THIS BENGALI YOUNG MAN AT THE TRAIN STATION in Dhaka wanted his photo taken.
Archive for February, 2011
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.