Sunday, October 03, 2010

A Commendable Effort

I just got the second issue of Nature Quest magazine, published by the Daily Star. As far as I know, it is the only full-color magazine in Bangladesh devoted to wildlife and nature.

It has features on Hoolock Gibbons (the pride of Lawachhera Forest), Green Pigeons, a rare frog, native orchids and flowers, as well as other writing and photos on nature by some dedicated and hard-working wildlife experts from Bangladesh.

It is a very commendable effort. If you have children growing up in Bangladesh, it is a fantastic educational tool for them. And it is a great read for everyone else, specially if you are the type who enjoys National Geographic. Kudos to all those who worked so hard to get this magazine off the ground. Please keep up the good work.

The magazine costs Tk. 50 and is available from newsstands as well as the Star office in Kawran Bazar. Some places you can buy it are: Nandan Megashop, Pathak Shomabesh (Aziz Supermarket), GyanKosh, etc. Best Tk 50 you will spend this year.