Ekushey: Between language and culture

Ekushey is Bangladeshi culture

Bangladeshis, home and abroad, celebrate Ekushey February to remember Bangla Language Movement and to honor those who sacrificed their lives to preserve Bangla as their mother language in February 21st of 1952. Bangladeshis feel proud to think Ekushey February as their very own achievement – an immediate triumph in protecting the rights to read, write, … Read more…

Bangladeshi Community in USA: Know Your Rights

Bangladeshi community living in USA - Know Your Rights information

Since the winning of the US presidential election by Mr. Donald Trump with help of anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim rhetoric, the fear of deportation and harassment among many ethnic communities are very real. Bangladeshi community in USA is also experiencing anxiety, apprehension, and uncertainty. Bangladeshis are often victim of crimes – from race related shouting to victim … Read more…

A Bangladeshi in Japan takes on soba noodles

A Bangladeshi in Japan and love for Soba

NHK World has a TV program called Japanology, which explores various aspects of Japan, both traditional and contemporary: arts, sports, entertainment, food, technology, nature, etc. In some episodes of the program introduces some Japanophiles – the non-Japanese persons who love and admire Japan and everything Japanese. One of the recent episodes introduces Rezaul Karim Chowdhury … Read more…

Honorary Citizens of Bangladesh

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There are only three honorary citizens of Bangladesh, one from the USA, one from India and one from New Zealand. One is a world famous sports icon of the century, one is a world-renowned economist and one is a doctor of the poor – almost unknown. Bangladesh has given these three people honorary citizenship as … Read more…

Chinese Panda, Bengal Tiger and Rampal

Bengal Tiger, Rampal Power Plant, Panda

For many reasons Bangladeshi people like Bengal tiger. It is perhaps because they think it is theirs to be proud of! The Bengal tigers are majestic, fierce, powerful, and live in a very special place called the Sundarbans – a Unesco world heritage site and the largest mangrove forest in the world. So much so … 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…