Friday, January 25, 2008

Street Scene 2008



Crows, Moghbazar

Moghbazar footbridge

Banglamotor footbridge

Paribagh footbridge

Little bua


Paan-cigarette wala
Dhanmandi R/A


All on wheels, Old Dhaka

Home bound passengers

Painful wait of job seekers for the Gulf States - a common sight near hotel Sonargaon
Horse cart in old Dhaka

Horse cart at Sheraton hotel

Bargain for a trip (khep)
No accordion..

Overused broom
Graffiti - by picchis (street urchins) on wall at Panthapath
Scared to cross street at SAARC fountain

Street dog seems well fed
Having a close shave!
Long wait at traffic signal

Asad Ave gas station
Square hospital
Nazrul Islam Ave

Apartments in Green road
Somewhere near Shyamali
Walso tower, Paribagh

Fountain at Gulistan intersection

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Biswa Ijtema (World Congregation) at Tongi begins on 25th January 2008

Landscape- Turag river

Floating restaurants - other side of road along Turag river

Ijtema venue beside Turag river at Tongi

Ahsania Mission Cancer Hospital at Uttara under construction - emerging from people's participation

One of several floating bridges to reach venue - constructed by Bangladesh army
'badna'- small plastic pitcher with slender spout
Matress for Tabligi Jamaat
Self help
Cooking by group members


Group discussion
Venue for participation in Tafsir, Boyan - to know the inner meaning of Islam
Entire area under light hessian cover
View of the total area
Lasting for three days, Ijtema, from 25th January 2008 is expected to be attended by nearly 3 million Muslims, making it the second largest congregation after the Hajj to Mecca. Devotees from approximately 80 countries, including the host country attend Ijtema participating in Tafsir, Boyan - to know the inner meaning of Islam and seeking divine blessings of Allah. The program concludes on 28th with the Akheri Munajat, or final prayer.