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· August, 2006

Stories about Bangladesh from August, 2006

Bangladesh: Diaspora Group Blogs

Rezwan highlights diaspora blogs from South Asia on the occassion of Blog Day 2006.

Bangladesh: Bangla Canadian bloggers

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...

Bangladesh: Coal and Human Lives

The energy crisis rears its ugly head, albeit in a different way. Rezwan on Coal, environment and people, pitted against each other in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh: To the PM

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,...

South Asia: Travelling while Asian

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: What the Quran Says

A Bengali in TO talks of reading the Quran during the month of Ramadan and how its important to understand what is actually being read.

Bangladesh: Cricket and South Asia

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 Blog Buzz:

What the Bangladeshi blogs are saying:

Bangladesh: The colour of Muslim Skin

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

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...

Bangladesh: What marriage?

A Bengali in TO on why a recent movie makes one take a second look at the institution of marriage.

Bangladesh: The Iranian President Blogs

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...

Bangladesh: Remembering Political Figures

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...

Bangladesh: Movies and landscapes

Dhristipat Group Blog on the changing (or not) landscape of Bangladesh that appeared in a movie fifty years back – “Around the world in 80 days”.

Bangladesh: Via London

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...

Bangladesh: Canada and the immigrants

A Bengali in TO has a discussion with a Bangladeshi woman in Canada who doesn't quite like the fact that Canada has a lot of immigrants and wants to push...

Bangladesh: A National ID

Rezwan on why Bangladesh needs a National ID card as a solution to many problems – including the numerous databases.

Bangladesh: heritage

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...

South Asia: Rikshaaa! a film on three wheels

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...

Bangladesh: social justice

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...

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