Today's Gallery (2021.06.16)

An excavator knocks down illegal structures along the Buriganga during an eviction drive by Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) in Kamrangirchar’s Battery Ghat area yesterday. The BIWTA carries out such drives periodically to free the river from encroachers. Photo: Prabir Das
Jalchhatra pineapple market, the largest one in Tangail’s Modhupur upazila, is bustling with activity as trading of the summer fruit goes on. The fruit was being sold for Tk 25 to Tk 50 a piece, depending on size. The photo was taken a couple of days ago. Photo: Collected
Long tailbacks near the flyover in Khilkhet cause delays for commuters in the capital. Different development projects hamper regular commutes on the Airport Road. The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Amran Hossain
The premises of Sir Salimullah Muslim Hall at Dhaka University is covered with a carpet of moss that has grown in over a year, as the once-buzzing campus has been in slumber due to Covid-19. When students finally return to the dormitories to resume their paused academic lives, they will probably be greeted with equal parts of familiarity and alienation. The photo was taken yesterday. PHOTO: ANISUR RAHMAN
Since waste collection is still a manual process, health risks it poses for conservancy workers is significant, especially when they don’t wear gloves, shoes, or masks to protect themselves. As a result, many complain of diseases contracted from the work. This photo was taken from Chattogram city’s Lalkhan Bazar area. PHOTO: RAJIB RAIHAN
A homeless mother of two sits on a bed made of discarded PVC sheets on a pavement, watching a video on her phone. She does not have a roof over her head, or possibly the guarantee of the next meal, but the availability and affordability of technology have made entertainment accessible to her. The photo was taken from Chattogram city’s CRB area earlier this week. PHOTO: RAJIB RAIHAN