Stories about Bangladesh from April, 2009
Citing the example of Dr. Atiur Rahman, the newly appointed governor of the central Bank of Bangladesh who made a life out of nothing, Shada Kalo urges Bangladeshis to stop the practice of “inferring the quality of a human being based on his or her family background.”
Its hot and humid in Bangladesh now and the perfect season for hot and sour pickles. Dhaka Dweller Shahnaz shares her recipes for Mango pickles and posts mouth watering pictures.
MysticSaint at Inspirations and Creative Thoughts visited the Ramakrishna Temple of Dhaka and wrote about Sri Sri Ramakrishna (February 18, 1836 – August 16, 1886), a remarkable mystic saint of Bengal.
Heatwaves during this time of year is not uncommon for countries in South Asia. But the recent dry weather has kept sufficient rain away from the region keeping the mercury rising. And load shedding (rolling electricity blackouts) due to power crisis in several countries have made the lives of millions of people unbearable.
Pakistani blogger Marvi Sirmed visits Bangladesh and comments: “One thing that I could not miss in Dhaka was, women engaged with all aspects of life. Economic activity, intellectual discourse or arts, women are everywhere. Gender segregation practically does not exist. Music is a pet of every household.”
Bangladeshi blogger Shahnaz, who blogs at Dhaka Dweller, shares a tragic story and suggests: “if you have nesting sparrows in your home, please protect them while they are raising their brood.”
An Ordinary Citizen is worried about the continuous violence in different campuses of Bangladesh and comments that it is time to rethink about the objective of student politics in the country.
Bengali folk Music has survived many centuries and Ektara, the single-stringed musical instrument had a significant role to play. More at The Mango Diaries.
There is no lack of online articles about the various aspects of the global economic crisis. Many of them are written by economic experts and policymakers. What about the perspectives of ordinary bloggers? This global roundup of blogs gathers stories of people around the world who are struggling to survive the economic downturn.
Mahfuz Sadique has high hopes for the silent majority Bangladeshi people: “those who were mere witnesses of their fate and fortune till now will not wait for things to change at the top. [..] This time around, they –the people – will change Bangladesh.”
Tropical cyclonic storm Bijli (01B) is making a landfall in the Southern coasts of Bangladesh. The 3rd world view has the updates.
Photojournalist Zoriahfeatures Bangladeshi photographer G.M.B. Akash and his photo essay on child labor in Bangladesh.
An ordinary citizen writes about the rich culture of celebrating the Bangla New Year, Pahela Baishakh in Bangladesh.
ASM Rahat Khan posts pictures of the Pahela Boishakh (Bangla New Year) celebrations and comments [bn]: “after seeing all these colors who will say that Bangladesh is a land of struggles and have nots.”
David Adhikary writes about Easter celebrations in Bangladesh: “Easter is considered as the second major festival for the Christians, after Christmas. The non-Christian people have very limited ideas about Easter.”
Unheard Voice blog of the human rights group Drishtipat informs about an unique campaign launched in the streets of Dhaka, Bangladesh for ensuring dignity for women in the streets. The Drishtipat campaign is titled “Ei Poth Amadero (this road is also ours)”.
Bangladeshi Photoblogger Shabhanaz Rashid Diya is delighted to inform that one of her photos has been shortlisted in the Sony Cannes World Photography Awards 2009 Contest and will be on display at the winner’s exhibition in Cannes.
This post focuses on the stories of the unemployed and migrant workers who are returning home to their countries. Job layoffs are perceived by most people as the primary and most recognizable indicator of the global economic recession. How has unemployment affected individuals around the world? In what ways the reverse migration of workers creating problems for developing nations?
Another case of plagiarism of a blogger's work by a journalist/columnist has been exposed. Mash reports with proof that one columnist, who claims to be Sunita Paul from India and writes on Bangladesh issues, has plagiarized contents from his blog.
An Ordinary Citizen is concerned about the signs of militancy activities in Bangladesh.
Pak Spectators posts an interview of Dr. Muhammad Yunus, the Nobel Laurette of Bangladesh on Global meltdown and other crisis like oil price rise, poverty, food crisis etc.