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· October, 2006

Stories about Bangladesh from October, 2006

Bangladesh in Turmoil

Bangladesh is going through turbulent times as the row over an interim caretaker government chief persists who will lead the country towards the upcoming parliament election in January 2007. This...

Bangladesh: In the elections

Drishtipat takes a look at the forthcoming elections and makes some predictions. One of the more grimp scenarios – “There will be no check and balance. And in government there...

Bangladesh: A change in Government

Rezwan on Bangladesh caught in the routine of changing governments. “The Bangladesh government led by Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and the four party alliance ends their five year tenure today....

Voices from South Asia

Bangladesh: - What does Bangladesh need now for a better future? Angelmorn has a ten point prescription. - Rifat of Close your eyes and try to see is critic about...

Bangladesh: Press Freedom

A discussion in the comments space at Drishtipat on the RSF Press Freedom Index which places Bangladesh at 137.”The major obstacle to press freedom in BD is the lawless street...

Bangladesh: On fasting

Morris the Pen on fasting, Ramadan and fastlets. “Our speaker talks of how he looked forward to this as a child (the ‘Iftar’ or breaking-the-fast evening celebration is a time...

Bangladesh: Economic News

Drishtipat highlights some of the positive economic news in Bangladesh. “In spite of the dreadful political instability that constrains our entrepreneurs, the economy seems to keep growing at a 6%...

Bangla Blog World discusses Dr. Yunus, Grameen Bank and Microcredit

Ever since the Nobel Peace Prize 2006 has been announced this month, with Md. Yunus and Grameen Bank from Bangladesh being declared joint winners, the Bangla blog world is abuzz...

Bangladesh: Dr Yunus as caretaker PM

Should Dr Yunus take over political leadership in the country. Drishtipat opens the question and there is an interesting discussion in the comments space. “If we agree that it should...

Bangladesh: Homophobic persecution

imperfect world 2006 on homophobic persecution in Bangladesh. “Hussein explains that he first encountered anti-gay attitudes in university. He claims that fundamentalist outfits like Jamaat, Chatra Shibir and the Freedom...

Singapore: Inspired by the Nobel Prize Winner

Huang Shoou Chyuan in Singapore is inspired by the Nobel Peace Winner for 2006 - Muhammad Yunus. “Yunus and the Grameen Bank is an inspiration to me. I hope that...

Bangladesh: Children in the country

Black and Gray has a grim post on the sad reality of children in Bangladesh. “This is a story of sheer exploitation and utter indifference; a story where mothers are...

Bangladesh: Grameen Bank

Or how I learned to stop worrying on Dr Yunus and the power of an idea. “Dr. Yunus discovered that microcredit can be both commercially viable and an engine for...

Bangladesh: Dr Yunus wins the Nobel

Dr Yunus winning the Nobel prize has Bangladeshi blogs celebrating and reflecting. Salam Dhaka reports on rumours that Dr Yunus might enter politics, and Rifat on what it means to...

Great day for Bangladesh: Dr. Yunus and Bangladesh gets the nobel prize

Wake up world. This is real. For the first time in recent history Bangladesh has made news in all the international media for a positive contribution to the world. Dr....

Bangladesh blog buzz

The latest happenings in Bangladeshi blogs around the world: * Politics: A recent study published in the Daily Star depicts that there are 53% undecided voters making the prediction of...

Bangladesh: The veil in UK

Mezba comments on Straw's take on the veil, and explores the import of the hijab within the religion.

Bangladesh: Adulterated Muri or Puffed Rice

Muri or puffed rice is a staple in Bangladesh. Rehan on food adulteration. “I am surprised that not much has been done in educating the consumers so a market for...

South Asia: Bush and the World

Or how I learned to stop Worrying on war, Bush, Iraq and the World. “We are where we are because of Mr. Bush’s “order”.We are living today in the chaos...

South Asia Blog Buzz

The latest from the South Asian blogs: Bangladesh: - Rehan of Unheard Voices: Drishtipat Group Blog celebrates the religious freedom in Bangladesh. - US expat Yoli Maya Yeh has fabulous...

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