Six-month-old Akhil fast asleep in a hanging basket next to his mother Ratna, who is busy dressing fish at Meradia kitchen market in the capital’s Banasree area. Ratna’s husband does not work, so she has to toil the entire day to feed her family, including her three children. She barely earns Tk 350 daily by cutting and cleaning the fish that people buy from the market. The photo was taken recently. Photo: Palash Khan
A man on a rickshaw covers himself with a plastic sheet after unexpected rain hit the Kotwali area of Chattogram yesterday afternoon. With winter still lingering, sudden spurts of rainfall end up lowering the temperature, causing many to suffer further in the cold.
PHOTO: RAJIB RAIHAN
Labourers of a steel re-rolling mill, in the capital’s Postogola Shoshan Ghat area, seen engaged in dangerous work without any proper safety gear or tools. The authorities of such mills and factories hardly pay attention to workers’ safety, which often results in tragic accidents. The photo was taken recently.
PHOTO: PALASH KHAN