Concrete Jungle

Cities by nature are dynamic and ever changing but Dhaka reinvents itself every other week. It’s a work in progress and without meaning to sound disparaging doesn’t really feel fully formed.  Old Dhaka, the original hub is an exception but the rest of this sprawling city feels more like a collection of various towns and villages more or less linked together. The demarcation between urban and undeveloped lots hardly exists. Alongside what looks like an established neighborhood are gigantic open fields being cleared. Near my guesthouse the second largest mall and entertainment complex in Asia  is nearing completion. The place looks like a newly constructed city and has absolutely nothing in common with the surrounding neighborhoods.

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