Ozone Park murder, personal pain and Bangladeshi community

Ozone Park murder, personal pain and Bangladeshi community

The killing of one Bangladeshi Imam and his assistant in Ozone Park in broad daylight has shocked many people. The shock, disbelieve and pain were even much greater for the Bangladeshi community living in New York City. The Imam, Maulana Akonjee, was 55 years old, father of three children and a quite, humble and soft … Read more…

Stop Rampal, Save Sundarbans, Save Bangladesh!

Save Sundarbans Save Bangladesh Meeting held in New York in 2016

Stop Rampal, Save Sundarbans, Save Bangladesh! What is that? Where is that? Why do you do that? How do you do that? How do you save Bangladesh by stopping something rather than starting? Well, this was the line of questioning raised by a non-resident Bangladeshi living in New York who had never heard of the … Read more…

A center of excellence in higher education in Bangladesh?

Education and internet in Bangladeshi educational institutes still have gap.

Five Bangladeshi terrorists killed 22 people in Dhaka. The identity of these terrorists revealed that they were normal and regular guys, came from affluent families, actively used social media, and some attended Bangladesh’s top-notch educational institutes. One terrorist, Nibras Islam, caused an uproar when people found out that he attended one of the first elite … Read more…

Translating Terrorism in Bangladesh

Translating Terrorism in Bangladesh

Terrorism in Bangladesh is not a new fact. But how do you explain or translate terrorism in Bangladesh? Many interpretations are there. One I’ve noticed recently in a TV interview. Born and bred in Bangladesh, young, educated, well-off ISIS supporters brutally killed 22 people in an upscale café in Dhaka. The question was asked how … Read more…

Book, Bangla and Bangladeshi community in New York

Book, Bangla and Bangladeshi community in New York

Bangladeshi community abroad indeed like to celebrate cultural events as long as it has the native vibe of Bangladesh. Organized by Muktadhara Foundation, the International Bangla Festival and Book Fair was such an event for Bangladeshi community living in New York City. Held in Jackson Heights from May 20 to 22, 2016, the three-day event … Read more…

Adopting a Bangladeshi child from Bangladesh

Adopting a Bangladeshi child from Bangladesh

Anyone adopting a Bangladeshi child from Bangladesh in USA? I don’t know any family who has adopted a child from Bangladesh except Senator John McCain who has an adopted daughter of Bangladeshi origin. But there must be some families out there. What are their stories? Are Bangladeshis living abroad are interested in adoption? I watched … Read more…

Googling Bangladesh

Googling Bangladesh

Googling Bangladesh – What People Search? With over 95% market share, Google is the most popular search engine among Bangladeshis, home and abroad. People from other countries also Googling Bangladesh for many reasons – to find out information about travel, trade, business, recreation, news etc. But what most people really search about Bangladesh? One way … Read more…

Visiting Little Dhaka: Bangladesh in Brooklyn

Japanese article about Bangladeshi food in Brooklyn

Community newspapers play an important role in introducing and educating their own people about other ethnic communities in New York City. There are more than 50,000 Japanese live in NYC and surrounding areas. Nine Japanese community newspapers serve many of them by providing information as well as introducing other communities in New York. Weekly Shukan … Read more…