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· January, 2007

Stories about Bangladesh from January, 2007

Bangla blogs debate: Saddam or Bush – who is more guilty?

The year 2006 ended with the big news of Saddam Hussein’s execution in Iraq. Footage of his hanging was leaked on the Internet leaving many aghast at the manhandling he...

Bangladesh: State of Emergency

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...

Bangladesh: Political Crisis

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...

Bangladesh: On Senator Kennedy

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...

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

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...

Bangladesh: Going back to get married

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...

Bangladesh: Embracing Diversity

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...

Bangladesh: Elegy for Dhaka

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,...

Bangladesh: Uncertainty and Politics

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...

Bangladesh: Pluralism in Islam

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...

South Asia: 2006 in review

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...

Bangladesh: Politics of terror

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...

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