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Hungry for something more…

December 2, 2011


One month ago, a child was born in a hospital in Lagos, Nigeria. It would normally be an inconsequential event – babies are born all the time, especially in a country with more than 155 million people. But this baby was born on the same day the United Nations Population Fund announced that the world […]

Adventures in Kaliganj – my first field trip!

August 16, 2011


Last week I ventured outside of Dhaka, seven hours along a dirt road – at times dusty, at times muddy, and at all times death-defying – to visit a peaceful upazila (district) in southwest Bangladesh. I spent the days squelching my toes in thick, gooey mud, showering in the morning rain, plucking guavas fresh from […]

Chinglish – adventures in new languages

May 27, 2011


English may well be considered the closest thing we’ve got to a “global language”, but anybody who thinks that our native-speaker status gives us a linguistic upper-hand is very mistaken. Depending on which websites you visit and which newspapers you read, there are approximately 300 million English learners in China. According to a study by […]