Nadia Choudhury

Is poverty a barrier to democratisation?

October 1, 2014
Is poverty a barrier to democratisation?

Does poverty keep people from engaging in political participation and in their democratic rights such as voting because the poorest people are only concerned about surviving?
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‘Fairly’ beautiful

September 30, 2014
By Shudha Chowdhury
‘Fairly’ beautiful

The word fair is defined in Webster dictionary as “not dark.” However, this word has so much more of a connotation than just that when it comes into the South Asian perspective.

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Fake FF certificates: Our legacy or our shame?

September 27, 2014
By Afsan Chowdhury
Fake FF certificates: Our legacy or our shame?

The case of the certificate-faking Secretaries is a source of shame and rage for many. These officials managed to get certificates, one is not sure when, and used it to gain benefits. In the latest instance they used it to get job extensions but it’s a common practice among bureaucrats. There are many who have done it because moving ahead using whatever means possible is what the establishment does. Read more »

What we need to do to survive

September 26, 2014
By M. Sophia Newman
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What we need to do to survive

This weekend, I stood at the corner of 65th and Broadway in New York City and I thought of Marium. The occasion was the People’s Climate March – a huge protest designed to call attention to the climate change disaster. The march was timed for just before the UN Climate Summit, a meeting of some 125 heads of state on averting the impending catastrophe of planetary warming, sea level rise, and land loss.

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Amending balance in a high-trapeze act

September 22, 2014
By Ahmed Shafee
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Amending balance in a high-trapeze act

One of my favourite TV channels was c-SPAN, which unfortunately my cable company does not provide any more. I could watch important US Senate Committee Read more »

A misplaced ego of the West

September 21, 2014
By A. Rahman
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A misplaced ego of the West

The world is heading towards a new round of confrontation — not between a brutal Middle Eastern State and the liberal West Read more »

The economic lessons from Scotland

September 20, 2014
By Edward Hadas
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The economic lessons from Scotland

Adam Smith, one of the leading figures of the 18th century Scottish intellectual enlightenment, liked free markets and restrained governments. Read more »

Growing troubles

September 18, 2014
By Hammad Ali
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Growing troubles

The first time I came across the word escalation was several years ago, in a book about military strategy. Read more »

It’s not about Sayedee’s trial, but AL’s supremacy

September 17, 2014
By Afsan Chowdhury
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It’s not about Sayedee’s trial, but AL’s supremacy

The reduced sentence of Delwar Hossain Sayedee has come as a shock to many. Many even feel that he has been allowed to go ‘free’ Read more »

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