We often wonder why this country of ours called ‘Bangladesh’ continues to thrive despite the corruption, red tape, natural calamities, pollution and what not. I had much earlier mentioned that the key answer is the sacrifice of our RMG workers, remittance earners and our farmers.
But I cannot take away the credit from the common people of the country. The picture on the left was taken today when I went for a morning walk by the Dhanmondi Lake. This tea vendor suddenly stopped beside an old beggar and asked about her health. He then stopped to serve her tea.
I had crossed them by the time but went back and asked them whether I have the permission to take a picture. He was quite surprised and asked me “amader chobi tule ki korben (What benefit do you have in taking our picture?)”. I said I just wanted to take a picture.
The picture is of poor quality and is taken by my Chinese made Walton H2 Primo. But it does a good job of showing us our real heroes.