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· March, 2007

Stories about Bangladesh from March, 2007

Bangladesh: On Hizbut Tahrir

Rezwan on the Hizbut Tahrir. “Hizbut Tahrir, a global student organization which is very active among UK (including Bangladeshi community there) established their base in Bangladesh a few years ago....

Bangladesh: The death of a Grandfather

Sajeeb Wazed (also the grandson of one of Bangladesh's founding fathers – Sheikh Mujibur Rehman) writes an account of the killing of his grandfather and other family members due to...

India, Bangladesh: Lessons from Nandigram

Unheard Voices takes a look at the violence in Nandigram in India. “What is remarkable in this tragedy is the arrogant attitudes and brutal actions of a government that is...

Bangladesh: Development Against All Odds

Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Bideshi Blond provides the relevant statistics proving the claim. Being a developing country with limited resources it is...

Bangladesh: Perils of Tourism

Unheard Voices points to the experience of tourism in other countries and warns of similar consequences in Bangladesh. “I fear Bangladesh faces similar fate like the neighboring countries as tourism...

Bangladesh: 1971, as I saw it

Shahidul Alam, a photographer talks about “1971, as I saw it”, an exhibition of photographs taken as Bangladesh declared independence. “Today, those photographs join them in protest. Peering through the...

Bangladesh: The Middle Class

Salam Dhaka talks of the person in the middle. “The middle-class is where the best of the country's talent lies. Yet, they are in a very tight corner when it...

Bangladesh: The BBC and Cricket

a bengali in TO doesn't take kindly to the BBC's patronizing view of Ireland and Bangladesh's entry into the World Cup Super 8 round. “The BBC has always been a...

Bangladesh: Human Rights Commission

Unheard Voices on the Human Rights Commission. “It is never too late to initiate something as essential as a national governing body to protect human rights in a country where...

South Asia: Brown people in the UK

Pickled Politics on brown people and the government in UK. “Although I’ve frequently explained the process and the reasoning behind which the Labour government has engaged with brown people in...

South Asia: On culture and belonging

Sepia Mutiny has a moving post on belonging to various cultures – by birth, accident, choice and necessity. “No one has the right to be the arbiter of who does...

South Asia: Cricket Victories and Upsets

The Cricket World Cup 2007 appeared to have thrown quite a few surprises up for grabs over the weekend. Ireland won the match against Pakistan, and Bangladesh won the match...

Bangladesh: The Police State

Unheard Voices reproduces a mail on requirements in Bangladesh. “Both arriving and departing passengers need to possess the Immigration Service Code (IS Code) before they report at the Immigration counter...

South Asia: Marriage of Convenience, explosion of Hindi blogs, time for a regime change, women in the Middle East

The latest buzz from different South Asian blogs: Bangladesh: After a visit to an old age home in Kolkata Sadiq M. Alam of Inspirations and Creative Thoughts thinks just as...

South Asia: Inter Immigrant Solidarity

Sepia Mutiny on inter-immigrant solidarity in the US. “There are many layers of solidarity here: Islam, immigration, and a lot of professional overlap, particularly in the taxi and livery cab...

Bangladesh: On the future

Unheard Voices on the hope felt for the future of the country when in Dhaka. “You give the people of Bangladesh some opportunity to prove themselves, some financial backing, a...

Cricket World Cup 2007 through the eyes of the bloggers

The 9th World Cup cricket started with a colorful opening ceremony in the Carribean islands. The tournament is scheduled for 51 matches in a span of one and a half...

Are women headed the wrong way? Gender issues heat up the Bangla blogosphere on the occasion of International Women's Day

As the world celebrated the International Women's Day on the 8th of March, the Bangla blogosphere returned to a heated debate on one of its favourite topics – gender issues....

Bangladesh: The blue collar workers

Unheard Voices has an interesting post, (followed by some very engaging comments) on sharing a flight with the blue collar workers. “As I spend more and more time with them,...

Bangladesh: Dr Yunus and politics

Journal of a Disturbed Mind makes a strong case Dr Yunus in politics. “Running a country is a bigger responsibility in business. But for me, a businessman with a good...

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