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Bangladesh blog buzz

Categories: South Asia, Bangladesh, Arts & Culture, Disaster, Education, Freedom of Speech, Human Rights, LGBTQ+, Media & Journalism, Migration & Immigration, Politics, Protest, Religion

The latest happenings in Bangladeshi blogs around the world:

* Education: Tanvir of Journal of a Disturbed Mind blog criticizes [1] the new grading system of school final examination -S.S.C. (Grade 10) in Bangladesh. Students in some regions are getting the top GPA 5 grade in greater numbers; however they are not represented in the top universities as they cannot do well in the competitive examinations.

* Politics: Journalist Tasneem Khalil depicts [2] that police brutality on opposition activists can sometimes be an obscene affair.

Some more pictures [3] of the police in action from Suchinta blog.

Share the magic criticizes [4] the acquittal of Ex-dictator Hossain Muhammad Ershad from a graft suit in a political move of the current government as charges against him were dropped by the government lawyers.

* Sexual rights: Tasneem Khalil reports [5] that a British colonial law (Section 377 of penal code) dating 19th century is still being used in the countries of South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bhutan, Nepal and Bangladesh) to repress homosexuality.

* Disaster: Dristipat criticizes [6] the rescue efforts of the missing Bangladeshis in the coastal region and high casualties after the September 19, 2006 storm.

* Religion: Shafiur of imperfect|world|2006 reports [7] that the late Theotonius Amal Ganguly, a Bangladeshi Archbishop is set to be first saint of Bangladesh.

* Culture: ‘Shab-e-Barat’ (The night of good luck) is celebrated among Muslims on the 15th day of Shaban (the eighth month of the Islamic lunar calendar) only in the countries of Indian sub-continent (Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Afghanistan) with religious fervor.

Shaon asks [8] whether there is a religious base of celebrating this night, or whether it is a pure cultural tradition.

* Living of the poor: Except from the celebrity people have little idea about how is it to live in Bangladesh. Razib Ahmed of the South Asia Biz portrays Bangladeshi working class people – three rickshawpullars [9] and a banana seller [10].

* Corruption: Suchinta Blog shares more information [11] about the ongoing corruption in Bangladesh.

* Celebrity: Shafia of People Tree shares [12] her experience of a day with the Buddhist leader Dalai Lama.

* Diaspora: Imtiaz criticizes [13] some Non-resident Bangladeshis, who have no plan to come back home but always are vocal about the country's welfares.