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· October, 2008

Stories about Bangladesh from October, 2008

Bangladesh: Rickshawpuller as pop idol

Mark Dummett reports that Omar Ali, a rickshaw puller from an impoverished village became Bangladesh’s new music star.

Bangladesh: Banks dominate in DSE listings

Bangladesh Corporate Blog analyzes the capital market of Bangladesh and finds that banks dominate 11 of the top 20 spots of listed companies in the Dhaka Stock exchange (DSE). The...

Bangladesh: Radio regains its popularity

Ronnie Siraji writes in E-Bangladesh that in recent years Radio regained its popularity in Bangladesh thanks to the three private FM radio channels and built in FM radio technology in...

Bangladesh: Community blogs and unique blogger identities

Arild Klokkerhaug of the largest Bangla blog community ‘Somewhere in..blog” describes the unique characteristics of the Bangladeshi blogosphere: “I guess there is no other country in the world that has...

Bangladesh: Liberal Voices on the rise

Bangladeshis usually have strong political views and tend to lean towards a party of their choice. Many of them ‘religiously’ follow the dictations and deliberations of their leaders. However, An...

Bangladesh: Photographs of Sundarbans

Desherchobi posts some lovely pictures of the Sundarbans in Bangladesh after a recent safari trip.

Bangladesh, India: Things that make your children taller, stronger and sharper

Recently two advertisements of childrens food products made by Nestlé and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) aired by a Bangladeshi television channel were banned in UK. The Bangladeshi private TV channel NTV (not...

Bangladesh: Holiday Literary Supplements

Mahmud Rahman at cruel, crazy, beautiful world writes about the long tradition of publication of holiday special literary supplements of newspapers and magazines in Bangladesh. His post at Words Without...

Bangladesh: A blog about the movie “Monpura”

‘Monpura’ is a recent Bangladeshi cinema that has own the hearts of many Bangladeshis especially the youth. Here is a blog dedicated to everything about the movie. Faizul Khan Tanim...

Climate Change: Increasing The Spread of Diseases?

Melting ice caps, rising sea levels and extreme weather patterns aren't the only potential consequences of climate change. Scientists are warning that changes in global climate may also endanger public...

Bangladesh: An award winning E-governance site

The Brook Song (ঝর্ণার গান) reports that a Bangladeshi site “Votebd.org” won the Manthan Award 2008 on E-Governance category. The site tracks all the information related to contesting politicians and...

Bangladesh: Protecting dolphins

Black And Gray tells the story of the struggle for a protected area in the Sundarbans for Bangladesh’s threatened dolphins.

Bangladesh: Protest against religious zealots

Unheard Voices reports that the protest against the removal of sculptures of bauls from Zia International Airport are gathering momentum.

Bangladesh: Milk and Melamine

Bangladesh corporate blog takes a satirical look at the controversy regarding the recent findings of melamine tainted milk powder in Bangladesh market and the government's inability to take quick actions...

Bangladesh: Sculptures, Bigots and Bloggers

A new controversy rattled Bangladesh last week. Authorities in Bangladesh were forced to remove five sculptures of Bauls (mystic folk singers) including Fakir Lalon Shah in front of the Zia...

Bangladesh: Eco-friendly house

Faizul Khan Tanim at My Bangladesh discusses whether eco-friendly houses would be an answer to the utility and housing crisis in Bangladesh coupled with environmental hazards.

Bangladesh: Fisher woman

Rafiq at Bangladesh from our view portrays a fisher woman from rural Bangladesh.

Bangladesh: A safe exit?

An Ordinary Citizen analyzes the weaknesses of the caretaker (interim) Government of Bangladesh and blames it for making many compromises thinking of its safe exit.

Bangladesh: Consequences of military rule

Brigadier General (Retd) Syed ABM Ashrafuzzaman shades some light to the background of the military rules in Bangladesh and the frustrations the armed forces personnel face as they realize their...

Bangladesh: Tea plantation workers

Raisa Rasheeka has been studying the lives of the tea plantation workers in Bangladesh for a while and shares the findings in her blog.

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