The year 2013 had been a very troubled year for the population of Bangladesh. Almost every single week there have been several days of strike which doesn't allow any mode of transportation to operate. Petrol bombs are thrown onto busses and on people at random in the streets, and everyone is in fear of aggression and crime.
The atmosphere carries an ordor of violence, insecurity and fear, and people in general are becoming tired of the instability and are wearing thin. The economy of the entire country is going down with the prices of everything shooting high into the sky.
And the reason for all this are the upcoming elections in the beginning of 2014.
Nevertheless, we devotees are not allowing ourselves to get overly affected by this nonsensical stage performance of material existence.