eTa ki # 2 => Answer

Yes, Debra Riley, you are right !! Khub Bhalo !! (That means, "very good") "Evil eyes are absorbed through that black spot." The black mark is khol put on children's forehead to protect them from the evil eye. This is not a religious traditions but a superstitious one still found in many rural areas of... Continue Reading →


eTa Ki #2

Do you know what that black spot on the child's forehead is?

eTa Ki #1 =>> answer

And the winner is.... "Mom a Far"! I promise, there was no cheating 🙂 "I like being on this side of a guessing game. Hum, since Bangladesh is a major textile exporter… and given the other guesses… I am going to guess rolls of Jute?" Yes JUTE it is. And this is a Jute field:... Continue Reading →

eTa ki #1

"eTa ki" in Bengla means "what is this ?" I have been in the North of Bangladesh, near Bogra, for the past few days to visit the Grameen Danone factory as well as local milk farmers and see how the Shokti ladies work. It's been so fascinating to learn about the whole process and also... Continue Reading →

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