I encounter Bangladeshis everyday here in the Gulf from the office to supermarkets to restaurants, watching poll related videos and the discussions can be rather heated. People are subconsciously connected to their notion of Desh, Gram and Bari through watsapp, the digital wonder kid and Facebook. For Bangladeshis, the poll is really vital. Usually they are BNP supporters but they do acknowledge the infrastructure growth and development work done by AL. They seemed to like the idea of the Dhaka Metro, as Modernity finally arriving home.
Politics back home is never back home, it is embodied through the digital.