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Banglaphotos! [Jul. 24th, 2006|04:54 pm]
susan smitten

I always forget my camera when I go to Bangladesh. Finally I remembered! Some people don't like having to go to Dhaka because it saddens them to see the poverty; it upsets me, too, but I don't know... I find the place cheerful in its own way. I like it. It has spirit.

There's lots of political grafitti.

The men wear skirts.

Half the buses in Dhaka are bright and colorful...

...the other half look like they conduct daily service to hell.


[User Picture]From: bklyn_in_dubai
2006-07-25 07:13 am (UTC)
there's nothing like wearing a skirt in the subcontinent. many places in india have very distinctive styles of lungi -- colors, trim. though for some reason muslim guys go for boring check patterns. no imagination. i had a great lungi from orissa, deep vegetable dye like color with a smart trim on the bottom. i cant remember what the color scheme was though! i believe youre supposed to go commando, but my aunt's cook in hyderabad caught eye of more than either of us wanted and yelled at me so i go with boxers now. but theres nothing more fun than going to the corner store for milk in a skirt, tshirt and flipflops in a place where people are otherwise given to being hypermasculine! i wish i had my lungis here...
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[User Picture]From: dubaiwalla
2006-07-25 01:40 pm (UTC)
This is why I need to take you to Naif. Half the men there wear lungis.
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