Bangladesh: An Insider’s Perspective (Autoethnography)

 

To me, Asia has been a continent that seems so far away. Growing up living in Australia, Asia was an entirely different lifestyle and seemed so foreign to anyway of living I could ever imagine. The closest I had been to Asian culture for a long time was Kung Fu Panda and Sushi. However, I quickly abandoned these misconceptions when I took a trip to Indonesia in 2015 and travelled around the villages. I experienced so much culture and got to explore many unfamiliar landscapes. Experiencing the music, language and other festivities allowed me to open my eyes to the many opportunities this world holds. Although I had tasted Asia, there was still a lot to learn. I would be conducting my research in the form of an Autoethnography with reference to “Autoethnography: An Overview” by Ellis et al.

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Bangladesh and India: A systematic power struggle

Climate Change is no doubt our most pressing issue on this planet yet this is not apparent to us now because it is a “future us” problem and we will deal with it when it gets here. Oh, but that’s not how it works. Climate change is gradual and before we know it the problems are bigger than we imagined. Spooky stuff. Climate change affected water sources around the world, one example is the Ganges. Continue reading “Bangladesh and India: A systematic power struggle”

One of the many issues in Bangladesh…

I have lived at an International House college for 3 years now. I am surrounded by people from all around the globe. I have met people from the US, South America, Spain, India, China, Japan and Malta to name a few. Over these years I have learnt so much from these people by sitting down and having proper in depth conversations with them. From these conversations I have grown so much more and become more open. These conversations have inspired me to do more independent research and further understand other cultures, practices and traditions.

For this autoethnographic study, this conversation began not so long ago… Continue reading “One of the many issues in Bangladesh…”