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April 27, 2013

Can’t Norman get a Bangladeshi sister, too?

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NORMAN —

So we can easily make a sisterly relation between a North Bengal city and Norman. It can be, for instant, Rangpur. It has some certain similarity with Norman. Such as the city is comparatively calmer. Like Norman, it is an educational city, there is a public university and good number of colleges and other educational institutes. It has the river Teesta like Little River and North Canadian rivers here. It has a zoo as well. And, like Norman, Rangpur belongs a distinct accent of language and easily identifiable cultural entity.

I think no one — the city authority of Norman and Rangpur and the Sister Cities International — will be unhappy in this arrangement. Then let’s do it

Sheikh Rokon, a Bangladeshi journalist and researcher, is visiting Norman under an exchange program from the US State Department and Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma. Email him at skrokon@gmail.com.

 

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