can lead you beyond life's expectations
can take you far from China
can, with a pinch of salt,
a journey of river and sea
is a tradition of paitra reeds
is a tradition of cloth
for a carpenter to carve
and a poet to revere.
|Because a little kindness can go far.|
When Given the Chance
Imagine a child who was patient and determined. Imagine a child with a hard luck start to what should have been a predictable life...
"A journey of river and sea can lead you beyond life's expectations."
|River and sea can take you far from China, and bring a little salt also.|
The Promise of River and Sea
A town built on current and tide is never really lost. It holds quiet secrets of the past and whispers hopes for the future.
"A journey of river and sea can take you far from China, and bring salt."
|Because leadership matters.|
An Islamic Legacy of Harmony
It's a question of space. In a town of wise teachings there becomes enough room for diversity.
"A journey of river and sea can take you towards harmony."
|Because in Rajapur there's no reason to quarrel.|
Temple & Mosque
There are mahogany, teak, banyan and jackfruit trees. There's just the one canopy in Rajapur...
"There's no need to wander if everyone feels at home, surely."
|There's a river-sea journey in the tradition of paitra reeds.|
Meet the Patikars
For centuries it's been going on... the harvesting, the processing, the weaving... It's the very heart of a community.
"The journey takes us to a tradition of paitra reeds."
|Because you can't make a journey Bangladeshi without a gumchha!|
A Tale in Three Parts
The weave, the weft and the selvage... make the story of a family, of generations and of Bangladesh.
"The journey takes us to a tradition of cloth."
|It's worthwhile now and then, to stop for a chat with a dead poet's river.|
Questions for a Lone Bird Called Das
Did it all go according to his plan? Did he return as a wild bird or a duck?
"It's a journey of questions worth asking."
|A carpenter extraordinaire.|
A Carpenter's Journey
He found a way forward through his designs of trees, birds, animals and people. His path is in the medium of wood.
"and designs that need pursuing."