The Telegraph
| Sunday, August 20, 2017 |



A spectre is haunting the walls of Bangla capitals, the spectre of Subodh — an enigma that was born in Dhaka and soon spawned a Calcutta doppelganger. Upala Sen chases about the phantom entity and finds it may mean different things to different people

These walls need your ears. At the beginning of 2017, the walls of Dhaka broke out into a chatter. The very first utterance, most likely, was a visual that appeared in the city's Agargaon area. It showed a full-bodied man - flashing eyes, floating... | Read»

Unto me, the gift of the cab

But to the novelty of air-conditioned rides about town, conditions apply

I HAVE become a better person since the arrival of app cabs in the city. I am happy to report that I am yet to encounter a really rude or indecent driver. On my part, I think I make a pretty decent... | Read»

A Difficult Period

Taboos around menstruation had already compromised women’s health, and then came along the hefty GST on sanitary pads. Alternatives are few, but they are opening up, says Sonia Sarkar

All protests about the recent imposition of 12 per cent goods and services tax (GST) on sanitary pads fell on deaf ears. "Women are being taxed 12 months a year for about 39 years on a... | Read»

Dances with Waves

The young trinket sellers of Cox's Bazar have learnt to better negotiate life's troughs and crests; it's surf-boarding, they tell Sonia Sarkar

The waves are choppy as they usually are during the rains, but Rifa Akhtar knows how to ride them. She walks into the water wearing a swimsuit, her surfing board in hand, paddles out into the water... | Read»