· August, 2009

Stories about Bangladesh from August, 2009

Bangladesh: Justice Denied

  31 August 2009

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 on to Singapore’s justice system, but the justice he got was deportation from the country and the employer got away...

Bangladesh: The First Iftar

  26 August 2009

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

Bangladesh: Facebook Developer Garage

  24 August 2009

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 blog.

Bangladesh: Child Beating

  20 August 2009

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 a little child beside my house being beaten mercilessly.”

Bangladesh: On Food Security

  19 August 2009

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 total domestic production. The only concern is proper management of the food production and supply during natural calamities like droughts,...

Bangladesh: Krishna Janmashtami Parade

  14 August 2009

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 Parade is the custom of dressing up as Krishna, Radha and other characters from the life of Krishna.”

Bangladesh: Stigmatizing Homosexuals

  12 August 2009

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 but they refused to file his complaint.

Bangladesh, India: Protesting The TipaiMukh Dam

  7 August 2009

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 PM protesting Tipaimukh Dam and a memo from Society of Activists & Volunteers for Environment (SAVE) of Silchar submitted to...

Bangladesh: Helping The Hijras

  5 August 2009

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 for them where they also get free STD and HIV education and testing.

Bangladesh: The ‘Info Ladies’

  4 August 2009

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 that now “Info ladies” equipped with “Classmate PC” fitted with mobile internet cards are traveling door-to-door riding bicycles to connect...

Bangladesh: Dr. Yunus Meets Madiba

  3 August 2009

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 fortunate to capture the moments from up close. Read all about it in his blog.