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Gill Pattison is the owner and curator of The River Gallery at The Strand Hotel and the newly opened River II, which are located in close vicinity of each other. She shares a decade of experience in Yangon’s contemporary art scene with Mizzima Business Weekly.
A notice caught my eye at Kokine Swimming Pool in Bahan township: “The Guest Members (Foreigners) are not allowed to swim from the 1st March 2013.” It was signed by the executive committee, with no further details provided.
Most older people in Myanmar are economically active but live on less than US$3 a day, a report published by HelpAge International last month has found.
Alfred Nobel said: “My dynamite will sooner lead to peace than a thousand world conventions. As soon as men will find that in one instant, whole armies can be utterly destroyed, they surely will abide by golden peace.”
“I'd die of loneliness,” sighed my Bangla teacher as she surveyed my one bedroom rooftop flat in Mohammadpur - an area located far south of Dhaka's expat hotpot of Gulshan. There followed an awkward silence: I was overjoyed by the very surroundings that so repelled her, but feared she'd write me off as an eccentric if I listed the benefits - chiefly, solitude.
Whilst it’s difficult to estimate how many sex workers have children, conservative estimates in Dhaka place the figure at around 5,000. A recent survey by Durjoy found that less than a quarter of those children attend school, and that they are highly vulnerable to abuse, neglect and poverty.
Jessica Mudditt’s 'World Photography Prints' exhibition at Dhaka's BAGHA Club features 21 photographs from her travels to Iran, China, Nepal, India, London – and of course, Bangladesh. Many of the latter photographs were shot on assignment - such as reporting on Bangladesh's brick kiln industry. The exhibition runs from 18 - 25 May 2012.
Fifteen-year-old Tuhin Molla was last seen on 19 March 2012. He is from Bazar Char village, Sadarpur, in Faridpur district, Bangladesh.
William Van Schendel’s ‘A History of Bangladesh’ is not, as the title suggests, confined to events surrounding the birth of an independent state 40 years ago. Rather, it is a fascinating and highly readable account of life in the Bengal delta over the last two millennia.
Soo Jeong Koh spent two months painting intricate patterns on the bottom of 2,400 cardboard cups. The 19-year-old then assembled the cups according to the numbering system she devised, and stuck them onto a large wall on the campus grounds of the International School in Bashundhara, Dhaka. When viewed from a distance, the installation reveals an enormous image of a face.
Not just a pretty face: Dhaka Live talks to the scholar with a passion for fashion and film, Sara Liza Baumann
Film director, writer and fashion designer Sara Liza Baumann talks exclusively to Dhaka Live about her experiences as a designer for Dhaka Fashion Week 2011 and her life as a thoughtful fashionista in Bangladesh.
The first report to ever examine international gender differences in natural disaster mortality rates was published a decade ago - yet according to co-author Professor Eric Neumayer, from the London School of Economics (LSE), natural disasters continue to kill more women than men or kill women at an earlier age than men. The same holds true for the finding that “what is likely to matter most [concerning fatalities] is the everyday socio-economic status of women,” rather than any biological and physiological differences.
Contic Tours' website is under construction - full contact details are below:
Cost: Tk 3,400 (US$42)
The day begins with an 11am pick-up from a house of your group’s choice and a return drop-off at 8pm.
Phone: 02 881 4823
87, Suhrawardy Avenue (3rd floor), Baridhara, Dhaka-1212 Dhaka, Bangladesh
Mon - Thu: 09:00 - 05:00
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