|Volume 5 Issue 05 | May 2011|
The familiar whistle in the dead of night; a couple of heads in monkey caps bent over a flask of tea on street corners; the looming shadow, stick in hand . . .
When everyone sleeps in the cover of night, it is the 'darwans' or night guards who are awake and responsible for ensuring their security. Their salary of a few thousand takas seems a joke compared to the crores' worth of property which they guard. In order to make ends meet, some of them pull rickshaws or are engaged in other income-generating work during the day and, understandably, sometimes the long nights get to be a bit much. Do these men who protect us in the darkest hours not deserve more?
This May Day, Forum pays tribute to the
Unsung Heroes of the Night
Prito Reza is a freelance photojournalist.
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