Stories about Bangladesh from January, 2008
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.
Unheard Voices explores the link between levels of investment and democracy in Bangladesh.
Pickled Politics takes a closer look at Islam and Democracy, particularly in South Asia.
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 market and the people with the help of cheap bootleg VCD/DVDs, Dhallywood was in trouble in the last decade....
Bangladesh from our view writes on the issue of dowry system in the country.
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 this forum by giving their ideas to make the world a better place and posting it on the YouTube video sharing site.
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 about poverty, emancipation and importance of education for women.
Unheard Voices on the loss of a space for a healthy debate in Bangladesh.
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 summit.
black and gray on the idea of “Brown Writing” – literature emerging from South Asia.
Bangladesh Corporate Blog on the looting of Brac bank in Dhaka.
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 the disaster area to deliver blankets.
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 journalists from underprivileged youths living in Kolkata’s (India) slums.
Voice Of South on why rickshaws shouldn't be banned by the government in Dhaka.
Unheard Voices discusses the causes for the textile labour riots in Bangladesh.
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 museums. The apprehensions of the art lovers who were protesting the unclear processes of sending the artifacts including their fear...
Voice of Bangladeshi Bloggers reflects on Bhutto's death and what lessons it holds for Bangladesh.
imperfect world 2008 on 2007 as a bad year of dynasties – rounding up political events from South Asia.