Archive for January 31st, 2011

Becoming Bangladesh: sleeping with a mosquito

January 31, 2011
Frank Domenico Cipriani
Becoming Bangladesh: sleeping with a mosquito

I have to admit it. Since I started writing for bdnews24.com, I have gauged the reach my articles have enjoyed by the number of facebook shares that appear next to the headline. I also count the number of responses generated. On the basis of these two statistics, I decide what to write about next.
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A sociology of Dhaka’s traffic congestion

January 31, 2011
Adnan Morshed
A sociology of Dhaka’s traffic congestion

Traffic congestion has become, alas, an iconic image of Dhaka and the hot-button issue in any dialogue on urban affairs. Recommendations that are typically offered, however, hinge on the flawed idea that there is a quick technical fix (for instance, a fly-over or an elevated expressway). Sure, there could be multiple technical approaches, but...
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