Stories about Bangladesh from November, 2010
Mahfuzur Rahman Manik shares his frustration over the delay in enacting the National Education Policy 2010 of Bangladesh.
Jyoti at Unheard Voice Blog writes about the politics of eviction in Bangladesh, which has heated up the political arena in Bangladesh in recent times.
The cost of Internet bandwidth has to be reduced across Asia, which remains more than 300% expensive than the western hemisphere, argues Abu Saeed Khan at LIRNE Asia.
Expat Bloggers Jacob and Hosanna shares their experience of corruption and honesty in Bangladesh.
Hundreds of thousands of people left Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh for the Eid holidays. There is usually a mad rush in the public transport systems during this time and photo-blogger Monirul Alam caught the exodus on camera which shows hundreds of people traveling on the roofs of a train.
“Would there be any lashing if they were white Europeans or Americans?” – so reacts Jyoti at Unheard Voice on the news that a Filipina maid and her Bangladeshi lover had received punishment of 100 lashes and deportation for having sex out of wedlock in Sharjah.
Bangladesh Corporate Blog criticizes the ailing airlines industry in Bangladesh comparing with the service and growth of Air Asia.
Shahidul Alam shares the bitter experience of waking up early and going to airport to catch a flight of a Bangladeshi airlines- only to find out that the flight shown in the ticket has been closed for a few months.
Wasfia Nazreen at Unheard Voices reports that the Royal Palace of Chakma Circle Chief, Raja Devasish Roy, was burnt to the ground last Wednesday. The Chakmas are an indigenous community that inhabits the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh and the North-East region of India.
“Where did all those libraries go, that our fathers used to go to?” questions Nayeem Hossain while discussing about the disappearing libraries in Bangladesh.
Ekram Kabir criticizes a new English daily, recently introduced in Bangladesh, for not thinking out of the box.
“No matter what country you live in, in winter, your country takes a different look and feel,” comments Sajib in his post about winter in Bangladesh.
“He has surprising similarity with an ordinary Bangladeshi man in the street, no one can absolutely make any mistake about his Bnagladeshi root by looking at him,” comments Rumi at Unheard Voice on the first Bangladeshi-descent congressman elect Hansen Hashem Clarke.
Photoblogger Ershad Ahmed posts some photos depicting the efforts of Bangladesh police to bring order to the chaotic traffic and stop unauthorized jaywalking in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.