Stories about Bangladesh from April, 2008
Tahmina Shafique writes on the recently announced women’s development policy in Bangladesh which has triggered religious protests by Islamist groups and forced a retreat by the government on rights issued by the constitution.
Asif Anwar at Ideas for Brighter Bangladesh opines that corruption cannot be prevented by law, rather it should be discouraged: “Corruption is motivated from the aspirations for ‘better life’. Remove the ‘better’ from ‘life’ or both, you would never be motivated.“
The new cricket league – IPL in India has its share of teething troubles. One of them being the imported cheerleaders that some politicians find too vulgar for their taste. More at a bengali in TO.
Unheard Voices wonders if there is an Obama like person who could change the face of politics in Bangladesh.
E-Bangladesh on the rising food crisis across the world and the possible reasons behind it.
Mash from Bangaldesh on the race card played during the US Democratic presidential debate on ABC.
imperfect world 2008 on the suspension of trade union rights and if it's affected the garment industry.
Unheard Voices Blog quotes UNDP which hit the panic button for Bangladesh last month: Skyrocketing oil prices have driven up the cost of food worldwide, but their impact has been particularly dire in Bangladesh, where almost half of the 145 million people live on less than one dollar a day....
With food prices becoming an issue of debate the world over, Unheard Voices on the fluctuations of the price of rice.
Mukti reflects on a trip to India, and on the differences in the presence of military forces as compared to Bangladesh.
Unheard Voices asks if Dr Yunus is a good role model for the youth in Bangladesh.
A deep disconnect between policy and the people's aspiration explored at Unheard Voices in a post aptly titled “No country for young men”.
Unheard Voices on the launch of a new website on climate change, a crucial issue especially given Bangladesh's vulnerability.