Stories about Bangladesh from August, 2007
Voice of Bangladeshi Bloggers on the prospect for democracy in the country given the military's maneuvers.
Mash on the disregard for human rights in Bangladesh, and on the specific case of Dhaka University professor Anwar Hossain, who was taken away by the military in the middle of the night.
Adda reflects on the military in Bangladesh, and in light of the recent clash with the students of Dhaka University, wonders what's next.
Civil unrest began in Bangladesh on the 20th of August when a petty dispute broke out concerning comments passed by armed forces personnel during a soccer match at a university gymnasium ground. An army camp has occupied part of the ground since the declaration of a state of emergency on...
Voice of South on ICT accessibility for persons with disabilities in Bangladesh
Following the trouble at the Dhaka university, a curfew is announced in Bangladesh. More as Rezwan tracks the developments.
(The extent of flood in Bangladesh : Satellite Photo taken on August 3, 2007 courtesy Cegisbd) This year's floods have claimed 587 lives in Bangladesh so far. The floods have receded in most parts but fresh floods in many areas have disrupted affected people from going back to their homes....
Rezwan points to blog reactions on the trouble in Dhaka University, sparked by “comments passed by an armed forces personnel during a soccer match on the university gymnasium ground where an army camp is situated.”.
Voice of South on children learning on boats. “From a single boat in 2002, that provided very basic education to girls who had never been to school before, the project now has about 35 boats where both boys and girls can study up to the third grade.”
Unheard Voices on rising prices and an explanatory note on food inflation.
Bangladesh Corruption Stories attempts to encourage readers to mail in their experiences with corruption in the country anonymously.
South Asian migrant workers (Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal) have a notable contribution in the developments of Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf region. But the abuse and exploitation of these workers is shocking and serious issue. Migrant workers fuel the engine of the economy but they are exploited,...
On August 9th, the firebrand Bangladeshi author-in-exile Taslima Nasrin was attacked by a group of MIM (Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen) activists during a function held at the Press Club in Hyderabad, India. The MIM claimed that the author had made offensive statements against Islam during the book release function, thus inciting the...
E-Bangladesh on murder and consequence in Bangladesh – taking a closer look at the role of military in governance.
Singapore's foreign affairs minister describes his meeting with Mohammed Yunus, the Nobel laureate Bangladeshi banker. The minister also points to a micro-credit initiatives in Singapore.
The month of August and the flood of memories at Addafication. Partition in 1947, and memories of the author's family living in Kuwait in 1990, during the Iraqi invasion.
Mash on the aftermath of the floods in Bangladesh – displaced persons and lack of clean drinking water, posing a serious health hazard.
The floods in South Asia are still causing havoc. imperfect world 2007 takes aerial photographs of the area around the Dhaka airport, showing large areas still under flood water.
Addafication on the novel, the nation and modernity, reflecting on the genre of autobiography.
Ihtisham Kabir, author of the blog Back to Bangladesh has wonderful photographs that present a narrative of life in Bangladesh.