The quest for a “beautiful palace”

When I first met him, he was standing on the roof of his house. It was the second day of my assignment for UNICEF in Bangladesh. I was in Kutupalong Refugee Camp seeking stories about the impending monsoon that was set to wreak havoc on the camp’s 600,000 inhabitants. But, watching Rashed’s 13-year-old frame tugging a tarpaulin like a gymnast on a balance beam, I could not help but ask, “Kid, why ...