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No more Hunger in Bangladesh?

A few days ago I read in the Daily Star that Bangladesh is set to be recognised by the UN for achieving “the most fundamental millennium goal (MDG) — halving the incidence of hunger — well ahead of the target year 2015.” … Continue reading

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Brit-bashing, Corruption and the Great British Pantomime

I’m sorry, but some of you – the Brits amongst you especially – are going to hate this post. I’ve been accused a few times over the last few weeks – both publicly and privately, on this blog and on … Continue reading

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The RICH Syndrome and why poverty is the only cure

Do me favour today will you? Read this article before you go any further – it won’t take too long and it is easy to read and fascinating – then come back to me. The page will open in a … Continue reading

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Dhaka, Delhi and (Dismal) London

Over the last 24 hours I’ve gone from sweating under a Bengal sun to shivering in the cold, British rain. My daughter, Thing I, joined me for event and it is the first time we’ve ever flown together as a pair … Continue reading

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Minipost 18 – Why would you be a Journalist, Doctor or Teacher here?

Why do you do your job? A blogging friend recently posted about how he would never be a journalist in Bangladesh. I don’t blame him – it’s a very dangerous profession at the moment. A married journalist couple were stabbed … Continue reading

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