Bangladesh blog buzz

The latest happenings in Bangladeshi blogs around the world:

* Politics: A recent study published in the Daily Star depicts that there are 53% undecided voters making the prediction of the coming 2007 election very uncertain. Nazim Farhan Chowdhury of Conversations with an Optimist says this is because the voters have lost all faith in the politicians. He has an interesting analysis of the major parties’ chances.

* Living: Share the Magic on the burning issues of Bangladesh at present.

* Human rights: Zubair of Unheard Voices – Drishtipat group blog laments on the horrors of abuses of domestic helps and seeks ways to help them and start an awareness campaign.

Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury's farcical trial in Bangladesh has created much controversy. Sepia Mutiny has a round up of world reactions. However Mr. Chowdhury is still a free man and the local press is surprisingly silent over the issue.

* Violence: Nazim Farhan Chowdhury of Conversations with an Optimist criticizes the violent nature of the recent protests and police brutalities in Bangladesh. He accuses the leaderships for this situation and asks whether Bangladeshis can find again the wisdom of Gandhi and Islam to resort to peaceful means in solving problems.

* Corruption: Mohammad Farhan Husain of Had I been in Voyager 1!!! is tormented by a news article of corruption in Biman, the national carrier of the Bangladesh which had a good reputation.

* Food: Siddiqua Kabir's “Ranna Khadyo Pushti” is the most popular cook book of Bangladesh. Many Bangladeshi expats have a copy of the book in their shelves. Ihtisham Kabir of Back to Bangladesh blog praises this book saying that it is equally helpful in home and abroad.

He also posts some photos of the mouth watering foods of Iftar sold during Ramadan time in Dhaka streets.

* Travel: Sanjoy Kumar has some fabulous photos from his recent tour to Rangamati and Bandarban, two beautiful tourist attractions of Bangladesh.

* Fashion: There is a saying that ‘cloth makes a man’. Andrew Morris of Morris the Pen analyzes Bangladeshi men by their fashion.

* Technology: Asif of Unheard Voices – Drishtipat group blog informs that the Bengali Wikipedia crossed 10000 entry and Bangla has become only the 2nd language from the South Asia to achieve the feat.


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