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Why I wish Bangladesh was more like India

February 9, 2009

Thinking on this post. Will finish it tomorrow.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. February 10, 2009 7:48 am

    well Bangladesh and India are similar on one count … they population density in both is just the same ..

  2. secretdhaka permalink
    February 10, 2009 2:36 pm

    True. 🙂

  3. The Other Mahfuz permalink
    February 12, 2009 6:30 am

    Slumdog Millionaire

  4. secretdhaka permalink
    February 12, 2009 2:30 pm


  5. February 14, 2009 9:33 pm

    Believe it or not, I think the poor in Bangladesh (or for that matter most places in the world) are better off than the poor in India.

    For the rich and middle classes, India probably offers more entertainment/opportunities, but also a huge confusion about national identity.

  6. secretdhaka permalink
    February 15, 2009 4:57 pm

    Hm, that’s true and interesting, Vikram. I think too many in India are awaiting the results of the “downward filtration effect”. That said, at least for the middle-classes, there are opportunities for upward mobility, thanks to BPOs, KPOs, Bollywood, a generally favorable investment climate in even the most conservative states, and so on. All important long-term lessons for other countries in South Asia.

  7. March 6, 2009 11:51 pm

    Well, I really don’t see much difference between India & Bangladesh. I mean if you are talking about Culture, History, Lifestyle, Poverty etc then these two country are more like same. But there are some key points where Bangladesh is still far away from India, like Educational Standard in World market, Higher class society & their living standard, Economy & Military power. May be I missed some other points but those are the key factor. Thanks.

  8. Azaan permalink
    May 27, 2009 8:45 pm

    Media, thats one area which i seriously wished bangladesh’s was more like india’s. Their vibrant, their intruding, their just free and far less politcally correct than ours atleast! Not that it makes indian media an angel in terms of ethics and standards, no quite contrary. Then again, cant think of any country with a “free media” where the “free media” have actually maintained ethical standards of journalism.

    And the other thing is English. I mean english is still an official language there. And india’s biggest advantage over china is really that theres a huge section of indian people who speak english.

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