Today's Gallery (2019.12.05) | The Daily Star

Today's Gallery (2019.12.05)

electric van

Abdur Rashid, 60, on his modified electric van. Rashid contracted polio when he was 11 and lost the use of his limbs, except his right hand. The father of five had set up a convenience store but after that failed he was forced to beg for a living, which he has been doing for 25 years. Rashid bought four solar panels on installments, so that he could have lights on at night and he has designed the van in such a way so that he can even sleep in it. Bangladesh has more than 16 lakh people with disabilities. Photo: Anisur Rahman

Two boats cross the Buriganga

Two boats cross the Buriganga behind a launch and ignoring the swirl created by the propeller. Such risky crossings often cause capsize of small vessels and cost lives. The photo was taken at Sadarghat Launch Terminal this week. Photo: Prabir Das