Just the other day I wrote how I stopped reading newspaper stories in the morning and started reading people’s stories about life. I spared the details of the horrific incidents that are taking place in Bangladesh. But now I have visual proof. These powerful, heart-breaking images show you the other side of the story, the side that gets burned despite having no connection to politics whatsoever. In Bangladesh, you are a lucky person if you can get back home after a working day in one piece. And those who aren’t lucky? See for yourself.

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Now-a-days Beauty Begum (45) cannot remember anything. Even a few days ago she could remember everything, from her bazaar list to TV serial’s schedule. At present she is forgetting everything. In front of her eyes in the hospital bed lays the horrifically burnt body of her husband, Jamed (42). Somehow this is no longer affecting her. Now she is constantly thinking about the doctor’s prescription of eggs, lemons and malta’s increasing prices. Her savings of many years from their daily bazaar profits is now in the pennies. Now she worries about her husband’s job that he did for 15 years as a temporary employee. She felt helpless about the increasing price of eggs and lemons; she doesn’t know how to give courage to her terrified son who is supposed to attend the Secondary Board examination. She is overly concerned how to pay 2500 taka of her house rent. Moreover, the…

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