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· January, 2007

Stories about Bangladesh from January, 2007

South Asia: Forced marriages in the UK

A House of Lords discussion in the UK on forced marriages covered at Pickled Politics. “Lord Lester said that on the bicentenary of the abolition of slavery, it was scandalous...

Bangladesh: God and Friendship

Sadiq M.Alam on God, friendship and Islam. “the mainstream islam often come in clash with sufi stream of islam which interestedly emphasize a lot on the inner dimension whereas the...

Bangladesh: Drugs, Sex Education, Freedom of Press, Winter Fruits and Vegetables and Man-Eating Tigers

There seems to be no stopping drug frenzy once it takes hold of a nation. Drishtipat Group Blog tells how Yabba, a speed/amphetamine derivative from Thailand is taking on Bangladesh....

Bangladesh: Demolition Drive

Adda on cleaning up the mess in Bangladesh. “For almost a week Bangladesh is undergoing a huge demolition drive. Bangladesh Police, the Army, and the Municipal Authorities across the country...

Bangladesh: The globalization of the internet

The 3rd World View on the globalization of the internet. “Now Bangladesh is under a state of emergency with limited rights (writing against the govt. is prosecutable) but we can...

Bangladesh: ULFA and Assam

A separatist armed outfit in India causes trouble for Bangladesh. Rezwan on how the government needs to make it's position clear. “With their involvement in the terrorist attacks in Bangladesh...

Bangladesh: The Bubble

Salam Dhaka on the gaps observed in Bangladesh. “There is a huge gap between what the political circles, elites and “intellectuals” want to talk about and what the middle and...

South Asia: Human rights, blogosphere, traditions, democracy, discrimination, travel and festivals

Picks from different blogs from the following South Asian Countries: Bangladesh: After 5 years detention in Guantanamo, one Bangladeshi (Mobarak) was recently released by the US authorities. However he was...

Bangladesh: End to end solution for religious events

Salam Dhaka on glimpses of life in Bangladesh, like meeting Huzur. “You want an end to end solution for all your religious events? Hanif is your man. In 2 hours...

Bangladesh: The racist subcontinent

Reacting to the Big Brother Racism controversy, Mezba says “The whole subcontinent. India, Pakistan, Bangladesh. We discriminate daily based on caste, skin fairness, gender, religion (or inter-religion as in Sunni/Shia...

Bangladesh: Proud to be Muslim

Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying on being Muslim and being proud of it. “This image of Muslims claiming their “moderate”ness and the incessant Muslim bashing that comes from...

Bangladesh: On the swastika

An ancient symbol appears to forever lose its meaning because of the Nazi connection. Inspirations and Creative Thoughts on the Swastika. “European Union is planning to ban the symbol of...

Bangladesh: Eviction of street vendors

Drishtipat on street vendors being evicted and if the government had given any thought to their livelihood. “Should the authority have thought of some alternative for these people with day...

Bangladesh: Diaspora returing home

Drishtipat points to a report on diaspora returning to Bangladesh, and an interesting conversation in the comments space follows.

Bangladesh: Update on politics

With events unfolding by the day, Rezwan has an update on Bangladeshi internal affairs. “There have been some positive developments in Bangladesh. People are finally finding peace at home with...

Bangladesh: Political Crisis

Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying on the political crisis in Bangladesh. “Bangladesh has, by a quirk in its Constitution, been legally transformed into a dictatorship. A democracy of...

Bangladesh: Cross Culture Marriages

a Bengali in TO on cross culture marriages and racism. “I am not going to debate whether marrying outside your ethnic group is right or wrong. That's like debating whether...

Bangladesh: State of emergency, bloggers as information source

Bangladesh witnessed some dramatic changes recently. Last Thursday night president Iajuddin Ahmed declared a state of emergency and resigned as the chief of the caretaker government, the prime demand of...

Bangladesh: The Political Turmoil

Amardeep Singh sums up the issues in Bangladesh. “The central issue seems to be the accuracy of the country's voter rolls, which has on it the names of 13 million...

Bangladesh: Separation of judiciary

Rezwan comments that separation of judiciary is a prime requirement in Bangladesh. “From the latest whirlwind dismantling of the status quo in Bangladesh politics, one this has become certain that...

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