Monday, February 23, 2009

Searching Green, Discovering Bangladesh

Human civilization has reached on top. Now, the beauty of civilization is the most eye-catching high rising buildings and infrastructure. But often we become bore about this artificial beauty. Then we look for something natural, something green, the beauty of nature.
Bangladesh, a small country in south-east Asia is such a wonder with full of green beauty. The shadow of civilization could not cover it up yet. Where we look in Bangladesh, we find green, we find the art of nature. Let have enjoy some green sights and feel the peace of paradise in heart.


These kinds of bogs are not very rare in Bangladesh. But this green reflection and illusive view is absolutely rare. It was shot from the village Muruli. in Jessore District.

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Captured from Purulia, Narail.


Captured from Kaliakoyr, Gazipur.


Banana Garden (From PAkshi, Pabna)


Captured from BDR, Jamalpur.


From Gazni, Sherpur


Kaliakoyr, Gazipur.


Valuka, Mymensingh



A nearly submerged paddy field. This is the very common sight of rural Bangla. It was shot from Purulia, Narail.


Mustard field
Taken from Sujalpur, Jessore.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Sonargaon, The Old Capital of Bangla (সোনারগাঁও)

Sonargaon (সোনারগাঁও) is about 14 km from the Dhaka city, on the South-East side of the Dhaka-Chittagong high-way.The Sonargaon's old name was Subarnogram (সূবর্ণগ্রাম). In 14th century Fakhruddin Mubarak Shah at first established Sonargaon as city. Moghal samrat Acbor's soldier Manshingha (মানসিংহ) attacked the Sonargaon but Esha-kha (ঈশা খা) kept up the dignity of Sonargaon against Manshingha. After death of Esha-kha, the possession of Sonargaon had gone to the Moghal. Then the Moghal subedars shifted the capital of Bangla from Sonargaon to Dhaka.


Panam City


Now the Sonargaon is reputed with the Museum of Human-Art. Also here is a large market of Handicrafts.


Museum Front Gate




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Sonargaon Land Lord House

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Sun set view on the way to Tajmahal.


This is the Land lord house. But nobody to supervise this captivating structure. Visitors write here and there and spoiling the elegance of this building.


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Colours of Dhaka

Dhaka (ঢাকা) is the capital of Bangladesh, a very colourfull city. It has just celebrated its 400th birthday. This is the city of 150 millions people. They are different in their occupation, culture and tradition. In this post, I have tried to represent some of those colours with my camera.


A huge gathering at Dhaka New Market (ঢাকা নিউ মার্কেট). People are jostling here to buy their desired product.


These are called Dugdugi (ডুগডুগি), a pleasing toy for the children. Now it is very rare but occasionally found. They were being sold in the Sahbagh (শাহবাগ) area in the festival of Boiskh.


Green vegetables.


The people of Hindu religions are celebrating the Puja (পূজো) in front of Bangla Academy (বাংলা একাডেমি), University of Dhaka.


This is the morning view of Dhanmondi Lake. People of old ages use to gather here in the morning, after their morning walks. After retirement from the job, they practice a community relationship here.


Two typical road side tea-stall. Captured from the Poribagh morh (পরীবাগ মোড়), Dhaka.

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Flower market, sahbagh, Dhaka.


1st Boisakh (পহেলা বৈশাখ), starts of a new Bengali year. To celebrate the day, people gathered in the Dhaka university area and enjoying the Bengali new year (বাংলা নববর্ষ) by purchasing some small fanciful tools for their house-hold.


A blender machine and its operator. This is a very common sight in summer season. Passers-by refresh themselves by drinking this tasty juice of Aakh (আখ).


Colourfull participants in the Fine Art Institute, university of Dhaka to celebrate the 1st Boisakh (পহেলা বৈশাখ).


We heard that the villagers gather under the banyan tree to enjoy the story from the old enchanter. But here in Dhaka city people also do so but the purpose is different. It is a late evening capture behind the Bangladesh Supreme Court, Dhaka.