Hidden history in Old Dhaka

January 15, 2014

Hidden history in Old Dhaka “See the monkeys playing on the roof? They’ve realised something that most humans haven’t: the value of these old buildings.” Sourav, a student who lives in Old Dhaka, points towards a rooftop one building away from the roof where we’re standing. A couple of...

Gandhiji’s Gujarat

December 19, 2012

Porbandar is a small coastal town in western Gujarat, complete with a crowded port, narrow alleys and an ever-present smell of fish and salty waters – and famous for two things. In recent times, it came to been known as a shady place, in the hands of criminal groups,...

Behind the bus station

October 7, 2012

The Charles Helou bus station in Beirut is not among the most charming places in the city. It’s set right under a the highway that leads north, and it lacks things like silence, a rosy smell and access to direct sunlight. But it’s always an interesting place to visit...