Bangladesh: The real heroes (Part 2)

Act of kindness

We often wonder why this country of ours called ‘Bangladesh’ continues to thrive despite the corruption, red tape, natural calamities, pollution and what not. I had much earlier mentioned that the key answer is the sacrifice of our RMG workers, remittance earners and our farmers.

But I cannot take away the credit from the common people of the country. The picture on the left was taken today when I went for a morning walk by the Dhanmondi Lake. This tea vendor suddenly stopped beside an old beggar and asked about her health. He then stopped to serve her tea.

I had crossed them by the time but went back and asked them whether I have the permission to take a picture. He was quite surprised and asked me “amader chobi tule ki korben (What benefit do you have in taking our picture?)”. I said I just wanted to take a picture.

The picture is of poor quality and is taken by my Chinese made Walton H2 Primo. But it does a good job of showing us our real heroes.

Asif Khan, CFA

Asif Khan is presently a Research Analyst (Financial Sector) for Exotix which is a frontier market focused investment bank. He has more than 6 years of work experience as equity analyst in both buy and sell side roles across Asian frontier markets. Asif is a CFA Charterholder and has a dual major in Finance & Economics from North South University.

One thought on “Bangladesh: The real heroes (Part 2)

  1. mashAllah, it’s a pleasant feeling to see someone (at least!) posting the sad side of urban Dhaka just by themselves, not masking under ‘non-profits’ or any influential affiliations! Make this sort of posts a regular, if possible.

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