Stories about Bangladesh from January, 2009
Bangladesh: Tourist Attractions
Back To Bangladesh compiles a list of things to see and do in Bangladesh for the foreign visitors.
Bangladesh: The Future Of Jute In Peril?
With both the demand and prices of jute falling in the International market, many of the jute mills in Bangladesh are facing closure. At Muktangan, Monjuraul wonders whether the jute industry in Bangladesh will eventually perish.
Rohingya Muslims facing cultural genocide
Prof. Marranci writes that Rohingya Muslims are “victims of their lack of strategic value, both for their native Southeast Asia and the wider international community.” The Rohingyas are also “facing a slow, silent cultural genocide.”
Bangladesh: Urban Life
Ashley Wheaton at The Dhaka Diaries portrays the urban life of Bangladesh through a series of photo essays.
Bangladesh: The Current State Of Telecommunications
The Journey SEO discusses the current state of telecommunications in Bangladesh in a series of posts.
Bangladesh: The Trousers Island
Maverick Tanvier's Journal comments that Bangladesh is becoming a ‘Trousers Island’: “one in every seven trousers sold in the USA is made in Bangladesh”.
Bangladesh: Cadet Colleges Need To Be Upgraded
Kotha-Chhilo (something to say) comments that the cadet colleges in Bangladesh need to be upgraded.
Thailand: Media investigates Rohingya refugees
Bangkok Pundit summarises some of the foreign media's investigations of the cases of the Rohingya refugees. Thailand Crisis says the incident represents the failure of the Abhisit government.
Bangladesh: Hidden Telugu Community
Faizul Khan Tanim visits a hidden Telugu community in North-West Bangladesh and writes about them at My Bangladesh.
Bangladesh: The Local Elections Without Interference
An Ordinary Citizen lauds the new government of Bangladesh for not interfering with the processes of the upcoming local elections.
Bangladesh: Drug Users And HIV
HIV infections are on the rise in Dhaka city, the capital of Bangladesh. Photo Journalist Monirul Alam posts a photo in his Photoblog showing street drug users injecting with used syringes.
Bangladesh: Elections Over, Now Its Time To Keep Promises
On the 29th of December, 2008, Bangladesh successfully conducted its 9th parliamentary elections. The Bloggers discussed what they want from the new government and also mentioned that they will be watching closely whether the election promises are fulfilled or not.
Lessons From Gaza
A Bengali In TO summarizes some lessons from the recent Gaza conflict and says: “The Muslim world has a surplus of martyrs and a deficit of scholars.”
Bangladesh: Photoblog – Kantaji temple, Dinajpur
Munir Uddin Shamim takes us on a photo trip to the famous Hindu temple in Dinajpur, Bangladesh. Known as the Kantaji temple , this is a fine specimen of terracota art from 1752 A.D.
Bangladesh: Learning English
Kotha-Chhilo (something to say) thinks the politicians and cricketers of Bangladesh should take English language courses to express themselves freely to international media.
Thailand: Rohingya refugee story coverage
Bangkok Pundit provides a round up of the story about Rohingya refugees who were allegedly pushed out to sea by the Thai Navy. The story has been reported in detail by BBC News. According to Bangkok Pundit the news was originally broken by the website Phuket Wan.
Bangladesh: A Festive Wedding
Geoffrey Hiller writes about a very special Bengali wedding and posts some colorful pictures.
Bangladesh: Fly A Kite In Dhaka
Ashley Wheaton at The Dhaka Diaries shares her experience of visiting a kite festival in old Dhaka.
Bangladesh: Power from Human
Bhaboghure Jhor (Vagrant Storm) has a brilliant idea to solve the power problem in Bangladesh using surplus population: “We will mount thousands of cycle in a building and generators will be connected with them. So instead of moving forward the paddlers will rotate the shaft of the generator by cycling...
Bangladesh: Solution For Israel-Palestine Conflict
bdfact discusses about a possible Bangladeshi solution for solving the Israel-Palestine crisis.
Bangladesh: Preparing For The Cold
Back To Bangladesh posts some pictures depicting how Bangladeshis are prepared for the cold.