March 28, 2006

(Crossposted in the Global Voices Online)

The latest happenings in Bangladeshi blogs around the world:

1) Demolition: Dipu, the "Spoony Writer" reacts on the news that Modhumita Cinema Hall, one of the oldest and popular movie theatre in Dhaka will be demolished.

2) Ranking: Sakib finds out that Bangladesh is the 31st richest country in the world considering the total GDP of the country's population.

3) Probe: Journalist Tasneem Khalil posts an investigative report on Hizb_ut-Tahrir — one of the most radical Islamist organizations in the world.

4) Arranged marriage: Like many desi girls in the West, Kia Abdullah is going through the nightmare of arranged marriage by parents. Read her blog 'Young, free and desperate?' dedicated to recording the process and pitfalls of arranged marriage.

5) Drama: Mahreen shares some pictures of the Rabindranath Tagore play "Tasher Desh" in which she performed recently.

6) Video: Shakia made a short documentary (2:04 minutes) titled 'seasons beginning' which is worth watching.

7) Pain: Scribbles got her first injection and describes her fears and emotions about it.

8) Law: Sadat Shahriar thinks that the anti-smoking law in Bangladesh is becoming a paper tiger.

9) Branding: Shafiur describes his recent experience that curries and celebrity sex are re-branding Bangladeshis in the UK.

10) Bangla blogging milestone: The bangla blogging platform ‘Bandh Bhanger Awaz’ has achieved 1 million page views within three months.


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