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Yes I would return back 31 70.45%
No I will remain overseas 13 29.55%
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Old May 17, 2008, 06:55 PM
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Default Would you move back to Bangladesh?

Most of us are expats here and I can see some of us have relocated back to the country. While most of us migrated out to get out of the grim reality of our country and make proper bucks overseas, I am curious to know how many of us would actually turn back.

I knew this guy who came here with his brother. They both applied for political asylum by making bull-crap stories, which meant that they can stay here, but as soon as they go back its impossible for them to come back to Australia. Unless the guy fakes a new passport etc which is another 10 tonnes worth of hassle. The guy went back for some reason and now can't take it any more, but his way back to Sydney is sealed. Mind you they lived here for almost 8 years.

Fortunately most of us here migrate properly so the road back to overseas is always open. While there is pros and cons of going back, would you actually go back? For me its a big NO. I will be more than happy to visit as many times my wallet allows me, but wouldn't return unless there was a holocaust going on here.
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Old May 17, 2008, 08:20 PM
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Your thread reminded me of the greatest poem of Jibananda Das (02/17/1899-10/22/1954):

Abar ashibo fire dhanshiritir teere - ei Banglai
Hoito manush noi - hoito ba shankachil shaliker beshe,
Hoito Bhorer kak hoiye ei kartiker nobanner deshe
Kuashar buke bhese ekdin asibo e kathal sayai;
Hoito ba hansh hobo - kishorir - ghungur rohibe lal pai
Saradin kete jabe kolmir gandhabhora jole bhese bhese;
Abar ashibo ami Banglar nodi math khet bhalobese
jolangir dheuye bheja Banglar e sabuj karun dhangai;

Hoito dekhibe cheye sudarshan uritese sandhar batashe;
Hoito shunibe ek laksmipecha dakitese shimuler dale;
Hoito khoier dhan soratese shishu ek uthaner ghase;
Rupasar ghola jole hoito kishor ek shada sera pale
Dinga bai; - ranga megh satraye ondhokare ashitese nirhe
Dekhibe dhabal bok; amarei pabe tumi ihadher bhire.

Just don't know the answer.
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Old May 17, 2008, 08:30 PM
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i will inshallah..jotoi kharap hok na ken...nijer desh nijer deshee
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Old May 17, 2008, 09:14 PM
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I would like to go and live in Bangladesh.
I was born overseas, spent basically my whole childhood out of Bangladesh, So I want to spend my adult life in BD.
I have moved from Zambia to South Africa and now to Australia, But i must say even with all these corrupted Govenments, Pollution, poverty I rather live in BD. people lead such a colourful life there. I mean I love Australia too but i think it's time that i think about living in my own country. I have been to many countries, experienced the culture, made very unique friends, been to so many different schools, learnt many languages ( which i can hardly remember now ) and i love all these things, the fact that i have friends all around the place, who speak different languages, have different religions and have different cultures. But i hardly know my own culture. I have never seen a Bangladeshi wedding before ( belive it or not), I've only experienced pohela boishak once in BD. That's about it. when i go to Bd I only stay for a month or so, which is not enough for me. So i plan to move back, learn more about Bd and it's culture, I would also work there. But i would like to come and live in Australia every now and then.
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Old May 17, 2008, 09:17 PM
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Originally Posted by tutul
Your thread reminded me of the greatest poem of Jibananda Das (02/17/1899-10/22/1954):

Abar ashibo fire dhanshiritir teere - ei Banglai
Hoito manush noi - hoito ba shankachil shaliker beshe,
Hoito Bhorer kak hoiye ei kartiker nobanner deshe
Kuashar buke bhese ekdin asibo e kathal sayai;
Hoito ba hansh hobo - kishorir - ghungur rohibe lal pai
Saradin kete jabe kolmir gandhabhora jole bhese bhese;
Abar ashibo ami Banglar nodi math khet bhalobese
jolangir dheuye bheja Banglar e sabuj karun dhangai;

Hoito dekhibe cheye sudarshan uritese sandhar batashe;
Hoito shunibe ek laksmipecha dakitese shimuler dale;
Hoito khoier dhan soratese shishu ek uthaner ghase;
Rupasar ghola jole hoito kishor ek shada sera pale
Dinga bai; - ranga megh satraye ondhokare ashitese nirhe
Dekhibe dhabal bok; amarei pabe tumi ihadher bhire.

