Danita Topcagic

Danita Topcagic (Blind Education and Rehabilitation Development Organization - BERDO): Danita was raised in Bosnia and Herzegovina, but moved to the United States with her family at the age of fourteen as a refugee. She is passionate about humanitarian work and earned her BA in international relations from University of Missouri – Columbia. Danita received her MA in global finance, trade and economic integration with a focus in international development from University of Denver.



A Poem by Rabindranath Tagore

22 Aug

Written by Rabindranath Tagore, a Bengali poet and a 1913 Nobel Prize Winner in Literature, and it just so happens that I am in Bangladesh where he is widely celebrated. After having listened to a 7 year old kid recite a poem by Tagore, I couldn’t resist posting a poem that speaks to me and my unpredictability of where the future will take me…

red dust…
this country road is endless
magic on my mind…
Ah! for whom do I stretch out my hands
spread myself on this dusty road?
the road lures me out of my home
eagerly it twists around my legs
it snatches me out of my rest
will it show me some new heart?
magic on my mind…
does it have some hidden treasure
at some bend along the way?
or, will it simply trap me
with some new burden?
Oh, where will it end?
I do not know I can not know
magic on my mind…

Translations by: Haider A. Khan

Posted By Danita Topcagic

Posted Aug 22nd, 2008

345 Comments

  • Para Hunzai

    October 17, 2008

     

    Hey Danita,

    My name is Para Hunzai, I ended up on your blog while trying to get some tips and advice about moving to Bangladesh.

    I really enjoyed reading all the blogs, and the work of BERDO is commendable. As it happens I am moving to Dhaka next friday ( 24th October) to look for work in the development field. I have just finished my Masters from SOAS in london and now decided to move there to see what I can get. I have a few leads and meetings. I have never been to the country and dont know anyone from there. I wondered If it was okay for me to ask you a few questions? via email i suppose. I think my email address may be listed but in case it is p_hunzai@hotmail.com.
    Id really appriciate your help, I just need some insight as to what the safe places are to live, how I go about it ( i dont suppose they have real estate agents like they do elsewhere) and how much money I should take with me for about two months.

    Anyway Thanks for taking the time to read this.

    I hope to hear from you soon,

    Best,

    Para

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    May 17, 2012

     

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