Stories about Bangladesh from May, 2006
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 issue.
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 is no hero or revolution is going to break the chain saving us anytime soon.
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 brings to light the hidden lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Muslims and goes where the silence has been...
Drishtipat provides an update on the ongoing labour strike in Bangladesh by the textile workers.
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 now on the street burning factories, cars and pelting stones at what to them are icons of endless repression they...
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 with the chatter of cameras and flickering of the flash; the result is an amazing array of images from Kerala...
Bongo Vongo has a podcast of an english translation of Rabindranath Tagore's works.
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.
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 natonal idenitity, i.e. our constitutional declaration of secularism.”
Bangladesh's most under-rated export? A certain sort of pickle according to Imperfect World 2006.
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 that after 4 years of detention the United States Government does not have complete or accurate information on, at the...
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 feel the deep warmth of their heart with which they were having their arms around each others’ shoulders, smiling.”
The latest happenings in Bangladeshi blogs around the world.
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 – imperfect world 2006 links to a community driven site on tourism and the link for Dhaka.
Mezba remembers an afternoon spent with her family tracing her family tree in a notebook when on a vacation in a village in Bangladesh.
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 of local inhabitants.”
Drishtipat on investment in Bangladesh by Tatas – one of the most respected corporate houses in India.
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 the country and the direction of activism.
Ahmede Hussain has a feature on women and issues they face in the workforce in 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 creating a ‘how to’ guide for voters and a tool using which all Bangladeshis connected to the web will be...