Monday, February 13, 2012

An evening at Pitha Utshob 2012

Pitha Utshob, in the Washington DC metro area, has become one of the largest festivals for Bangladeshi community members for more than seven years.  Since it was first organized by the Bangladesh Center for Community Development, Inc. (BCCDI), it has become an annual extravaganza for hundreds of Bangladeshi descendants living in the greater Washington DC area who pleasantly rediscover themselves in a pure Bangladeshi traditional home-made cake (called pitha in Bengali) festivity right here, so far away from home.

Monday, February 6, 2012

From Bangla to Bangladesh

Monument of the Martyrs (শহীদ মিনার)

If language matters to the human kind, then one South-Asian country called “Bangladesh” is a living example of our time that shows the world how a country could proudly become independent through the path of language movement. Though Bangladesh became independent from Pakistan in 1971, the liberation war actually began 60 years ago when the then West Pakistan (now Pakistan) tried to impose “Urdu” as the only state language on the Bangla (Bengali) speaking community who had an overwhelming majority at that time. 

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Beautiful Bangladesh: An Exclusive Video

Bangladesh has been promoted in this exclusive video presentation that shows its beautiful and panoramic landscape through the eyes of an explorer.  Visiting the land of the largest mangrove in the world situated in the southern part of Bangladesh, the longest sea-beach in Cox's Bazar and the historical sites is going to be a timeless journey to any explorer who loves nature and history. Bangladesh proudly brands the word "resiliency" in action where people have always fought and won against all the adversaries and have proudly prevailed. Visit Bangladesh to explore the real school of life through the following video!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Can foreign tourists help US economy?

The US tourism industry is seriously looking for foreign tourists to beef up its declined profit. Since 9/11, the federal government strengthened travel requirements, getting a temporary visitor visa remains a daunting and sometimes insurmountable hurdle. Now, the tourism industry has started campaign to persuade Congress to overhaul the State Department's tourist visa application process.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Vibrant Bangladesh Published

Bangladesh Embassy in Washington DC has published its December edition of Vibrant Bangladesh, a monthly web journal. This month's 13 page long journal covers issues like political and foreign affairs, good governance, business and trade, digital Bangladesh, infrastructure development and sustainable development issues. 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Bangladesh as a rising IT Destination

Bangladesh is rising as an IT destination in Asia. It's IT sector is rapidly growing as 23 countries have already partnered with the IT companies in Bangladesh. Watch this video as Bangladesh is showing the potential to become the silicon valley of South Asia.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Families Living in Cars

The US news network CBS produced 60 minutes recently aired the other side of the American dreams where the homeless children of Florida have been forced to live in cars.  They're part of more than 16 millions of children who are living in abject poverty.  This heartbreaking story reflects the break down of our safety net that should have protected the most vulnerable population of our society. Why should our children pay the price when Washington, DC has been pretty busy with partisan bickering?

Please watch the full episode of the 60 Minutes:

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Eat fish to protect your brain

Eat fish to protect your brain and body. The latest scientific study shows that baked or broiled fish at least once a week could help your brain and protect you from Alzheimer's disease.  If you're really thrilled, you may try some fish and seafood recipes from casa vernacion.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Are you ready for warmer weather?

As it appears, the globe is heading towards warmer weather. The latest report from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) reaffirms the reality of a warmer world that’s leading us to frequent extreme weather conditions.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Are you running for Presidential Election?

Have you ever thought of running for Presidential election?  If you’re serious enough, you may apply for the Presidential job, as the application  process for candidacy appears to be quite simple.  As of today, 278 individuals have registered their candidacies  with the Federal Election Commission (FEC). Surprisingly, registering for Presidential job with the Federal Election Commission is much easier than applying for job at a fast food restaurant in Washington, DC for $8.25 minimum hourly wage.