Published: 23 November, 2012
7AM to 8:45AM, that’s how long it takes for me to travel from my home to my office on a good day. Throughout the journey, I wonder with a groggy eye, how wonderful it would have been if I could sleep half and hour more. I stare blankly at my fellow office troopers stuck in the traffic, and their eyes tell a similar story. I think all of us go through the 5 stages of grief while stuck at traffic. This is my version:
Denial- “Oh no, it’s not a big traffic today, I’ll get there too early today.”
Anger- “ Why the hell am I stuck here for no...
Published: 1 October, 2011
One of the biggest difficulties I face in Dhaka is lack of mobility. Dhaka is not a pedestrian friendly city, nor is public transport easily available. I don't own a car, and even if I did, I would not have been able to drive here given the mad chaos on the streets of Dhaka where traffic regulations are constantly flouted. So even if I did invest in a car, I would have to deal with the hassle of hiring a driver and depending on his availability. Another reason people are unwilling to drive themselves in Dhaka is because often car parts are stolen from cars parked on the streets; sometime...