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· December, 2009

Stories about Bangladesh from December, 2009

Bangladesh: Celebrating New Year Twice

Saad Hammadi at Of Diaries And Experiences reminds that Bangladesh is reversing the clock by an hour to go back to Bangladesh’s geographic timing: “Thus, the 31st will last for...

South Asia: Looking Back At 2009

The year 2009 is ending and its time to retrospect how the year has been for the South Asian region. In a two-part review we will look back at some...

Bangladesh: Knighthood For Fazle Hasan Abed

Unheard Voice informs that Fazle Hasan Abed, the founder and chairperson of the largest NGO of the world, BRAC, has been awarded with knighthood for his endeavors towards eradicating poverty...

Best South Asia Books of the 2000s

Amardeep at Sepia Mutiny lists the best of the South Asia related books published in the 2000s.

Bangladesh: Celebrating Winter

“Winter is the best and most enjoyable season of Bangladesh,” comments photoblogger Monirul Alam.

Mums In Bangladesh

A new exclusive social networking site for mums in Bangladesh has been launched, informs Nilim.

Bangladesh: Turning Back The Clock

To alleviate the nation's energy crisis Bangladesh adopted daylight saving time last June. The government has decided today to turn back the clock on the 31st December midnight. Omi Azad...

Bangladesh: Marine Debris

Bangladesh has the longest sandy beach in the world which is threatened with tourist debris: from cigarette butts to fast-food wrappers. Muntasir Mamun Imran writes about a program of activists...

Bangladesh: Inflation And The Rise Of Food Price

J. Rahman at Mukti talks about the recent inflation of Bangladesh and opines that the real cause of increase in the price of rice is because of the relationship between...

Bangladesh: Home Grown Solutions

The lunatic is on the grass proposes some home grown solutions to mitigate Bangladesh's traffic woes.

Bangladesh: Travel In The Sundarbans

Asif posts a multi-part travelogue (Part 1, 2, 3, 4) on his recent tour to the Sundarbans, which he terms unforgettable.

Bangladesh: Ideal Man & Woman

Opshori lists the main stereotypes of ideal Bangladeshi men & women.

Bangladesh: Celebrating Victory Day

Saad Hammadi at Of Diaries And Experiences writes about the joy of celebrating the victory day of Bangladesh.

Bangladesh: Media And Politics

Asif Saleh and Mridul Chowdhury writes in Drishtipat Writers’ Collective on the politicized media of Bangladesh.

Bangladesh: South Asian Union By 2030

An Ordinary Citizen comments on the vision of Bangladesh Nobel Laureate Dr. Muhammad Yunus for a South Asian Union by the year 2030.

Bangladesh: Independent media and Bangla blogs

Muktangan starts off an interesting freewheeling discussion about the role of Bangla blogs and why it is still not at par with some of the leading blog platforms around the...

Bangladesh: The slow pace of development

Why is the pace of development so slow in Bangladesh? Is it partly because a generation of intellectuals was wiped off in the Liberation War of 1971 – leaving the...

Bangladesh: A beautiful life

Golam Kawsar writes a touching, reflective post telling us that though life may not be entirely fair, it is indeed beautiful.

For that acre of green grass

There is no short-cut to a greener planet, writes Masud Karim at Muktangan. He reflects on Bangladesh's need for balancing industrialization with environment protection to preserve that acre of green...

Dowry deaths – when will it end?

Reflecting on a case of recent dowry death in Bangladesh, Basira wonders if dowry deaths will ever be a thing of the past.

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