In July 2022, an elderly person in Dhaka was not allowed to enter a cinema hall as he was clad in Lungi. This is not the only incident. Discrimination due to what dress one is wearing is a common phenomenon. The long poem by Bangladeshi poet and academic Kaiser Haq brings out the social-exclusion practiced in the name of dress, our colonial hang overs about clothes in a powerful manner. Here is the Hindi translation of the poem.
The movie Hawa is taking the Bangladeshi theaters by a storm. The intriguing tale of a boat whose crew members one day suddenly find a woman in its net, reveals the grand majesty of human heart and its dark depths. The movie is a masterpiece from Bangladesh. My impressions of the movie which I watched in Dhaka recently.