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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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When the Swedish Blonde walked into my life

Men in their 40s traditionally are known for their ‘midlife crisis’ and start doing strange things. When I grew up it was the ‘Benny Hill’ mentality that they became ‘dirty old men’ who would lust after barely legal blonde and … Continue reading

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Bangladesh versus Banglastan: A civil war of ideals

I had intended to post something tomorrow but such is the speed at which things are moving right now in Bangladesh that I felt compelled to write again today instead. Links to all the sources used are included at the … Continue reading

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Blogs shut down, Bloggers arrested, Bangladesh in crisis

In that last few days Bangladesh has seen some very worrying developments in the battle between fundamentalist Islamic groups such as the Jamaat e Islami and the Blogger-led Shahbhag youth movement. I have great misgivings about what is happening. At the … Continue reading

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Help Iain live on £53 per week!

I have to confess that I have issues with authorities. It doesn’t matter what kind: School, work, governments, councils. It’s also not because I’m some kind of anarchist at heart – far from it! I don’t believe in the ‘greater … Continue reading

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