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Bengali New Year Parade Entry  – Charukola, Dhaka University
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Tired Painter on Manik Mia in the Capital City of Dhaka, Bangladesh

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This young girl is a rag-picker.  She goes out every morning to collect recyclable items such as paper and plastic to sell.  The rag-pickers typically are carrying a big burlap bag which hopefully gets filled!

One of many of my young friends!

One of many of my young friends!

I wish a Happy Bengali New Year to All My Friends in Bangladesh!

I confess I was busy getting my income tax report ready to file to meet tomorrow’s deadline. I guess I do have an automatic 2 month extension, but I’d rather not take it.  Anyway, we heard marchers outside on the street, so I headed out and grabbed a rickshaw to catch them on Sir Sayeed Rd.  Then I decided since I was out to go to Manik Mia, so I asked the rickshaw wallah to take me there (http://www.thedailystar.net/beta2/news/nation-mingles-with-baishakh-colours/) .  The lanes on both sides of the median were painted the whole way from Mirpur Rd. to the circle where Manik Mia splits.  It was nice to take a break and see the festive air of the city.  The photo of me was taken by the rickshaw wallah!

I hope this is a great year for Bangladesh in spite of the many hartals, demonstrations, etc. recently.

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Photo taken by Rickshaw Wallah!

Photo taken by Rickshaw Wallah!

On Sir Sayeed Rd

On Sir Sayeed Rd

Elephant on Rickshaw Van

Elephant on Rickshaw Van

A night's work!

A night’s work!

 

 

Let us dump sadness, jump with happiness,                                         
shun fear and run with courage in heart in this new year.
Happy Pohela Boishakh.
I thought this photo of spices would be great to typify the food and Bengali culture!
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