Though it’s kind of early, but I’m kind of certain Pathao is on track to become a Unicorn (Startup to reach $1 Billion valuations) in next 2-5 years, and possibly the first one from Bangladesh, and the sweet part it’s entirely homegrown, and by serving just Bangladesh!
Welcome to the very first Adda of ‘Adda With Asif“. Today I had the pleasure to have Rashed Moslem as my first guest.
A very interesting and super honest article by Jim Hamill at The Huffington Post about our city Dhaka, I read few days ago, but did not got time to share. If you are living in Dhaka or even never been to Dhaka all MUST READ it. I have always said Bangladesh is a very different place, (in good way), from anywhere in this planet. The writer did not have any idea, and no expectation from Dhaka. He wanted to see Dhaka, like raw, like in normal eyes. His 72 hours exploration is just amazing. Its funny how he described Rickshaw, Morog Polau, compares Sadar Ghat with Venice’s Grand Canal (vaguely), talks about California Fried Chicken (CFC). So funny 😀
He was also very astonished not to see a single tourist in Dhaka City (note he is talking about tourist, not foreigner) in his 72hr in Dhaka. We need work on that, we need to create ecosystem to make ourself explorable to outsider. We need good stories, PR worldwide to let people know about our wealth.
Had an amazing event at biggest ever Digital World 2015. Whole team did amazing work. Here is my presentation video on “Success Story Inside Our Bangladeshi WordPress Ecosystem and You Could Be Next“.
WordPress came long way in last 10 years, so as it’s community. Our Bangladeshi community is not lagging behind. We have success story of our own. We have several remarkable person and companies doing superb in the whole WordPress ecosystem. Today I would like to put some lights on those brave souls, and lets get encouragement from them, maybe the next success story will be from this room!
All those pictures you see from Sundarbans are FAKE. Some are Photoshopped, some are from Hollywood movies, like few are from Jurassic Park, some are from movie Avatar, and rest are just Oil Paintings. In fact there are no Sundarbans in Bangladesh, we hardly have few বাঁশ ঝাড়, but Biggest Mangrove Forest Sundarbans in Bangladesh? No way! There might be something in India, they are the big country, they should have everything!
I had the privilege to speak at this year’s Central WordCamp San Francisco. I spoke about “How WordPress Changed My Life From Bangladesh & Let Me Dream Big”. Here I will share my slides and evetually talk about some of my experience.
Now we could write a book “How to loose 10 winnable match in a row”.
Today, 26th March is our Independence Day. Its a very very special day for us, to all Bangladeshi. We always celebrate this day with pride and respect for millions of people died during our liberation war in 1971. It’s always special. This year Google made it more special. Just visit Google home page.
While reading a news about “Google’s Stunning Street Views From the Top of the World” at Wired, I just find out Bangladeshi Flag in “Aconcagua Summit, Mendoza, Argentina”. It was very surprising but feels great. You could check directly from Google Maps here – https://asif.im/gMapsMt . BTW the summit of mighty Aconcagua is the tallest mountain in the Western and Southern Hemispheres and the tallest point outside of the Himalayas. So was it Wasfia Nazreen? and its part of Bangladesh on seven summits?
First of all sorry for long delay in posting. Some buddies was asking to visit my country Bangladesh, so i was looking at embassies address, i found this and i thought i should save it and share. Here it is . .
Some most asked
|U.S. Embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh send edits|
Madani Avenue, Baridhara
Phone: (880) (2) 885-5500
Fax: (880) (2) 882-3744
Web Site: http://dhaka.usembassy.gov/
Office Hours: Sunday to Thursday (08:00 AM – 16:30 PM) except holidays.
|Description: American Citizen Services include passport issuance and renewal, registration of Americans living in or visiting Bangladesh, notarials, voting assistance, and Federal tax information.|
|Chinese Embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh send edits|
Plot 2&4, Road No. 3
Web Site: http://bd.chineseembassy.org/eng/
|The High Commission of Canada in Dhaka, Bangladesh send edits|
United Nations Road
Baridhara, Dhaka 1212
Phone: +88 (02) 988-7091/97
Fax: +88 (02) 882-3043
Web Site: http://international.gc.ca/missions/bangladesh/
|Australian High Commission in Dhaka, Bangladesh|
184 Gulshan Avenue
Phone: (+880 2) 881 3101-5
Fax: (+880 2) 881 1125
Web Site: http://www.bangladesh.embassy.gov.au/
Office Hours: 0830 – 1100 Thursday
|High Commission of India in Bangladesh send edits|
House No. 2, Road No.142
Phone: 00-8802-9889339, 9888789-91
Web Site: http://www.hcidhaka.org
See all Embassies in Alphabetic order below ..