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  Volume: XXIV, Issue No. 1 August 16-31, 2014  


Garos, a community with distinctive culture and lifestyle
_ Monitor Report Dhaka : The Garos are one of the most familiar indigenous communities of Bangladesh living in the hilly areas of the country, famous mostly for their distinctive culture and versatile lifestyle. The Garos are one of the few remaining matrilineal societies in the world. A substantial number of Garos, about 200,000 are found in greater Mymensingh (Tangail, Jamalpur, Sherpur, Netrakona, Mymensingh) and Gazipur, Rangpur, Sunamganj, Sylhet, Moulovibazar districts of Bangladesh. . More...
An uptown comfort in downtown Bangkok
By- Khondoker Hasnat Karim back from Bangkok Bangkok : Ann and her other colleagues accorded us a warm welcome (Swasdeekha) at Pathumwan Princess Hotel lobby at around 12 noon July 23. We nine travel writers, journalists and tour operators from Bangladesh were invited to attend Bangkok's historic tourism carnival : Best friends forever convention 2014. At the very outset, it became difficult to believe that Pathumwan was a four-star hotel, for the ambiance and glamour of a 5-star entity seemed. More...
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