitan Area is growing much faster than the overall population and will continue to be in the foreseeable future. It will be nearly impossible to increase density of habitation on single storey structures. In future, the slums will have to be in multistoried structures !

Sonargaon: is the ancient capital of Isa Khan's kingdom in Bengal. It is located near the current-day city of Narayanganj, Bangladesh. The great Muslim traveler Ibn Battuta visited it in the 14th century. It is the eastern terminus of the Grand Trunk Road, which was built by Chandra Gupta Maurya, and later rennovated by Sher Shah Suri , and which extends approximately 2500 kilometres across northern India and Pakistan to Peshawar in Pakistan's North-West Frontier Province. Ruins of Bara Sardar Bari, a building at Sonargaon, Isa Khan's capital.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Lagh Fort: Lalbagh Fort or Fort Aurangabad is a incomplete palace of the Mughals at the Buriganga river. Construction was commenced in 1678 by Prince Muhammad Azam during his 15-month long vice-royalty of Bengal, but before the work could complete, he was recalled by Aurangzeb. His successor, Shaista Khan, did not complete the work, though he stayed in Dhaka up to 1688. His daughter Bibi Pari died here in 1684 and this led him to consider the fort to be ominous.
The archaeological excavations have revealed strata of the Sultanate as well as of the pre-Muslim periods, from where terracotta heads and plaques have been found. Thus it is now justified to say that though the Mughals founded Dhaka, it was definitely inhabited long before the Muslims came to Bengal.

Hoseni Dalan: Hoseni Dalan, also spelt Husaini Dalan, is a Shia shrine in the old part of the Dhaka, Bangladesh. It was built in the 17th century during the Mughal era. It is said that one Sayyid Murad built the building during the Subedari (Governorship) of Shah Shuja, son of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Although Shuja was a Sunni Muslim he patronised Shia institutions too. Legend has it that Sayyid Murad built the building after a vision of al-Husain. Since then, the building has been enhanced and renovated many times. During the rule of the East India Company, it was repaired in 1807 and 1810. After an earthquake damaged it in 1897 it was further extended and reconstructed.

Baitul Mukarram Mosque: Dhaka City is called the city of Mosque. There are lots of Mosques is situated in Dhaka city. Baitul Mukarram is the national mosque of Bangladesh. Located at the heart of Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh, the mosque was founded during the 1960s. The mosque has a capacity of 30,000, giving it the respectable position of being the 10th biggest mosque in the world. However the mosque is constantly getting overcrowded. This especially occurs during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, which has resulted in the Bangladeshi government having to add extensions to the mosque, thus increasing the capacity to at least 40,000.

The Best Architecture

Parliament House Jatiya Sangsad Bhabon is a majestic public building. It is located in Sher-e-Bangla Nagar. Starting from the beginning of architectural history, say from the time of the Pyramids till modern times, if a list of most significant buildings of the world is made, the Parliament House complex will feature very prominently among the top few in that list. It can be said to be the culmination of the modern period of architecture and the beginning of that of the post-modern era. This magnificent building stands as a silent evidence of the creative devotion and poetic vision of its American architect, Luis I Kahn. The construction started in 1964 with an initial estimated cost of about $15 million. The construction of the complex along with all services and facilities was completed in 1982 at a revised cost of $32 million. The complex includes the National Assembly Building, hostels for members of parliament, ministers and secretaries, hospitality halls and community buildings all linked by roads and walkways and surrounded by attractive gardens and lakes.

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