Tag Archives: rickshaws

Lungi wars and the battle for culture

I’ve written many times on the blog about my fear of the encroachment of the West on Asia – Bangladesh in particular. I have never believed that I came to Bangladesh to ‘help the poor’. I always knew Bangladesh would … Continue reading

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Golden Oldie – Seven Things the British Should Know About Bangladesh

My blog is now very nearly one year old! To celebrate, over the next two weeks I am re-publishing two of my very oldest posts from the site I used to use before it crashed and I moved over to … Continue reading

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Rafiq The Wallah

                This is Rafiq. Rafiq is one of the 400,000 Rickshaw wallahs cycling people to and fro in Dhaka. He is Muslim, lives in a village with his wife and two boys and … Continue reading

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Bangla Maths

It never fails to amaze me how different cultures deal with maths. There are various different techniques across the world for mathematical calculation but none that I know more about, or find more interesting, than Bangladeshi maths. Firstly, a Bangladeshi … Continue reading

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