Dark Cloud on the Horizon

Dark Cloud on the Horizon
Many impede people living on the street. River erosion, tidal wave and other calamities are turning many village people on the breadline, forcing them to migrant to the capital with the hope of getting some work for a living. The disable people have way out begging. Old Dhaka, Bangladesh. 2 February 2008. © Monirul Alam

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Daily Life

Daily Life
Kerosene vendor push his two wheel van rainy day in the Dhaka city. Recently the caretaker government increase prices of petroleum products for the second time during its term, 15 months into the last hike.  The new price of kerosene is Tk 55 a litre about 37.5 percent or 15 Tk more than their earlier price of Tk. 40 a litre. A rural people mostly use kerosene as a fuel.16 July 2008 Dhaka, Bangladesh. © Monirul Alam  

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Migrant Labor

Migrant Labor

 Labor is using tube well for drinking water at river Turag on the outskirts of the capital. Thousands of labors from northern part of the country migrate to Dhaka to work as day labors. They are forced to move here for 3- 6 months because there is no work for them in their native villages. Dhaka, Bangladesh. Dhaka Bangladesh 21 January 2007 © Monirul Alam  

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People in the News July

Water-Logging
The school is boy returning home with his father under rainy water. Flash flood is regular phenomenon in the Dhaka city. In the rainy season people’s daily life is suffering more then the other season. Sewerage system is not work properly. Water-logging problems irritated city life’s permanently. Old Dhaka, Bangladesh. 2 July 2008. © Monirul Alam

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