Category Archives: Migration

Open Letter to Narendra Modi

By Nadine Murshid for OPEN LETTER TO NARENDRA MODI Dear Mr. Modi, It has come to our attention that you are about to head the next government in India. Many congratulations. It … Continue reading

May 14, 2014 · 10 Comments

Afsan Chowdhury: Do we really care about Felani?

Do we really care about Felani? By Afsan Chowdhury for Do you have to be shot by the Indian security forces and lie hanging on the border fence before … Continue reading

October 2, 2013 · 4 Comments

Udayan Chattopadhyay: Mind your language

Mind your language: “Too Much Bengali Spoken in Tower Hamlets (Council)” by Udayan Chattopadhyay, for Tower Hamlets is one of the most densely populated Bengali areas outside of the … Continue reading

June 7, 2013 · 4 Comments

Saudi Arabia: Bangladeshi labor becomes less “docile”

The Economist writes: “Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia: Revenge of the migrants’ employer?“ The data is what it is. And the story of Saudi reax against WCT may well be true. … Continue reading

April 23, 2013 · 3 Comments

Hate Crimes after Boston: Bangladeshi network engineer becomes “fucking Arab”

As Faruque, a Bangladeshi-origin network engineer, turned to return to his meal, one of the other men said: “Yeah, he’s a f–king Arab,” leading to a brutal pummeling that dislocated … Continue reading

April 19, 2013 · 5 Comments

Greece, Blood Strawberries, and Hate Crimes crisis

“About 30 migrant workers, mainly Bangladeshi, have been wounded in a shooting on a strawberry farm in Greece after requesting salaries that had not been paid” Bangladeshi migrants shot in … Continue reading

April 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Skin I’m In: Afro-Bengali Solidarity & Lost Histories of America

The Skin I’m In: Afro-Bengali Solidarity & Lost Histories of America Naeem Mohaiemen reviews Vivek Bald’s “Bengali Harlem”

March 6, 2013 · 3 Comments

Surplus Lives! Great Offers!

Surplus Lives! Great Offers! A sky-blue orna with white and sequin embroidery drenched in sand water lay on the floor.

February 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Slaves of the Middle East

December 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Remittance Crisis: UAE halts Bangladesh visas

AlaloDulal first reported the coming crisis with UAE visas on August 27th. We wished we had been wrong, but today’s report confirms the ban has officially started. Congratulations to AL … Continue reading

October 3, 2012 · 5 Comments



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