(Dhaka, 2013. Hartal is a general strike, usually called by the political opposition in protest at an action of the Government. People stay home from work, keep off the streets and wear their stay at home clothes all day)


Policemen grandstand by local opposition office,

walkers stride in dripping park,

saried street-sweepers swing witches brooms down empty streets,

lungis are the days favorite attire.



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