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…

The Champion of the Earth makes Bangladeshi community abroad happy. Now what?

Bangladesh environment and Bangladeshi community abroad

Even though most of the adult Bangladeshis never heard of climate change, Bangladeshi community abroad, specially Bangladeshi community in New York in general, expressed their happiness when Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina, was awarded ‘Champions of the Earth’. The prize was given in recognition of her policy leadership to Bangladesh environment, such as, drafting … Read more…