Death of Dhaka's
so-called "posh", "residential" areas
and continue to become anything but that. Dhanmondi,
Gulshan, Banani, Baridhara -- places where half the
to every morning, to work in banks and
and garment factories.
Quaint independent houses have been turned to high
buildings, sacrificing the beautiful gardens.
Lanes are now
thoroughfares where cars honk rudely and
create traffic jams.
Roads are pot-holed, muddy and smell
of rotting garbage left
in heaps in corners. Avenues of
elegance have been turned
into lines of commercial
establishments from banks to schools
So what happened to the best neighbourhoods of