Monthly archives: May, 2016

First Impressions: Traffic

Two days now in Dhaka, and feeling intense sensory overload. We have spent a great deal of time traveling small distances in intense traffic.  Not a whole lot of cars, but lots of rickshaws, bicycle and motorized three-wheeler, trucks, buses, vans, scooters, pedestrians. Almost all of the vehicles are painted in bright colors with flowers, …

Bangladesh/Bengal: Contested Identities

Bangladesh/Bengal: Contested Identities Seminar Leaders: Jack Gambino and Mohsin Hashim Seminar Description Bangladesh (“Land of Bengalis”) is a new nation in an old land.  From the moment of its independence in 1971, Bangladesh has been beset by heated debates about its identity.  Located in the Ganges-Brahmaputra river delta (the world’s largest delta), Bangladesh shares a …

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