· February, 2010

Stories about Bangladesh from February, 2010

India, Bangladesh: Protest On Killings In Bangladesh

  26 February 2010

Musings Of A Chakma reports that “the members of Chakma ethnic community living in Delhi held a huge peaceful protest demonstration in front of Jantar Mantar, New Delhi from 11 AM to 3 PM on 25 February 2010 to protest against the attacks on Chakmas and other indigenous Jummas in...

Bangladesh: Protecting The Pahari People

  23 February 2010

Faisal at The Spittoon highlights the recent violence against the Paharis (hill people) in Bangladesh and asks: “what good is having a secular liberal democracy if you don’t protect your minority communities?”

Bangladesh: Communal Attack On Jumma Villages

  22 February 2010

Unheard Voices reports of the attack of Bengali settlers on Jumma indigenous villages in Rangamati district of Bangladesh which left 5 indigenous people dead. The blog is following the developments and the subsequent protests.

Bangladesh: A Documentary On A Trans-gender Teenager

  18 February 2010

Canadian filmmakers Sébastien Rist and Aude Leroux-Lévesque writes in their blog about the making of “Call Me Salma”, a documentary on a Bangladeshi trans-gender teenager. Here is a trailer of the documentary.

Bangladesh: Jhum Cultivation In The Hill Tracts

  13 February 2010

Expat blogger Bernie Allen writes about an ingenious style of farming in Bangladesh: “Jhum cultivation is practiced by the Indigenous people on the hills and slopes of the Chittagong Hill Tracts because of the lack of flat land for cultivation.”

Bangladesh: Slum Children For A Clean City

  5 February 2010

The students of the Dhaka Project, an organization which provides free education and health-care for slum children of Dhaka, participated in a community program called “lets clean Bangladesh” – reports the project blog.

Bangladesh: BRAC In Pakistan

  5 February 2010

Malik Rashid at BRAC Blog describes how BRAC, the Bangladeshi NGO, is teaching children in the town of Haripur in North West Frontier Province (NWFP) in Pakistan.

On Indo-Bangla Relations

  3 February 2010

Anirvan Chatterjee, an Indian American, shares his experiences during his visit to Bangladesh and comments on its relationship with India: “Indians don't know what kind of soft power they have–if only they were to stop focusing on governments and think about people-to-people relationships.”

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