The city protecting barrage in Rajshahi called ‘T-Badh’ is just a piece of high land in the endless sand as the main flow of the river Padma has gone far away from the city. Rajshahi 2014.
Lovers cross the river by boat to go to the ‘Char Island’ in the middle of the river to make love in peace and to get away from the city. But in monsoons the char islands go under the monstrous flow of floodwater. Rajshahi 2014.
The River has started drying up in summer. Now this riverbank is becoming a place to meet called ‘Padma Garden’. Rajshahi 2014.
The low bank of Gabura Island in the south, the last habitat of humen before the Largest mangrove Forest. The high tide is getting higher each year. Shatkhira 2014.
The Padma is flowing under the ‘Lalon Shai Bridge’. In the near past there used to be hundreds of fishing boats roaming this river. Disappearance of the fishes from this river also made the fishermen disappear. Only the sand carrying boats are seen now a day. Veramara 2014.
Fishing is becoming harder as the weak down stream carries less fresh water to the far south. But still the old fisherman tries to keep his family tradition of being a fisherman alive. Shatkhira 2014.
The summer heat has made the river dry and the people tired seeing the fading green by the dust in the air. Kushtia 2014.
The cyclone ‘Aila’ has washed away the forest office at the Nil Dumuria forest station. Shatkhira 2014.
The river used to go a kilometer further in, the poet Rabindranath Tagore used to come to his ‘Kuthi Bari’ by boat from Kolkata for business. The river, where he wrote the poem ‘Shonar Tory’, doesn’t exist anymore. Kushtia 2014.
The weak down stream from the north can’t anymore push down the salinity that comes with the up stream from the sea during high tides. People and the lands of south are suffering from the increasing level of salinity. Shatkhira 2014.
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