A post-Dhaka Bangladesh

June 16, 2011
Adnan Morshed
A post-Dhaka Bangladesh

I have made it a ritual to examine Dhaka while flying above it every time I return to the capital city from abroad or, domestically, from Chittagong. Hovering over the city, before touchdown, the plane enables an omniscient aerial eye to see how the city is growing like an octopus — the tumult of...
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Ahmad and the unskilled labour market

May 28, 2011
Adnan Morshed
Ahmad and the unskilled labour market

I was returning to Washington from a whirlwind trip to Bangladesh. When I boarded the plane in Dhaka, I found myself sitting next to Ahmad, a 23-year lad from a little village called Nalakhala in Faridpur. He came to Dhaka a few days ago for his trip and stayed with his sister in Kalyanpur,...
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