Stories about Bangladesh from November, 2007
In the eye of the storm: Bangladeshi bloggers speak
Nari Jibon bloggers posted their reactions on the recent killer cyclone, Sidr, which devastated Bangladesh’s southern coastal regions. Read their first-hand accounts about the disaster, their resillience and relief efforts. Also read about their recent training on Video and digital camera and the participants' reactions.
Bangladesh: Of frustration, hope and resolve
Reflecting on the mammoth task of rehabilitation and rescue of the victims of the cyclone, Mukti writes of the frustration, hope and resolve.
Bangladesh: Assessing relief efforts
an ordinary citizen assesses the relief and rescue situation after the cyclone.
Innovative Tools: Live Bicycle Radio
Innovative tools in Colombia and Bangladesh are bringing internet access to communities that would otherwise be disconnected. We take a look at wi-max bicycles in Medellin and mobile phone internet kiosks in Bangladesh.
Bangladesh: Through the Cyclone
Bangladesh From Our View on the hours through the cyclone and traveling through Bangladesh at that time.
Bangladesh: Know your enemy
At 3rd World View, Rezwan takes a closer look at the reactions of some groups towards aid coming in from the US for the victims of the cyclone.
Bangladesh: The cyclone and the government
Addafication clarifies the author's viewpoint on the possible political fall out as one of the consequences of Cyclone Sidr.
Bangladesh: Helping victims of the cyclone
Bangladesh From Our View on how people can help those affected by Cyclone Sidr.
Bangladesh: On Foreign Aid
At the Bangladesh LiveJournal community, an author reflects on why the country is so dependent on foreign aid, especially in the context of providing relief for the victims of Cyclone Sidr.
Bangladesh: On compassion and state boundaries
T’ings ‘n Times is appalled by the response of a commenter who finds the author's concern for the victims of the cyclone in Bangladesh to be dubious.
Bangla blogs seek aid for cyclone Sidr victims
Five days after cyclone Sidr ravaged Bangladesh, news regarding devastation continues to pour in. Despite steps taken by the administration to evacuate a large number of people and put them out of harm's way, the official death toll has now crossed 3000. According to the updated statistics provided by the...
Bangladesh: Cyclone Sidr and the News
Unheard Voices on how hard it is to watch the news about Cyclone Sidr without being moved by the plight of the victims.
Bangladesh: Farmers and the Cyclone
Bangladesh From Our View on the need for farmers to recover from the devastation caused by Cyclone Sidr.
Bangladesh: Investment and Disaster
At LirneAsia, a post discusses the incompetence of the Bangladesh Meteorological Department, and the government's lack of investment in the same – and how it contributed to greater devastation by Sidr Cyclone.
Bangladesh: Helping the victims of Sidr Cyclone
Mash urges people to contribute to the relief efforts in Bangladesh, and Rezwan has a post on how people can help the victims of the Sidr Cyclone.
Rising Voices in Sierra Leone and Bangladesh
This week we highlight developments of two of the Rising Voices grantees in Asia and Africa. Interns at the Think Build Change Salone in Sierra Leone are starting to document their experiences while Bangladeshi women at the Nari Jibon center add video and photography to their skill kit.
Bangladesh: Hurricane Sidr and the aftermath
Sidr is a category 4 Hurricane (deadlier than Katrina) raged its severest onslaughts packing winds of 240 kph (150mph) on the southern coast of Bangladesh from about 5:30pm Thursday to early Friday. Now it has weakened into a tropical storm and is moving across the country to the northeastern part...
South Asia: Nathuram Godse in 1949
ExecutedToday.com on Nathuram Godse, who was executed on 15th Nov 1949 for assassinating Mahatma Gandhi.
India: An interview with Wafa Sultan
Cuckoo's Call has the transcript of an interview with Arab-American psychologist, Wafa Sultan, shown on Al Jazeera TV, where she talks of being a secular human being and the idea of “clash of civilizations”.
Bangladesh: On Freedom of Speech
Unheard Voices reflects on comment moderation, freedom of speech in the context of Bangladesh today.
Bangladesh, Pakistan: Military and Challanges in South Asia
Voice of Bangladeshi Bloggers on why the current political crisis in Pakistan indicates the greater challenges in South Asia.