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Welcome! I am a British Freelance Writer and Educational consultant who worked in Bangladesh until December 2013. I also have ADHD.
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Tag Archives: Leaving home
Yesterday was a terribly difficult day despite the joyous occasion and I apologise to all of you who attempted to read Day 20 only to find a blank page and then, later, only text which was clearly meant to accompany … Continue reading
Bangladesh politics continues to amaze and dismay in equal proportions as I read today that 151 candidates in the January elections will be elected unopposed breaking all previous records in the country (and maybe anywhere I suspect?). This is number … Continue reading
Half this series done now – while I’m enjoying keeping this ‘public journal’ it’s also somewhat like a ticking bomb too. Very mixed feelings. 😦 While the courts continue to debate the legality of Molla’s execution the UN officials who came to Bangladesh … Continue reading
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
The national press in Bangladesh is full of the problems caused by the near-continuous hartals. I learn from Alal o Dulal that the UN have called for the leaders to stop this madness or be ‘tried for crimes against humanity for election … Continue reading