THIS BENGALI YOUNG MAN AT THE TRAIN STATION in Dhaka wanted his photo taken.
BENGALI YOUNG LADY ON EKUSHI FEBRUARY. Don’t mess up the mascara!
GIRLS FROM SUNSHINE ACADEMY IN DHAKA, Bangladesh among the throngs celebrating Ekushi February.
CHAYLA LOVIN’ THE COUNTRY AIR in a village near Manikganj, Bangladesh.
ON EKUSHI FEBRUARY (Feb 21) holiday folks were out commemorating International Mother Tongue Language Day. Charles and his daughter, Candace were trying out hats. In reality Candace wanted a hat, and a cap salesman wanted Charles to have a cap!
LIKE FATHER, LIKE DAUGHTER!
“Pollyanna?” & her Father!
BENGALI MAN DEMONSTRATING WHAT his bubble blower can do! What child wouldn’t want one of these after seeing this demonstration. Near the Boi Mela (Book Fair) there were many vendors trying to sell their wares.
EKUSHI FEBRUARY, AND INTERNATIONAL MOTHER LANGUAGE DAY! MY WIFE, ALICE, AND I HAD our faces painted which is a tradition on holidays. We both had the Shohid Minar (language martyrs memorial) painted on our faces and Alice had the Bangladesh national flag painted on her hand. This is the day in 1952 when some students were martyred who were protesting because Pakistan didn’t want Bangla as one of the national languages. At this time Alice and I were 3 1/2 years old.