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· December, 2006

Stories about Bangladesh from December, 2006

Bangladesh: Dr Yunus and rhetoric

Dr Yunus's speeches of late have been filled with a slightly neutral tone observes Drishtipat. “However, to me when I hear him stress on holding any election rather than a...

Bangladesh: Cricket in the country

the 3rd world view reviews cricket in Bangladesh over the last year. “Year 2006 was a very successful year for Bangladesh Cricket as they won 18 one-day internationals, eight in...

Bangladesh: A divided nation

drishtipat on Bangladesh as a divided family, with parallels drawn on quarrels in slums and the blogosphere. “Well, we, 150 million people are divided into two groups in support of...

Bangladesh: Islam, Bangladesh and Secularism

Me, Myself and Bangladesh on secularism in the context of Islam, South Asia and Bangladesh. “Now the problem gets even complicated when it comes to Islam and secularism. The first...

Bangladesh: Submarine Cables and the Economy

Drishtipat on the possible impact of submarine cables on the economy. “I think IT offshore work and back-end BPO can really be that much needed strong second industry to textile...

Pakistan, Bangladesh: In conversation with Uzma Aslam Khan

black and gray in conversation with the author of Trespassing, Uzma Aslam Khan. “The Soviets were in Afghanistan, Pakistan was ruled by its most brutal military dictator, General Zia ul...

Bangladesh: Dogs and their licks

a bengali in TO on the status of dogs in Islam and how cleaning a utensil with detergent to get rid of a dog's lick will suffice. “Involuntarily I stepped...

Bangladesh: Remembering genocide and celebrating victory day

Some days are very special for a nation. 16th December is one such day for Bangladesh. Drishtipat Blog remembers the independence of Bangladesh 35 years ago. Time magazine December 20,...

Bangladesh: Thirty five years ago

drishtipat on the killing of people 35 years ago 35 year ago to intellectually cripple the new country of Bangladesh. “Most destabilizing discovery was that of Rayer Bazaar. All of...

Bangladesh: A strike in Calcutta

imperfect world 2006 on being caught in a bandh (strike) in Calcutta. “My brave taxi driver was scolded mercilessly for breaking the bandh by a bunch of CPM lumpens comrades”

South Asia : People, Prayers, Movies and Politics

The latest buzz from different blogs from South Asia: Bangladesh: - Mezba of a Bengali in TO, a Bangladeshi expat living in Canada describes why is it beneficial to sacrifice...

South Asia: Muslims and Christmas in the UK

Pickled Politics points to an article by one of the authors in the Guardian. “That is, erm, me in a short article in today’s Media Guardian having a sarcastic dig...

Bangladesh: Going to RIS

A bengali in TO is rather tongue-in-cheek about suggestions for those going to an event for Muslims called Reviving the Islamic Spirit. “Some women will be without hijab. Such women...

Bangladesh: Human Rights and Health

Drishtipat Group Blog on health issues in Bangladesh. “And finally there is a lack of appreciation of the gravity of the issue as a gross violation of basic human rights...

Bangladesh: Starting Over

Morris the pen on starting over. “This is part of a series of articles in the press raising awareness about survivors of rape, trafficking and other trauma.”

Bangladesh: Migrant workers in South Korea

imperfect world 2006 on Bangladeshi migrant workers in South Korea. “There are around two hundred thousand undocumented workers not registered with the authorities, many of whom are unemployed. They provide...

Bangladesh: Should India have helped Bangladesh?

Rediff, an Indian portal has a series on the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971 – which had a direct hand in the independence of Bangladesh. Drishtipat links to the same and...

Bangladesh: Take Back Bangladesh and Democracy

Journal of a disturbed mind on the Take Back Bangladesh forum and event. “So far the concert was a great start for young generation’s involvement in encouraging clean democracy. The...

Bangladesh: Politics, More Politics and Bloggers

Politics: Blogs are said to be the mirror of a society. The recent political uncertainty in Bangladesh is troubling the citizens and taking up much space in the blogosphere. The...

Bangladesh: Children and their resilience

morris the pen on a ten year old child who was rescued from a life of abuse. “Let’s not forget: we are talking here about a very young child, whose...

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