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· August, 2008

Stories about Bangladesh from August, 2008

Bangladesh: Palin and the US

Mash writes on the Sarah Palin being chosen as the running mate for McCain and feels that something doesn't quite fit.

Bangladesh: Obama and America

Mash reacts to Obama's speech and his nomination as the Presidential candidate.

Bangladesh: Working in the Gulf

Reflections on migrants going to work in the Gulf, while waiting at the airport at unearthly hour at D is for Dhaka.

Bangladesh: Celebrating

Bangladesh from our View on the biggest celebration in Bangaldesh – the first day of the new Bengali year.

Bangladesh: Anti-corruption drive halted

An Ordinary Citizen reports that the much discussed corruption cases against the politicians, businessmen and bureaucrats in Bangladesh have been halted at the corridor of the High Court.

Bangladesh: Shab-E-Barat festivities

Dhaka Dweller Shahnaz describes how the Muslim ritual Shab-E-Barat (night of forgiveness) is celebrated in Bangladesh and posts pictures and narratives of the traditional food culture it entails.

Bangladesh: Where is the gold medalist?

In the 2002 Commonwealth Games in shooting category, this years Beijing Olympic gold medal winner Abhinav Bindra of India won the silver medal and Asif Hossain Khan from Bangladesh won...

Bangladesh: Is SAARC a paper tiger?

Ahmede Hussain of Black and Gray writes on the recently concluded South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) summit in Colombo and comments, “SAARC leadership must show brinkmanship to make...

Bangladesh: Political slaves

ABM Ashrafuzzaman writes in Ashraf's column that Bangladeshi political leaders need supporters or followers, but not slaves. ”These slaves blindly support their respective leaders, even if such leaders are grossly...

Bangladesh: India takes the credit!

Ahmed Ferdous Bin Alam on the Indian media's perception of the Bangladeshi liberation in 1971.

South Asia: For Obama

Sepia Mutiny on a popular actor of South Asian origin – Kal Penn rooting for Obama.

Saudi Arabia: Slavery in the Gulf

Two weeks ago there were strikes and violent demonstrations by Bangladeshi workers in Kuwait, protesting low pay and poor working conditions. Following the demonstrations, more than two hundred workers were...

Will Bangladesh drown?

Bangladesh is a nation which is on the front line of the consequence of the climate changes. Being a populous river delta nation it faces the threat of sea level...

Bangladesh: Local Elections

Unheard Voices poses some questions in the context of the local government elections held recently in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh: Working in Kuwait

a bengali in TO points to the case of Bangladeshi workers being ill-treated in Kuwait in the context of pan-Muslim movements.

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