· August, 2006

Stories about Bangladesh from August, 2006

Bangladesh: Bangla Canadian bloggers

  30 August 2006

Mezba has a list of Bangladeshi bloggers in the Greater Toronto Area. “I thought it would be a nice time to introduce some of the blog talent that I know of. Here, in no particular order, are a few Bengali-Canadian blogs. A few I know personally, others through their blogs.”

Bangladesh: To the PM

  28 August 2006

Black and Gray writes an open letter to the PM in Bangladesh. “A drowning man, we are told, grabs at a straw; you should take it as a mere saying, I daresay, in real life we do not come across any drowning man who has tried to do that in...

South Asia: Travelling while Asian

  25 August 2006

Pickled Politics on TWA (or Travelling While Asian) as an India bound flight was diverted to Amsterdam because of what appears to be racial profiling or paranoia.

Bangladesh: Cricket and South Asia

  22 August 2006

Cricket runs into stormy weather. Rezwan on when a Pakistani player is accused of ball-tampering, but there are others who claim that South Asian teams are treated differently.

Bangladesh: The colour of Muslim Skin

  18 August 2006

Rezwan comments on profiling that catches only the brown Muslims. “There are white Muslims, black Muslims, Asian Muslims, Arab Muslims, and Muslims of every color and ethnic background.”

Bangladesh: The Leaders and The Masses

  16 August 2006

How is it that politicians choose high handed ways to deal with people in their countries. Drishtipat recalls a memory from long ago about a leader who appears to be rather kind and humane, contrasting it to the distant approach as adopted by the current one.

Bangladesh: The Iranian President Blogs

  14 August 2006

Razib points out to the Iranian president's weblog and has a few reflections. “He begins by telling users of his humble origins. “During the era that nobility was a prestige and living in a city was perfection, I was born in a poor family in a remote village of Garmsar...

Bangladesh: Remembering Political Figures

  14 August 2006

Black and Gray on the politics of remembering political figures. “Thirty years after her husband and military dictator Ziaur Rahman rehabilitated notorious wartime collaborators, Khaleda Zia is bent on giving a new lease of life to one of the vilest dictators in the country's history “

Bangladesh: Via London

  11 August 2006

Or how I learnt to stop worrying reflects on his predicament as his wife and child are due to arrive in the US via London. He also pauses to wonder about the concept of Islamic fundamentalism and what consequences Bush's actions have had.

Bangladesh: heritage

  4 August 2006

Ihtisham Kabir writes in Back to Bangladesh about the dilapidated states of two of the Dhaka's oldest buildings. 'Bara Katra' and 'Chhoto Katra' are the monuments of the seventeenth century Mughal period.

South Asia: Rikshaaa! a film on three wheels

  4 August 2006

Gaurav Mishra reviews in Desicritics a musical documentary on rickshaws and posts some insightful background on the Rickshaws. An auto rickshaw (aliases: auto/rickshaw/tempo/tuk-tuk) is a three-wheeler vehicle for hire and is part of the unique ID of South Asia. It is one of the chief modes of transport in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

Bangladesh: social justice

  3 August 2006

Pamela, a British expatriate at Dhaka Diary experiences the heartless beating of a young man (alleged of a crime) by an unruly mob. Dhaka has seen more such incidents of mob lynching in recent days.

Bangladesh: Political allies

  2 August 2006

In politics bizarre things happen as ‘today’s enemy can be tomorrow’s friends.’ In Bangladesh, Prime minister Begum Khaleda Zia's party BNP agrees to form a coalition with the ex-dictator HM Ershad, a man accused of playing a role in the assassination of her husband, President Ziaur Rahman in 1980. Her party fought with others succeeding in bringing down the Ershad government in 1990 to establish true democracy in Bangladesh. imperfect | world | 2006 criticizes BNP's move and the oppositions' reactions.