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30 Final Days of Bangladesh – Day 14 – History Repeats

It didn’t come as any surprise to anyone in Bangladesh but the opposition party extended the latest hartal and blockade to the beginning of Friday. Effectively, Khaleda Zia – whatever the cost – is calling for national strikes for every day of … 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 7 – International Disability Day at LAMB

I love how things just ‘happen’ in Bangladesh. Despite continuing mayhem in the country – we live in times where people have to ask the Government to ‘stop killing us please‘ – somehow people are managing to limp along. Those … Continue reading

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Frustrations, Hartals and a Wedding

I’m sat on my own in a guest house in Dhaka feeling pretty miserable to be honest. It’s been a hard July so far. Writing for JulNoWriMo has been all but impossible and I’m way behind on the writing. That said, … Continue reading

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