Shaptahik Pechal – Weekly Roundup

Shaptahik Pechal, our weekly round up of the must-read/watch/hear stories concerning Bangladesh this past week. Plus something to listen to with your morning tea, this week at the start.

So, we do not have a W@nk@h of the Week this week. Mostly because we were overwhelmed by the sheer amount of bulls*** from government circles this past week regarding a certain bridge. A certain bridge we promised ourselves that we would not mention. But heck this was too good to pass up. Enjoy our track of the week, which we dedicate to the cleanest cabinet there ever was, who will not benefit at all personally if the bridge is ever built with our own funds. If you listen very, very carefully, you can even hear Garfunkel say at the end “Shorkar bhalo, World Bank dushto.”

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Shaptahik Pechal – Weekly Roundup

Shaptahik Pechal, our weekly round up of the must-read/watch/hear stories concerning Bangladesh this past week. Plus something to listen to with your post-breakfast Friday morning tea.

But first off our W@nkahs of the Week. As discerning readers will guess from the plural, it’s a multi-party win this week. Our first winner is Syed Ashraful Islam, seen below calling all Rohingyas rapists. I think that one is self explanatory.

Our second winner are the group of bloggers at Soundproof Echo Chamber “71er chetonay udbuddho” blog Sachalayatan, who are trying to justify the government’s pitiless move by writing War and Peace-length blog posts about all the ways in which the Rohingya crisis is not like 1971. A sample can be found here. (Scroll down to 107 and you will find the last pechal has been mentioned as part of a conspiracy to undermine the uniqueness of 1971). Harsh though it may seem to condemn fellow bloggers, but for playing politics during a humanitarian crisis we feel that they are sadly on the same lever as politicians like Syed Ashraf.

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Shaptahik Pechal – Weekly Roundup

Shaptahik Pechal, our weekly round up of the must-read/watch/hear stories concerning Bangladesh this past week. Plus something to listen to with your post-breakfast Friday morning tea.

Also, we are introducing a new segment to highlight egregious behaviour of the high and low alike. We are trying hard not to call it “W@nk@h of the Week”. Please leave appropriate Bangla translation for the above and anyone you want to see highlighted next week in the comments. This week, we have Minister for Industries, Dilip Barua.

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