Category: Lori Walsh Imdad

Quaking in Bangladesh on January 4th, 2016

This morning at 5am the earth moved, waking and quaking us from our slumber. Fortunately it was centered in India, so the impact here in Bangladesh was less. Still we were awakened until the shaking stopped. A few items tumbled from their places at my house, but other than this all remained relatively intact and…

Bangladesh – My Home Across the Sea

Those who have visited my blog before may recall that I live in Bangladesh. Since my arrival here I have had many experiences traveling in Bangladesh, but more than that I would like to clarify that the Bangladesh that I live in is not the one you see pictured on CNN and other national and…

Breast Cancer Awareness

Everyone knows someone who has been affected by Breast Cancer or has been affected themselves in some way. In Bangladesh the Dhaka American Women’s Club (DAWC) does an event each year in October to raise awareness. Most years it is an information and awareness based program and speaker who are survivors are invited to share…

New Hampshire 2012 Debates

Well, admittedly I am not a republican. Still I like to keep track of the political scene overall and most assuredly have taken a look at the debates to see  who are front runners. The media has been saying all week that it is Romney.However, after reading the reports of both debates, I am not…

Dowry Related Violence on the Rise

A few days ago I wrote a post on this same topic. This morning in the Daily Independent I found the disheartening news that over the last three years. Dowry related violence has risen 43%. In the article, the current government is targeted in the context that programs they have set up have failed.  However,…

Aging, Gracefully?

 I’ve often wondered how fair it is that society as a whole forces people of a certain age to give up their careers. Essentially they are forced to retire at an age determined by the government, not when we want to stop working. Just because we are older are we less knowledgeable, less effective or are…