Ekushey: Between language and culture

Ekushey is Bangladeshi culture

Bangladeshis, home and abroad, celebrate Ekushey February to remember Bangla Language Movement and to honor those who sacrificed their lives to preserve Bangla as their mother language in February 21st of 1952. Bangladeshis feel proud to think Ekushey February as their very own achievement – an immediate triumph in protecting the rights to read, write, … Read more…

Bangladeshi Community in USA: Know Your Rights

Bangladeshi community living in USA - Know Your Rights information

Since the winning of the US presidential election by Mr. Donald Trump with help of anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim rhetoric, the fear of deportation and harassment among many ethnic communities are very real. Bangladeshi community in USA is also experiencing anxiety, apprehension, and uncertainty. Bangladeshis are often victim of crimes โ€“ from race related shouting to victim … Read more…

A Bangladeshi in Japan takes on soba noodles

A Bangladeshi in Japan and love for Soba

NHK World has a TV program called Japanology, which explores various aspects of Japan, both traditional and contemporary: arts, sports, entertainment, food, technology, nature, etc. In some episodes of the program introduces some Japanophiles โ€“ the non-Japanese persons who love and admire Japan and everything Japanese. One of the recent episodes introduces Rezaul Karim Chowdhury … Read more…

Documentary Films on Bangladesh – Part 9

Documentary Films on Bangladesh - Part 9 cover

Non-fiction, special interest or documentary films on Bangladesh made by non-Bangladeshi filmmakers covered issues like micro finance, climate change, poverty, population, prostitution, child labor, ready-made garment, women, intermarriage, ship breaking, travel etc. Still there are hundreds of real stories on various subjects are waiting to be told. Very slowly some independent Bangladeshi film makers started … Read more…

Petitions for Saving the Sundarbans

collage for Petitions for Saving the Sundarbans

Many organizations and individuals have created online petitions for saving the Sundarbans over the years. The Sundarbans, the world’s most famous mangrove-forest, is under threat because Bangladesh government is determined to build a coal-based power plant within 14 km of its location. Obviously environmentally concerned people, organizations, groups are against building a coal-based power plant … Read more…

Honorary Citizens of Bangladesh

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There are only three honorary citizens of Bangladesh, one from the USA, one from India and one from New Zealand. One is a world famous sports icon of the century, one is a world-renowned economist and one is a doctor of the poor โ€“ almost unknown. Bangladesh has given these three people honorary citizenship as … Read more…

Chinese Panda, Bengal Tiger and Rampal

Bengal Tiger, Rampal Power Plant, Panda

For many reasons Bangladeshi people like Bengal tiger. It is perhaps because they think it is theirs to be proud of! The Bengal tigers are majestic, fierce, powerful, and live in a very special place called the Sundarbans – a Unesco world heritage site and the largest mangrove forest in the world. So much so … Read more…