Stories about Bangladesh from April, 2012
Citizen’s Voice (Nagorikkontho.org) is an online project to empower Bangladeshi citizens by having their voices heard regarding feedback on public services.
Michelle Chaplin at BRAC Blog posts a video (with subtitles), which shares the initial reactions of some of the people who lost their homes in the recent Korail slum eviction in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
An ongoing discussion over at the Uncultured Project has been the relationship between the lack of knowledge on what Islam is about and how aid and development organizations relate to the Muslim community. Shawn Ahmed shares a simple and short video explaining what Islam is in an attempt to pave the road to better understanding of a large group of people who could be Aid recipients.
Mukti provides a rudimentary theory of dynastic politics in Bangladesh.
Tomorrow is Pahela Baisakh (first day of summer, Bengali news year), the favorite festival of the Bengalis. Every year Bengalis celebrate their new year with galore. Wherever there are Bengalis in the world, they celebrate this day with different events.
On Wednesday the dwellers of Karail slum in Dhaka were evicted by the authorities to free occupied land. The slum dwellers protested by forming a human chain and blocking important roads of the capital creating a chaos in traffic. These homeless people remained under the open sky during heavy downpour on the next day.