Just don't know the answer.
I really like this poem. This uncle over here has this poem engraved on his mail box, lol.
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Old May 17, 2008, 09:37 PM
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Nice thread Alien.
I will definitely go back to my beloved motherland.
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Old May 17, 2008, 09:44 PM
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inshAllah...... one day.... soon.....
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Old May 17, 2008, 10:10 PM
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I would definitely want to spend my life in Bangladesh when I grow up, because everything is in bd is interesting,the eids,the beautiful sport of cricket and the smell of wet soil during the rainy season, you can never get bored there ,there is just something in Banglladesh that just keeps me attached to it but i just dont know what it is,its hard to explain everything.
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I would definitely want to spend my life in Bangladesh when I grow up, because everything is in bd is interesting,the eids,the beautiful sport of cricket and the smell of wet soil during the rainy season, you can never get bored there ,there is just something in Banglladesh that just keeps me attached to it but i just dont know what it is,its hard to explain everything.
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Old May 18, 2008, 01:43 AM
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Already did!

Given my situation, i did not have a choice.
But if i had, i probably wont.
It was the eternal battle between what a man wants to do and what he have to do.

Not that it means im hating my current situation, dont get me wrong.
Finally im doing what i was meant to do all along and im LOVING it.
The overall standard of living ( general in bd) and my social/personal life is taking a toll.

Dhaka is not Sydney.
(But Rabz is )

But im sure once this initial phase is over, things would change.
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Old May 18, 2008, 03:45 AM
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I will... the day I finish my education, I will go back to dhaka...inshallah.

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I want to stay here in middle east for the rest of my life, but I deeply deeeeeply feel for my motherland. I would definitely visit her from time to time.
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Old May 18, 2008, 04:29 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tutul
Your thread reminded me of the greatest poem of Jibananda Das (02/17/1899-10/22/1954):

Abar ashibo fire dhanshiritir teere - ei Banglai
Hoito manush noi - hoito ba shankachil shaliker beshe,
Hoito Bhorer kak hoiye ei kartiker nobanner deshe
Kuashar buke bhese ekdin asibo e kathal sayai;
Hoito ba hansh hobo - kishorir - ghungur rohibe lal pai
Saradin kete jabe kolmir gandhabhora jole bhese bhese;
Abar ashibo ami Banglar nodi math khet bhalobese
jolangir dheuye bheja Banglar e sabuj karun dhangai;

Hoito dekhibe cheye sudarshan uritese sandhar batashe;
Hoito shunibe ek laksmipecha dakitese shimuler dale;
Hoito khoier dhan soratese shishu ek uthaner ghase;
Rupasar ghola jole hoito kishor ek shada sera pale
Dinga bai; - ranga megh satraye ondhokare ashitese nirhe
Dekhibe dhabal bok; amarei pabe tumi ihadher bhire.

Just don't know the answer.
Great poem. I love it. But it seems to me that Dash had "jonmatorbad" of Hinduism in his mind when he wrote the poem. That's why he dreamt his return not as human.
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Old May 18, 2008, 07:48 AM
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I shall go back to my beloved homeland, inshaallah
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I would never want to live there, Bangladesh is over crowded as it is

