Bus Shelter

Here is a bus shelter near Dhaka university and it is devoid of political posters. Before this current dispensation, it was of course a very different story.

Dhallywood posters, usually replete with buxom wenches and knife wielding gundas, are now much more sedate. They occupied the same public space as graphically violent political posters depicting killings and maimings. These too are no longer visible.

And gone too are packed luxury car showrooms. As I drove past the Volvo and BMW showrooms near Tejgaon today, I was flabbergasted that these showrooms were empty. One volvo in the volvo showroom and one X5 in the BMW showroom.