Category Archives: Water

Forest of Tides: The Sundarbans

The world’s largest mangrove forest is home to hundreds of species and, mostly along its edges, 4 million people. September/October 2016 PDF Saudi Aramco World Magazine Written by Louis Werner Photographed by Shahidul Alam / DRIK Split not quite in half … Continue reading

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As Drik As Possible

The dot matrix Olivetti printer was noisy. The XT computer came without a hard drive: two floppy disks uploaded the operating system. When the electricity went (as it often did), we had to reload it. Our bathroom doubled as our … Continue reading

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Modi visits Bangladesh, but Teesta is not even in the agenda

by Taj Hashmi Last time I met my old friend Gowher Rizvi at his office in December 2011, he was very upbeat and optimistic about the “impending” Teesta water sharing agreement with India. He seemed to have reposed absolute trust … Continue reading

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Kalpana’s Warriors

Remarkable: Noam Chomsky Absolutely stunning: Jess Worth. New Internationalist Magazine (Oxford) They told me you were quiet. But I felt the rage in your silence. That when you spoke, they rose above themselves. But I felt their fear. That they … Continue reading

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The Poetics of Space

Rosa Maria Falvo on the architecture of Rafiq Azam Travelling through Bangladesh, you soon become aware of the fluidity of nature, its ultimate omnipotence and perfection, and the comparatively contorted predicaments of human aggregation.

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Architecture for Green Living

Fifth book in the series on Bangladeshi Fine Art Rafiq Azam Earlier books have been by Shahidul Alam, Kazi Ghiyasuddin, Safiuddin Ahmed and Zainul Abedin. With a foreword by Kerry Hill. Texts by Kazi Khaled Ashraf, Philip Goad, Rosa Maria Falvo, … Continue reading

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Water water everywhere, Nor any drop to drink

For almost 20 years, Professor Mohammad Alauddin has been working to solve the drinking water contamination problem in one of the world’s most populous and water-rich nations. What is the solution for Bangladesh — and what can we learn from … Continue reading

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While Awami League Fiddles

While the nation mourned for the hundreds killed in the launch disaster. Awami League party members were seen in truck convoys celebrating to band music. Dozens Dead After Ferry Capsizes in Bangladesh By NIKHILA GILL and SRUTHI GOTTIPATI New York … Continue reading

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Win for Jashim Salam

Jashim Salam wins Honourable Mention at FCCT Photo Contest: Jashim Salam is a Chittagong, Bangladesh-based photographer working for DrikNEWS, an international news photo agency, since 2008. He is also studying photojournalism in The South Asian Media Academy and Institute of … Continue reading

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