· September, 2009

Stories about Bangladesh from September, 2009

Bangladesh: The State Of Women

  30 September 2009

“What is keeping Bangladeshi women from emancipation when their country is ruled by one of their own? How is their situation now? What are their most urgent needs; which rights are they fighting for? And how does society perceive them?” these are some of the queries of a project of...

Bangladesh: Banning Of Adult Websites

  29 September 2009

Joruri Khobor posts a hilarious take on the news that the government of Bangladesh has banned 84 adult websites that featured “well-known Bangladeshi celebrities in obscene poses”.

India: Durga Puja: A Daughter Comes Visiting

  29 September 2009

The Durga Puja is an annual festival that celebrates worship of the Hindu goddess Durga. Bengalis believe that Durga is the daughter of Bengal and during the 5 days of festivities she visits her parental home along with her 4 children and 2 close friends.

India: What To Expect On The Moon

  25 September 2009

Reacting on the news that India’s mission to the moon has found water on it, A Minority Of One comments on what to expect next: “Other things that will eventually be found on the moon, in due time – one Nair tea stall, one neatly folded lungi, one old copy...

Bangladesh: Can A Journalist Throw Shoes To A Leader?

  24 September 2009

“I cannot undermine the sentiment of Al- Zaidi and ordinary Iraqi people who are the sufferer of invasion and war. But he has misused his access and accreditation rights by throwing shoes. I would be happy if Al-Zaidi were a member of any other community except journalist,” comments Bangladeshi blogger...

Mobile-empowered to serve you better

  22 September 2009

The mobile phone has grown to be a tool that enables, farmers, small traders and service providers to take information-based decisions, thereby leading to their economic empowerment

South Asia: Celebrating Eid-Ul-Fitr

  22 September 2009

Yesterday Muslims in many South Asian countries celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr marking the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting. Many bloggers exchanged greetings and shared their rituals and traditions.

Bangladesh: The Exodus

  21 September 2009

Leetlegirl's Big Adventures blog posts some telling pictures of the mass exodus from the mega city Dhaka during the Eid holidays, which answer why the capital of Bangladesh is so quiet and free from traffic jams now.

Bangladesh: Interview With Professor Anu Muhammad

  15 September 2009

Bangladesh Watchdog publishes an interview with Professor Anu Muhammad, member secretary of the National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports on their recent protests against the lease of three offshore gas fields of Bangladesh to foreign companies.

Tribute To The Bangladeshis Killed in 9/11

  11 September 2009

M. Tawsif Salam at The Writers Club pays tribute to the Bangladeshi victims of the September 11 (9/11) attacks on the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City by publishing their photos and short biographies.

Bangladesh: Judicial System For Whom?

  10 September 2009

Habib Siddiqui comments that the judicial system in Bangladesh is discouraging law-abiding citizens to seek justice. He says: “when the system conspires against its law-abiding citizens, I guess very little people could do to stop criminals.”

Bangladesh: New Paradigm Of Microcredit

  9 September 2009

Unheard Voice suggests a new paradigm of microcredit: “The agenda of development through microcredit should move from ‘microcredit-as-the-goal model’ to ‘microcredit-as-the-means model.’ The latter essentially looks at microcredit as the means to other development goals that can generate long-term economic growth.”

Bangladesh: To Get An Indian Visa

  8 September 2009

Kowshik describes the painful ordeal a Bangladeshi has to go through to get an Indian tourist visa from Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.

Bangladesh: Free Bus Service For Retail Consumers

  7 September 2009

Shehzaad Shams at Bangladesh Corporate Blog wonders about the unwritten dress code in some retail stores in Dhaka, Bangladesh and proposes that these shops should introduce free public transport services to make their shops more accessible to the consumers who do not have their own vehicles.