Conversation with Cabbies: Dubai Edition, March’19

Spoke this morning in a cab with a Bangladeshi Catholic, who was reminiscing his stay in Kolkata and Nadia district 25 years back. He was talking about the difference in cultures between the two Bengali speaking regions as distinct cultural spheres. He was wanting to send his son to a Bible College. Aspirations undergird a migrant’s life.

He has many relatives in West Bengal and wishes to visit them soon and was acknowledging the liberal visa policy of the Indian Government. His hometown is Gopalganj, Awami heartland. He was playing Bengali songs in the cab, and begun a conversation which was bordering on a cathartic, nostalgia trip for him.


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