Volume 2 Issue 46 | December 6, 2008 |


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Editor's Note

Seasonal Adjustments

Like most Decembers, this month Bangalees will have a lot on their plate. Some of that includes the upcoming Eid and Victory Day. Later there is Christmas and other holidays in other countries. It's the end of the year, so for a lot of people, this month brings a mixed flavour. There is a holiday mood at the same time as a mad rush to get things done before the end of the year, or before the offices shut down. Everything is a little different at this time of the year.

For Bangladeshis, December is the month when the country final gained independence- although not without plenty of bloodshed. A couple of articles in the pages that follow remember the martyrs and the history written in blood. There are a couple about women entrepreneurs too. The cover story is about a barrier-breaking woman from an ethnic minority who overcame the odds that came along with her ethnicity and gender. Another tells the story of a woman who succeeded and made a lot of money working in the most masculine of jobs- casting metal into tools. To say anybody can overcome these barriers would be an unfair generalisation. But it is at least true that there are plenty of businesspeople in the country who don't conform to what is expected of them- for the better.

Abak Hussain
From the Insight Desk

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