STORY AND PHOTOS BY NIHAB RAHMAN
Our View From Here series is back as Nihab Rahman takes us inside a little moment of Bangladeshi life. Be sure to check out Nihab’s other Culture Keeper pieces too.
Near Chowfol-Dondi Bridge in Khuruskhul, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Ziyaul Haque, 21 years old, repairs his five-year-old boat for its next destination, which is Sundarbans, the only mangrove forest in Bangladesh. Ziyaul worked all day long on this boat. He’s the owner as well as a worker. He narrated how much he loves his boat and his work. His dream is to make more money in order to build a bigger boat. I feel blessed to meet people like him who don’t care about what they’re doing. Instead, they’re happy to stick with it for their entire life.