Bangladesh: Politics, More Politics and Bloggers

Politics: Blogs are said to be the mirror of a society. The recent political uncertainty in Bangladesh is troubling the citizens and taking up much space in the blogosphere.

The nation is divided in two streams of political ideologies and one cannot stand another. Naeem Mohaiemen discusses Bangladesh politics and warns about a third force cashing on the rivalry of the major political parties.

ShahidulNews comments on the recent incident of intervention of the chief justice of the supreme court to prevent a judicial ruling going against a political party. This shows politicization of judiciary which is a bad sign for the country.

The much uttered words of politics are being humored and dissected by the bloggers. Crosses and acrosses mocks the sense of ‘neutrality‘ in politics. ElectricBlues slams the violent politics of ‘demand‘. ‘Fake voters’ is another much debated issue and Journal of a Disturbed Mind proposes two solutions to tackle it.

The Nobel Laurate Dr. Muhammad Yunus's solution to the crisis is brewing much debate at Drishtipat blog.

According to Change Bangladesh the voters are facing a dilemma who will they vote for in the coming election. Some are not sure whether the election will take place.

Andrew Morris of Morris the pen caught up with one freedom fighter of Bangladesh, who is disgusted by the way the country's politics is going and commented “this is not the Bangladesh I fought for”.

Meanwhile the election campaign has started and Shahidul Alam of ShahidulNews has posted some photos of the election campaign in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh Talk posts a rare picture of Bangladesh Police helping a blind woman. The police has earned a bad name as they are used for political repression by the ruling parties.

Take Back Bangladesh is an effort initiated by some of the bloggers. One of the main organizers Nazim Farhan Chowdhury of Conversations with an optimist says in an interview how Bangladesh can be saved from the crisis. Its first initiative attracted almost 13000 people.

Photography: Ershad Ahmed posts in his photoblog some dazzling glimpses of Dhaka by night.

Diaspora: After residing 30 years abroad Ulysses of Back to Bangladesh is trying to become a Bangladeshi again.

Food: Shafiur of imperfect | world | 2006 feats Bhapa peetha, a dumpling cake delicacy of Bangladesh available during the winter.

IT: Bangladeshi developer Hasin Hyder of The Storyteller blog has written a book titled ‘Wordpress complete’, which is a comprehensive, step-by-step guide on how to set up, customize, and market blog using WordPress. Read an interview with him regarding the book.

Russell writes in his cyber journal about a gathering of IRC chatters in Dhaka. IRC chatting has long been a craze among the net savvy young generation of Bangladesh.

Health: Jyotirmoy Banik of Share The Magic depicts a few unwanted incidents in the health sector in Bangladesh pointing a decline in the number of doctors practicing ethics and integrity.


  • Monami

    The constitution should not be held hostage to the fascist aspirations of a few. The constitution should be subservient to the will of the people.

    The fascists should also realize that the patriotic army will not be dictated by the whims of the fascist clique. The Bangladesh Army gallantly fought against the Pakistani Army and their local collaborators the Jamaat-e-Islami side by side with the ordinary citizens at the clarion call of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1971. Bangladesh is the only country in South Asia where a nation achieved her independence through a freedom struggle. The Nation proudly honored seven of its glorious sons (all from the Bangladesh Army) for their heroism in the War of Independence with Bir Shresthyo. The Army is an integral part of our nationhood. And it always has stood next to its countrymen at times of need.

    The fascist circle of conspirators who were deeply mired in internal intrigue and internecine strife to destabilize Bangladesh have been thrown out of power-steering.

    They must pay for their misdeeds during their misrule. All thugs, killers, smugglers, extortionists, pimps, looters, liars, swindlers, terrorists and outlaws who have so far had a free ride under the Khaleda-Nizami government’s protection must be booked.

    Bangladesh is now free from the hands of fascist Jamaat-e-Islami and BNP plunderers.

    Finally, thanks to the world community for pressurizing the neo-fascists into submission. Their fascist designs have been pulverized into pulp!

  • Its time for change with positive spin rather tied things with fascist aspirations…

  • NothingButDemocracy

    High Court’s historic verdict for rejecting the cooked case by the dreaded army intelligence is a great victory for democracy in Bangladesh. All these cases are being framed by bideshi dalaals lke Yunus, Abed, Kamal Hossain,Mahfuz Anam, Anwar Choudhury of Britain and the Bush administration to weaken democracy in Bangladesh to set the stage for plunder of Bangladesh’s natural resources. Fakruddin who has been put there at the behest of foreign powers through Yunus’s persuasion has failed miserably. The country is floating like a rudderless ship. What more can a mediocre world bank-imf employee deliver except utter mediocrity. He is implementing what he is best in doing. Subserviently serving the wishes of his former bosses. He is nothing but an opportnist. He is so cheap that he is collaborating with the army to derail democracy in Bangladesh. Otherwise he would have never agreed to take stand against the very person who had brought him from the World Bank to head the Bangladesh Bank. He has even included his family members in the interim government. It’s dismal performance speaks for itself.
    It’s time that election is held as soon as possible as demanded by Hasina.

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