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· May, 2007

Stories about Bangladesh from May, 2007

India: Development and West Bengal

Singur underlines why development is crucial in West Bengal. “Today, regional and sub-regional cooperation is the axis around which the wheel of economic growth is turning. The nay-sayers to new...

Bangladesh: Religion and Spirituality

Sadiq M Alam on religion and spirituality. “One can become cold blooded murderer even in the name of religion, in the name of God and justifying unthinkable crime even holding...

Bangladesh: No under-30 maids to the Gulf

a bengali in TO points to a recent move in India banning women under 30 to work as maids in the Gulf. “Renuka Chowdhury, the Indian minister of women and...

Bangla Blogs: Breaking Taboos and a Debate

The Bangla blogging platform Bandh Bhanger Awaaj is buzzing with discussions, debates, memes and literatures. Hundreds of bloggers and thousands of readers are keeping this space lively. It is generating...

Bangladesh: Indian Army and Liberation

The 3rd World View on the controversies regarding the Indian Army's role in liberating Bangladesh - “Now there are certain quarters in Bangladesh who try to ignore India's contributions and...

Bangladesh: On Pakistan and the US

Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying on how the US is supporting the Pakistani Military. “In pursuit of its War on Terror, the Bush Administration has been subsidizing General...

Bangladesh: On Wolfowitz

Wolfowitz's exit from the World Bank prompts imperfect world 2007 says. “his man who is responsible for so much death and destruction personifies the unreal world neocon thinking inhabits. If...

Bangladesh: Comments and Threats

Mash on the threatening comments on various Bangladeshi blogs that followed the case of the Tasneem being arrested. “At the time he posted, the commenter had information about the negotiations...

Bangladesh: release journalist blogger Tasneem Khalil

Bangladeshi blogger and journalist Tasneem Khalil has been arrested by the joint forces tonight. One of his colleagues (also a renowned blogger) broke the news requesting anonymity. They are afraid...

South Asia: 1857, and 150 years later

An interesting discussion at Sepia Mutiny on the nature of the 1857 Rebellion against the British in the subcontinent, as official commemoration appears to suddenly be the mood of the...

Bangladesh: Justice and Farce

Mash on the farce of justice and process in Bangladesh. “The military government, under the guise of an “anti-corruption drive”, is purging the political class in Bangladesh. Leading political figures...

Bangladesh: The “revenge” tour

Cricket played between India and Bangladesh promises high emotions says 3rd world view. “On the other hand it was a great moral booster for Bangladesh although they have beaten India...

India, Bangladesh: Borders and Fences

Wanabehuman on fences and borders in South Asia. “But concern here is the fencing of the Indo-Bangladesh border, countries which are not only unmatched in size, population and resources but...

Bangladesh: The Military and the Government

Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying on the precarious political situation in Bangladesh. “The situation in Bangladesh looks and feels like the period of coups and counter-coups in 1975....

Bangladesh: Islam and the Nation

Me, Myself and Bangladesh explores the links between Islam and nationalism, especially in the context of Bangladesh. “When East Pakistan broke away from the main Western part of the country...

Bangladesh: Laily, the first graphic novel

black and gray in conversation with Sharier Khan, about Bangladesh's first graphic novel. “Being the youngest of four brothers—my elder brothers used to tell me how Hanna-Barbara made cartoons. Upon...

Bangladesh: In 1971

Shahzaman Mozumder's Blog has a fascinating account of being a freedom fighter in 1971. “I reached the recruiting office, which was adjacent to Capt. Mahbub’s headquarters. Capt. Mahbub was also...

Bangladesh: That nameless person

A gut wrenching post on what means to be Bangla in Malaysia. “BANGLA, does that word mean anything to you? Or is it just something you shout to call that...

Bangladesh: “Soft” Bombs

black and gray on the “soft” bombs in Bangladesh. “The nature of bombs that simultaneously went off yesterday morning in three major rail stations in Bangladesh is a curious one....

Myanmar: Road to Bangladesh

New Mandala has a post on the new Friendship Road that is being built to connect Myanmar and Bangladesh. Road links between Myanmar and its western neighbors (India and Bangladesh)...

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