Midnight’s Evangelists

"Bangladeshi migrants waiting for a flight home." by stablisation unit/DFID, licensed under CC by 2.0

“Bangladeshi migrants waiting for a flight home.” (photo: stablisation unit/DFID, licensed under CC by 2.0)

Each day, all year round, as Bangladesh goes to sleep – a group of fortunetellers, mystics, and magicians wake up to start casting their spell. You probably have never seen or heard them. Yet they are neither invisible nor quiet. In fact, they actually advertise their messages and locations loud and clear. Continue reading

All Hail The King!

Protests in Dhaka against execution of Bangladeshis in Saudi Arabia. ©Demotix/Firoz Ahmed http://www.demotix.com/news/874615/magic-movement-protests-bangledeshis-slaughtered-saudi-arabia#media-874442

Protests in Dhaka against execution of Bangladeshis in Saudi Arabia. ©Demotix/Firoz Ahmed
http://www.demotix.com/news/874615/magic-movement-protests-bangledeshis-slaughtered-saudi-arabia#media-874442

All Hail The King! Bangladesh government orders flags at half-mast to mourn the departed Saudi king, honoring a man who presided over decades of abuse of migrant South Asian workers, including beheading of 8 Bangladeshis in 2011. Continue reading