A dryer moment

I don’t want to write too much because it seems pretentious. But I might as well do a little round up, as it stands at the moment. So you know where I’m coming from.
The top five most important things in my life are Family, Friends, Music, the Great Outdoors and Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. The order depends what mood I’m in.

I’m a guy from London. Was born in central London 24 years and a bit ago, and have lived in London all my life, apart from three years at University.

I studied Social and Political Sciences, officially, although didn’t really do enough academic work, and now regret it. I specialised in political philosophy and international relations, and got lucky and went to New York when I graduated and worked for Human Rights Watch as a Communications intern for about 4 months. Human Rights is sort of my thing.

When I ran out of money I came back to London and got a job doing communications and buying biscuits for the Remember Saro-Wiwa campaign. RSW is run by Platform London, a small NGO that do amazing things. Platform believe in utilising creative processes for social and ecological justice, and I like that.

That was only part-time, so in my other time I’ve done some legal research on the UK’s Serious Organised Crime Act 2004, some publishing PR, some work in Wandsworth prison for Radio for Development. I liked doing radio so started making little shows for Camden Central Radio as well, with a friend of mine who I write silly stuff with.
I’ve also done some research for this think-tank the ippr with their Digital Media and Society team, working on the effects and potential of Digital Switchover in the UK. I find the potential of the Digital Age exciting. That was quite cool.

This summer I’ve made a short film with my mate May, for Teebster Productions, which got commissioned by Channel Four. It’s about the East African community who live in Camden and their relationship with the formal political process here in the UK.

But the main thing that I’m quitting all this mess and going off to Sylhet. So it’s all new from here.

Posh picture of me

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9 Responses to “This is me”


  1. 1 j October 28, 2006 at 1:11 am

    oi oi bad boy- dhaka must be fun at this time! hopefully you’re closer to assam than dhaka chap.. access to pc limited to when i visit roseau so i’ll write more when i’m there. love your blog! take care man

    lots of love

    jxxx

  2. 2 Ashley November 5, 2006 at 10:45 am

    Hi there,

    I came across your blog while looking for info on what’s happening in Dhaka. I’ve just arrived in Dhaka to work for the Aga Khan Foundation. I spent last year as a VSO in Zambia, and was hoping to meet some VSOs here to help me settle in (yes, I am a pathetic loser that just asked for help settling in). If you have the time and inclination to get together at some point that would be great.

    Ashley (from Canada)
    01720118743
    ashley.wheaton@gmail.com

  3. 3 Tom Wipperman January 6, 2007 at 10:03 pm

    Why the shorts? I prefer you without.

  4. 4 Tapash Dev September 5, 2007 at 5:56 pm

    Dear Sir,
    Greeting from Sobuj Bangala Unnayan Sangstha (SBUS)-Gobindogonj, Gaibandha. It is a non-government organization (NGO), registration no is Gai/592/2000 dated 24-10-2000, come close to the poor people with particular emphasis to bring out positive changes in their life and livelihoods. SBUS realized that proper education, massive awareness and women empowerment are very prior to develop to change the condition and position of rural men and women. SBUS has been carried over its experimental project very successfully. At resent, community people are showing the continuous encouragement and inspiration for socialization.
    Vision of SBUS is Fair, free, just and equitable society, Mission is “No relief and credit but release”, efforts towards development on behalf of rural poor and tribal through integrated and effective policy advocacy with special concern to deprived children, disabled and women. As well as Goal is to be developed socio-economic status of the people of underprivileged and disadvantaged poor people living in Gaibandha distri

    Objectives is
     Increase literacy rate within the working areas
     Ensure enrolment of drop out and poorest children in education and encourage adult people for education
     Create massive awareness on different development issues through effective social mobilization
     Campaign to stop early marriage, acid throwing, dowry, child trafficking, domestic violence etc Efforts to establish human rights at family and society level
     Unite people and strengthened their united capacity
     Support to access different level service delivery provision
     Influence policy advocacy to increase responsiveness of service providers
     Transform human being into resources by adequate skill transfer training Protect and reinstate antique culture of the tribal people who are the old neighbours of the country
    Rescue and evacuation for the disaster affected people

    CORE PROGRAMMES OF SBUS are (A)Education Programme, (B) Capacity Building Programme (C)Gender , Justice and Governance Programme (D) Disaster & Environment Management Programme.

    Under this circumstances, lacking of NGO net work, I am enable to procedure my programme, For this reason I want to be a membership and enrollment of your NGO net work. I Therefore, I pray and hope that you would be kind enough to accept our organization, I will be grateful to you.

    I am looking forward to receiving your cordial response.

    Sincerely

    Professor Tapash Dev
    Project Director
    SBUS-Gobindagonj
    Gaibandha

  5. 6 tanzim May 14, 2009 at 9:59 am

    miss my Dhaka dude. Have fun there. And incredible profile by the way….ull go a long way

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  7. 8 Mowdudur Rahman May 25, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Hi,
    I am Mowdud from Bangladesh. Just read your story about Sundarbans when you pay your visit here back in 2007. You may know that the amazing place you visited few years back is now going to die within next 10-12 years. It is all because of a proposed coal based power plant. You will get some of the details here Now we are in a kind of campaign to save this mighty mangrove. If you would kindly contact me then we can discuss to strength this campaign. If we all can come together then it would be possible to save this forest. My e-mail: mowdudur43@yahoo.com

    Regards,
    Mowdudur Rahman.

  8. 9 علاج السحر August 4, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Hi, just wanted to say, I loved this article. It was
    practical. Keep on posting!


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