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· August, 2009

Stories about Bangladesh from August, 2009

Bangladesh: Justice Denied

The Online Citizen, a citizen media outlet of Singapore reports on a Bangladeshi labor, who was physically abused repeatedly by his Singaporean employer and denied 5 months salary. He held...

Bangladesh: The Traditional Iftar Market At Chawkbazar

Desher Chobi posts some ravishing pictures of the traditional Iftar market at Chawkbazar in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Microsoft Bing has highlighted a photo of this market on their...

Ted Kennedy And The South Asian Immigrants in the USA

Sepia Mutiny, a South Asian diaspora blog from USA remembers how Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy affected the lives of South Asian immigrants by playing an active role in passing the...

Bangladesh: Mourning Senator Edward Kennedy

Senator Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy (February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009), the second most senior member of the US Senate, died of cancer last Tuesday. Bloggers recall him as...

Bangladesh: The First Iftar

Paagli Didi, a Fulbright scholar from USA writes about her first Iftar in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.

Bangladesh: Facebook Developer Garage

The first ever “Facebook Developer Garage” took place in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Emran attended the event and writes about it and posts the slide he presented in his...

Bangladesh: What Farmers Say About Microfinance

Duncan Green spent spent some time with a group of 20 Bangladeshi small farmers (13 men, 7 women) and shared their views about Micro-finance in his blog.

Bangladesh: Child Beating

Bangladeshi blogger Mahadi754 is sad and can't tolerate the sounds of a little child being abused by her mother: “Most of the days at the evening I can hear that...

Bangladesh: On Food Security

Duncan Chowdhury informs that the food supply situation of Bangladesh is more or less quite secure as the country never had to import food grains more than 15% of the...

Bangladesh: Krishna Janmashtami Parade

Sadiq Alam at Inspirations and Creative Thoughts writes about the Janmashtami Parade in Dhaka, which is celebrated to mark the birthday of Lord Krishna: “(the) most striking feature of Janmashtami...

Bangladesh: Stigmatizing Homosexuals

Ashok Deb at LGBTI Bangladesh shares an email from a gay activist where he told how he was physically abused by his homophobic family members. He went to the police...

Bangladesh: Uncultured Project and Clean Water

The Uncultured Project helps out in Bangladesh with clean water and disaster relief, and has an advantageous position to compare two different portable water filtering methods.

Bangladesh: Social Status And Definition Of Sexuality

Delwar Hussain at Unheard Voice informs: “in Bangladesh, how you define your sexuality can depend on class, education and family circumstances.” Read the post for details.

Bangladesh, India: Protesting The TipaiMukh Dam

Along with many Bangladeshis several Indian organizations are also protesting the proposed TipaiMukh Dam in India. BanglaPraxis highlights two of them: Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS), Assam writes to Indian...

Bangladesh: Helping The Hijras

Husain Amer writes in The Bideshis about a small group called Hijras (transvestites and transsexuals) who are shunned from the conservative Bangladeshi society. A support group runs three learning centers...

Bangladesh: The ‘Info Ladies’

Gone are the days when the village phone ladies used to offer mobile phone services in the rural areas of Bangladesh, a successful example of microcredit projects. LIRNE Asia informs...

Bangladesh: Dr. Yunus Meets Madiba

Bangladeshi Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus met Nobel Laureate and former president of South Africa Nelson Mandela (Madiba) at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg. Bangladeshi photojournalist Shahidul Alam was...

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