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· July, 2009

Stories about Bangladesh from July, 2009

Bangladesh, India: Tipaimukh Dam And Transparency

The controversy surrounding the Tipaimukh Hydroelectric Project currently continues to dominate the politics, media, and intellectual and civil society’s discourse in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh: Adulteration And Death Of Children

Unheard Voice comments on the death of a number of children in Bangladesh due to Diethylene glycol (DEG) poisoning after intake of a fever drug and the inaction of the...

Bangladesh: A Concrete Island

When it rains it pours in Bangladesh. Sabih Uddin Omar woke up today and found himself in a concrete island: “It's water! Water everywhere! Water clogging the streets, water in...

An Indian's Perspective On Tipaimukh Dam

A Minority Of One comments on the controversial Tipaimukh Dam from an Indian's perspective: “I feel that the responsible course of action is to re-consider the project, or at least...

Bangladesh: Exchanging Business Cards

Shehzaad Shams at Bangladesh Corporate Blog comments that: “from my work experience I have realized that we like exchanging business cards in pretty much every business situations in Bangladesh.”

Bangladesh: Photos Of Solar Eclipse

Anil Advani posts some amazing photos of the total solar eclipse of last Wednesday taken from Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Bangladesh: Connecting To The Asian Highway

Had I been in Voyager 1!!! opines that the current proposal of connecting to the Asian Highway is not useful to Bangladesh as “it will go through several land ports...

Bangladesh: Beauty Of The Countryside

Expat blogger Amy Moyer is charmed by the amazing Bangladesh countryside.

Bangladesh, South Korea: Bandhobi, Addressing Migrant Workers’ Issues

Bangladeshi blogger Fahmidul Haque introduces us [bn] to a Korean Movie which features the love between a Bangladeshi migrant worker and a South Korean teenager girl and addresses migrant workers'...

Bangladesh: Research In The Universities

Bijon B. Sarma at Mukto-Mona describes the role of research in the universities of Bangladesh.

Bangladesh: What Bloggers Can Do On Tipaimukh Issue

JRahman at Mukti urges Bangladeshi bloggers to act “by any means necessary and possible” to highlight the issue of the disastrous effects of the proposed Tipaimukh Dam in India.

Bangladesh: The Aged Student Leaders

Half of the newly appointed leaders of the student wing of the political party BNP of Bangladesh are in their mid 40s and the remaining are in their late 30s....

Bangladesh: Stigma of the ‘D’ tag

Life As It Is holds a mirror to the rising number of divorces and examines the stigma associated with the ‘D’ tag.

Bangladesh: Practice of child labour

Monjuraul at Muktangan discusses[bn] the condition of child labourers in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh: The art of the Nakshi Kantha

Sudipto Salam of Amarblog, draws our attention to the traditional Bengali art of the Nakshi Kantha (embroidered quilt). In this post [bn], he discusses the importance of the Nakshi Kantha,...

Bangladesh: Replica Of Taj Mahal

Taslima Akter at Bangladesh From Our View posts some pictures of the replica of Taj Mahal located 18 miles northeast of the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka.

Bangladesh: Through The Eyes Of Expatriates

There is a vibrant expatriate community in Bangladesh and many of them work as volunteers or are employed in numerous non-government organizations. Some of them are also blogging and are...

Bangladesh: Who was corrupt?

Syed ABM Ashrafuzzaman notes with concern that some members of the ruling party detained on charges of corruption are getting bails. He thinks that the time will come when the...

Communicating via missed calls

Uber Desi on the recent ICT research conducted by across 6 Asian countries. The findings indicate that communicating via ‘missed call’ signals is a common way for people to...

Bangladesh: Climbing Mt. Annapurna IV

Mohammad Farhan Husain at Had I been in Voyager 1!!! celebrates the feat of a group of Bangladeshis who climbed Mt. Annapurna IV, the first time for any Bangladeshi.

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