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Volume 3 Issue 12 | December 2008



Original Forum Editorial

Month in Review: Bangladesh
Month in Review: International
What is at Stake--Sajeeb Wazed
Recrossing the Stream-Chowdhury Irad Ahmed Siddiky
Beginning of a Dream-- Mahi B. Choudhury
Looking Forward--G. M. Quader
Photo Feature: Chain of Bond --Sowrav Das
Photo Feature: Arduous Life --Rasel Chowdhury
Weighing the Odds-- Ashfaq Wares Khan
What's In Store for a New Government?-- Jyoti Rahman
Welcome to the Future-- Afsan Chowdhury
Informed Choice-- Shayan S. Khan
Crime and Punishment-- Megasthenes


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Photo Feature

Arduous Life

A photofeature by Rasel Chowdhury

There are about 4,500 brickfields around Dhaka. These labourers are from a brickfield named H N Bricks in Amin Bazaar. Here, about 60 workers make 33,000 to 35,000 bricks every single day.

In six months, their hands create 600,000 of these building blocks. Adults get 40,000tk for six months of labour, while the children get 12,000tk.

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