Stories about Bangladesh from November, 2009
Bangladeshi blogger Sadiq Alam, who blogs at Inspirations and Creative Thoughts, has taken an initiative called ‘Spreading the Warmth‘. The goal is to distribute winter clothes for those who live on the street in Dhaka, especially the children and the elderly.
The OneMinutesJr project gives young people between 12 and 20 years of age from many corners of the globe the opportunity to express themselves across borders, languages and distances through 60 second videos.
Ashok Deb at LGBTI Bangladesh blog posts videos of a Hijra dance Competition in Dhaka.
Dipen Bhattacharya at Mukto Mona criticizes the rituals of sacrifices – be it during Kali Puja for Hindus or Eid-ul-Adha sacrifices for Muslims. “Man might need to eat meat, but mass murder of helpless animals using brutal methods cannot be considered self-sacrifice,” he opines.
The One State Solution Blog invites bloggers to express their opinions to redress the problems the Partition of India has created: “it did not achieve the goals or resolve the problems that the two-nation theory promised us as a subcontinent.” If you are blogging on this issue then tag your...
J. Rahman at Mukti narrates about a remarkable export performance of Bangladesh this year: “A year after Lehman, while most Asian exports were still 15-20% lower, our exports were 5% higher.”
Call that fusion or copying, A Bengali in T.O. informs that the tune of a popular Bangla classic song (written by Radha Romon Dutta in the year 1870!) was used by Liviu Mititelu for a Romanian song.
This year Bangladesh improved her position in the Transparency International corruption perception index. However citing some recent lapses, Habib Siddiqui questions: “How committed is Bangladesh Government about boosting the Corruption Perception Index?”
Unheard Voice live blogged the long awaited final verdict of the trial of the killers of the first president of Bangladesh, the father of nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
RealTime Bangladesh blog reports that a dam in Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra) in China will divert 200 billion cubic meters of waters to the Yellow River. This will spell disaster for the Tibetan plateau and the lower riparian countries, India’s North East and Bangladesh as Brahmaputra river and its branches like...
The New Horizon comments on the recent initiatives of Bangladesh aiming for more regional connectivity with its neighbors: “It’s not only a good sign for Bangladesh, but also could usher in a new era of cooperation among South Asian nations in general.”
Shada Kalo tells the sad tale of nepotism and indulgence of corruption in Bangladesh. Recently the son of a ruling party presidium member who was jailed for 18 years on charges of corruption was pardoned by the president.
Bangladesh introduced daylight saving time this summer but is not rolling back to the old time this winter. This has created much debate in the country and Rumi at Unheard Voice has details.
An Ordinary Citizen argues that mobile phones are changing the lifestyles of the younger generation in Bangladesh. This is affecting the students, who “are more interested to be unnecessary indulged in useless gossip/chat for hours together, keep themselves aloof from the family and immediate surroundings”.
Bangladesh Corporate Blog analyzes the decision of Bangladesh government to establish separate begging zones in the capital Dhaka.
Habib Siddiqui discusses some practical solutions to minimize traffic jams in the mega-city Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.
Students for a Free Tibet, Bangladesh (SFTBD), in partnership with Drik Bangladesh, a photo agency, has organized a photography exhibition on Tibet in Dhaka. A request from the Chinese embassy to stop the exhibition and a lot of threats from different quarters later, police prevented the launching ceremony today.