· July, 2007

Stories about Bangladesh from July, 2007

Bangladesh: The threat of floods and current politics

  29 July 2007

A flood on its way Like many places in the world it has been raining incessantly in many parts of Bangladesh for a number of days. The rain water had waterlogged many places. Back to Bangladesh posts some pictures of some parts of the waterlogged Dhaka. He wonders whether there...

Bangladesh: Minus Two Formula in effect

  18 July 2007

The Bangladeshi Blogosphere went into a tizzy after the recent arrest of the ex Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed. She has been arrested on the charges of extorting about $440,000 from a businessman during her term in office from 1996 to 2001. Earlier Sheikh Hasina survived a government bar to...

Bangladesh: Child Marriage

  16 July 2007

Voices of South on the issue of child marriage in Bangladesh, and how a 13 year old's classmates protested when she was to be married to a 23 year old man.

Bangla blog musings: Mosque, mausoleum, music and Marxism

  9 July 2007

The Taj Mahal has won a place of glory in the recently announced list of the seven wonders of the world, much to the delight of Bangla bloggers. Shaukat Husein details out the complete list of winners but rues the absence of the Pyramids amongst them. A debate has ensued...

Bangladesh: Political reforms

  7 July 2007

Reform is the buzzword in recent political debates in Bangladesh. The state of emergency imposed in the country refrains people from active politics. But talks are being held at the party levels to cleanse (from corruption) and reform the politics in Bangladesh and establishing democracy within the parties. Rumi of...

Congratulations, Rising Voices Grantees

  4 July 2007

We are thrilled to announce the first five citizen media outreach projects to receive Rising Voices microgrants. In total we received 142 project proposals from over 40 different countries. What all of the project proposals have in common is a desire to enable their communities to tell their own stories, to write their own first draft of history, to document their traditions and culture before they are washed away by the tides of globalization.

Newsmakers: Bangla blog world engages in celeb talk

  2 July 2007

A few weeks back, the celebrity heiress Paris Hilton went in and out of jail and the media lapped up her every move. We learnt about her diet, beauty regimen, ‘mysterious’ illness and even her remorse. Paris herself made the best of this opportunity and promised to pen a jail...