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  • Rose Garden: A history of passion and pride

    At Kamini Mohan (K.M.) Das Lane in Tikatuli of Old Dhaka, there lies a majestic mansion called “Rose Garden”. Interestingly, it was built to host parties by one of the prominent zamindars of Dhaka, named Hrishikesh Das. He built the Rose Garden in 1931 on a 22-bigha plot along with a famous garden that had various species of rare roses. Thus the compound earned the name “Rose Garden”. The central piece of the garden is the elegant building.

  • A quiet masterpiece that serves as Dhaka's gateway

    These buildings also had a political history. They were the products of what the military regime of Muhammad Ayub Khan called the “Decade of Development” (1958-68), intertwined with West Pakistan's shrewd political strategy of placating East Pakistan's agitating Bengalis through architectural and infrastructure development.

  • Marina Tabassum: An architect in search of roots

    The narrow “main” roads filled with potholes and iron rods plunging out, the scorching afternoon heat and a destination unknown to

  • Help build eco-friendly infrastructures, PM to architects

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina seeks cooperation from the country's architects in building infrastructures using local resources keeping in mind the environment and land resource constraint.