Welcoming Ban Ki-moon to Bangladesh: Loony musings

November 14, 2011
Wasfia Nazreen
Welcoming Ban Ki-moon to Bangladesh: Loony musings

When the UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon arrived in Dhaka on an official visit, his second to Bangladesh, he must have missed Bangladesh Tourism Board’s gallant advertisement “Smiling Indigenous Women of Bangladesh” in its shiny bright billboard at the international airport’s general lobby. The news stories on his arrival Sunday evening obviously did not highlight...
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“I ain’t indigenous” – reflection of a Bengali

July 28, 2011
Wasfia Nazreen
“I ain’t indigenous” – reflection of a Bengali

Once upon a time, the British called us ‘blacks’, and then later the Pakistani Army called us ‘inferior race.’ Time passes, it is 2011. As International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples approaches again this year, Bangladesh is stuck in a quicksand ditch trying to figure out ‘who’ the Adibashis or indigenous of our...
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