Coming from a very small town of Bangladesh, I studied anthropology, a new discipline in Bangladesh back in 1987, by choice. I did my masters in anthropology and then was almost unemployed for 3 years, for my apparent 'immodest' behavior. Then joined as a university-lecturer in 1995 (in Bangladesh, you can get university faculty position with a master degree). I am not a big fan of 'research' or 'expertise', as they are termed in modern academia. So I actually roamed around the issues without being an 'expert'. Started writing polemic and 'academic' pieces solely in local language, as part of a 'naive' mission of popularizing social studies in Bangladesh. Then after almost 10 years of intense teaching, needed a break from teaching, got involved in a doctoral program in a development school in Japan. My doctoral research was about how the nexus of state, INGOs and media construct popular (in Bangladesh). And I was careful enough not to mention military as an important part of that nexus. After doctoral degree, in 2007, I came back to my old position of teaching.