Dhakaiya Profession

Television and Radio Repairer

Posted in Television and Watch Repairer by rrasheeka on March 24, 2009

Photography: Salman Saeed

There was a time when television repairing and radio repairing were a common phenomenon in the lives of the common people. So the demand for people who repaired these items was very high. Not every household had a television or a radio. Only the rich people could afford a television and needless to say, a large number of the rich population lived in Old Dhaka. So, television and radio repairing workshops opened in that area.

This business became very successful as people often needed to fix their television or radio as buying a new one would become very expensive. But for the last decade or so, the scenario took a grim turn for the repairmen. As Bangladesh started to become technologically more advanced, television and radio companies started to open their showrooms in the city. As a result of this, customers were given guarantee of the product they purchased for a certain period of time which meant that during that period the repairing charge was free of cost and in case the problem was irreparable, they replaced the product.

The demand for the television and radio repairmen started to fall and today it has reached a stage where these people don’t even have a handful of customers.

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  1. mrred said, on April 22, 2009 at 3:30 am

    Love this blog I’ll be back when I have more time.

    • rrasheeka said, on April 25, 2009 at 3:41 pm

      please do 🙂


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