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· September, 2006

Stories about Bangladesh from September, 2006

Bangladesh: Theatre

imperfect world 2006 points out to a review of theatre in Bangladesh. “He discusses, amongst other things, theatre as a tool of protest and theatre as an expression of resistance....

Religion & festivity enlivens the Bangla world

For Bengalis around the world, this is a much awaited season. It is a time for prayer, feasting and fasting. While for the Muslims it is the holy month of...

Bangladesh: Islam and the Media

Who represents Islam? Is the Media focusing on the few within the religion who protest as opposed to those who may have different opinions? Rezwan on the reporting of radical...

Bangladesh blog buzz

The latest happenings in Bangladeshi blogs around the world: * Education: Tanvir of Journal of a Disturbed Mind blog criticizes the new grading system of school final examination -S.S.C. (Grade...

Bangladesh: Fishermen and their troubles

Drishtipat Group Blog on the issues that the fisherfolk face in Bangladesh. “Without navigation knowledge and equipment, very frequently they find themselves in foreign water and a large number of...

Bangladesh: Texting

imperfect world 2006 on the sorts of things that texting or SMS is being used for in Dhaka. “Well how about this use of texting technology: for calling the fire...

Bangladesh: What happened in Thailand

Drishtipat looks at the coup in Thailand and highlights an important question about what lessons could be drawn in terms of Bangladesh's future. “Thailand resembles Bangladesh in many ways. The...

South Asia: The Pope and Academia

Chapati Mystery on the controversy and the difference between the last pope and the current one. “The central irony of this controversy is that the thesis of Three Stages in...

Pakistan: Reacting to the Pope's Statement

iFaqeer on the Pope's statement about Islam. “And in that sense, the complaints from the Muslim world have some basis; poking folks in the eye ain't the best way to...

Bangladesh: Vatican and Macaca

Or how I Learned to Stop Worrying with a brief context to the Pope's remarks on Islam and how the Vatican handled the consequences. “His statement fell short of the...

Bangladesh: What was the Pope thinking?

Sadiq on debunking the Pope's statement on Islam. “His allegation is incorrect. Surah 2 is a Medinan surah revealed when Muhammad was already established as the leader of the city...

Bangladesh: Extremism in Pakistan

How I learned to stop worrying… on what brought terrorism and extremism to Pakistan. “The nation of Pakistan has its roots in a form of Islamic fundamentalism known as Deobandi....

Five years on from 9/11, the world remembers

The mainstream media in many countries have been preoccupied with events in the United States to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Centre and Pentagon...

Bangladesh: On 9/11

Or How I Learnt To Stop Worrying on the events of 9/11 – including the worry for people, the anxiety and the frenzied calls. “I later found out that both...

Bangladesh: Remembering the victims

The Bengali Fob Says… on remembering the victims of 9/11, and the consequences of the tragedy. “Another thing that annoys me about 9/11 tributes is the fact that the Americans...

South Asia Blog Buzz

The latest from the South Asian blogs: Bangladesh: - Rajputro writes a satirical piece on how the load shedding (power cuts to manage shortage in electricity supply) in Bangladesh can...

Bangladesh: Police Brutality

Drishtipat discusses the difference between police brutality and the maintenance of law and order, reflecting on some recent events. “The daily newspapers of today are flooded with news of how...

Bangladesh: Google Archives

Drishtipat on the treasures inside Google News Archives, and on reading of Bangladesh's independence in the 70s.

Bangladesh: FOBANA and Friends

Drishtipat on attending a diaspora based event in the US. “Federation of Bangladesh Association of North America (FOBANA) just celebrated their 20th year over the long weekend (Sep 1, 2...

Bangladesh: Second International Conference on Islamic Spirituality

Inspirations and Creative Thoughts blogs about his experiences at the Second International Conference on Islamic Spirituality, and lists some of the speakers that impressed him.

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