· March, 2006

Stories about Bangladesh from March, 2006

Bangladesh: Elections

  28 March 2006

Salam Dhaka muses on election time decisions. On what basis is the government judged, and what cards are played to maximum effect?

Bangladesh: Remembering Pakistan

  27 March 2006

imperfect world 2006 on democracy in Pakistan on the occassion of Bangladesh's Independence Day – “Today, Bangladesh’s independence day, should be remembered by Pakistanis as their greatest democratic interlude. This day more than half the Pakistani “nation” voted with its feet and said no to the nonsense of nationhood based...

Jamaica: Commonwealth Games

  22 March 2006

Leon wonders why the 18th Commonwealth Games aren't getting more media attention. “Is it because the mighty U.S is not involved, since the Commonwealth games only include former territories of Britain? (But wait, America is a former territory of Britain!).”

Bangladesh: Forced Marriages

  20 March 2006

imperfect world 2006 brings to light a case study on forced marriages in the context of UK. – “The UK government is currently injecting some energy in bringing to light these human rights abuses through their Forced Marriage Unit.”

Bangladesh: Affinity credit card

  17 March 2006

Drishtipat Group Blog on an affinity Credit Card for Bangladesh – “Each time a consumer uses the affinity card for a purchase, a balance transfer or a cash advance, the bank donates a percentage of the amount to the organization.”

Commonwealth Games

  15 March 2006

Regan liveblogs the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games, which took place last night in Melbourne, Australia.

Bangladesh: Tagore in a podcast

  15 March 2006

Bongo Vongo presents podcasts of Rabindranath Tagore's work -“This first of that series is from a collection of his short stories which were published in the west around 1916 and entitled ‘The Hungry Stones and Other Stories’.”

Bangladesh: Migrant Labour

  14 March 2006

imperfect world 2006 on Bangladeshi migrant labour, with a feature on a person who worked in Jordan. – “It is the only good memory he holds of Jordan despite the trouble he got into with it. The other recollections are of beatings and jail.”

Bangladesh: Farakka Barrage

  13 March 2006

Razib has a post based on another article on the very delicate issue of the Farakka Barrage, and water politics between India and Bangladesh.