Desperate to beat the heat

  • Vendors sell water at traffic signals in Dhaka as the mercury goes up. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Vendors sell water at traffic signals in Dhaka as the mercury goes up. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Many carry water bottles outside amid sizzling hot weather. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Many carry water bottles outside amid sizzling hot weather. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • People take a bite of Kulfi ice-cream in Dhaka’s Gulistan amid scorching heat. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    People take a bite of Kulfi ice-cream in Dhaka’s Gulistan amid scorching heat. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • People take a bite of Kulfi ice-cream in Dhaka’s Gulistan amid scorching heat. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    People take a bite of Kulfi ice-cream in Dhaka’s Gulistan amid scorching heat. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A vendor sells Kulfi in Dhaka’s Gulistan as the demand for ice-cream goes up along with the mercury. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A vendor sells Kulfi in Dhaka’s Gulistan as the demand for ice-cream goes up along with the mercury. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A mother gives her child Bengal quince juice in Dhaka’s Gulistan amid hot weather. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A mother gives her child Bengal quince juice in Dhaka’s Gulistan amid hot weather. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A mother gives her child Bengal quince juice in Dhaka’s Gulistan amid hot weather. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A mother gives her child Bengal quince juice in Dhaka’s Gulistan amid hot weather. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A man drinks a glass of sugarcane juice in Dhaka’s Gulistan to quench his thirst amid scorching heat. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A man drinks a glass of sugarcane juice in Dhaka’s Gulistan to quench his thirst amid scorching heat. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A man drinks a glass of sugarcane juice in Dhaka’s Gulistan to quench his thirst amid scorching heat. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A man drinks a glass of sugarcane juice in Dhaka’s Gulistan to quench his thirst amid scorching heat. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A man drinks a glass of sugarcane juice in Dhaka’s Gulistan to quench his thirst amid scorching heat. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A man drinks a glass of sugarcane juice in Dhaka’s Gulistan to quench his thirst amid scorching heat. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • People try to beat the heat by drinking fruit juice from a vendor in Dhaka’s Gulistan amid scorching heat. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    People try to beat the heat by drinking fruit juice from a vendor in Dhaka’s Gulistan amid scorching heat. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • People try to beat the heat by drinking fruit juice from a vendor in Dhaka’s Gulistan amid scorching heat. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    People try to beat the heat by drinking fruit juice from a vendor in Dhaka’s Gulistan amid scorching heat. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A woman drinks fruit juice amid scorching heat in Dhaka’s Gulistan. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A woman drinks fruit juice amid scorching heat in Dhaka’s Gulistan. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A woman drinks fruit juice amid scorching heat in Dhaka’s Gulistan. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A woman drinks fruit juice amid scorching heat in Dhaka’s Gulistan. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Price of green coconut water shoots up but people are still drinking it as the mercury rises. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Price of green coconut water shoots up but people are still drinking it as the mercury rises. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Children dive in a canal near the Karnaphuli river at Fishery Ghat in Chattogram to get relief from a sizzling heat wave. Photo: Suman Babu

    Children dive in a canal near the Karnaphuli river at Fishery Ghat in Chattogram to get relief from a sizzling heat wave. Photo: Suman Babu

  • Children dive in a canal near the Karnaphuli river at Fishery Ghat in Chattogram to get relief from a sizzling heat wave. Photo: Suman Babu

    Children dive in a canal near the Karnaphuli river at Fishery Ghat in Chattogram to get relief from a sizzling heat wave. Photo: Suman Babu

  • Children dive in a canal near the Karnaphuli river at Fishery Ghat in Chattogram to get relief from a sizzling heat wave. Photo: Suman Babu

    Children dive in a canal near the Karnaphuli river at Fishery Ghat in Chattogram to get relief from a sizzling heat wave. Photo: Suman Babu