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· January, 2008

Stories about Bangladesh from January, 2008

Bangladesh: Islamic banking and jargon

a bengali in TO is rather annoyed with all the jargon that accompanies Islamic banking, and puts forward a list of questions on interest, incentive and money.

Bangladesh: Democracy and Investment

Unheard Voices explores the link between levels of investment and democracy in Bangladesh.

South Asia: Islam and Democracy

Pickled Politics takes a closer look at Islam and Democracy, particularly in South Asia.

Bangladesh: Cinema, politics, health, photography and history

Cinema: The Bangladeshi film industry nicknamed Dhallywood used to produce decent films for the Bangladeshi society. But with the competition of superior quality pictures from Hollywood and Bollywood, which conquered...

Bangladesh: Dowry and Women

Bangladesh from our view writes on the issue of dowry system in the country.

Davos: peeking in and participating through videos

The World Economic Forum´s annual meeting of political and business leaders is taking place between January 23rd and January 27th in Davos, Switzerland. This year, common people can participate in...

Nari Jibon: Bloggers discussing education, emancipation and poverty

Since July Nari Jibon Project staff and students have posted more than 170 articles (in both Bangla and English). Today we feature their stories about their livelihoods and their perspectives...

Bangladesh: A healthy debate

Unheard Voices on the loss of a space for a healthy debate in Bangladesh.

South Asia: SAARC Youth Camp

Voice of South on the second youth camp South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) that has brought over 60 delegates from across South Asia to Chennai for a five-day...

Bangladesh: On Brown Writing

black and gray on the idea of “Brown Writing” – literature emerging from South Asia.

Bangladesh: Looting a bank

Bangladesh Corporate Blog on the looting of Brac bank in Dhaka.

Bangladesh: Cyclone Sidr relief efforts.

Cyclone Sidr struck Bangladesh mid November, and although media attention has waned, the efforts to aid the victims still continue. Vlogger Shawn from the Uncultured project recorded his visit to...

Budding citizen journalists learn about their neighborhoods

Wishing a happy new year to the readers and followers of the Rising Voices. This week we will highlight the updates of the neighborhood diaries project which is growing citizen...

Bangladesh: On Rickshaws

Voice Of South on why rickshaws shouldn't be banned by the government in Dhaka.

Bangladesh: Labour Riots

Unheard Voices discusses the causes for the textile labour riots in Bangladesh.

The Musee Guimet affair: Part Deux

Last week we reported about the bloggers reactions on the controversies surrounding the exhibition of the masterpieces of Ganges in Musée Guimet of France from the collections of the Bangladesh...

Bangladesh: Lessons from Pakistan

Voice of Bangladeshi Bloggers reflects on Bhutto's death and what lessons it holds for Bangladesh.

Bangladesh: On Dynasties and 2007

imperfect world 2008 on 2007 as a bad year of dynasties – rounding up political events from South Asia.

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