Dacca has hardly any girls in Skirts and jeans.

ladybird By ladybird, 22nd Mar 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Dacca is a conservative city and women are dressed soberly.

Visiting Dacca

I visited Dacca the capital of Bangladesh for a short visit in connection with a legal case. Dacca is a nice city and has the largest number of cycle Rickshaw’s in the world. They are cheap to use, but they clog the traffic and traffic jams are frequent. In the major Indian cities like Mumbai , Bangalore and New Delhi we don’t see cycle rickshaw’s. Perhaps this is a pointer to the poor economy.
One facet of life in Dacca struck me and I found it a bit odd. In India you will find girls in shorts and skirts and jeans, but I could not see a single girl in any dress that uncovers the legs. Perhaps the dominant religion Islam has something to do with it. All the same in Turkey and UAE girls wear such dresses, but not in Bangladesh. Maybe there is an element of conservatism, but I can’t say. The dominant dress is the sari, which on its own is a fine dress. But when I asked a few girls whether they would like to wear skirts and jeans ? they said ‘yes, but our parents and the people will not allow it’. This coercion is something I cannot understand. Yet Bangladesh is better than Pakistan which has slipped back to the 19th century.

The hotel I stayed in was a five star hotel and when I went for a dip in my bikini, all I could see were oglers around and in my stay not a single Bangladeshi girl entered the pool. I am certainly intrigued. Even the United Arab Emeritus is much better. But it was a nice trip and will go again perhaps on a holiday and visit the Sikh Gurudwara at Dacca. It’s hard to imagine that this region was part of India at one stage, but that is all history.


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author avatar Carol Roach
23rd Mar 2015 (#)

yes cultures and cultural values can change from country to country.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
23rd Jul 2015 (#)

Bangladesh is progressive in certain sectors and I feel trends will change - siva

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