Lesson 15: Kothay geyechen?

Some time ago I went for a walk along some village trails I hadn’t walked before. Bangladeshis will often ask questions to Bideshis, but on this particular trip I was struck by how many started with “Kothay geyechen?” meaning “Where did you go?” I thought it was sort of an odd place to start. In […]

Lesson 14: shudo hatul takle…

I am guilty of thinking that I know how the world works. Oh sure, I might not know everything, but I know many of the general principles and if I need to, can do the research to find out the details. Thing is, I sometimes get blindsided by ideas outside of my discipline, for example […]

The Next Billion

Mobile phones are everywhere in Bangladesh. It’s been so successful here because it fits ¬†well into the culture of gab, aggregates the purchasing power of Bangladeshi’s, and the infrastructure is able to avoid many of the problems pervasive in Bangladesh. Recently I wrote a post about the barriers to information transfer in the developing world […]