Lalbagh Fort

On the banks of the Buriganga River, nestled in Old Dhaka, is one of the treasures of Dhaka, a Mughal fort left unfinished for centuries: Lalbagh Fort.   Also known as Fort Aurangabad, this walled enclosure was begun by Prince Muhammad Azam Shah in 1678.  The prince was only the viceroy of ...

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Nobel Prize Winners in Bangladesh

  The past and present of Bangladesh can be illustrated by two Nobel Prize winners: Rabindranath Tagore and Mohammed Yunus.  Though their prizes were awarded almost a century apart and in different disciplines both were visionaries who reached beyond their homelands to inspire individuals ...

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Seeking Nirvana in Bangladesh

Seeking Nirvana in Bangladesh

By Tim Steel Nirvana is often sought after in places like Tibet or India with traveling the path of Buddha with days of meditation at monasteries in silence at the foot of the Himalayas, or yoga at ashrams in India. How about a very unexpected journey to seek Nirvana, a path with mysteries ...

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Experience the Sundarbans

Experience the Sundarbans

A tour of the Sundarbans is equal parts peaceful and adventurous.  On the one hand, you are far removed from the hustle and bustle of the city; the only traffic fishing boats on the rivers and the incessant horn honking is replaced by bird calls.  On the other, you’re visiting a jungle, ...

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