BANGLADESH

Cop22 Marrakech: Why Bangladesh Must Push For A Climate Target Of 1.5°C

Bangladesh is particularly vulnerable to climate change hazards due to its low-level landscape, its cyclone- and tidal surge-prone topographical position, its high population density and rural poverty, and an economy based on agriculture and fisheries. By some estimates, Bangladesh figures first on the list of countries at risk, and is already reeling under effects such as inundated lands and forced migration due to climate change.

Photos: South Asian Photographers Are Crossing More Boundaries Than Ever In Their Path To Self-Actualization

For long, art, including photography, in South Asian countries revolved around defining the identity of the nation. With a history of colonization, and the struggle to resist assigned stereotypes, national identity remains a significant subject of interest. However, nationalism is not the only inspiration, and neither is the collective sense of belonging. There is also a very important space for individualism in art, and today South Asian educational institutions are playing an important role in nurturing an artist’s unique perspective.
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How The Bangladesh Government Helped Create The Wolf It Warned Against

The change in the political landscape over the last several years has made it impossible for the main centre right political party (BNP) to operate; Islamist political organizations are equally restricted. Unfortunately, the current government’s running of such outfits underground and pushing them out of every open political space in Bangladesh has had a calamitous consequence: hundreds of thousands of young activists and students have become vulnerable to manipulation by extremists.
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Caught In A Time Warp: Meghalaya's Forgotten Minorities

The plains belt of the West Garo Hills remains one of the most neglected regions in Meghalaya. Housing two non-reserved constituencies -- Phulbari and Rajabala -- the region is marred by wide-scale unemployment, poor educational and health indicators, unchecked crimes such as kidnapping and extortion, and river erosion-induced displacement triggered every year by floods in the Brahmaputra…