Monthly Archives: October 2011

The wildlife one encounters in South Asia is amazing.  I don’t mean the actual tiger sanctuaries of the Sundarbans-type wildlife.  No, no.  It is actually the thousands of creatures who co-exist with you each day, from your waking moments to … Continue reading

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a view of gaibandha

  The homes are small and unassuming, made of straw, sheet metal or brick, befitting to the SES of the owner.  Beyond the clusters houses, where neighbors are always looking in through large windows sharing smiles and news, lie the … Continue reading

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we made it through!

I’m happy to report that we woke up the next morning in our comfortable beds, and were able to set off on our journey towards Dhaka without many more misadventures. Reaching Dhaka is itself an experience, as the outskirts of … Continue reading

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how many people can you fit on a motorcycle…

well hello again. my adventures have now landed me in Dhaka for a few days, and I’m waiting to start a meeting with a physician here, to pick his brain a bit about the state of chronic disease prevention, surveillance … Continue reading

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Hello from Bangladesh!

hello from bangladesh! settling into life in gaibandha.  still getting used to people driving me around, cooking for me, bringing me tea during meetings, washing my clothes and cleaning my room.  not too bad 🙂 even thought this is the … Continue reading

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