Hadi Uddin



Here, for now

Is it only freedom that we want? We desire a home too. There is always an intimate relationship between people and their home. Why this longing? What does a home contain? A TV, a freezer, furniture, a family, isn’t that all? Does a home contain a culture or a country? Or do the four walls give us the ultimate security to celebrate freedom? If that be so, what about those who do not have a home? What freedom do they live for?

Boirakhali in Rayer Bazar is a locality not very far from the glitzy capital. Those living here do not have a fixed address to return to, but they do maintain the formalities – the landlord gets paid rent. Their lives are like that of others, except that they are homeless. The homes they live in don’t belong to them.

~ Imran Firdaus