· March, 2011

Stories about Bangladesh from March, 2011

Bangladesh: Is USA Doing Excess On Yunus Issue?

  30 March 2011

US Astt. Secretary of state for South and Central Asian Affairs Mr. Roger Blake recently visited Bangladesh and discussed with government about the recent disputes with the Nobel laureate Dr. Muhammad Yunus. An Ordinary Citizen wonders whether USA is playing excess on this issue.

Bangladesh: Online Payment Options

  30 March 2011

In Bangladesh, Paypal is not available and international online payment/receipt via credit card is restricted, which is a problem for the startups who want to sell products from Bangladesh and receive payment. T solve this problem Hasin at “The Storyteller” writes about merchant account providers, who helps users to charge...

Why Bangladesh?

  27 March 2011

Jyoti Rahman at Kafila discusses the idea, nationalism and the events that led to the independence of Bangladesh 40 years ago.

Bangladesh: Supporting Pakistan Cricket Team

  25 March 2011

Although many Bangladeshi spectators at a quarter-final match of the Cricket world Cup 2011 in Dhaka cheered for Pakistan during their encounter with West Indies, Mezba asks “can a Bangladeshi support the Pakistan cricket team”? Find out why.

Bangladeshi Workers Evacuated From Libya Faces Uncertain Future

  17 March 2011

Tasfiyah Jalil at BRAC Blog reports about the plights of the Bangladeshi workers evacuated from Libya, who had supposedly escaped death and endured weeks of near-starvation and now find themselves in native soil empty handed and people owing them money they borrowed to go abroad.

Bangladesh: Banning Fatwa

  9 March 2011

“Unfortunately, in Bangladesh, some people are trying their best to fetter their women further in the name of religion,” comments Jerome D'Costa at Bangladesh, Canada and Beyond on the recent protests by some Islamic clerics, who are resisting government's efforts to ban Fatwa.

South Asia: Comparing Indian States with India's Neighbors

  5 March 2011

“India clearly has a coherent identity as the world’s largest democracy, but aggregating economic and social data on the national level, and using it to compare India to its neighbors, is possibly very misleading,” comments Razib Khan at Sepia Mutiny.

Pakistan: Visiting Bangladesh And The Sense Of Loss

  2 March 2011

Pakistani blogger Huma Imtiaz visits Bangladesh and shares her emotions: “we lost a beautiful city, and a wonderful nation with such rich culture and diversity, and we’ve left millions of people with a deep-rooted hatred for what happened to them at the hands of those wearing Pakistan Army uniforms –...