Tag Archives: Dhaka

In Memory – Rana Plaza one year later

Today is the anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Dhaka killing 1,136 workers – most of them women. I remember being there in Dhaka when the news broke and agonizing over whether to get on a … Continue reading

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30 Final Days of Bangladesh – Day 9 – Bargain shopping

    Today Wifey, Surola mashi and I went into town for some last-minute shopping. Taking a vangari, we enjoyed the view of the fields between LAMB and Parbatipur, our nearest town. Then, into the market area to get the shopping … Continue reading

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30 Final Days of Bangladesh – Day 8

Wifey was woken early this morning to the ominous slow trundle of a long military convoy on the main road outside LAMB compound. I slept through it, of course. But others heard and saw besides Wifey. It’s not unknown for the army to … Continue reading

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30 Final Days of Bangladesh – Day 0

So, this is it. We’re really leaving. On the 27th December, after celebrating Boro din or Christmas Day at LAMB, my family and I will pack up what I hope will be our few remaining things and head off to Dhaka to … Continue reading

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Rana Plaza survivors work at self-owned factory | Dhaka Tribune

“The factory is owned by the workers,” said Rintu. They receive around Tk3,500 for working nine hours a day, six days a week and are paid duly for putting in overtime. Fifty percent of the factory’s profit is equally distributed … Continue reading

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