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Rikshas still ply on the streets of Dhanmondi, where my aunt, Mejo Chachi, used to live in 1971. Back then, at the height of the resistance, I had called out 'Joy Bangla' to a friend. It was our common slogan for independence. The rikshawala refused to accept my fare in a show of solidarity. 2016.