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Haikus from Dhaka

Dhaka is a busy city. It is no just busy; but a perilous city with never ending rally of cars on the traffic line. The traffic gets so bad that at some point even a mere fifteen minutes travel takes hours to get to. More to it is the the fact that during my stay there I had to travel every day two hours in the heavy traffic to get to class and to be back to my dormitory.

The impoverished public transport system, lack of proper traffic rules and unregulated influx of used foreign vehicles have added to the misery of the city. These have, but caused one man, a student sent there for a 5 year long BDS course, to write some haiku while being stranded in the traffic for hours. It was during one of my woe hours that I have written these lines.


The Street! June 17, 2013
Stalled buses and cars, Cars hooting and men clattering, Not Moving at all! 

Man Next to Me, August 23, 2013
Folding Arms, Starring up Looking, beyond the crowed,  Lost in thinking!

An Expensive Hotel, Sept 15, 2014
Lush Greene…