Tag Archives: India

A Northern Bangladesh Santal Wedding

Santals are, along with the Garo and Chakma, one of the biggest of the thirty or so tribes living in Bangladesh. In India and surrounding countries they add up to around six million. In Bangladesh they number around two hundred … 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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A Happy New Year? Rape in India and Bangladesh

A friend put a link to this post on her Facebook today and I was deeply saddened – but not surprised – by what I read. I thought it fitting that I offer this link as the first of my … Continue reading

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Death of a Sitar Legend: a Short Personal Tribute to Ravi Shankar

I’m sitting on my bed (also known as my desk) and across from me I can see my sitar      propped up against the wall. Usually, when I look at it I get a little feeling of childlike excitement. … Continue reading

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British have invaded nine out of ten countries

Just come across this fascinating little article from the Telegraph. I’ve not read the book myself but I imagine it is a fascinating read. British have invaded nine out of ten countries – so look out Luxembourg – Telegraph. As … Continue reading

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