Abhilash Medhi (Bangladesh)


Abhilash Medhi

Abhilash Medhi (Blind Education and Rehabilitation Development Organization (BERDO): Abhilash was born Assam, India. He earned a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering from Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, India and then worked as an Assistant Systems Engineer with Tata Consultancy Services in Mumbai, India. Abhilash also volunteered for Child Rights and You in Mumbai, India where he specialized in child labour laws, helped build alliances against child labour, and developed micro-credit schemes for poor women. Abhilash volunteered at the 2nd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD 2007). At the time of his fellowship Abhilash was pursuing a Master’s degree in Development Studies at The London School of Economics and Political Science.



25 Sep

Signing off

The three months that I have spent in Bangladesh have been exhilarating and frustrating, remarkable

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Posted Sep 25, 2009

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23 Sep

But what about them?

Throughout the summer, I have blogged about people who have been associated with BERDO, talked

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Posted Sep 23, 2009

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22 Sep

Bangladesh, CRPD Implementation and BERDO: V

The following vlog is the last in a series of five on the new initiative

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Posted Sep 22, 2009

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21 Sep

Bangladesh, CRPD Implementation and BERDO: IV

The following vlog is the fourth in a series of five on the new initiative

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Posted Sep 21, 2009

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20 Sep

Bangladesh, CRPD Implementation and BERDO: III

The following vlog is the third in a series of five on the new initiative

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Posted Sep 20, 2009

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20 Sep

Bangladesh, CRPD Implementation and BERDO: II

The following vlog is the second in a series of five on the new initiative

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Posted Sep 20, 2009

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14 Sep

Bangladesh, CRPD Implementation and BERDO: I

The following vlog is the first in a series of five on the new initiative

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Posted Sep 14, 2009

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13 Sep

A little bit of certainty, a fair amount of hope

About a third of the visually impaired people that I have talked with during my

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Posted Sep 13, 2009

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12 Sep

Art on-the-move

The following blog, though not related to BERDO, is about an entity that is central to

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Posted Sep 12, 2009

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09 Sep

Where are you going to spend Eid?

Tehran, 2000 A young blind boy Mohammed waits for his father to take him home

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Posted Sep 09, 2009

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08 Sep

NGOs get together to advocate for disability rights

On the eve of International Literacy Day, Dhaka-based NGOs that work on disability rights addressed a

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Posted Sep 08, 2009

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06 Sep

“It is just about enough to keep my head above water”

Wajed Ali Mallick lived a contented life in quaint little Gowachitta in Southern Bangladesh. During

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Posted Sep 06, 2009

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04 Sep

From supplicant to contributor

A common feature of all my meetings with females who had taken loans from BERDO

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Posted Sep 04, 2009

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01 Sep

Micro-credit – a few myths dispelled

The success of micro-credit programmes all over the world has given rise to a new

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Posted Sep 01, 2009

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31 Aug

Social mobility, BERDO-style

BERDO’s micro-credit programme loans out sums starting from Tk 5000 upto Tk 20000 to disabled

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Posted Aug 31, 2009

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08 Aug

A Roving Motivator

Mir Salim was eighteen months when he fell ill with typhoid and lost his eyesight.

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Posted Aug 08, 2009

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06 Aug

Bonding over Banking in Banaripara

Once every week at 9 am in the morning in Banaripara in Barisal division of

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Posted Aug 06, 2009

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25 Jul

The Political Tug-of-War, NGOs and the menace of trafficking

In an earlier post, I had touched upon how development in Bangladesh has been suspended

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Posted Jul 25, 2009

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25 Jul

“I feel complete”

Laxity at the workplace is both a bane and a boon in Bangladesh. While it

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Posted Jul 25, 2009

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24 Jul

When an Inky Darkness Enveloped the Morning

I am back from a trip to Panchagarh, a sleepy town 42 km from the

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Posted Jul 24, 2009

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13 Jul

Development in limbo

Power outages are a common occurrence in Dhaka. While two power cuts (known as load shedding

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Posted Jul 13, 2009

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08 Jul

Imran goes to School

Imran Bapari is from Rajarhat, a village in Rajshahi division in the north-western corner of

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Posted Jul 08, 2009

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07 Jul

An Interview with Saidul Huq of BERDO

BERDO was started on the 17th of July, 1991. I had the opportunity to follow

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Posted Jul 07, 2009

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04 Jul

A Day in the Life of BERDO

My first few days at BERDO have been full of stops and starts. Work progresses

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Posted Jul 04, 2009

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01 Jul

Of new perspectives and tentative first steps

  “My friend came to me, with sadness in his eyes He told me that

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Posted Jul 01, 2009

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