Stories about Bangladesh from July, 2010
Bangladesh: Weddings Here And There
Mezba at A Bengali in T.O. compares Bangladeshi wedding ceremonies in Bangladesh and Canada and you will be surprised with the findings.
Bangladesh: Constitutional Reforms
An Ordinary Citizen discusses about the recent process of constitutional reforms in Bangladesh, the controversies surrounding it and expectations from it.
Bangladesh: One Child to Rebuild a School
All it took was one child to talk about his destroyed school in front of a camera: through the following months, thanks to Shawn Ahmed of the Uncultured Project and Nerdfighters, the world rallied through YouTube and raised enough money to rebuild the school.
Bangladesh: The Quality Of English In Bangla Medium Education
Aminul Islam Sajib explains why he had to write a letter in English memorized from the book instead of writing creatively during his school examination.
Bangladesh: Minimum Wages Raised In Garments Sector
After long protests and bargaining with the employers and the workers, the Bangladesh Government has decided to raise the minimum wages to Tk. 3000 per month ($44) which is approximately double of the current minimum wages. Bloggers discuss how this impacts the workers and the industry.
Bangladesh: Five Million CFLs In A Day
Ashok Sarkar reports that last month five million high quality CFL bulbs were distributed to Bangladeshi homes under “Efficient Lighting Initiatives of Bangladesh (ELIB)” program breaking a new world record.
Bangldesh: What Youth Think About Mobile Phones
Mobile Youth went to Bangladesh and produced a video where local youth “talked about their preferences for handsets and operators, which packages worked for them and which brands did they recommend to friends.”
Bangladesh: Power Crisis Blues
Mahadi Hasan Talukder describes how power crisis is spoiling the city life in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.
Bangladesh: Freedom Of Speech And Book Ban
Bangladeshi singer, songwriter, poet and blogger Maqsoodul Haque at The Bangladesh Poet of Impropriety discusses the politics behind and effectiveness of the recent banning of book of a controversial religious leader.
Bangladesh: MicroApps – Visual Designer For Facebook Fanpage
Hasin Hayder (Bangladeshi geek, blogger and entrepreneur) shares in his blog ‘The Storyteller’ the background stories of the launch of the web based service MiproApps, a visual designer for Facebook fanpage.
India, Bangladesh: Tackling Energy Crisis
Sowmya Suryanarayanan at Strategic Foresight Group discusses about the need to enhance energy security for both Bangladesh and India to tackle the looming energy crisis.
Bangladesh: A DVD Featuring Bangladesh's Cricket Success
Bangladesh Corporate Blog sees the opportunity to market a DVD featuring important successes of Bangladesh cricket which can provide an excellent collection for numerous cricket lovers in Bangladesh.
Bangladesh: Coming Home
Rawi at Alternarrative writes about what it feels like coming home to one’s desher bari (native village or hometown) in Bangladesh.
Bangladesh: Silence Of The Fans
Back To Bangladesh talks with a Bangladeshi football fan to understand why the Worldcup craze waned in the country – of course after the early departures of their favorites Argentina and Brazil.
Bangladesh: How Can One Protest?
After the Bangladesh police foiled a peaceful and democratic protest of the opposition, Rumi Ahmed at In The Middle Of Nowhere asks “how can one protest in Bangladesh?”
Bangladesh: Extra Judicial Killings
Syeed at Unheard Voice writes about the gruesome torture of a father in front of his 7 year old son by Bangladesh police, who was later found dead. This is one example of numerous extra judicial killings by the security forces in Bangladesh.
Bangladesh: On Blasphemy
Tiktiki at Unheard Voice elaborates on the use of blasphemy in Bangladesh politics.