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My #father and I in #Armidale, #Australia, in the late #70s (at armidale)
Oct 21, 2014

My #father and I in #Armidale, #Australia, in the late #70s (at armidale)

My #mother and #sister in #Chittagong #bangladesh, circa 1980. (at chittagong)
Oct 20, 2014

My #mother and #sister in #Chittagong #bangladesh, circa 1980. (at chittagong)

#sister #scar #shaved #blonde #streaks #highlights #heart #sunglasses #shades (at Pennsylvania Station)
Oct 19, 2014 / 1 note

#sister #scar #shaved #blonde #streaks #highlights #heart #sunglasses #shades (at Pennsylvania Station)

#lalakhal #tea #estate owned by #lipton in #sylhet #bangladesh
Oct 17, 2014 / 1 note

#lalakhal #tea #estate owned by #lipton in #sylhet #bangladesh

My #grandfather in #Russia during the #sixties. He’s on the right, with a colleague from #bangladesh railways. Apparently #Soviet #girls were pretty hip, even then. (at Dhanmondi Rd 9)
Oct 16, 2014 / 3 notes

My #grandfather in #Russia during the #sixties. He’s on the right, with a colleague from #bangladesh railways. Apparently #Soviet #girls were pretty hip, even then. (at Dhanmondi Rd 9)

#nazimgarh #resort by the #goyain #river, #sylhet #bangladesh (at Lalakhal Sylhet)
Oct 16, 2014 / 2 notes

#nazimgarh #resort by the #goyain #river, #sylhet #bangladesh (at Lalakhal Sylhet)

#testing the #sharpness of the #blade before #slaughtering a #goat for #qurbani #eid (#eidaladha) in #kumarbari #village, #longair, #mymensingh, #Bangladesh  (at Mymensingh)
Oct 15, 2014 / 1 note

#testing the #sharpness of the #blade before #slaughtering a #goat for #qurbani #eid (#eidaladha) in #kumarbari #village, #longair, #mymensingh, #Bangladesh (at Mymensingh)

This ‘rest house’ was built in 1968, in anticipation of #AyubKhan’s visit to what was then #EastPakistan the following year. The rest house is in #Sylhet, and is #decaying badly. It represents the #arrogance of #power, for me, a remnant of #corruption and the big talk of small men.

Ayub Khan resigned in 1969, following an #uprising in East Pakistan (
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1969_uprising_in_East_Pakistan). That uprising eventually led to the Independence War and the formation of #Bangladesh as a nation in #1971.

My father’s cousin’s son currently lives there, with his family. He is the leader of the trade union of employees of the Bangladesh electricity/power agency.
Oct 12, 2014 / 1 note

This ‘rest house’ was built in 1968, in anticipation of #AyubKhan’s visit to what was then #EastPakistan the following year. The rest house is in #Sylhet, and is #decaying badly. It represents the #arrogance of #power, for me, a remnant of #corruption and the big talk of small men.

Ayub Khan resigned in 1969, following an #uprising in East Pakistan (
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1969_uprising_in_East_Pakistan). That uprising eventually led to the Independence War and the formation of #Bangladesh as a nation in #1971.

My father’s cousin’s son currently lives there, with his family. He is the leader of the trade union of employees of the Bangladesh electricity/power agency.

Got #upgraded to #businessclass for no reason other than my imperial bearing and businessy countenance, thanks #etihad
Oct 12, 2014 / 1 note

Got #upgraded to #businessclass for no reason other than my imperial bearing and businessy countenance, thanks #etihad

#smokers #smoking in the #dhaka #airport #smokingroom
Oct 12, 2014 / 1 note

#smokers #smoking in the #dhaka #airport #smokingroom

Two of my #cousins (father’s sister’s daughter on the left, and mother’s brother’s daughter on the right) in front of a stand selling #coconutwater (‘daab-er-paani’) during a #roadtrip to Sylhet.
Oct 12, 2014 / 1 note

Two of my #cousins (father’s sister’s daughter on the left, and mother’s brother’s daughter on the right) in front of a stand selling #coconutwater (‘daab-er-paani’) during a #roadtrip to Sylhet.

#morning #mist over a #padi #field in #kumarbari #mymensingh #bangladesh. This is, as my father loves to remind me, my #ancestral #home. (at Mymensingh)
Oct 8, 2014 / 1 note

#morning #mist over a #padi #field in #kumarbari #mymensingh #bangladesh. This is, as my father loves to remind me, my #ancestral #home. (at Mymensingh)

#bangla ghar, where my father’s father practiced #medicine as the #village #doctor for decades.
Oct 8, 2014 / 1 note

#bangla ghar, where my father’s father practiced #medicine as the #village #doctor for decades.

#father #praying on #Eid #modhubazaar #mosque #dhanmondi #dhaka (at Dhanmondi Rd 9)
Oct 6, 2014 / 1 note

#father #praying on #Eid #modhubazaar #mosque #dhanmondi #dhaka (at Dhanmondi Rd 9)

#mother and #housekeeper discussing grocery shopping
Oct 5, 2014 / 1 note

#mother and #housekeeper discussing grocery shopping