Dhakaiya Profession


As you walk down the streets of Old Dhaka you are fascinated by what you see. Wherever you look you see people involved in many interesting activities. Everyone is busy with their own work. Some of them are busy making shakha’s (bangles that Hindu women wear), some are busy fixing motor parts, some are taking pictures through pinhole camera and some are making kites.

And as you keep walking, the smell of biriyani hits your nostrils and before you know, you start walking towards the direction from which the smell is coming.Having just convinced yourself that you are indeed very hungry and biriyani is the thing that you need, your eyes see a man pick two glasses above his eye level and pour white thick liquid from one glass to the other. All of a sudden you remember how thirsty you are and that you simply need to get a glass of that particular liquid,popularly known as lassi.

Old Dhaka is a very happening place. The different professions of Old Dhaka each have a story to tell,a history to give and a traditon to show. Using this blog as a platform I, Raisa Rasheeka, a student of Media and Communication of Independent University,Bangladesh, want to inform people about these professions.

I hope that the people who come to this blog enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing for it.


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  1. knowledgetoday said, on March 29, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    I love your site. Keep it up !

  2. salmansaeed10photos said, on March 30, 2009 at 2:33 am

    I really like you presented your blog…I only wish now after all your hard work may be some wealthy citizen will come up to rescue these people and try to preserve these professions.
    Keep up the good work Raisa……..

    • rrasheeka said, on April 20, 2009 at 12:35 pm

      thank you!!

  3. Mahmudul Karim Rubel as MrMofiz said, on April 20, 2009 at 3:00 am

    I like the topic and writing BUT i dint like tempering on pictures. You guys must use the real pic. Picture tempering is a noise for the attention…….. good work, work hard. Wish good luck.

    • rrasheeka said, on April 20, 2009 at 12:28 pm

      thank you…:)…i understand your point but this is the photographer’s style so I cannot do anything about it. I am the writer, the photographer is Salman Saeed and at present he is experimenting with this theme in his photographs.He is a wonderful photographer and the unedited photographs are very beautiful as well.

  4. Diya said, on May 14, 2009 at 4:42 am

    nicely done. i’m glad someone is doing these things and talking about conserving heritage. would be a pity if the country loses some of its unique customs.

  5. moinB said, on July 26, 2009 at 2:46 am

    exploring my place … new way … colorful way 🙂

    hope you bring more colorful moments … through your findings …

    take care!

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