I would like to visit time to time as I have relatives there etc..
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i would definitely love to spent my adult life in bangladesh.. i've lived here in uae for practically my whole life and i love it.. but there's nothing like living in bangladesh.. no matter how much i like living here.. i want to go back to bd.. there's nothing natural about uae other than the few desert areas that are left.. and deserts are really not very nice to look at.. its just buildings buildings buildings.. you look out of the window.. you just see more buildings.. you look down you see cars looking like toys and people looking like ants.. this is really not the life i want.. i would love to live in bd.. its just so much greener.. and more beautiful.. the natural greenery in bd is enough to make me want to live there.. i want to know how it feels to live in the village.. it want to experience village life.. if i ever go back to bd permanently.. i would like to stay in the village for a while.. i wanna know how walking on wet mud after it rains feels.. i wanna feel the pleasure of picking up mangoes after a storm in summer.. or after its ripe.. i've read about these things in books.. i want to experience them.. i want to see how a farmer works in the field.. i want to see how sleeping in a tiner ghor when its raining outside feels.. i want to celebrate festivals like eid and boishakhi etc bangladeshi style.. i want to experience all these feelings.. something which this lifestyle in uae will never let me experience.. i'm tired of this commercial life here.. i want a break.. i'd like to go back forever and come back in a few years for a vacation.. all my friends are from other nations.. when my mom or dad talks about their childhood friends.. and when they meet the back home.. i feel jealous.. i have a few very unique and special friends.. who cannot be replaced.. but i know they won't be with me later on.. i don't know where they'll be.. i don't know where i will be.. all this makes me sad.. i want to have friends from my country.. friends who'll be there forever..

it doesn't matter how corrupted or crowded my country is.. i'd always like to live there.. forever.. with its people.. and its cultures..

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i will... the day i finish my education, i will go back to dhaka...inshallah

casue .... বিদেশে সুখ নাই ৱে পাগল!
my man from virginia speaks a sad, realistic truth! because even if it feels like a great life here, the feeling is never ever the same! NEVER, even with bangla people around, because in Bangladesh, that's where pure, real people live! not a bunch of materialists seeking cheap gain!


once i earn money, complete my educational quest, inshallah i will think about it... see what would be best for me and my family.
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Btw, there should be another option.

c) i have already moved back.

Nice thread btw Alien.
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Old May 18, 2008, 10:41 AM
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my man from virginia speaks a sad, realistic truth! because even if it feels like a great life here, the feeling is never ever the same! NEVER, even with bangla people around, because in Bangladesh, that's where pure, real people live! not a bunch of materialists seeking cheap gain!


once i earn money, complete my educational quest, inshallah i will think about it... see what would be best for me and my family.

if you ever move back to bangladesh i think u will disappointed in finding "bunch of materialists" in Bangladesh as well.......
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Old May 18, 2008, 01:38 PM
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This is a no-brainer. It's like asking someone living in heaven whether he wants to live in hell.
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Old May 18, 2008, 02:27 PM
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This is a no-brainer. It's like asking someone living in heaven whether he wants to live in hell.
Haha! But thats the thing to some people BD will seem like heaven while to others it will be hell.
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Although I love to see Bangladesh flourish, I would not want to live there. There are many reasons, some of which are too personal. But basically, I would not feel safe nor comfortable living in Bangladesh. I have grown up in England and this is where I feel at home. Of course, I would go to Bangladesh on holidays, but never to live there permanently.
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Great poem. I love it. But it seems to me that Dash had "jonmatorbad" of Hinduism in his mind when he wrote the poem. That's why he dreamt his return not as human.
I agree with you. By any means he just wanted to return to his motherland, which shows his true love for country, and his desperate desire.
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I think moving back is easier said than done. All those blissful moments with family, friends and food are soon over when you start to settle in your new life. Even though you live like a king if you got the money, you always crave for those nice clean roads, well kept apartments (if you lived in one), lack of chaos, people following traffic rules, decent public transport etc.

But lot of people who lived all their lives in BD doesn't like moving out especially if they are well established in Bangladesh. I knew this other guy in WA who was the director and co-owner and professor of some institute in BD and sold, his house and business to move here and now does security job to barely make a living while doing PHD. That guy would do anything to go back but won't because of his children whom he wants to grow here.

So it varies from person to person. If you lived a shitty life or semi shitty life in BD, then west is best, but if you are one of the ultra rich people, dont make the mistake of selling everything and moving overseas. It is a very very big gamble.
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Would I like to go back? Yes. Would I go back? Most likely no.

First of all, I feel like it is much easier for some people to move back than others. If you have your whole family back home, you can simply pack and go home. But if you have most of your family here, it becomes that much harder to go back. Student loan doesn't help either.
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