What distinctly separated Bengal from most of the other regions of India was the generous endowment of nature, nurtured and sustained by the mighty rivers flowing down the Himalayas into the Bay of Bengal.
FARIA was only sixteen and like any other teenager, had dreams, innocent aspirations and hopes. On Facebook, she shared her moments of happiness, optimism and confusion, but rarely her despair. Her father's world revolved around her happiness and he had a promise to keep -- a trip to Cox's Bazaar after Faria turns sixteen. Seemingly oblivious of any hazard, he decided to take the long journey with his wife and daughter from Jessore to the sea resort by bus, the only means of transport he could afford.