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· May, 2006

Stories about Bangladesh from May, 2006

Bangladesh: Update on Garment Industry Riots

Rezwan has a very comprehensive post on the Garment Industry Riots – tracing the reasons why it started and links to various sources that have insights and resources on the...

The garments industry riots in Bangladesh

Whether we accept it or not, we all are chained humans, there is a master above us and we are a master of someone. And the exploitation continues. The truth...

South Asia: Homosexuality and Islam

How does one place sexuality within the larger framework of faith? Morofilm points to a film ‘Name of Allah’ which “With unprecedented access and depth, gay Muslim filmmaker Parvez Sharma...

Bangladesh: Update on Labour Strike

Drishtipat provides an update on the ongoing labour strike in Bangladesh by the textile workers.

Bangladesh: Textile Workers Protest

Textile works in Bangladesh are protesting. Drishtipat covers the protest – “And now as I am writing Dhaka, Savar, Tongi and Gazipur are riot-zones. Thousands of ready-made garments workers are...

Images from South Asia

For my first post on Global Voices I decided to look beyond words and instead look at the subcontinent through the lens of another. Photoblogs in South Asia are abuzz...

Bangladesh: Podcast of Tagore's works

Bongo Vongo has a podcast of an english translation of Rabindranath Tagore's works.

South Asia: Men and Women Online

Do men and women argue in different ways in online forums? Pickled Politics on gender, the way we argue and the differences. The comment space is especially interesting.

Bangladesh: Loss of secularism

Drishtipat reflects on the loss of secularism in Bangladesh, seeing the example of Nepal revising its constitution. “After 15th August 1975, we lost one of the greatest assets of our...

Bangladesh: Exporting Pickles

Bangladesh's most under-rated export? A certain sort of pickle according to Imperfect World 2006.

Bangladesh: Guantanamo Bay and lack of information

Or how I leart to stop worrying comments on the information released on the two Bangladeshi detainees at Guantanamo Bay. “The information released by the Pentagon, on close examination, suggests...

Bangladesh: Jesus and Buddha

Sadiq Alam after buying a book that talks of the parallels between Jesus and Buddha. “As if i could see them standing on top of the hill, and i could...

Bangladesh Blog Buzz

The latest happenings in Bangladeshi blogs around the world.

Bangladesh: Bangla Wikipedia and Open Tourism

Rezwan talks of the Bangla Wikipedia with links on how the content can be improved, and more edits can be achieved. On the same issue of online content generation –...

Bangladesh: Family Trees For A Child

Mezba remembers an afternoon spent with her family tracing her family tree in a notebook when on a vacation in a village in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh: A Documentary On The Forgotten

imperfect world 2006 on a documentary “Tears of Karnaphuli” – “Tanvir eloquently tells the devastating story of dam construction in the area, the displacement of people and the resulting impoverishment...

Bangladesh: Tatas And Investment

Drishtipat on investment in Bangladesh by Tatas – one of the most respected corporate houses in India.

Bangladesh: Fair Trade Fashion, Labour and Textiles

Even as we just finished covering some of the aspects of labour issues in Bangladesh, Safia from People Tree, a fair trade fashion company blogs on textile factory tragedies in...

Bangladesh: May Day feature on Women

Ahmede Hussain has a feature on women and issues they face in the workforce in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh: Corruption, Politics and Changing Bangladesh

Rezwan links to Change Bangladesh, an online project, and provides the context for the need for such a project - “Among other things ‘Change Bangladesh’ is in the process of...

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