· June, 2007

Stories about Bangladesh from June, 2007

South Asia: On Paris Hilton

  11 June 2007

Sepia Mutiny on the sudden relevance of Paris Hilton. “Meanwhile, you have so-called “enemy combatants,” some of them South Asian, who in many cases don’t get a lawyer or even get to hear the evidence against them. They are simply thrown into a cage. Not only do they not receive...

Bangladesh: Carnival of Islam

  11 June 2007

Sadiq Alam on the Carnival of Islam in the East. “Inspired by Hakim Abdullah's ‘Carnival of Islam in the West’ yesterday it came to me that there is a necessity also to have a focus and brain-storming about the status of Islam in East. In recent time islam has grown...

Bangladesh: Radio Stations

  11 June 2007

black and gray on radio in Bangladesh. “Slowly but surely a silent revolution is taking a shape in Bangladesh. Several private radio stations in Dhaka have gone on-air a few years ago, now along with BBC and VOA on FM, stations like Radio Foorti and Radio Today are changing the...

Bangladesh: McKaaba?

  7 June 2007

a bengali in TO is provoked by the news of a kid who interprets the influence of corporate giants on religion. “It was a near riot. Shouting, gesturing, threatening the student who made the exhibit with dire consequences, they forced the principal to act. She of course marched to where...

Bangladesh: What the country needs

  6 June 2007

Tanvir on what appear to be urgent needs emerging in Bangladesh under the caretaker government. “I believe government is trying hard, but there is no short time solution of power crisis and high price. Where as I will be happy to see some initiative to alleviate the situation in future....

South Asia: A Brown Doctor on the telly

  4 June 2007

Sepia Mutiny on the slow increase of brown faces on American television. “I do realize that because of stereotypes about Asians we’re likely to see Asian representation on TV increase soon, but I want more than just parity for yellows and brownz. And yes, I do also realize that TV...

Bangladesh: Citizenship and Religion

  4 June 2007

a bengali in TO attends a talk on Canadian Muslims and Citizenship, and is rather impressed. “The official title of the talk was Canadian Muslims And Citizenship – Roles and Responsibility. Dr Ramadan started with his observations that now Western Muslims seem to be categorizing themselves into two generalizations –...

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