Stories about Bangladesh from September, 2011
South Asians consist of one fifth of the planet’s population and they have similar cultures. And yet some kind of loose confederation between South Asian countries looks like an unattainable dream. Dheera Sujan at South Asia Wired wonders why South Asians usually do not talk to each other.
Unheard Voice breaks a news that authorities had started evicting the new settlements including the Jaago Foundation school for the underprivileged along the Gulshan lake in Dhaka city. When challenged they could not show any prior notice or proper authorization. The blogger questions: “does anyone really care about the urban...
For over a month, ten Global Voices bloggers have been working with activists from ten different countries as mentors of members of the new Blogger Swarm initiative of Activista, the youth network of international development organization ActionAid.
South Asia Blog analyzes the Global Livability Report and its assumption of the worst cities in South Asia.
The New Horizon posts updates on the ongoing maritime arbitration of Bangladesh with Myanmar at the International Tribunal For The Law Of The Sea.
Kh. A. Saleque posts a review of the recent summit of the Prime Ministers of India and Bangladesh and its impact on the bilateral ties between both the countries.
Khairul Kuader at Bangla Rights tells how girls from Bangladeshi villages are being lured into prostitution in India offering them better jobs abroad.
Kanak Banrman provides links to the recent agreements between Bangladesh and India which were signed during the state visit of Mr. Manmohan Singh, Indian prime Minister, to Bangladesh.
Facebook is becoming a popular social media in Bangladesh like the rest of the world, but your Facebook status can sometime cause you trouble. Actions have been taken by a Bangladeshi court against a teacher living abroad, as a consequence of his Facebook status.
As the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is due for a state visit to Bangladesh tomorrow, Syeed hopes that some long-standing multi-faceted disputes over land and maritime boundaries between Bangladesh and India will be resolved.
Naeem Mohaiemen at Unheard Voice comments on the Bangladesh liberation war of 1971: “what we are left waiting for is a deep investigation into 1971– about the nature of violence, crisis bargaining, unintended consequences, and history’s orphans.”
Photojournalist Monirul Alam posts an amazing picture and a video of people traveling home in overcrowded trains to celebrate eid festival in Bangladesh.