Stories about Bangladesh from June, 2011
Bangladesh: Exploring The Architecture Of Mud Houses
Jennifer Grosso, an architect student, explored a village near the famous Sundarban mangrove forest to learn about the Bangladeshi mud built homestead. Here is what she found out.
Bangladesh: Rumana Manzur – A Grim Reminder of Domestic Violence
On 5 June, 2011, Rumana Manzur, an Assistant Professor at the Dhaka University, became the victim of a horrific case of domestic violence when she was brutally attacked by her husband Hassan Syed. This incident has shocked the Bangladeshi society and bloggers too have lent their voice in this demand for justice, expressing anger, outrage and shock.
Bangladesh: Energy Politics and Selling Out National Interest
Last week police brutally cracked down on the members of the National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports who were rallying against a recent production sharing contract between the Bangladesh government and US energy giant ConocoPhillips for deep sea gas exploration. Netizens react.
Bangladesh: A Blog On River Pollution
River Pollution In Bangladesh blog chronicles pollution in different rivers of Bangladesh.
Bangladesh: Welcoming Argentina & Nigeria
Faisal Tanim informs that soccer fans are delighted to learn that full strength Argentinian and Nigerian soccer teams are coming to Bangladesh for friendly matches.
Bangladesh: The Hartal Legecy
Sad Hammadi analyzes the legacy of Hartal (general strike) exercised by different political parties in Bangladesh over the years.
Bangladesh: Hartal In Pictures
The opposition parties in Bangladesh have started a 36-hour strike (hartal) that began at dawn Sunday in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photoblogger Monirul Alam captures some actions during the strike in a photo essay.
Bangladesh: Chamely House In Dhaka
Lonely Traveler highlights a relic of British architecture in Dhaka – the Chamely house.
Bangladesh: Visible Positive Energy
Dutch journalist and blogger Dheera Sujan recently visited Bangladesh and was surprised with the positive energy of the Bangladeshis. She comments: “I witnessed there was that hunger to improve, to learn, to better oneself that is simply not as palpable in this part of the world as it is in...
Bangladesh: Tributes To An Iranian Sports Person
Unheard Voice pays tribute to Iranian football legend and a symbol of resistance to the regime in Iran, Naser Hejazi, who contributed a lot to Bangladesh football back in the 1980s as a coach and a mentor.
Featured Blogger: Sabrina Sultana – Blogging With Her Heart
Sabrina Sultana blogs from Bangladesh and she loves to write. She is one of the millions of bloggers in this world who express themselves using the Internet. But Sabrina is not like many others; she blogs despite suffering from muscular dystrophy.
Bangladesh: Derivation of the Name ‘Dhaka’
Ershad Ahmed tries to find the origin of the name “Dhaka”, the capital of Bangladesh.