Bangladesh pictures Feb 15, 2013

Kids listening to me read a story

Kids listening to me read a story

Street and shops light up at sunset from our balcony

Street and shops light up at sunset from our balcony

Deni and Alo greeting students as they arrive at school

Deni and Alo greeting students as they arrive at school

Political slogans painted on the road in front of the school

Political slogans painted on the road in front of the school

The older students learning "If You're Happy And You Know It" song with hand motions

The older students learning “If You’re Happy And You Know It” song with hand motions

With Paresh Biswas, singer and musician at his home.

With Paresh Biswas, singer and musician at his home.

Turmeric rhizomes. They look like ginger roots on the outside. But are definitely turmeric on the inside.

Turmeric rhizomes. They look like ginger roots on the outside. But are definitely turmeric on the inside.

Cleaning, sorting, and drying turmeric roots

Cleaning, sorting, and drying turmeric roots

Deni and Paresh Biswas wife. She and Paresh are singers of traditional Bengali music

Deni and Paresh Biswas wife. She and Paresh are singers of traditional Bengali music

Deni in her new shalwar kameez

Deni in her new shalwar kameez

Deni is surprised by the size of the puffed up chapati she is served

Deni is surprised by the size of the puffed up chapati she is served

Posing with students from Islamic University that met us on the bus and wanted to converse in English

Posing with students from Islamic University that met us on the bus and wanted to converse in English

Goddess Saraswati statue in a neighborhood shrine

Goddess Saraswati statue in a neighborhood shrine

Fast action on the badminton court. Spectators on the baconies are women. Most of the men surround the main court.

Fast action on the badminton court. Spectators on the baconies are women. Most of the men surround the main court.

Chanchal's wife sporting gold earrings. Many women wear gold earrings and necklaces to celebrations.

Chanchal’s wife sporting gold earrings. Many women wear gold earrings and necklaces to celebrations.

Village cow feeder

Village cow feeder

Fields next to the Biswas compound

Fields next to the Biswas compound

Pond with the Biswas compound on the far bank

Pond with the Biswas compound on the far bank

A grain pounding apparatus in the Biswas compound that is now unused

A grain pounding apparatus in the Biswas compound that is now unused

Chanchal's brother and wife

Chanchal’s brother and wife

Rice fields in the distance, potatoes in the foreground. All fields are very well tended

Rice fields in the distance, potatoes in the foreground. All fields are very well tended

A teenager taking care of her brother

A teenager taking care of her brother

Rice straw stack for feeding cattle

Rice straw stack for feeding cattle

Village shrine for goddess Saraswati surrounded by food offerings

Village shrine for goddess Saraswati surrounded by food offerings

Children are fed after Saraswati offerings are completed

Children are fed after Saraswati offerings are completed

Some of the older women tending the Saraswati shrine

Some of the older women tending the Saraswati shrine

Children getting their portion of the Saraswati food offerings

Children getting their portion of the Saraswati food offerings

No line gets formed when the children are anxious to get the food offerings

No line gets formed when the children are anxious to get the food offerings

Blowing the conch shell when a patron makes an offering to the goddess Saraswati

Blowing the conch shell when a patron makes an offering to the goddess Saraswati

Some of the Saraswati food offerings

Some of the Saraswati food offerings

Entrance to the Biswas compound

Entrance to the Biswas compound

Deni makes an offering to the goddess Saraswati

Deni makes an offering to the goddess Saraswati

Cow manure drying on stakes to be used as cooking fuel

Cow manure drying on stakes to be used as cooking fuel

Chanchal proudly shows his American citizenship certificate and an American flag

Chanchal proudly shows his American citizenship certificate and an American flag

Chanchal, wife, and 2 yr old son

Chanchal, wife, and 2 yr old son

Children in Chanchal's family compound

Children in Chanchal’s family compound

Next to the goddess Saraswati shrine at Islamic University

Next to the goddess Saraswati shrine at Islamic University

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Deni and Chanchal’s wife on flatbed rickshaw traveling down the highway toward the village

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One thought on “Bangladesh pictures Feb 15, 2013

  1. Cynthia

    Deni, You look like you are having the time of your life! I love your new clothes; they fit you well on many levels. Kisses to you both.

    Reply

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