Stories about Bangladesh from April, 2010
Maskwaith Ahsan at Voice Of Bangladeshi Bloggers discusses about the shutting down of a private TV channel in Bangladesh by the government and issues relating to it.
Sajib tells a breathtaking story with pictures, how he and his family miraculously survived when the rooftop of their house fell down.
Before 1956, Bengali cinema meant cinemas from West Bengal (India) but the trend become distinctive afterwards in both the Bengals. Fahmidul Haq at Communication and Culture of Bangladesh comments that “the distinctiveness between two Bengals is getting clearer as time passes.”
Kh. A. Saleque at E-Bangladesh decribes the reason for the recent energy crisis in Bangladesh: “not only foreign investors but also the local investors are seemingly disinclined to invest at any segment of energy value chain.”
The Bangla blogosphere and Bangladeshi Facebook users are angry with protests as 'Avro', a freeware and one of the popular and widely used Bangla input systems, was accused as a pirated version of another proprietary Bangla input system 'Bijoy' and the Avro team was mentioned as hackers.
Bangladesh Corporate Blog advocates for a ‘National HR Policy for White Collars’ in Bangladesh because, there is no specific Law for employees in the private sector.
Kristin Boekhoff, an entrepreneur who is building an world class eco-resort in Western Bangladesh, writes about the ordeals of buying land in rural Bangladesh.
Bhutan is in a flurry of activity, gearing up for the upcoming SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) Summit. Here the South Asian leaders will discuss about issues like climate change, poverty alleviation, economic cooperation and curbing terrorism and will try to find a common ground.
Ali Mahmed (Shuvo) won the best weblog Bengali award at the BOBs – Deutsche Welle Best Of The Blogs Award.
Muhammad at Cadet College Blog is excited to report that Suman Ghosh's Dwando (2009) created history by being the first Bengali Cinema available for rent at iTunes.
Ershad Ahmed at Dhaka Photo blog shares some colorful pictures of Pahela Boishakh – Bengali new year (1417) festivities. Expat blogger Paagli Didi, the Fulbright Scholar has more pictures.
Jiten Roy at Mukto-Mona comments: “It’s not easy to have a discussion with an ideologue because they believe in the absoluteness of their views, and their minds are closed; there is no room for accommodation.”
Bangla (Bengali) language blogs have been included for the first time in the Deutsche Welle's 2010 BOBS awards. We have interviewed Ali Mahmed (Shuvo), a leading nominee for the best of the Bangla blogs category, to learn about his blogging and the blogging scene in Bangladesh.
Shamim Ashraf at Straight from Bangladesh informs about a recent court ruling in Bangladesh which asserts that “none can force women, working at public and private educational institutions, to wear veils or cover their heads against their wills.”
An Ordinary Citizen points to the ever diminishing image of Bangladeshi politicians in the eyes of the people. “The common people are observing the developments, they could identify the deviations and one day they will discard them and stage a revolution,” comments the blogger.
Bangladesh Corporate Blog discusses the state of business blogging in Bangladesh in recent times.
Anil Advani introduces to us Surayia Rahman, a self-trained Kantha artist from Bangladesh. She “guided hundreds of poor women in Bangladesh to create masterworks – exquisitely embroidered tapestries that have been gifted to dignitaries and are admired in collections throughout the world.”
“It costs the efforts of many to deliver a piece of truth to the masses,” comments Mehedi Rahman on the recent verdict of the Bangladesh supreme court to reopen the censored photo exhibition titled “crossfire“, which depicts the extra-judicial killings in the country.