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Picture of the Day: Unsafe Journey

A spectacular catch by photographer Amy Helene Johansson of a woman riding between the railway carriages of a local train heading north from Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Her luggage is tucked under the carriage in front of her. Trains are packed and many who fail to get tickets before they sell out or can’t afford buying them at the black market ride on the roof of the train or, like this woman, finds a quiet spot between the carriages. Quite the risky ride! [Via: Boston.com]

220 Artists Illustrating The World’s Largest Alpona in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Commemorating the Bengal new year, last month, communication company Airtel,  supported by Prothom Alo, got together with 5 of the country’s leading artist to create history. The dream was to paint the world’s largest Alpona- a colorful motif painted on fortunate days such as weddings or community events in the Bengal region- on Manik Mia avenue in Dhaka. 220 young artists, supported by thousands of the city’s residents, worked from 12AM to 6AM, using almost 3,600 liters of paint to create an Alpona that stretched from one end of the Manik Mia to another. The 1 km long Alpona created covered a staggering area of… Read more »

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