Commuters struggle as floods submerge city in Dhaka

Commuters wade through flooded streets of Dhaka, Bangladesh on July 26, 2017 as heavy rains submerge parts of the city. Water logging due to a low-pressure monsoon has made it difficult for vehicles to ply on roads, leading to traffic and increasing travel time for residents in the area.

Report & Video by Monirul Alam


Anniversary of attack on Holey Artisan Cafe in Bangladesh

Mourners, including politicians and foreign diplomats, have gathered at the scene of the Holey Artisan massacre to pay their respects to the 22 victims of the country’s worst terrorist attack on its first anniversary on 01 July, 2017, Dhaka, Bangladesh A terrorist attack by members of local militant group Jamautul Mujahedin at a popular restaurant in Dhaka on 01 July 2016, left 20 hostages dead and several injured. Military commandos killed six gunmen and rescued 13 hostages during the attack. Dhaka Holey restaurant was relocated and the old location was rebuilt as a residence.
July 01, 2017- Dhaka, Bangladesh

Reportage & Video by Monirul Alam

Hindu Rath Yatra Festival 2017

June 25, 2017- Dhaka, Bangladesh – Bangladeshi Hindu devotees attend in the annual festival of Rath Yatra, or chariot procession, in Dhaka, Bangladesh on June 25, 2017. The Ratha Yatra involves a public procession with a chariot with deities Jagannath (Vishnu avatar), Balabhadra (his brother), Subhadra (his sister) and Sudarshana Chakra (his weapon) on a ratha, a wooden deula-shaped chariot. It attracts over a million Hindu pilgrims who join the procession each year.

Reportage & Video by Monirul Alam

Spring arrive here . . . 

February 13, 2017 Dhaka, Bangladesh – Bangladeshi people celebrations the spring festival (Bashanta Utshab ) at the Dhaka University Art College compound in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 13 February 2017. The Bashanta Utshab is a local traditional festival, which marks the beginning of the spring season. Basantabaran Udjapan Committee organizes programmes to celebrate the day, as nature takes off the blanket of fog and welcomes the sunlight to the earth. Though winter in Bangladesh is brief, people here bid a quick farewell to gloomy, melancholic shroud of dust and dried leafs, and embrace Falgun with all their hearts. 
Video Footage & Edited by Monirul Alam

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Use QR Code . . . 

To me it’s fun way to use it; but it’s effective, recently I am using QR code in my web version images, like Facebook and other social media to maintain and use it properly. I think it’s work to boost your work and protect your all web contains, as usually, but it’s need a few seconds to prepare it, anyway. When you scan the QR code through the mobile apps than you can find URL link, easy way to go through the URL links if you know more about it. In this image, I use QR code, see the left side of the image black square barcode. 

According to the several web contains I visit to know it, the Quick Response Code is the trademark for a type of matrix barcode first designed for the automotive industry in Japan. A barcode is a machine-readable optical label that contains information about the item to which it is attached.

Now a days QR code use wider level to use it for the various reason. Users can generate and print their own QR codes for others to scan and use by visiting one of several paid and free QR code generating sites or apps.The technology has since become one of the most-used types of two-dimensional barcode.

I am always love to like technology and user friendly. I think you try to use it to your own prints and web contents. Life is a technology, keep in touch and upgrade your technology . . . 

Old Dhaka

December 2016

প্রধানমন্ত্রীকে খোলা চিঠি । জাতীয় কমিটি

ছবি:মনিরুল আলম
ছবি:মনিরুল আলম


রামপাল কয়লাভিত্তিক বিদ্যুৎ প্রকল্পসহ ‘দেশবিরোধী’ সব চুক্তি বাতিলের দাবিতে প্রধানমন্ত্রীর কার্যালয় অভিমুখে তেল-গ্যাস-খনিজ সম্পদ ও বিদ্যুৎ-বন্দর রক্ষা জাতীয় কমিটির পূর্বঘোষিত বিক্ষোভ মিছিল ছত্রভঙ্গ করে দেয়  পুলিশ। গত ২৮ তারিখে এই কর্মসূচিতে চলাকালে  পুলিশের সঙ্গে ধস্তাধস্তি ও কাঁদানে গ্যাসের শেলের আঘাতে অন্তত শতাধিক ব্যক্তি  এবং পথচারী আহত হয়েছেন বলে দাবি করেছেন জাতীয় কমিটির নেতারা। তাঁরা বলেন, এ সময় ছয়জন বিক্ষোভকারীকে আটক করা হয়েছে।

জাতীয় কমিটির আহ্বায়ক প্রকৌশলী শেখ মুহাম্মদ শহীদুল্লাহর সভাপতিত্বে অনুষ্ঠিত এই সমাবেশের শুরুতে  কমিটির সদস্যসচিব অধ্যাপক আনু মুহাম্মদ বলেন, ‘প্রধানমন্ত্রীর যদি দেশের প্রতি, দেশের জনগণের প্রতি বিন্দুমাত্র দায়বদ্ধতা থাকে, তাহলে তাঁকে অনুরোধ করব, তিনি যেন সুন্দরবন-বিনাশী এই প্রকল্প বাতিল করেন।’ এ সময় তিনি প্রধানমন্ত্রীকে উদ্দেশ করে লেখা একটি খোলাচিঠি পাঠ করেন।

২৯ জুলাই , ২০১৬


নোট:  একটি ক্রস মিডিয়া জার্নালিজম পরিকল্পনা ।


Tiger and Human Conflict ( Multimedia News )

The Conflict between tiger and human has to a new level in the mangrove forest of the Bangladesh.Thirty people were killed by tigers last year and three tigers by people. Since Cyclone Sidr [November 2007] and Cyclone Aila [May 2009], when 1,000 people who lived near to the water had their homes flooded and were forced to move inland. Hungry people now risk facing a tiger attack everyday when they go into the forest looking for food. On February 6 in southern Sundarban. A Bengal tiger had just killed a 40-year-old woodcutter called Mabud, deep in the mangrove forest when he was collecting firewood in the area of Char-shesher. One villager told me ‘We enter the jungle searching for food and the tiger kills us . . . the tiger comes to our village, we kill the tiger’.

I took these photos on February 6 in southern Sundbaran . A Bengal tiger had just killed a 40-year-old woodcutter called Mabud, deep in the mangrove forest when he was collecting firewood in the area of Char-Shesher. One of his fellow woodcutters, Abul Sarder, told me that five of them entered the jungle to collect firewood and suddenly a tiger attacked them. ‘When we had escaped we realised that Mabud had not. We tried to save him but failed to fight off the tiger.’

© Monirul Alam