· January, 2007

Stories about Bangladesh from January, 2007

Bangladesh: State of Emergency

  11 January 2007

Drishtipat Group Blog sums up the current political scenario in Bangaldesh. “The State Of Emergency that was declared today is a culmination of a year of continuous protests and battle between gov’t (BNP: Bangladesh Nationalist Party) and opposition (AL: Awami League), all centered on the coming Jan 22 national elections.”

Bangladesh: Political Crisis

  11 January 2007

Adda on the escalating political crisis in Bangladesh. “At the end of three day siege organized by the 14th Party alliance turned very ugly when the Police used brutal force against the political activists on January 9th.”

Bangladesh: On Senator Kennedy

  10 January 2007

Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying on Senator Edward Kennedy and his support for Bangladesh. “His was one of the lonely voices in the United States government that defended the right of the Bengali people to exist. He spoke out against the massacres, the rapes, and the persecution when...

Bangladesh: Christmas & Eid celebrations, cold days and heated up politics

  9 January 2007

Like any other country Christmas was celebrated in Bangladesh with much enthusiasm. Tom of Bangladesh Barta shares his experience of celebrating Christmas in Bangladesh. Being a majority Muslim country should Christmas remain a minority festivity in Bangladesh? Sadiq of Inspirations and Creative Thoughts compiles some historical facts and lessons which...

Bangladesh: Going back to get married

  8 January 2007

Mezba on why men of the expat and diaspora community go back to Bangladesh and why he may not do the same. “Even though girls from back home are maybe more Bollywoodishly beautiful, charming, will make tea for me (my only demand), and so on, my reasons for marrying a...

Bangladesh: Embracing Diversity

  5 January 2007

Sadiq M Alam on Keith Ellison, Thomas Jefferson's Quran and America's embrace of diversity. “The news has significant on a number of grounds when it comes to embracing diversity, and also the controversies point to the fact of mental block in the so called ‘conservative camp’.”

Bangladesh: Elegy for Dhaka

  5 January 2007

imperfect world 2007 has a translated elegy for Dhaka. “Described unsentimentally, sceptically, passionately and dispassionately and even prophetically. Sharper than a photograph, and only faintly but excusably narcissisticDescribed unsentimentally, sceptically, passionately and dispassionately and even prophetically. Sharper than a photograph, and only faintly but excusably narcissistic”

Bangladesh: Uncertainty and Politics

  4 January 2007

The 3rd World View on uncertainty in Bangladeshi politics. “And why should people trust their faith in the electoral process even overseen by a caretaker government when you can rent a rally and good candidates do not get the chance to run for the election.”

Bangladesh: Pluralism in Islam

  3 January 2007

Sadiq M. Alam on instances of pluralism in Islam. “As explained by Muslim historian of the eleventh century, Al Biruni, the Sabians were believed to have been remnants of the Jewish captivity who chose to remain behind in Babylon and practiced a combined religion of Judaism and Zoroastrianism, and claimed...

South Asia: 2006 in review

  3 January 2007

Let us take a look at how the South Asian bloggers reflected on the year 2006: Bangladesh: Drishtipat reports that a total of 3,239 people were killed in Bangladesh, with law enforcement authorities killing 300 of them, from Jan. 1 to Nov. 30, 2006, an average of 9.69 persons per...

Bangladesh: Politics of terror

  2 January 2007

The 3rd World View on a booklet called Fang of Fanatics. “Bangladesh was battered by religious (Islamic) terrorists, who with their politics inside the mosques tried to establish a reign of terror with gruesome killings, and bombings in public gatherings.”