Stories about Bangladesh from February, 2011
RealTime Bangladesh joins in the debate regarding the controversial big budget Bangladeshi film “Meherjan”, which was withdrawn from the theaters by its distributor.
Photo blogger Monirul Alam catches the joy of Bangladeshi fans in images after winning against Ireland in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011.
The world's largest trial of a cheap oral cholera vaccine made by an Indian pharmaceutical company is being conducted in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Bloggers notice the information blackout in local media and raise several questions regarding the clinical trial.
Bangladesh Unlocked highlights the bede people, the river gypsies of Bangladesh.
Rohan Samarajiva at LIRNE Asia blog highlights a recent news that there was no consensus on holding operators liable for crimes committed by persons with SIMs.
J Rahman at Mukti comments on a sad fact of India-Bangladesh relation: “as soon as Indians realize that Bangladesh is not in the business of allowing its territory to the insurgents and other powers, India has no interest in resolving any other outstanding issue.”
February 21st is the International Mother Language Day and this year's theme is Linguistic Diversity and New Technologies. With that in mind, we bring you a series of examples of how people are helping others to learn their mother languages using videos and websites.
Vivek at Sepia Mutiny explains the rules of the game of cricket and what the cricket world cup 2011 means for South Asia.
For Bangladesh, 21st February - the International Mother Language Day has a different symbolization. It is a national day of Bangladesh to commemorate protests and sacrifices to protect Bangla (Bengali) as a national language during Bengali Language Movement of 1952.
Bangladesh Unlocked reports about one of the oldest mosques in the world (701 CE), the lost mosque of Lalmonirhat, Bangladesh.
Pakistani blogger Nabeel Arshed at Guppu.com comments on the launching of the Cricket World Cup 2011 in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh : “no opening ceremony for a cricket world cup has been filled with such colour, joy and passion as the one held at Bangabandhu National Stadium earlier today.”
Photo blogger Monirul Alam captures some moments of love during this year's valentine's day celebrations in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
A recent venture by the Bangladesh government to takeover 25000acres of wetlands (Arial Beel) 60km South of the capital city of Dhaka, for a proposed International airport and satellite city led to protests and violence in the area. Netizens too, reacted strongly to the government debating the need for a new airport and the government was forced to back down on the airport project.
The Bangladesh government has decided to remove beggars and hawkers from major streets of Dhaka city in preparation for the ICC Cricket World Cup. Rahnuma Ahmed reports that the police in Bangladesh is breaking the law to implement this directive.
Sans Serif informs citing statistics that Indians trust magazines more than newspapers.
Bangladesh, Canada And Beyond highlights the common psychology of the present and past autocratic dictators of the world.
Bangladesh Unlocked writes about the green mosque at Sunamganj, which was built in the early part of the twentieth century.
A recent venture by the Bangladesh government to takeover 25000 acres of wetlands (Arial Beel) 60km South of the capital city of Dhaka, for a proposed International airport and satellite city led to protests and violence in the area. Netizens too, reacted strongly to the government proposal citing the environmental impact and damage to the livelihoods.
Bangladesh Unlocked reports with pictures about the different tea shops found in Bangladesh.
Diganta Sarkar at The New Horizon discusses about the immigration issues between India and Bangladesh.
RealTimeBangladesh writes about Hena, the latest victim of village (un) justice in Bangladesh, who died while sustaining a 100 lashes punishment for being raped. Although such fatwa are illegal by law, “what we see here is a case of abject poverty, ignorance and ensuing inability of poor people to claim...