Old Dhaka

May 10, 2022
May 10, 2022

Patuatuli: A treasure trove of affordable, quality glasses in Old Dhaka

Fancy a new frame every day? Spectacles like power glasses help us see the world in a clear way, while sunglasses help to make a fashion statement, providing protection from the ultraviolet rays of...

April 17, 2022
April 17, 2022

Boro Katra, Chhoto Katra: Dhaka's key historic sites in ruins

Dhaka city’s two ancient structures -- Boro Katra and Chhoto Katra -- are at the verge of extinction due to rampant encroachment in absence of government measures to preserve those.

January 13, 2022
January 13, 2022

Your go-to guide to hosting a Shakrain party at the heart of old Dhaka

Shakrain, also known as ‘Poush Songkranti’, takes place to mark the last day of the Bangla month, Poush. It will take place on 14 January this year, with last year’s festivity observed in a limited...

November 15, 2021
November 15, 2021

Beauty Lassi: A legacy of taste

While many establishments struggle to survive in the restaurant business for more than a few years, ‘Beauty Lassi and Falooda’ has done it for a hundred years and it not only survived, it has...

November 14, 2021
November 14, 2021

The best lassi in Dhaka

There are lots of eateries and restaurants in Dhaka that serve delectable lassi, and within these are some places that one must visit. Thus, we set on a hunt down town for the best lassi available!

July 18, 2019
July 18, 2019

Old Dhaka building collapse: 2 bodies recovered

Firefighters recover the bodies of two men from the rubble of a partially collapsed two-storey building in the Old Dhaka’s Patuatuli area.

July 17, 2019
July 17, 2019

One found dead in Old Dhaka building collapse

The body of a man is found inside the rubble of a collapsed building at Pathantoli in Old Dhaka.

May 6, 2019
May 6, 2019

Joloj’s watercolour show marks Shilpangan’s 27th anniversary

Old Dhaka is the birth place of our art practice; be it fine art or performing arts like poetry, music and dance. It also bears the testimony of Mughal architecture. Traditional festival, like...

March 13, 2019
March 13, 2019

85 tonnes polythene seized from 22 factories

A mobile court of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) snaps the power supply of 22 factories and fines their owners Tk 26 lakh for manufacturing banned polythene in Old Dhaka’s Sowari Ghat area.

March 6, 2019
March 6, 2019

110 tonnes polythene seized, power supply of 16 factories snapped

A mobile court of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) snaps the power supply to 16 establishments for storing flammable chemicals and manufacturing banned polythene in Old Dhaka.