· December, 2008

Stories about Bangladesh from December, 2008

AIDS: Orphans, Marches and Reminders

  16 December 2008

Following up on past AIDS coverage such as the AIDS Conference 2008 and the World AIDS Day 2008, we bring you a video that shows the plight of orphans in South Africa whose parents have died from AIDS, the AIDS day celebrations in Bangladesh, a reminder from Mexico to get tested from SexualidadIntegral podcast and the AIDS impact report from the 2008 Conference in the Mexico City as well.

South Asia: Desi Podcast

  16 December 2008

Pass The Roti On The Left Hand Side introduces Radiostan, a monthly radio show for the Desis, also available as a podcast in many formats. Radiostan brings you the pulse of Desi culture; featuring interviews, performances, and discussions with the pundits, players, and politicos that influence the South Asian American...

Bangladesh: Bloggers unearth the fake Taj Mahal scam

  15 December 2008

If you cannot visit the Taj Mahal at Agra (India) then the Taj Mahal will have to visit you in your hometown. For the last few days, we have been reading a curious and interesting piece of news from Bangladesh. Apparently, it was first reported by AFP and then quickly...

Where is Hossein Derakhshan?

  12 December 2008

Bangla blogger Jajabor Aronnyok writes about the detention/disappearance of well-known Iranian blogger Hossein Derakhshan aka Hoder. A supporter of freedom of expression, Aronnyok wants justice and freedom for Hoder.

Bangladesh: Alliance Of Convenience

  12 December 2008

An Ordinary Citizen comments on the regrouped political alliances in Bangladesh targeting the general election at the end of the month: “these are alliance of convenience to grab the power rather than alliance of ideologies.”

Bangladesh Gets Its Own Taj Mahal

  10 December 2008

Azmi Jahan Dot Com reports that a replica of the Taj Mahal has been built in Bangladesh by a Film producer. India has already protested the move.

Bangla News Headline Aggregator in Unicode

  10 December 2008

On a trail less travelled shares the link of a new site (Kashphool.com) which aggregates news headlines (সংবাদ শিরোনাম) from Bangla/Bengali online newspapers published from Bangladesh and India converting them in Unicode from different dynamic-font schemes.

South Asian Laborers Duped Again in Iraq

  10 December 2008

After 12 Nepalese laborers had been kidnapped and murdered by Iraqi terrorist group Ansar al-Sunna in 2004, there was hope that officials in Iraq, United States and in Nepal would take steps to ensure the safety and security of those traveling to Iraq in search of work. Unfortunately, reports suggest...

Bangladesh, India: Photos On Positive Lives

  6 December 2008

Renowned Bangladeshi photo journalist Shahidul Alam reviews the works of Dayanita Singh, an award winning Indian photographer. Her works were displayed at “Positive Lives”, an exhibition on people’s responses to HIV/AIDS.

Bangladesh: Risk of HIV/AIDS

  1 December 2008

An Ordinary Citizen describes the scenario of HIV/AIDS awareness in his country: “Bangladesh is vulnerable to HIV/AIDS for its poor regulation, poverty, lack of adequate health support, illiteracy, lack of health education, lack of awareness about HIV/AIDS etc.”