As a follow up to my last post concerning the world cup’s impact on the economy, I am certain this soccer spectacle has resulted in an unhealthy increase in chanachur consumption in Bangladesh.( Chanachur - bengali word for bombay mix or chevda). Take a look at the amount I managed to munch from this large packet of Karnaphuli chanachur - the best non-spicy and non-greasy one you can buy - in 93 minutes of the England - Portugal game. I am watching it live on 3 Live here in Dhaka, and so far without any powercuts.Â I was ready to go down to my local powerstation with some assorted thugs but so far so good. Anyway, like a good development economist, I am extrapolating this consumption behaviour to the rest of the country without any idea whatsoever of the number of satellite tv sets in the country or indeed the level of interest in this particular game or the availability of Karnaphuli chanachur outside Gulshan 2 - but hey I am willing to wager chanachur consumption has gone up by 420 percent at the very least.