Bangladesh Is Happier Than India

Posted By admin on May 2nd, 2015

Bangladesh Is Happier Than India

The World’s Top Happy and Sad Countries 2015

According to the 2105 World Happiness Index published by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) under the United nations, Bangladesh is happier than its neighbour India.

First launched in 2102, the report looks at various factors such as income, corruption, generosity, health, social support, and freedom. The world’s top five happiest countries are Switzerland, Iceland, Denmark, Norway, and Canada.

Bangladesh ranked 81, ahead of India (117), but behind Pakistan (81). Places like Palestine (108), Ukraine (111), and Iraq (112) rank higher than India on the list.

The world’s least happy countries are Togo, Burundi, Syria, Benin, and Rwanda. Since its launch, an increased number of governments are using this index to research and construct their policies.

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Asia’s Top Travel Destinations

Posted By admin on April 4th, 2015

TripAdvisor's 2015 Top Destinations

TripAdvisor’s 2015 Top World and Asian Destinations

TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, recently published Asia’s top 10 destinations. Southeast Asia is where half of the Asia’s top destinations are located and Siem Reap in Cambodia takes the first spot. Siem Reap is also 2nd top destination on the world’s top list.

Here are the top 10 destination in Asia:

1. Siem Reap, Cambodia

2. Hanoi, Vietnam

3. Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

4. Bangkok, Thailand

5. Kathmandu, Nepal

6. Hong Kong, China

7. Hoi An, Vietnam

8. Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia

9. Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia

10. Beijing, China

Source: TripAdvisor

These rankings, called the Traveller’s Choice Award, ranked 469 destinations worldwide based on feedback received from TripAdvisor travellers.

Here are the top 10 destinations in the world:

1. Marrakech, Morocco

2. Siem Reap, Cambodia

3. Istanbul, Turkey

4. Hanoi, Vietnam

5. Prague, Czech Republic

6. London, England

7. Rome, Italy

8. Buenos Aires, Argentina

9. Paris, France

10. Cape Town, South Africa

Source: TripAdvisor

To view the complete list, visit TripAdvisor’s 2015 Traveler’s Choice Ranking.

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Bangladesh Is The Most Free Market Country In South Asia

Posted By admin on November 26th, 2014

Capitalist Heaven Bangladesh

Capitalist Heaven Bangladesh

Global business magazine Forbes recently published an article on free markets in several countries based on research conducted by the Pew Research Center. According to the article, Bangladesh is the most free market trade supportive country in South Asia and a capitalist heaven.

Let’s look at some other findings from the research:

– Among 44 countries, Bangladesh is the 2nd most supportive country of free market economy after Vietnam.

– South Korea, China, and Ghana are the next supportive countries after Bangladesh.

– Among India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, Bangladesh scored the highest approval for trade and foreign investment.

– However, Bangladeshis are more likely to leave home to work for a better life than Indians.

To view the full article, visit this link here.

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The Guardian Features Dhaka Blogger Ershad Ahmed

Posted By admin on October 12th, 2014

Daily Dhaka Photo Depicts the Transformation of Dhaka

Daily Dhaka Photo Depicts the Transformation of Dhaka

Global newspaper The Guardian is widely known across the globe. It has a Blogger of the Week Section where it features bloggers around the world. Ershad Ahmed from Dhaka was recently featured in the section.

Daily Dhaka Photo is a photo blog that Ershad Ahmed started after retiring in 1994. Since then, he has been posting various pictures of megacity Dhaka from different walks of life. It’s no wonder his hard work and excellent shots caught The Guardian’s attention. The full article can be viewed here:

The urbanist’s guide to Dhaka, Bangladesh: an unplanned sprawl

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Global Top Ten Economies By 2028

Posted By admin on December 28th, 2013

The World’s Top Ten Economy

The World’s Top Ten Economy

A recent report published by the Centre for Economic and Business Research (CEBR) predicts the world’s top ten economies by 2028. Here are the countries predicted to make the top ten list by 2028:

1. China

2. US

3. India

4. Japan

5. Brazil

6. Germany

7. UK

8. Russia

9. Mexico

10. Canada

Some other highlights from the report:

– UK will overtake France and Germany by 2028.

– Japan will lose its 3rd position by 2028 to India.

– China will overtake US in 2028.

– Countries like Nigeria, Egypt, Iraq, and the Philippines will move into top 30 by 2028.

Visit  the Centre for Economic and Business Research (CEBR) website to view the full report.

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CBC Broadcasts Documentary Made In Bangladesh

Posted By admin on October 27th, 2013

Made In Bangladesh

Made In Bangladesh

In Canada or any industrialized country across the globe, it feels good to walk into a Wal-Mart or a Loblaw’s and buy cheap clothes that were made in Bangladesh. However, how many of us ever contemplate the pain and agony each of those t-shirts or pants bear behind its tag “Made in Bangladesh?”

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) recently aired the documentary “Made In Bangladesh” looking at various aspects of clothes that are bound for Canada (and the rest of the world) from Bangladesh. Before the tragic collapse of the 8-story Rana Plaza, most of the world was not aware of the conditions that existed behind the Bangladesh garment factories. Or let’s put it this way – the international retailers and their Bangladeshi partners were able the keep these secrets behind closed doors.

Due to the Rana Plaza disaster, the world became aware of the conditions in Bangladesh that put cheap clothes in consumers’ hands in first world countries and it is no longer possible to keep these secrets closed behind the doors of these garment factories. Consumers in Canada and other first world countries are seeking an explanation and asking how such a tragedy could happen.

CBC’s Mark Kelly went to Bangladesh and visited several garment factories (including Rana Plaza) and interviewed workers to bring some insights that were never known to Canadians and the rest of the world until now. The full documentary can be viewed here: Made In Bangladesh.

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